10 Tips For Brightening Your Home For Spring

Posted: April 28, 2015

One of my favourite things about this time of year is how refreshed & rejuvenated the extra daylight hours make me feel. I can see why ‘Spring cleaning’ became a thing because that’s exactly what it makes me feel like doing. All of a sudden I want everything to be bright and clean and I have urges to paint everything white & yellow.

Here are my top 10 tips for brightening up your home for spring:

De-Clutter

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of ‘stuff’ in the winter. Surfaces pile up with books and knick-knacks which can make your home feel cosy during the winter months. But when the spring sunshine arrives, it’s a good idea to pack away all your coats, scarves and unnecessary items so that you can head into the season with a clean slate.

fill some nice big bowls in your kitchen with fresh fruit and veg and the room will be bursting with colour

Flowers

Nothing brightens up your home like a big fresh bunch of colourful flowers. As well as looking lovely, they’ll also make your home smell wonderful so you can put away all those scented candles too.

Bright Bedding

Bring the sunshine in with a nice bright duvet or throw for your bed. It will lift your spirits as soon as you open your eyes in the morning.

Paint

Giving your home a fresh coat of paint will instantly make it feel bigger and cleaner. White is a good choice to keep it cool in the warmer months but there’s no harm in getting creative and playing around with brighter colours.

Artwork

Adding some vivid, colourful artwork to your walls will really enliven your living space. Choose pictures that make you happy to put an instant smile on your face. You could even ask your kids to paint you a picture of sunshine or flowers to make it extra special.

Mirrors

Mirrors help the light to bounce around the room giving the illusion of space. They are especially helpful in rooms with small windows to help really bring the sunshine in

Cushions

Changing up your cushions can be a really quick and easy way of brightening up your home. Choose lighter shades of yellows, greens and blues or pick floral patterns to make you think of sunny skies and blossoming spring gardens

Crockery

What better way to brighten up your mornings than by enjoying a cup of Clipper in a bright, sunshiny mug?

Cleaning

All this extra daylight is lovely but it does show up all the dust! Giving your house a good, old traditional spring clean will make you feel refreshed and ready to take on anything. It also means that once you’ve finished you can get outside and enjoy the weather without feeling guilty!

Eat Fresh!

This doesn’t sound like an interiors tip but fill some nice big bowls in your kitchen with fresh fruit and veg and the room will be bursting with colour. Not to mention that you’ll feel great – nothing makes me feel full of sunshine like a refreshing bowl of pineapple. Switch your regular tea for a light, citrusy flavor too, like Clipper Green Tea with Lime and Ginger, to really invigorate your senses.

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