Spring is a time to bring the outdoors inside, both literally and figuratively. It’s a time for adopting a light, playful side in home decor – a time for natural themes, pastel colors and lots of freshening up.
The first step for any spring redecoration is, of course, a good springcleaning. You’ll want to go through every room and make space for brighter, lighter spring accessories. Springcleaning gives your redecorating efforts a clean canvas. It’s also a great opportunity to declutter your home and spruce it up after the winter.
Brighten it up
Don’t forget your furniture when springcleaning. Our lemon-scented furniture polish doesn’t just smell nice. Using it helps your furniture stay looking good and it gives your home a truly “well-looked-after” vibe. And if your soft furnishings have seen better days, you can have your pieces reupholstered for spring in a pastel floral print, cheerful gingham, or elegant toile. Slip covers are great for changing the mood – and they’re usually washable.
Once your house is spotless and decluttered, it’s time to bring the outdoors in. Open the windows to let in the beautiful spring weather. You can even go a step further by removing your drapes and window treatments altogether to make the most of the spring sunshine.
If you’d like to tailor your window dressing to the season, consider cotton lace curtains, or curtains in a bright spring pattern, such as floral decoration. Greenery, both live and faux, is a fast, easy way to freshen your home for spring. Why not make potted plants or flowers the center of attention on a dining room table or mantelpiece? Nothing says spring like a bowl full of daffodils or tulips. But if you’re not into flowers, or if your decor is more modern, you can choose something as simple as a rectangular pot full of lawn grass. Although some may think garlands and wreaths are only for Christmas, they can also be very pretty for spring – hung on the front door, over a mantelpiece, or draped over door and window frames.
A Soothing Ambience
Sometimes it’s the smaller design touches that make the most impact. When you first step into a room, something as small as the soft trickling of a tabletop fountain, or the tinkling of chimes, can have an instantaneous soothing effect. Soothing panpipe or classical guitar music can be as much a part of your interior design as the cheerful colored bottles in the window, or the braided rugs. The most important thing to remember when decorating for spring is that your new furniture is interchangeable ready for summer and winter!
If you’d like more interior design ideas, or would like to take a look at what furniture we have on offer in our spring sale, why not come visit our Bicester or Banbury store?