We all have our favourite seasons, and for many, nothing beats the colour, freshness and hope that springtime brings. After a long, cold winter there’s no bigger relief than those first few daffodils poking through the frozen earth, those extra hours of sunlight and – dare we say it – a noticeably warmer temperature.
While spring brings plenty of optimism and excitement for the warmer months ahead, it also brings with it a desire to freshen up our homes, let the light in and cast off those dark, gloomy days of winter, once and for all. Here we’ll take a look at how to revitalise and refresh your home for the season ahead.
Showcase some memories
Freshening up your décor in time for spring is easy. Instead of hiding away all those amazing moments and memories of the past year on your smart device, bring them to life instead by transforming them into canvas prints. Whether you choose a wooden frame design and a floating effect – you can buy wooden frames for canvas prints here – or you choose a more traditional design, showcasing all your photos on canvas will instantly refresh and revitalise those tired walls. Not tempted with DIY? Don’t worry, with canvas prints you can display them against walls, on shelves and even on your mantlepiece. No nails needed.
Open up those windows (and wash them)
Now that the temperature has risen slightly, we can turn the heating down and finally let in some much needed fresh air. Throwing open the windows in your home will freshen and improve the air quality in your home. Even if it’s just for an hour or so, you’ll notice the difference.
While you have your windows open, now is the time to get them washed and cleaned. The winter months kick up all kinds of dirt and grime, especially from the roadside, so hire a professional window cleaner or have a go yourself. Your house will not only look great, but those clean panes will let in more light.
Bring spring inside
Add freshness to your home in an instant by bringing in some fresh flowers. Tulips, daffodils, even pansies and violas… You can place these little tokens of freshness throughout your home, as a constant reminder that spring is finally here. Place them on tables, windowsills and mantles or wherever the children can’t reach!
Refresh your bedroom
Now’s the time to say goodbye (until autumn) to that thick, heavy duvet and get your bedroom ready for the warmer months. Switch to a lighter TOG and freshen up those pillows with a quick washing machine cycle. Play around with new spring styles of bed linen or opt for hotel chic with some crisp white sheets instead.
And finally, spring clean!
It wouldn’t be springtime without a good deep clean throughout your home. It’s the best way to welcome in the new season and set you up for the busy months ahead. Stock up on your favourite cleaning supplies, and start by reducing clutter one room at a time. You’ll feel a great sense of achievement and you can finally say goodbye to the depths of winter.