Spring cleaning is not just about cleaning, rearranging, and getting rid of things you no longer need. It also gives you the opportunity to transform one or more rooms in your home. Redecorating your home might seem like an expensive investment but this need not be the case. There are plenty of affordable ways to decorate your home and give it a fresh new look.
Second hand shops can prove to be a real trove of treasures. While some of the items might not be to your taste or even damaged, you will be surprised at what you can find if you only take a moment to look. You will need to envision the style or feel you want to create before you start shopping. Alternatively, you could browse your local second hand or antique store in search of inspiration. Remember, just because you buy older items, does not mean that your home must take on an old-fashioned theme. You can mix old with new to create a unique look.
Look at the smaller details in areas like your living room. Cushions and throws, for example, can easily be replaced. Cushions can be transformed simply by slipping them inside new covers! Throws can be replaced and rotated every few months depending on the colour scheme, theme, and season.
A natural touch is another great way of sprucing up any room without overspending. Think about the amazing effect that a plant or bouquet of fresh flowers can have on any room. Remember, it’s not only about the flowers you choose, but it’s also the vase that can make a significant difference. Clear glass vases are excellent in terms of versatility. Classic, Victorian-themed vases are ideal for rooms that also have other similar decorative pieces. If you are planning on adding plants to your home, make sure that you choose the right plants for each spot. Each plant has its own needs and preferences like the amount of sunlight they need in order to thrive. The spot you choose will help you select the ideal plant.
You don’t need to repaint or redecorate all of the walls in a room in order to give it a new look. Accent walls are an excellent alternative. Accent walls can be created in many different ways. For example, you can simply paint the wall a different colour and with a textured design to make it stand out. Another option is to add wall panels or a wall mural. Make sure that you select a wall that will not be obstructed by too much furniture. You don’t want to install a mural only to cover it up with cabinets or other furniture.
With these simple tips, you can give your home a new look this spring and make it even more inviting to your guests.