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2nd March 2017

Step into Spring

Spring is the perfect time to make a change to your home décor, if you don’t want to completely re-decorate, a similar effect could be achieved with a few simple changes.

Our Jessica Risorto has come up with some tips for getting the most out of your home this spring by making small swaps.

Let in the light

Over the winter, it’s necessary to have thick, dark curtains to keep the warmth in, but as spring and summer roll around you can swap these out for some lighter shades. White voile curtains will let the spring light stream in and will soften the room with the gentle drapes.

Bring the outdoors in

Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 is ‘Greenery’. Utilise this calming earthy colour by bringing a bit of nature inside. Succulents are a popular and low-maintenance variety for those of us without green thumbs – they only need watering once a week and look beautifully simple.

For those who like a little more colour, a vase of seasonal flowers such as daffodils or tulips will make a vibrant display for any room.

Photos

Photo frames personalise a house and can make it feel like a home, yet we don’t often think about updating the photos. Some photos will forever be our favourites, but changing a couple of photos around the house will freshen up your home and will stop you becoming too used to the same pictures.

Tie them in with the season to create a tranquil spring setting, or just pick a couple of your recent favourites, print them on good quality photo paper and swap them for the old ones for a small but fun change.

Soft furnishings

Invest in some new cushion covers and bedding sets. This simple swap will change the appearance of a room dramatically without re-decorating. Soft pastel colours could create the perfect calming atmosphere for those seeking a little hygge in their home.

Or opt for some pops of bold jewel colours to welcome in the summer and add energy to the room. Mix and match colours and textures for a beautifully welcoming room.

Start preparing your garden

As the days become brighter, spend a bit of time in the garden to prepare it for summer. Clear flower beds and plant some spring or summer-flowering bulbs. You may not feel quite ready to BBQ yet, but when the days are warmer you’ll appreciate being able to sit down to an array of beautiful flowers that you grew yourself.

Fire place display

This is the time to change what goes on the mantle place – there are some amazing faux flowers out there and pretty tea light holders that will rejuvenate your living room.

It’s also a great time to change room sprays and candles, out with the cinnamon and winter spice and in with the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Candle. Lovely.

Fruit

Bowls of lemons and limes on the table or in the kitchen, along with fresh herbs, will brighten up dull areas. Even more of a bonus if, like me, you enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic!