When we welcome in a new season there always comes this innate desire to change something or shake things up a bit and Spring seems to have this effect more than most. Perhaps the re-awakening of nature all around us, the celebration of Easter with the poignant symbol of the egg or the fresh Spring breeze and first rays of sunshine that awaken our senses is to blame? Whatever the reason, the Spring clean has long been a tradition and in recent years more and more people are extending the clean to a lick of paint, new furniture or refreshing lighting.
So if you fancy going a bit deeper than a deep clean what’s a good bet for your home this Bank holiday weekend? Read on for the top three easy fixes to liven up your home this Spring.
Giving a room a quick lick of paint is often the easiest and most cost efficient way of livening up a tired looking room for Spring. Most DIY stores bring out new paint ranges just in time for the big Spring redecoration and this season the colours are even more exciting than ever and there really is something to suit everyone. From fifties retro shades in pastel pinks, peaches and blues to bold spring brights of grass green and sunshine yellow, muted neutrals to strong monochromes, simply search through the colours online or using the store’s paint cards to find colours that suit you.
Is your furniture looking a bit drab against your newly cleaned and tidied house? If so you can make a few easy changes to reinvigorate your room. If there are pieces that need replacing go for quality wooden pieces in light wood shades that will keep your room feeling light and airy. You can also consider freshening up old pieces by sanding them back and painting them to introduce a new colour scheme. Emphasise your new theme with carefully chosen accessories such as cushions, rugs, blankets and vases.
If you are changing lighting this Spring, keep everything else clean and neutral in tone and go for something big and bold, on easy fix to totally transform your room. Colourful glass chandeliers are a bold addition to your home but one that screams of individual style and capitalises on our eccentric British nature. The chandeliers are not only effective as lights but also as a hanging ornament as the Spring sunlight streaming through the window will shine the colours of the chandelier across the room illuminating in a totally different way during the day.
So there you have it, three easy ways to Spring clean your decor without wasting your whole bank holiday. Have fun.