Is it a little premature to be talking about Spring? I think not! Let’s face it, unless you have a birthday or holiday to look forward to, January and February can be a bit depressing. So with warmer days on the horizon, let’s talk about how we can inject a little bit of Spring in to our homes (for less than £30).
Flowers and plants
Flowers are temporary but absolutely necessary to bring us out of the January blues. Daffodils and tulips are the obvious choice and making their way in to the shops as we speak. You can normally pick up a bunch of daffodils for £1, or even better for free from your own garden.
House plants give a room an instant uplift and if looked after well, can last for years. For low maintenance plants, Monstera’s (Swiss cheese plants) and rubber plants are pretty easy to care for. My favourite places to shop for plants are Lidl and Ikea. Lidl doesn’t stock them all the time, but if you follow me on Instagram, I will always try and let you know when they are getting them in on my stories.
Cushions are a great way to adjust the colour scheme within a room, especially if you have a pretty neutral palette overall. Try clashing patterns by keeping the tones within the fabric the same. H&M have some really great cushion covers at affordable prices and here are a few of my favourite picks.
If you live in the UK, then you’ll know that during spring the weather can be a little unpredictable so it’s always good to have a few throws to hand. If you get them in a nice bright colour or print then you can create a feature by displaying them in a basket or on an old rustic ladder (I got mine for £5 from gumtree).
To give your bedroom a little bit of a makeover, naturally buying new bedding is a good way to go. However, if like me your bedding is white and good for all year round then a new bedspread can make all the difference. The only problem here is this post is about six updates for under £30, and not many bedspreads are priced below that, fear not though, I have a solution…. use a table cloth!
Essentially a table cloth is just a large piece of fabric, so the possibilities of what you can do with it are endless. Putting it on your bed though is such an easy and cheap way to instantly change the look of your bedroom. Here are a few of my favourite table cloths that H&M have in at the moment, the best bit is they leave enough change to get some cushion covers too! Happy days!
If you’re not phased by painting, then a full room colour change is probably the most drastic way to update a room. Perfect spring shades include sage green, pastel pink and warm neutrals. If you’re not up for committing to an entire room then why not go for a half and half wall? Or create a statement on the ceiling? The features you can create with paint are endless, it’s just about being creative and the best bit is that, once it’s done if you decide against it you can just paint over it again.
One of my plans over the next couple of weeks is to give our front door a makeover. At the moment it’s grey which I’m totally over now! Painting your front door doesn’t take long and can give your house instant kerb appeal.
While we’re on the subject of front doors then adding a spring wreath to yours is a lovely, creative way to spruce it up.
Traditionally, wreaths are associated with Christmas but just lately we seem to be embracing and taking full advantage of other reasons to hang beautiful handmade wreaths on our doors.
Whether you go with faux or fresh you can definitely make a Spring/easter wreath for yourself for £30, or even better for free from the foliage in your garden. In actual fact, I think I’ll do a tutorial soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that one.
If you’re thinking, what the hell is a spring wreath then here is some inspo taken from Pinterest.
Last but not least, bright accessories are of course a fantastic way to update your home for Spring.
From vases and planters to candles and mirrors, these small changes can actually make a huge difference.
Take a look around you at what you already have as well. Have you got terracotta pots that you could paint or decorate, or old glass vases you could spray a different colour? Up-cycling something you already have avoids waste and gives something old a completely new lease of life.
I hope I have inspired you to give your home a little spring update.
Until next time,