It might not feel like it, but spring is definitely on the horizon. In fact, some parts of the UK are due to reach double figures this week, so it actually might be time to start getting ready for things to warm up. If you’re a décor lover, spring coming means one thing; time to start switching out your winter interiors for something more seasonal. Here, we’ve compiled ten easy tips to get you started without breaking the bank.
Bring Nature Indoors
If you’re not getting out as much as you’d like to be right now, the best solution is to bring nature indoors to freshen up your home. Seasonal flowers will make a world of difference- right now, hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils are all in bloom across the UK.
Switch Up Your Colour Scheme
Wintry colour palettes that make things seem warm and cosy can make a home feel dark and oppressive when the weather changes outside. Where traditional winter palettes tend to be harmonious; colours in the same family in different tones, spring colour schemes use light colours and contrast to make things feel light and energised, so try adding a brighter accent.
Change Out Your Fabrics
The same idea applies here; in winter we tend to favour fabrics that are heavy and make us feel warmer; things like thick wool blankets and cushions and heavy rugs. These things can start to feel suffocating when the home gets warmer, so it’s a good idea to switch them out for fabrics like cotton and linen that are breathable.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
Although it’s not technically a spring-only thing, there’s a reason we call this type of overhaul a ‘spring clean’- after a long winter where it’s hard to have the energy to get up and do a proper deep-clean, spring cleaning makes the house feel re-energised. It’s particularly useful in lockdown, both as a distraction and to make you feel more in control of your space.
Freshen Up The Paintwork
Even if you aren’t up for totally redecorating, something as simple as using any leftover paint you might have to put a fresh coat on things like doors, cupboards and skirting boards that see a lot of use and get scuffed up quickly will make your whole house feel newer and brighter.
Change Out the Candles
If you’re a fan of scented candles or diffusers, now might be the time to switch out spiced winter scents for more floral spring ones. If floral scents aren’t your thing, you could opt for something citrus-y or keep it clean with a cotton-scented candle or diffuser.
We all accumulate stuff over the holiday period, and one of the best ways to feel like you’ve had a fresh start is to get it all organised. Clearing out anything that needs clearing out and put anything you aren’t using into storage is a great way to make your space feel a little bit more like your own.
Treat Yourself To Something New
You don’t have to totally overhaul your home to make it feel brand new- just buying one thing to create a new focal point is sometimes all you need. Our suggestion would, of course, be to treat yourself to a new bed, but we might be biased.
Get Your Summer Clothes Out
This might be less of a décor hack and more of a mental health one, but whilst you’re redecorating, putting your summer clothes out and your winter ones away is a great way to remind you that brighter days are coming.
Moving things around won’t cost you anything, but it will change how it feels to live in your home, and make you feel a little more refreshed and at peace. It’s also a great way to feel like you’ve switched up your environment with absolutely minimal effort.