Spring has a refreshing quality about it. Many of us feel the impulse to clean up our houses and enjoy the vitality that comes with the new season after many months of cold and dreary weather. Many homeowners want their property to reflect the spring season, giving their home a refreshing update.
Looking to brighten up your home’s interiors this spring? This is the ideal time to show off your creativity, with everything from fresh flowers to a change in colour palettes. However, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Here are our simple tips for creating a well-designed interior that’s perfect for spring.
Decorate With Flowers
Adding a bouquet of fresh flowers is one of the simplest ways to freshen up your décor for spring. Take advantage of the range of flowers offered by your local shop, from daffodils and tulips to eucalyptus sprigs and snowdrops. Fresh flower arrangements are easy to make and may be used in any room of the house, plus, this can be made into an enjoyable activity with family or friends. All areas of your house can benefit from flowers, from breath-taking centrepieces in the middle of the kitchen table to dainty vases on the windowsill. This tip allows you to experiment with flower arrangements to bring brightness and joy into your home.
Following on from our last point, adding live plants is a great way to brighten up your home this spring. Alternatively, if you struggle with keeping your plants alive and have sacrificed a few houseplants in the past, opt for fake plants, which can still create an earthy and warm feel to your home.
Not only will greenery make your property more aesthetically pleasing, but plants are also said to help with mental wellbeing too. According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, being in a natural setting can help us cope with stress. * Plants in the home can make us feel at ease and can even impact our mood. Consider a room with plants to help improve the atmosphere and mood of the space.
Update Your Colour Palette
Another way to update your home for spring is to make small changes to your colour palette. You can add a grey or blue feature wall to brighten up your home and give it a calming feel. The addition of crisp white on other walls gives a burst of freshness that is perfect for spring.
However, if you’re worried about making too many changes to your home’s colour scheme, you can make a statement in a smaller place, such as your home office or spare room. Utilise flowers to revitalise your environment or make use of a seasonal wall décor item such as a picture or a painting.
Update Your Cushions
Swap out your sofa cushions with a bright, colourful pattern for a simple spring update to any space in your home. New pillow covers are a simple way to enhance your home’s beds and sofas. You can choose the ones you love and mix and match.
Placing new candles around your property can elevate your mood and the atmosphere in your home. Seasonal candles such as lemon, blossom, and jasmine are all perfect for spring. This is a cheap way to create a new feel in your home to match the season.
Looking for a change this spring? Book a valuation to find out how much you could get for your property.
*According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology