As the gloom of winter reluctantly gives way to the invigorating brightness of spring, now is the perfect time to transmute this sense of vitality and vigour into your home. By making a series of simple interior design changes, you can echo the freshness of spring throughout all of your rooms — be it the bathroom, bedroom or living area — and finally dust away the lingering cobwebs of winter.
Here we cover a number of simple interior design tips that will help you and your home prepare for the upcoming new season.
Update Your Bedding and Pillows
Rich, weighty bedding may have provided the perfect snuggle spot throughout the cold nights of winter, but such soft furnishings aren’t appropriate for spring. Ideally, you should invest in bedding and pillowcases in a breezy fabric like linen or printed cotton, in a soft pastel yellow or other light hue. We love the light linens present in the 2016 bedding collection by M&S.
Spring is synonymous with freshness and rebirth, and what better way to punctuate your home with these themes than by introducing new plants and greenery to your interior spaces. Most houseplants are remarkably hardy, and require little in the way of upkeep and maintenance. They’re also really affordable, making them the perfect way to infuse your home with freshness with minimal fuss or investment.
Swap Your Blinds and Curtains
If you want to transform your space without putting paint to brush, one of the easiest ways to do this is by updating your window dressings. At the start of spring, you’ll want to get as much natural light into your home as possible; window experts, SoEasy Blinds, recommend a Venetian blind for optimum light control. They explain: “Venetian blinds not only look stylish, they offer complete light management, helping you to maximise natural light from room to room.”
Rearrange Your Furniture
As the seasons change, a great way to keep your home feeling fresh and new is to rearrange your furniture. Ahead of the new season, why not swivel your sofa, do away with that scruffy old rug, or shift your bed against a different wall? While easier said than done in small apartments, even the simplest of rearrangements can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of your home, so it’s worth having a go.
Though not necessarily an interior design change as such, taking part in the universal spring clean will certainly give your home that all important sense of freshness and rejuvenation that’s so important going into the new season. As you gut, scrub and spritz your home, now’s the perfect time to have a go at the previous point — rearranging your furnishings. What better way to shrug off the dank old winter than donning your marigolds and having a good old clean up.
Give it a Lick of Paint
On the flip side, if you’re not adverse to going the whole hog and redecorating, spring is the perfect time to spruce up your home with a light, airy and fresh touch of paint. To better adhere to the freshness and airiness of the new season, plump for a light colour such as sky blue, duck egg green or antique white.
For more spring decor inspiration, be sure to check out the rest of the interior design tips, here.