The days are slowly becoming longer and warmer. The birds are tweeting and the flowers are blossoming. Spring, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, is here. With each new season comes the opportunity to renew and refresh our homes, to bring the decor in line with our light and sunny moods.
Springtime can encourage us to decorate our homes with a light, bright, sunny and fresh perspective. It is the best time to think about how we use our homes and spaces, considering more intentional ways in which we can spend our days. For some people that might mean decluttering and evaluating what is really important. For others it may mean cleaning and repairing. Others still may choose to switch out older items for new, seasonal pieces of furniture and decor items.
Simply changing the cushions scattered on your lounge suites, adding a fresh coat of paint and hanging curtains can make all the difference in changing the look of your home. These are some simple tricks to make your home look brand new.
Paint. Changing the colours on your walls can do so much to give your home a whole new look. It is also one of the most affordable changes you can make. Choosing a paint colour can seem daunting at first. But when it really comes down to it, you know if you like soft, light colours or big, bold colours. You’ll also need to know whether your furniture will look good in the room. If you don’t have the money to paint the whole room, consider painting one wall. Accent walls have been a big trend for many years and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Flooring. You may like the comfort and warmth which comes with carpeting but it just don’t look as stylish as a hardwood floor. It may be expensive but will be worth it in the long run as it will increase the value of your home.
Declutter. The single most important thing you can do to refresh your home. Take all the random rubbish which tends to gather in the corner of your rooms and do one of three things. Throw it away, donate it to a better home or file it neatly. Your lounge will instantly look cleaner and bigger.
These are quick and easy changes which can make a big difference to the look of your room. They also won’t do too much damage to your wallet. Make these changes now and enjoy the warmer days of Spring in your new, fresh home.