We all know that spring is the season of new life and renewal, so it’s the perfect time to refresh your home. And it’s refreshing to know that you don’t have to spend a lot to give your home a beautiful spring look that will carry right through the summer months. In fact, it’s easy to get a great result on a budget. So if you’re looking for some decorating inspiration, here are 10 easy ways to embrace the new season and give your home an affordable spring makeover.
1. Declutter your home
Before you update your décor for spring, it’s a smart idea to declutter and get organised first. Start by making a plan of attack, working on one room at a time so you don’t get too overwhelmed. It’s much better to take your time and do it properly. Streamline your wardrobe and put away winter gear. Re-evaluate what you have and decide if you have too many things cluttering your home. Bits and pieces seem to accumulate without you even noticing. A change of season is a great time to step back and look at what works in your space. Update baskets and storage containers with rattan baskets for a light, contemporary look. A large woven basket is perfect for storing everything from throws to dog toys in your living area – and it looks stylish too!
2. Take the 12-12-12 challenge
If the thought of decluttering seems overwhelming, here’s a great tip! Simply find 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items to put back in their proper place. It’s a great way to quickly organise 36 things in your home. If you get into the habit of doing this frequently, your home will be spick and span before you know it!
3. Open the door to spring
Make your guests smile every time they come to the front door. Swap your plain, boring doormat for a bright, cheerful one with a welcoming message or colourful design. There’s a huge range to choose from at your local hardware store, homewares retailer, or even Target and Kmart.
4. Freshen up with flowers & greenery
Fresh flowers are what spring is all about. Adding some bright blooms is a simple, inexpensive way to bring spring into your home. A bunch of freshly-picked flowers or lush, green leaves can transform your space, taking it from winter to spring instantly. Decorating with fresh flowers is easy and can be done in every room of your home – even the bathroom. If you love greenery, add some indoor plants for an immediate lush, fresh feel in your home. Just make sure you choose the right plants for your lighting, to ensure that they thrive.
5. Shop at home for free
A fun, free way to freshen up your home is to think about what you already have and how you can re-use it or move it to a different spot in your home to create a new look. Recycling and repurposing is such a hot trend right now. Think furniture, artwork, cushions, ornaments – the list is endless. Check your cupboards for vases and other decorator pieces that can help you create a fresh spring feel. You’ll have a whole new look before you know it, and it won’t cost a cent!
6. Bold botanicals & floral fabrics
Embrace spring decorating with bold botanicals, bright colours, lush greens, pretty patterns and fabulous florals to give your home a boost. Add spring-inspired decor items and accessories such as ceramics, throws, cushions and even towels. Changing out a neutral rug for something brighter and bolder is an easy way to incorporate colour.
7. Curate your cushions
Looking for an easy makeover you can achieve in just a few hours? Simply change your cushions and throws for a quick refresh with minimal effort. It’s a great way to add an instant spring boost. Layering whites and pale pinks is a stylish way to add colour, while still keeping your space quite neutral. Pastel tones such as light blue, pink, pale green and lavender are often associated with spring, as they reflect the colours of nature.
8. Lighten up
A simple way to update your space for spring is to swap heavy textiles for lightweight fabrics. So put away the heavy throws and cable knit blankets, and replace them with lighter fabrics, such as cotton and linen.
9. Seasonal art
Changing some of the artwork in your home can quickly make it feel fresh and updated. Why not print and frame some of your favourite travel photos? Travel photography looks great and adds a lovely personal touch to your home.
10. Rearrange your furniture
Easy and completely free, moving your furniture around can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. And all it requires is some imagination, a little muscle, and maybe a helper. Even if you don’t move the larger furniture such as your sofas, you can easily move side tables, accent chairs and the orientation of the coffee table. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!
Spring style on display at Hallmark Homes
Discover some ‘real life’ inspiration for your interior styling, by visiting one of Hallmark Homes’ Display Centres. Beautifully decorated for the South East Queensland lifestyle, you’re sure to get some great ideas. Always at the forefront of the latest trends, our stylists create stunning interiors that work brilliantly with our fabulous range of home designs. If you can’t make it to a display centre, why not check out our virtual tours for some design inspiration.
If you’re thinking of building a new home in South East Queensland and you’d like to know more about Hallmark Homes’, have a chat to one of our experienced consultants. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.