With Spring officially beginning on 20th March, it is traditionally the time to spring clean your home. Spring is also the perfect time to freshen up your home interiors too. Clear and clean, and then your home is ready to redecorate and accessorise. But where do you start?
When a space is cluttered it can be hard to see past the things and imagine what you could do with it. Time to pare it back and leave a blank canvas ready for some interior design. When you have a lot to sort and organise, start with a small manageable space, maybe even just a drawer, and work up to the more challenging areas.
Decluttering is the removal of unnecessary items and helps you take control of your home. As William Morris said “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or do not believe to be beautiful”. It is a process of going through items to realise whether then have a place in your home or not.
One Touch Rule
The aim is to touch each item only once, when you have picked it up to decide on its fate, you should categorise it then. The choices are:
- Keep it – if it is truly useful
- Recycle it or give it to charity
- Throw it away.
If you really can’t decide on what to do with something, put it away in a box and review in 6 months; 12 months for seasonal items. If you haven’t needed it within that time then it should leave your house.
After decluttering you should be left with a clear, uncluttered space, which is ready to clean and prepare for decoration.
Here are some of our favourite ideas for a Spring refresh.
We love this wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct– treat yourself and make your home pretty for spring. Using it as for a feature wall will create a beautiful focal point when teamed with a complementary colour on the remaining walls.
Pretty, soft spring colours will refresh your bed or sofa, and this cushion from The French Bedroom Company is perfect for the job.
Spring often inspires botanical and natural prints, and there are lots of soft furnishings and accessories to choose from with these designs. This rug from Maisons du Monde is beautiful and a great price and looks more expensive than it is – it’s an easy spring update.
This is fun piece for your entry to give a vibrant and fresh welcome. This durable mat from Amara protects your carpet and flooring whilst being stylish.
Add a pop of botanical colour with this lamp from Lights2Go, it’ll brighten up your house in more ways that one.
Faux greenery and flowers are a great way to bring nature in your home with little maintenance. These faux flowers from Anthropologie are an investment but are extremely authentic and are perfect for a spring look and will be stunning for years to come.
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