Spring has almost sprung.
And as flowers start to open and sap rises, this is the time of year when many of us get a little antsy about our surroundings and start considering which home improvements might enhance our lives and make our homes even more cosy and calm.
A spring clean can be cathartic, but as well as removing clutter, it’s possible to make relatively minor refurbishments that won’t cost a fortune but still have impact – you don’t necessarily have to splash out on a new conservatory or extension to make your domestic space more dynamic.
For a subtle yet significant shift in your feng shui, here are three simple ways to spruce up your home this spring.
- Clutter-free cupboards, clutter-free minds
There’s something amazingly energizing about having a brutal clean-out of your wardrobes and cupboards, recycling things that are beyond repair and gifting the rest to charity shops.
Once you’re finished this first step, it’ll make the rest of your spring revamp feel like a breeze – for inspiration, watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, who’s turned keeping a household ship-shape into a therapeutic art form.
- Paint yourself happy
Giving your hallway, living room or kitchen a fresh coat of paint in a snazzy new colour is another easy win when you want to transform the way your home interior feels – and it’s reasonably inexpensive in the scheme of things.
The choice of colour is up to you – reds are usually associated with sensuality and danger and yellow shades are conducive to creativity, but classic blue is 2020’s Pantone colour of the year. One note of caution – make sure that you discuss your colour choices with family first, otherwise, you’re potentially setting yourself up for endless complaints!
- Replace your doors
Changing your doors can really have a revolutionary effect on your home ambience.
A fresh front door provides a positive first impression for residents and visitors alike, while switching up internal doors improves the energy flow between high-footfall areas and quiet spots in a flash. For instance, simply swapping a solid door for one incorporating glass creates a light and airy ambience. If you want the perfect portals for your palace, check out Oakwood Doors for classic and contemporary designs.
This trio of hassle-free home improvement hacks prove that there’s no need to siphon away your savings on an outrageously expensive orangery or complex loft conversion in order to fall in love with your home again – simple alterations can be just as effective.
And if you need to convince your clan to lend a hand, make a day of it by creating a Spotify spring clean playlist and provide pizza as an extra incentive – perfect!
So ends our list! Please share your own spring spruce-up tips in the comments section – we would love to hear them.