It happened yesterday - just after picking up my morning coffee, I felt it! You know, that delightful scent, the hint of humidity in the warmer air, the wonderful sensation of soft sunshine on your face... that spring time feeling!
Flowers have begun to bloom, bees are buzzing, birds are singing and winter blues are fading because the most gorgeous season of the year is here!
Just as the seasons change, so should our living spaces. It’s important to freshen up the home and garden, not just so they are clean, orderly and looking amazing but also for general health and well-being. There’s nothing like an ‘out with the old’ and ‘in with the new’ strategy to help cleanse the mind and feel a sense of pride and achievement.
There’s no easier or faster way to make use of your Spring clean cull than by replacing outdated home décor items with new spring time inspired furnishings. We are very excited to see that décor accents are all about vibrancy and colour this year. Inspired by a touch of the exotic, the look is fresh, fun, bright and bold with lots of natural textures and a link to the indoor /outdoor aesthetic.
Interiors are being filled with various types of plants and flowers, while sheltered outdoor areas are becoming a lot more stylish with cushions, rugs, and artworks being added to blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces. Both spaces are tending to ‘borrow’ from each other in order to help create a living environment that appears larger overall.
To help you achieve this look for Spring 2016, we’ve come up with 5 super quick, easy and cost effective ways to freshen up your living space in time for the string of warm weather that awaits. Here’s what you can do to improve your home and garden in next to no time:
Introduce Inspired Art
Let a colourful and vibrant artwork become the focal point and talking point for your home. The right painting or wall décor can bring a whole new lease of life to a room and completely change the look and feel of it. Rotating your artwork seasonally will ensure you home always feels fresh and will keep you feeling inspired.
Want to learn more about how to select art? Read our Tips for Buying Art.
Replace Your Rug
A rug not only creates a soft place to land, it can also help to define a room. A rugs acts as focal point and even though it may be considered a décor accessory, it can be the foundation of a beautiful living space – indoor or outdoor. A rug should be a starting point for a room in which the colour scheme and décor should all connect back to.
Want to learn more about rugs? Read tips on How to Choose the Right Rug for Your Home.
Scatter Some Cushions
Styling with cushions is such a simple, cost effective and safe way to introduce bold colours, tactile textures or vibrant patterns to the home. Cushions are as much expressive as they are functional and can often be seen as objects of art for both indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Want to learn more about cushions? Click here for your guide to Cushion Styling Tips.
Sit Back & Relax with Some New Occasional Seating
Spring and Summer are the seasons for entertaining, so it’s important to make sure you have adequate seating for all of your guests. Stools, ottomans and benches make great seating additions as they can be stored neatly away when not in use. Benches or foot stools can be placed under a console table, fit neatly in a cupboard or can be used in another area of the home and brought out when required.
Bring in Some Botanicals and Blooms
Plants purify the the air and, with green being the most restful colour to the human eye, evokes a sense of calm and well-being. Plant pots are a great way to bring a pop of colour and vibrancy to your home. To top it all off, complete your spring make over with the ultimate spring accessory - the freshest bunch of beautiful blooms. Enjoy!
Want to learn more about plants? Click here for your Guide to 5 of the Best House Plants.
Feeling inspired to de-clutter and cleanse your home? Click here for the ultimate Spring Cleaning Tips.
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