is here. No more waking up in the dark to cold winds and snowy mornings,
no more leafless trees or overcast days. Spring is flowers, colours,
new life and new growth. Spring is the time when the days are getting
longer, the light is getting brighter and colour starts to come back
into the world after a long sleep. This is not something only happening
in the park, in the woods or in your garden. Open those windows, let in
the fresh air, and make use of some home makeover tips to bring spring
into your home.
This is the ideal time to brighten up the walls around your house
with a wall or two of colour. Painting the walls can seem like a
daunting job at first but with some careful planning, good dust sheets
and some patience even more ambitious tasks can be undertaken by most
people. Be adventurous and go for the colours you like. Remember if it
doesn’t work out, you can always paint it back to its original colour.
Bringing lots of colour into the house doesn’t necessarily mean it
has to be on the walls. Why not get yourself a colourful rug for the
floor? This can often bring a refreshing change and new look to any room
that is looking tired after the winter. Rugs collection not to be missed. It won’t cost as much and isn’t
as disruptive and time consuming as painting can be and the best part
is that when you fancy a change you can put it in another room or store
it away for the next year. Pick your colour carefully as that white rug
which seemed like a good idea in the shop will soon lose that fresh look
once the kids and muddy dogs have been playing on it.
If you would like to get more light into your home try removing those
winter curtains and replacing them with blinds. Heavy curtains are
great at keeping in the heat during those months when it’s needed but
they are also very good at blocking the light. Installing a lighter
coloured blind will allow your windows to let in the maximum amount of
light they can while still giving you the privacy your need.
Even the smaller things can give you a fresh look for the new season.
In the kitchen you could get a new fruity tablecloth with matching tea
towels or surprise those dinner guests with some bright cotton napkins.
In the living room make the sofa look like new with a colourful sheet
thrown over it or perhaps bring in the flowers with a floral lampshade. A
vibrant painting is also a great way to change a wall without the
hassle of painting and decorating. In the bedroom why not get lively or
floral bed covers. You could also get some dried flowers such as
lavender which will look great and give a beautiful spring aroma for all
Whether it’s a big job like painting your walls or just simply
replacing the smaller household furnishings there is always an easy way
to brighten up your home. It doesn’t have to cost a lot and with some
simple advice you can achieve that fresh look. Remember be bold, be
brave, because the spring is.