Now the days are getting longer and the daffodils are in bloom, it’s time to throw open the windows and give your home the deep clean it’s in desperate need of. With the warmer months just around the corner, here’s how you can freshen up your home for the season of new beginnings.
Put any electric blankets and heavy winter duvets and throws into storage, replacing with lighter bedding sets and breathable cotton sheets. Hold off on switching out your duvet until mid-season as there may still be a chill when night falls. Shrugging off the extra layers should be enough to keep you cool until then.
Change your textiles for lighter colours such as florals, pastels and neutrals. Vibrant curtains give your room a bright and airy appeal, even when it's dark outside. Leave dark tones and autumnal colours for the months when you want to be cosy and warm. Put away any faux fur throws you might have, swapping them for lighter materials.
If you like candles in your home, put away the spicy clove and cinnamon scents of winter and bring out the fresh floral and sweet fragrances of soft jasmine, lavender, and red berries. They’ll be uplifting and light, making them perfect for warm days. Spring is the time of flowers too, so bring the colour of fresh blooms into your home with bunches of vibrant tulips, daffodils, or peonies. A vase of flowers lifts your mood as well as your home.
Give your home a sparkle clean and get into those forgotten-about areas. Clean your windows inside and out, removing all that winter dirt and grime, allowing you to let all that lovely sunshine in! Get rid of cobwebs and wipe-down the walls. Hoover underneath all your sofas, chairs, and units – washing any upholstery that can be thrown in the machine - to make your home feel thoroughly clean and refreshed.
The layout of your furniture impacts the feeling of your home more than you might realise. With the dark winter months out the way, consider moving around a few pieces to help lift the room and make it appear lighter and brighter. This might be a side table and chair or an entire bedroom suite. Either way, giving some rooms in your home a furniture refresh can do wonders for helping you feel revitalised. You’ll get that new home feeling, without having packed up one box!
Don’t forget to prepare your outdoor spaces for the new season as well. Read our handy guide to help Get Your Garden Ready for Spring.