Spring is around the corner and it’s time to start looking out for those daffodils. Get your home prepared for the change of season with some basic tips for your interior and exterior. With a bit of a spring cleaning and sprucing, you can be sure to have a lovely welcoming home by springtime.
First things first, has the winter weather taken its toll on your house? If so it might a good idea to have it inspected before you go about cleaning and decorating. The more you pay attention to these things, the more money you will save in the future, as you won’t have to shell out for costly repairs. Things like roof cleaning services are a good idea to have done now. You will be surprised how much can be fixed with a bit of cleaning and care, rather than needing to be replaced. Have a look at your plumbing, electrics and exterior walls as well. You can find checklists online to help you with this.
Your yard is the best place to start if you want to get in the mood for the arrival of spring. Thoroughly weed and irrigate your lawn. Remove and moss and weeds. Water your grass two to three times a week and make sure it’s good and green so you’re ready to show it off. Plant some spring flowers as well to brighten up the place. If you don’t have a garden of your own you could bring plants and flowers into the house. In any case, this is a great way to create a positive atmosphere inside and to improve your mood. Gardening is very therapeutic so get those green thumbs busy. You could even set up bird feeders or treats for other local wildlife. You can also try making these yourself. You can also recycle household objects and even old stereos and technology to make your own plant pots and window boxes. Get creative outside as well!
The design trends this year are almost all focussed around having a more sustainable home. This means reducing waste and energy consumption. It’s more fashionable to decorate your home with antiques or second-hand items so check out some local markets and antique stores. You also want to revamp your furnishings by upcycling with recycled materials. This is a way you can create something not only unique but more durable. Go for natural, good quality materials as well. These will not only last longer but will go perfectly with a natural, healthy springtime look. Colorwise look into natural blues and greens, and matt pinks, which also go well with this time of year. For more interior design trends this season see here.
Who could forget the most important one? Give your place a full going over before you start decorating. To stay eco-friendly why not swap your cleaning products for more natural ones. You can buy these in most stores and they don’t include as many toxic chemicals.