Spring is a time for renewal and reinvigoration – and with the longer days and blossom bursting forth outside – it’s time to cast off any winter residue inside. A guaranteed way to do this is to give your home a good old-fashioned spring clean and a revitalising refresh. So dust away the dirt, open the windows and follow our simple steps to usher in the new season.
It might be a cliché, but clearing out the clutter – and keeping what you need where you can find it – will bolster your surroundings and your soul. Busy, messy surfaces sap energy and waste valuable time spent looking for things. Smart, stylish storage is your friend,
The simplest way to freshen your home is to switch heavy textures and moody tones for lighter, brighter ones. So pack away dark drapes, woollen throws and cosy cushion covers and introduce cool cotton fabrics and soft, spring hues.
Ensure winter woollens are clean before putting them away – you don’t want to attract a moth party – the critters love dust and dirt. Keep them from feasting on your finest with natural (non-smelly) moth traps from totalwardrobecare.co.uk. Save space with surfaces that can double up as storage.
The joy of paint
For an instant and satisfying update, a lick of paint is hard to beat – and confident colour choices will create an interior with impact. Master paint-maker Little Greene’s new ‘Colours of England’ paint chart mixes heritage hues with modern shades and makes it easy to make bold choices you can live with all year round, Flint, Deep Space Blue & Marigold, 2.5L £42, littlegreene.com
Lush foliage makes a space feel alive, so bring in palms, ferns and cacti for a gratifying dose of greenery. Find chic pots and planters at Futureandfound.com. Not green-fingered? Fear not, the beautiful botanical art prints by Dutch artist, Maalke Koster will inject their leafy loveliness onto your walls.
Plan a project
Of course, spring is a great time to plan a scheme with more permanence – and if you want to create one with a palette that’s easy to update with small seasonal flourishes, our Decologists can show you how.
Cover photo credit Decologist Rebecca Lindon.