Shaping Your House For Spring

Spring is upon us, and while you might be content with a spring clean, it is often a time of year when people want to inject some life into their homes, adding colour, a few new things to look at and a change for the new season. You don’t need to have a complete house makeover for this; there are a few little jobs which you can do to give your home a new lease of life and to get you excited about it again. Try these tips, and you’ll feel a difference straight away meaning you can hold off from those grand extension plans or that house move for a little longer and fall in love with your house all over again.

Start With The Walls

A fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference. A new colour or even just a fresh coat of the old one can still brighten up your room and make it feel fresh again. It’s also quite a fun job too, picking colours and getting samples, or today you can actually upload photos of your room to websites and virtually apply colour to your walls, giving you the chance to see how a shade will look, before you even head to the shop. People often forget about the outside of their house too, but a lick of paint on the outside of your home will make a huge difference also. You might need to get a professional exterior painting contractor in, but it’ll be worth it to be the envy of all your neighbours.

Bring In The Green

Add some life to your house with some new plants. Plants are great for maintaining air quality, and they also add an organic element to your decor. There are many plants that you can successfully grow indoors without a lot of effort. You could start with an indoor herb garden as all you need is just a pot or two and a bit of space in your kitchen. Choose herbs that require a lot of water, like basil, try one of these watering tricks to keep them hydrated.

Organisation is Key

Make life easier for yourself at the same time as adding a new look to your house by creating organisation stations in your home. Use chalkboards, pin boards and shared calendars which not only look good but can keep everyone in your household clear about what’s happening each week. Put up pegs for bags and coats and place shoe racks underneath. Pop a plate or bowl near the front door for keys and loose change, and get yourself a letter rack in the hall.

New Bits And Pieces Adding a new chair in the corner of the room or a few pieces here are there will make all the difference, and you can get some great discount pieces from here: Or you could go even more straightforward and add some throw pillows, the equivalent to make-up for your living room and they are brilliant because you can swap them depending on how you feel and what season it is, and the effect is nothing short of transformative. If your room is looking a bit dull, consider adding a few pillows in vibrant colours to bring more uplifting vibes. Throws and rugs can also do the same, and your room and the best thing about new accessories is that they don’t have to be expensive