Spring Forward your Home

Wayhay!!!! It’s almost April at last, officially Spring… The weather has suggested otherwise but finally, the sun is shining. I even went for a dog walk without my ‘sleeping bag’ coat earlier, it was that warm!

So, I think it’s almost time to pack away the faux fur throws, Oodies & bobble hats & finally embrace Spring, but how do we get our homes spring ready without blowing the budget? Here are my tips for just that:

1. Declutter

Boring I know but the declutter is probably the most important aspect of getting your home ready for the Spring. If the idea fills you with dread, there are business owners out there that specialise in this & can help you with the declutter overwhelm (stand up Jo @ joperfectorder).

From clever storage solutions for those everyday items, to the packing away of seasonal items, thinning down of wardrobes (channel your inner Marie Kondo & say goodbye if it doesn’t spark joy), this is the first step on your Spring Forward Interiors project!


2. Colours

So, the declutter has got rid of the ‘noise’. Now we can concentrate on the fun stuff!

Time to inject some Spring tones into your home & many of the paint manufacturers have launched new colours to give you inspiration. Farrow & Ball have launched Eddy, Tailor Tack & Whirlybird to name a few. Each are light, airy tones that feel fresh, bright & ready to embrace the sunny, warmer weather (we hope!).

Generally speaking, think soft green’s & delicate pinks, calming blues, terracotta based orangey reds and pops of Lavender for the 2023 colour trends for Interiors. Colour has a strong link to our moods so choose colours that make you happy, calm or uplifted & content. We’re not talking a whole house refurb here, just pockets of happiness that are easier to manage. Consider repainting a kitchen door, item of furniture, single wall or a zoned area of a room. A splash of colour can do wonders for wellbeing!



3. Lighter Textures

Soft Furnishings such as cushions and throws are a versatile way to update the look of a room without spending a chunk of budget. Just updating cushion covers and recycling the cushion pads is more cost effective still and makes storage much easier. The feel & texture of any soft furnishings used in the warmer months should be lighter weight than equivalent fabrics recommended in the colder months; thinking light cottons, linens, silks and waterproof fabrics for indoor & outdoor use.

Lighter textures

4. Patterns

Soft furnishings are also a great way of adding pattern & interest (layering) to a room without the associated costs of replacing furniture or decorating. For spring / summer, think florals, jungle themes, strong & brightly coloured geometrics or bold stripes. Don’t worry too much about patterns clashing, it’s perfectly acceptable in the world of cushions!


5. Accessories

Adding fun & colour to a space is often achievable through some well placed accessories. We’re thinking bowls, candles, vases and plant pots but don’t forget the walls & the ceiling for that matter! Wall hangings, light weight tapestries, macramé and hanging plants all add to the happy vibes a well thought out scheme can provide. If an item gives you joy, I strongly advise not to have it safely hidden away but on show, pride of place where you’ll see it often & it will give all the feels.


6. Plants & Flowers

Finally, plants and flowers are a great way of making a room ‘Spring Ready’ & help to bring the outside in. Also, relatively inexpensive today, treat yourself to a bunch of tulips or daffodils to greet you as you walk through the front door. Opt for hardier varieties that don’t need a lot of care & attention (check out my earlier BLOG article – Plants; Friend or Faux) & where appropriate, don’t worry about faking it.

Also, don’t forget about the front door. A lovely Spring wreath , fresh, dried or faux can really help to give a welcoming feel to you & your visitors.

Plants Flowers

Here’s to some lovely weather around the corner for us all. The hibernation months are almost over – pass the Aperol Spritz

Jane xx

Glossary / Where to Buy:

Throw 1 – Maison Du Monde Aledo – £33.00

Throw 2 – Nordic Nest Bloomingville – £21.00

Throw 3 – Zara Striped Throw – £40.00

Cushion 1 – La Redoute Lyere – £15.00

Cushion 2 – La Redoute Wavy – £20.00

Cushion 3 – Maison Du Monde Jungle – £14.50

Accessory 1 – Dunelm Elements – £8.00

Accessory 2 – Heartcrafted Macrame Wall Hanging – £20.71

Accessory 3 – Made In Design RAAWII Strom Large Bowl – £92.03