Spring has just begun, and what better way to mark it than sprinkling some seasonal touches in and around your home?
For the interiors fanatics among us, a spring refresh might suggest larger-scale home improvement projects. But, if your internal alarm bells are ringing over the prospect of high costs already, you might surprise yourself by the difference a few small, cheaper and simple alterations can make – and that’s what we’re here to guide you though. Below we share some of our top cost effective tips:
1. Shuffle your furniture around
With spring comes longer and lighter days, and interior trends tend to reflect all this extra light. To lighten-up your living space, you could experiment with moving furniture, wall art or appliances around to see if it makes a difference to the natural glow of the room.
2. Refresh your homeware items
Whether it’s going out and purchasing a few new pieces or digging out that long-lost canvas under your bed, it’s always worth injecting a bit more colour into your home. Spring tends to focus on flowers and flora, but that doesn’t mean you have to abide by it – feel free to take advantage of patterns and shapes that complement your own personal style.
As touched upon in this article, accent colours can be used on smaller homeware items to enhance your space, so why not go for a bolder and more daring colour palette this spring? Inexpensive items could include things like vases, cushions, wall art and dining tableware.
3. Lie down in spring linen
Our beds are certainly something of a feature item in our bedroom – whether you love your bed or not, it’s hardly something you can omit. To give your sleeping space an instant, noticeable spring look, you could invest in some new bed linen. Tip: Next have a lovely range of floral bedlinen.
4. Indoor blooms
Flowers make a stunning addition to any room in your home and, whether you opt for real or fake, they immediately offer a real seasonal, outdoor tone. Some of the most popular cut flowers for spring include daffodils, tulips and peonies. For some handy hints on how to make the most of your blooms, head over to Interflora.
5. Bring the outdoors indoors
Give your indoors the aroma of the outdoors by investing in some seasonal candles or incense sticks. The St Eval Candle Company have a strong floral range, including fragrances such as: apple and elderflower, camomile lawn, bluebell wood and bay and rosemary.
When shifting your furniture around as mentioned earlier, you might come across bits and bobs you’d forgotten about, no longer like or simply have no use for. We’re not saying you have to scrap your finds, but consider boxing them up and storing them away to create more open space and more room for natural light.
7. Spring shelfie
You don’t have to go the whole hog and refresh an entire room, as just honing in on smaller elements can have a real impact too… Introducing the spring “shelfie”! Wayfair recently ran a spring shelfie challenge to offer some inspiration for your very own shelf transformations. For more information, check out some of their favourites here.
If you don’t have any shelves around your home, don’t worry, as you can always improvise by using side tables, desk space or appliance surfaces – as long as it’s safe to do so, of course.
8. Don your overalls and add a splash of paint
If you’re tempted by alterations that will require a bit more work, but have a bigger overall impact, you might consider giving some of your rooms a lick of fresh paint. You don’t have to go all out and paint every wall, as you might just want to stick with one area and make a feature wall, or try something even more subtle by repainting your skirting boards, windowsills or furniture instead.
To celebrate the season, here at Ocean homeowner loans, we’ve teamed up with a handful of bloggers and equipped them with the means to splash out on some spring décor so they can give their homes some much deserved TLC without worrying about their finances.
Be sure to check back soon as we’ll be sharing what they got up to on our blog.
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