Spring has most certainly sprung. As we dust away the cobwebs of the long winter, Spring is the perfect opportunity to give your home a spruce up so that you can enjoy the lighter days and evenings in a relaxing, tidy and tranquil space. Knowing where to start with a house revamp can be a little overwhelming, but with a few savvy ideas and some imagination, you can easily transform the look of your home, without it taking too much time or effort. Take your living space from drab, muddled and dreary to clean, welcoming and peaceful, all by following these simple tips.
Let there be light!
Adding natural light to your home has many positives. As well as making your space lighter and more open, natural light makes a room appear more spacious. It can also be a great way to improve your house value, as 26% of people claim that natural light is a ‘must-have’ feature for any home. You can brighten your home quite simply by through the following ways:
- Lighten the walls with light paint colours, such as soft greys or off-white.
- Introduce more reflective surfaces. A well-positioned mirror can instantly open up a room.
- Add more windows. If you want to go the extra mile, remove unnecessary walls or consider patio doors in the kitchen so that you can soak in the sun’s rays.
- Change your flooring. Glossy, reflective flooring is suitable for the kitchen, and if you have carpet, keep the colours light and neutral.
Tidy house, tidy mind, as the saying goes! Take the new season as the perfect opportunity to declutter your home and pack some boxes with clothes and items you just don’t need anymore. Be ruthless, and ask yourself whether you really need any of the items. Decluttering not only clears out your home of unnecessary stuff, but this will also give you more space to work with, which can help with a redesign and can make room for a new piece of furniture or a cosy nook to read in, for example.
After you have decluttered, it will be the perfect opportunity to give your home the all-important spring clean. If you can, try and clean your house from top to bottom to rid of any dust, clutter or mess you may not have had a chance to get to before. Cleaning your appliances thoroughly can avoid long-term issues building up, and washing your windows can instantly brighten your home. Of course, many of us work with busy schedules and the last thing we want to do after a long day at work is come back to an untidy house to sort. If this sounds familiar, you can always enlist the help of a reputable cleaning company to do the job for you. The Happy House Cleaning Services offer such solutions and can leave your home looking bright, fresh and spick and span, whatever services you may require.
Spruce up your accessories
It is likely that your home became a warm and cosy snug to get you through the winter months. For many, this means heavy textures and cushions, with chunky fabrics and darker tones and patterns such as purples, greys, or tartan. Although these all evoke a feeling of warmth by the fire on a winters night, such colour schemes can do the opposite in Spring! You can easily change up the look of your home by interchanging the accessories. Doing so transforms the space without getting too expensive. Instead, opt for lighter textures and fabrics, and incorporate pastel colours and lighter yellows into your room design. Add metallic detailing for that extra shine, and a bright new rug wouldn’t go amiss. Take it one step further and ditch the heavy curtains if they’re looking old and shabby!
There you have it; three simple ways you can spruce up your home for Spring. Whether you are a fan of entertaining, run a busy household, or simply want to come home to a clean, welcoming space for yourself to enjoy, make life simple by taking these tips on board.