Once January is out of the way (which lets face it, it almost is), the next exciting step is to start thinking of those Spring days which aren’t too far way.
It really does depend where you are up to with your own house in regards to what you do to give it a Spring makeover. For me, I’d like to step back and give mine a little colour consultation, re-asses the space planning, furniture arrangements and selections, and even have a look at my window treatments, lighting, and artwork.
However, there are plenty of ways in which you can give your home a Spring update without spending an absolute fortune. As long as you have home insurance in place before you start getting experimental, and you’ve carefully thought through the plans, you should be good to go …
There are so many retailers online which offer beautiful pieces which really make a huge difference to not only the look of your rooms, but how you feel in the rooms to. One I particularly love is decorrs.com – they have exceptional lighting and the most stunning ceramic, porcelain and glassware.
Below are some of my top tips on how you can update your home and add those finishing touches while on a budget.
It may seem really simple, but paint can really add your own personal touch to a room, without having to spend lots of money. The way in which you paint a room can fool the eye and you can use it to create optical illusions in the room to make a smaller space feel much bigger. For example, if you use vertical stripes, this can make the height of a room appear much bigger.
I’m planning on re-painting our hallway and stairway in a fresh cream, before investing in new wall prints to decorate the stairway wall. I’m also going to update my home office with a white wash. Nothing makes me feel more motivated than clean, fresh white walls!
A great way to add an extra touch to your home décor on a budget is to use indoor plants. These can be placed anywhere in your home and are a great visual piece in any room. They can also fill up a space that you eventually want to place furniture in, but maybe cannot quite afford it just yet!
I’m going to get more of these to line the window sill in the kitchen, and perhaps invest in some to sit on the shelving units in the bathroom…
Make Your Own Art
One of the easiest ways in which you can decorate your home on a budget is to create your own art. This can be something as simple as a painting or creating some with crafts.
However, we know that not everyone is very arty and so you can always look for more affordable pieces of art to place in your household. Fine Art America is the perfect place for you to visit if you are looking to purchase some affordable art pieces for your home. At Fine Art America, you can find framed prints, posters, art prints and even throw pillows that will add a beautiful touch to your home but keep to your budget too.
Another great finishing touch to any room that does not have to cost the earth is candles. A lovely cluster of candles looks great on any surface and can add an ambience to your room that it was otherwise lacking. Place a few on your coffee table for that extra added touch!
For the Spring season, look a large church style candles which can sit in glass lanterns, in shades of cream, lemon and blush. Scents like cotton, vanilla and light florals work for the Spring.
Repurpose Your Furniture
An easy way to spruce up your home is to repurpose furniture already within it. If you have an older chair that is slightly rickety, instead of just getting rid of it, you could give it a new lease of life by turning it into a bedside table. Sometimes, its amazing what you can do when you throw a cream throw over blanket over furniture, or give it a lick of paint.
And last but not least, with Spring seasons, it’s a good time to utilise the extra light you will get seeping through the house. To make your home look bigger, look at getting new large scale mirrors dotted around your rooms, facing the windows. This will bounce new light around the room to instantly brighten, along with making the room look so much more spacious.
Let me know if I’ve missed off any other big tips and tricks!