The top five spring refreshers for your home
Want to liven up your home this spring without spending a fortune and your precious time? Try our top tips for refreshing your home this season
Introduce some fresh spring flowers – like lilies or hyacinths – to immediately liven up a room with their bold blooms and heady scents and use a bright vase, a vintage jug or even recycled glass jars – whichever best suits your style – to show them off.
Shake it off
Consign your heavy furry throws to winter storage and bring in some lighter textures: linen, fine wool or cashmere. They will see you through those crisp summer nights when it’s just too pleasant outside to go indoors.
Invest in a cushion collection. Small ones, big ones, satin ones, cotton ones, bright ones… they don’t have to cost much, as a pile will always look luxurious. Scatter a sofa and build-up your bed and you’ll be torn between where you want to be most.
If you are lucky enough to have some outside space, dust off and spruce up your garden furniture. You’ll be surprised what a sand-down and a coat of paint or varnish can do in time for picnic season.
Lift your mood lighting
The right lighting can completely transform the look of your rooms – making them appear larger and brighter. Add instant style and function to your living spaces with accent lighting, chandeliers and table lamps. Try IKEA, Matalan or Argos for pretty, affordable lighting.