Spring is in the air at last and our thoughts turn to making the home look it’s best. Of course, that isn’t always cheap, but with a little know-how and planning, it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few ways that you can jazz up your home on a budget ready to let in the longer days…
Candles are always a great idea for the home, not only are they pretty to look at but they also can make it smell clean and fresh. Choose scents for the spring time such as floral smells and fresh cotton. Pretty pastel colours will make your home look light and airy.
Speaking of light and airy, light coloured fabrics are perfect for this time of the year. Think of tablecloths and cushion colours in pastel colours. If you want to put a unique spin on it, it is easy to make your own and there are plenty of tutorials out there if you feel you need a hand. You can use white cotton fabric from http://www.higgsandhiggs.com/fabrics/plain-cotton-fabric.html to make curtains, cushion covers and even tablecloths and chair covers which will make your home look fresh and clean.
Another addition to your home to make it more summery, is bunting. In recent years it has gained popularity and there are now many quirky and pretty styles around to choose from which add a special individual touch to your home, it is also another thing that is very easy to make yourself.
Making your own custom furniture or updating what you already have can add a real spring time sparkle to your home and you can stamp your own unique touch on it. Cover the fronts of drawers in wallpaper of your favourite design and varnish over it for unique and personal furniture. You can paint it with chalk paints which look lovely and come in light shades perfect for the Spring.
Don’t just paint your furniture – treat your walls to a lick of paint too to breathe a breath of fresh air into your room – it is surprising what difference a paint job can make to your home. Have a look around for some artwork that you particularly like as well or better still create your own if you are feeling creative for a personal touch.