The cold months have had us swaddled up in nubby wool throw blankets and embracing the moody lighting, lounging on the couch with hot cocoa while we binge on Netflix. But spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity for you to start afresh.
By focusing your energy on a few key areas and making a few simple and easy décor tweaks, you can break out of your winter rut and update your home for sunnier days. So, if you’re ready to get an early start on your yearly clean-out, here are 5 top tips to help you tackle your spring-cleaning head on.
Reframe your art
If your art collection doesn’t thrill you as it once did, refresh your pieces without letting them go. Display them using all gold – or whatever colour lightens your mood – frames for an update that instantly changes the mood of the room. And if you are in the mood for some fresh art, try incorporating nature into your home through art.
Make a statement with colour
Painting is the quickest way to totally transform any space and this year trends are looking up – literally. Transform any room of your home with a statement ceiling in heavily pigmented colours, like Greenery or Ultra Violet. There’s no need to limit yourself to the ceiling. Colourful accessories are always an easy update for spring. Vases, interesting objects, and colourful books brighten any coffee table or entry console in minutes. Bold agate accents, gold-leaf pieces, and fashion books are another way to add spring colours to your home.
Splurge on spring sleeping
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to replace the bedding you’ve had for years upon years, this is it. Layered bedding is the ultimate in luxury design right now, so start with the sheets, add a cushy topper, then top everything with light cotton blankets to brighten up your bedroom.
Go with green power
Plants inside your home can have plenty of health benefits, but they also just make any space look better – and besides, bring the outside inside is one of the biggest trends this year. Add some foliage to your home in a dramatic way, like lining each shelf of a bookcase with plants and watch spring bloom indoors. And flower power doesn’t stop with actual flowers. New floral trends have been picked up in cutting-edge wallpaper designs, upholstery, and even glass design.
Bring in new scents
Give your space a “scent-ual” makeover by swapping out those winter scents with lighter ones. Botanical, cucumber, and herb-scented reed diffusers and citrus-based essential oils each evoke spring. Plus, they are much less imposing than a super-saturated floral.
Decorating your home for spring can seem like a chilling experience, but DDL’s interior décor specialists are specially trained and equipped to help you fill your space with all the season’s latest décor trends. Get some spring-inspiration with interior décor pieces from their showroom in Kramerville, Sandton.
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