With April in full swing, it’s impossible not to notice tiny imperfections in and around your home: colour peeling from the walls, leaky or clogged gutters, and messy gardens. It’s high time you snapped out of winter blues and gave your home nice refreshment this spring. If you’re wondering where to begin and aren’t exactly sure what to focus on, we’re giving you a list of things you should keep in mind while working on your home.
Paint the walls
Get new rugs
If you had heavy wool carpets on your floors, you might want to have a break and show off some of that lovely flooring you’ve got. On the other hand, if you’ve always preferred bare floors, you might want to consider covering them up for a change, even just a little bit. The best way to have it all is to choose the right rug for every room. Make them plain, textured, colourful, or choose the ones with geometric print. Make sure the size is right and that the colour matches the rest of the room. This way, you will make the entire room seem more spacious and it will also be easier to clean.
Don’t forget the floors
You can easily find Quality Discount Timber if you know what to look for: Tasmanian oak, spotted gum, and Australian chestnut all differ in colour, and you should see which one would be best for your home before you set off to buy it. Do a bit of research and keep in mind that floors should match the furniture and keep the room balanced, so choose lighter or darker shades accordingly. Always pay special attention that the floors are waxed and well-polished since scraped floors always appear dirty even when they’re freshly cleaned.
Change the curtains
Do you have those heavy curtains which don’t fold crisply when draw or those which are so light they don’t fall well? Picking the right curtains can be difficult, but when you do it right, you will realize that great curtains make a room. When you want material that falls well, pick velvet, silk, or faux silk, and even linen will do the trick, but keep in mind that curtains are here to keep the sunlight out of the room. Since they are exposed to sunlight all the time, the colour will eventually fade, so be prepared to replace them at least once a year.
Clean the windows
When was the last time you really cleaned your windows? You may be thorough, but cleaning the windows can be seen as meaningless job – with all the insects, dust, pollen, and rain going on, you might as well clean them twice a day and they’d still be dirty. Simple and effective way to keep your windows cleaner than they used to be is to put mosquito net outside. Mesh screen will not only keep the insects out, but there will be less dust as well. For cleaning up those fingerprints from your glass surfaces, you can use plain old mixture of white vinegar and lemon juice – it smells heavenly and wipes away all dirt.
Bring outdoors inside
Incorporating bits and pieces of nature into your home doesn’t mean that you have to have a green thumb and spend hours taking care of plants. Your home décor will be much improved if you decide to bring in fresh flowers every now and then and keep them in vases. Still, it’s much easier if you decide to plant something yourself – aloe vera or small cacti in a glass bowl don’t require too much care, but they will look great in your living room. You can also keep pots with bamboo and Boston fern in your bathroom because these enjoy humidity and warmth. Succulents are adorable and whey can thrive on little water and grow on pretty much anything, and they are a great way to refresh your home. You can also plant herbs and keep them in your kitchen so you always have fresh basil and parsley for your meals.
Spring is the loveliest season where everything comes back to life after winter hibernation. Getting rid of the winter blues can be easy as long as you’re determined to be thorough and open to new ideas. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune too, and with a few little tweaks you will be able to completely transform your home. Find inspiration on the internet but also in nature, and try to make your home as bright and fresh as the season itself.