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Brighten up your home for spring in 3 simple steps

by Rebecca Hurst

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With trees all around starting to sprout their leaves and the flowers and birds bursting back into life again after a long, cold winter, now is the perfect time to give your home a new lease of life. We show you how to freshen up your home for spring in 3 easy steps.
1. Get those windows sparkling clean

We’ve put window cleaning at the top of our list because being able to actually see the spring flowers and colours clearly, from the inside of your home, can make a whole world of difference to how a space feels.

You don’t need any special products to give your windows a really good clean. Just use a sponge soaked in warm soapy water to remove all the dirt and then use a squeegee (the one you use to clean your shower glass will do), to remove the water from the glass.

If you have windows that you can’t reach yourself, now is the perfect time to book in a window cleaner.

While we’re talking about windows, one really quick and easy way to make your home feel bright and airy, is to open up the windows and let the air in! Then sit back, relax and enjoy listening to the sounds of spring.

 

2. Give the walls a fresh lick of paint

There’s nothing like a new layer of paint to brighten up a room and make it feel brand new.

If you’re fed up of the same four walls and fancy a change, why not make a brightly-coloured feature wall? Natural spring colours, such as yellow and green, work really well. If you’re feeling brave, you could even opt for a bold and colourful feature wall wallpaper.

Pops of colour are your friend! If you don’t want to re-decorate, adding floating shelves to create a focal point also works really well. Then you can make a colourful display on your shelves – or, if you have one, your oak fireplace mantel – which you can change up with the seasons. Which brings us neatly to step number 3…

 

3. Decorate your oak floating shelves for spring

The great thing about having oak floating shelves or a mantelpiece, is that you can decorate them to match the season.

Introducing house plants and flowers into your living space is a really great way to rejuvenate your home for spring, by bringing the outside, inside.

Tulips and daffodils look wonderful at this time of year and work really well in simple white vases on top of an oak floating shelf. If you are after a house plant that you can keep for the whole of spring and summer and beyond, orchids are a really good option. Just make sure you empty your old teabags into their pot every once in a while (ideally before watering) and they should keep flowering for years to come!

We hope we’ve inspired you to brighten up your home for the coming season. As always, please send us in your photos – we’d love to see what you’ve done!