Set up for spring!
Spring cleaning and refreshing your home decor
Tip: Open a window for fresh air that chases the winter blues away. Set a bouquet of flowers on the windowsill to brighten things up and let fragrance waft throughout your house.
Spring is a time for renewal and regeneration. The days are getting longer, the plants are starting to grow again, and there’s no better time to consider a home refresh.
There are so many directions you can go with this, from creating a whole new look for a room to doing a spring cleaning deep clean, and we’ve got some advice for reinvigorating your space this spring.
If you want to breathe new life into your home decor, the first thing to do is think about what you actually want. Maybe you’re in the market for a whole room full of new furnishings, maybe you’re just looking for one new standout piece to give a room a new look, maybe it’s a matter of refreshing the furnishings you’ve already got thanks to a good spring cleaning.
Whatever’s in your mind, making a to-do list can help you keep track of your wants and needs.
One of the easiest ways to refresh your space is to start small.
We know that this year has added lots of new responsibilities from virtual schooling to creating a work-from-home routine, so you may not feel motivated to do a whole-house deep-clean or a full furniture reno.
But there are still plenty of ways you can freshen up a room on a small scale. New accessories are an easy and budget-friendly way to give a room a new look; try swapping out wall art or adding new throw pillows to instantly change the vibe of a space.
Similarly, if you’re going down the spring cleaning route, it doesn’t mean you need to commit to deep cleaning every single baseboard. Even taking the clutter off your coffee table or organising your wardrobe can make your room feel fresh and new.
Apartment Therapy recommends thinking mindfully about your spring cleaning: trust your gut instinct to know what needs to be done the most, and make a targeted plan to do that. Even tidying one corner of a room can really enhance the relaxation you feel in your home, so start with the areas where it’ll make the biggest difference.
You might also consider rearranging your furniture. Simply switching the positions of your sofa and armchair or moving your TV from against the wall to hugging a corner can give your living room a different feel.
Tip: Switching out heavy winter curtains for something light and sheer can not only give an airier feel to your space but can also let you take advantage of longer days by letting in more light.
If you are planning on making a big furniture investment for spring, our best recommendation is to consider a new mattress. While it won’t change the look of your bedroom the way a new bed or dressing table might, springtime is the perfect opportunity to not only refresh your bedroom but also the way it makes you feel, and a new mattress is a key part of a better sleep routine.
In the living room, a new coffee table can be an ideal pick for a refreshed space. The centrepiece of your room, swapping out an industrial-styled piece for something more traditional—or vice versa—is a quick and striking way to change the vibe of the room.
Let’s get back to spring cleaning. We know it’s not the most fun aspect of refreshing a room, but taking good care of your furniture can give it a new lease on life, and spring is the perfect time to dust, treat, or spruce up your favourite pieces.
Spot cleaning stains, tightening chair legs, or hoovering under the cushions—a good spring cleaning can make your furniture look fresh and new while also extending its life, and spring is the ideal time to do it.
If you have any questions about the care and keeping of your favourite furniture, or new pieces to refresh the look of your space, our team is here to help you find what you need.
Whether you’re decluttering or decorating, let the start of spring set a new tone for your home!
Tip: You can find plenty of spring cleaning hacks online for every type of furniture, but to be sure you’re treating your pieces right, get in touch with our interiors experts or check with a professional cleaner.