The weather is getting brighter, the evenings are getting lighter, and it’s time to get our homes and gardens looking full of the joys of spring.
Making your home look spring or summer ready needn’t be a large-scale renovation - simply cleaning and de-cluttering can make an enormous difference to the feel and look of your abode. Plus, you never know what forgotten treasures you might find tucked away, just begging to be dusted off and put to use or upcycled into something fabulous.
Painting is one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to pep up a room and a fresh coat on the walls will instantly brighten the space and make it look spacious and fresh. Revive the old colour or be bold and choose a new shade - we love the selection of Farrow and Ball paints at Kent Blaxill. A pop of turquoise looks great on a feature wall whilst subtle shades of pink and blue create a light and airy vibe.
First impressions are important, so make sure your front door is looking inviting to any guests that will be attending your springtime soirees. Clearing away any overgrown plants and garden debris will make your whole house look more welcoming, whilst painting it in a beautiful yellow hue will reflect the season nicely.
When it comes to furniture there’s no need to fork out for a whole new set, just give your units an update with a shabby chic paint effect or reupholster your chairs with a new fabric. These little changes can totally alter the look of a room. And when the sun seriously decides to come out, give your outdoor furniture some love too, just in time for that all-important first BBQ of the year!
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