How to refresh your home on a budget this spring
I’m sure many people will be considering what improvements they can make to their homes as the days become longer and we head into spring.
The longer days mean that weekends become the ideal opportunity to refresh the home ahead of hopefully a long and warm summer.
I’m always looking for new ways to improve a space with accessories but . To help, I’ve put together my top tips for refreshing your home on a budget this spring.
Oh, and don’t forget to shop local and support local businesses!
1. A good old fashioned spring clean
After a winter of closed windows and central heating, our homes need to breathe. Working from the top floor of your house downwards, be as ruthless as you can when deciding what should stay or go. Decluttered rooms will instantly feel larger and after a deep clean, your home will sparkle, feeling lighter and brighter. Once you’ve decluttered and cleaned you’ll then be in a better position to judge what needs some TLC or a total change. If the task ahead of you seems too big, do a room each weekend or, if you can spare the money, call in the professionals.
2. Accessorize - The perfect compromise
Tired of your current décor? Redecoration not an option? Don’t worry, accessorize! Cushions, throws, light fittings and curtains can easily introduce new accent colours that will add an extra dimension to a room and can even make a traditional home feel more contemporary, or vice versa. Bailey Laine’s range of luxury woollen throws and cushions include solid colours, herringbone patterns and abstract designs. All of the cloth is manufactured in Delph.
3. Picture this
If you’re walls are empty, then this is the ideal opportunity to put a stamp on your home. Whether you decide to fill them with private photographs, a print or a painting, the right frame can transform a piece from OK to wow. A picture framer will be able to help you pick out the right mount and frame to bring out the colours in your artwork and breathe life into your room.
4. Flower power
Seasonal flowers are an easy way to add a splash of colour to your home. Consider the size of your room and where you’ll place your arrangement. It shouldn’t overwhelm the space nor be lost at the side of ornaments. A good florist will be able to guide you to help you make the right decision so that you leave with a bouquet that you’ll enjoy and visitors to your home will admire.
5. First impressions count
If you don’t feel good when you look at your front door, then it’s time to change it or the colour. Think about what colour works for your property. Consider whether yours is stone or brick, your window frames and the colours in your garden or surrounding your home. Once you’ve decided, take a trip to a DIY shop to see what your options are for a new door knocker or letterbox to finish the look.