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Easy ways to get your home ready for spring

With spring just around the corner, I couldn’t be more ready for it. Winter be gone! I am so over being cold and having dark, grey days. Along with all things spring, you might want to give your home a bit of an update, ready for the brighter and lighter days. You don’t have to do much or spend a lot, to make a real difference. Here are a few things that you could try:

Update Your Bedding

Fabrics like silk, fleece or velvet are great all year round. They can be a bit too thick and heavy for spring, though, if that makes sense? You could switch up your bedding and pillows for linens or cotton. It will make your bedding much lighter and brighter, ready for the sunshine. There isn’t as much of a need for throws in spring either, so might be worth folding them up and putting them away for a while. If you have a super thick duvet for winter, a lighter one is a great option for spring. To make your bed even comfier, you could also invest in a new mattress topper. Instant comfort! There are some great luxury mattress toppers by John Ryan by Design that are competitively priced too.

Get Floral

daffodil

One of the things I love most about spring is that you can see flowers blooming everywhere! Fresh flowers add such a lovely touch to the home so they are a must. If you have a garden, then you might have some daffodils growing that you could pick from. If not, they are available in most supermarkets and florists. Daffodils are cheap too and the gorgeous yellow is so striking, they are also my ultimate favourite flower ever… lucky me! Tulips are a lovely spring flower too, although they are a little more pricey.

You could get some other floral things in the home to get you feeling like spring too. Even just something like a floral apron might help you to get in the mood for springtime!

Deep Clean

If you don’t want to invest in all new things for the home, you can easily update the home with a deep clean. A spring clean is what makes most people think of when they think of springtime and the home, isn’t it? It is just something about a bit of sun that motivates us to get it all done. So you could touch up the walls or dust down the skirting boards. Just think of the areas that may have been neglected over winter.

An area that particularly gets neglected is the outside of the house. Maybe it is time to invest in a pressure washer (or borrow of a friend). Giving the outside of your home or your driveway a blast will get rid of any dirt, mud and mould. You could use it to clean windows that have become a bit grimy too.

Scented Candles

To add a seasonal update to the home, how about adding some new scents in the home? The best way to do this is with some scented candles. You could opt for citrus scents as they will often be a nice bright colour like yellow or orange; perfect for spring. Choose whatever scent you prefer of course! Rose or peony scents are lovely too.

Think About Your Table

If you have a dining room table, how about making that all ready for spring? You could do a little Easter display, with an Easter tree or some colourful eggs in a vase. You could just choose a new tablecloth to brighten up the room. I saw a table runner the other day that is made to look like grass. So that could be an option of that kind of things floats your boat…

Lighting

To make sure that the home is nice and bright, think about getting some new lighting. Getting strip lights with lots of space for bulbs is a great idea. You can then angle each light to a different corner of the room. A chandelier could be a lovely option too. It would add plenty of brightness and sparkle! If you don’t want to go out and buy new light fixtures, think about the bulbs. Could they be replaced? Just getting bulbs with a slightly higher wattage can make the world of difference. It will add so much more bright light to a room. Perfect for when the clocks haven’t yet gone forward.

Are you looking forward to spring? What do you do to get your home ready for it?

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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