Spring cleaning your home feels like it gives it a new lease of life… for a few weeks, before the clutter begins to pile up again and you are back to square one. Just getting the motivation to spring clean our homes can be tough at times, but with a bit of added extra effort, you can make just a few changes to breathe new life into your home for the year to come. As the evenings begin to last a little bit longer, now is the ideal time to grasp the opportunity to make your home feel more welcoming over the year to come. We even have a few tips to reduce the load when it comes to cleaning later in the year.
These don’t have to be wholescale changes, in fact, small additions are the perfect way to add your own style to the home. Little additions like lamps, vases, pillow cases and picture frames all provide ideal additions to adding your own personal stamp to each room.
So you’ve finally tidied away everything that was scattered across your home. This is an ideal opportunity to create a simple system of storage to keep them all tucked away, all while adding to the style of each room. Wicker baskets and shelving keep things neat and tidy while adding to the aesthetic.
Make the most of lighting
Often when you buy or rent a home, they’re installed with a standard single ceiling light. But having effective lighting is an incredibly useful way of making your home more inviting. Consider adding more lamps, a chandelier light or a floor lamp to illuminate even the darkest corners of the room.
Perhaps you’ve been walking into the same room the past year, telling yourself that you will decorate it. Well this is the best time to add a new splash of paint in anticipation for the summer, all while improving the vibrancy in the room.
The floor is hardly something you will be looking at all the time, but a tired and worn out carpet or laminate will drag the rest of your room down. Depending on which you prefer, a good carpet will add to the cosiness of the room while a stylish laminate is a great addition to the clean design of the room.
Update your bathroom
As stated before, there is no need to redo the whole bathroom, but it is a great room to improve and maintain. Little additions such as candles provide a relaxing environment, but ultimately you should be aiming to create a room with a relaxing atmosphere.
Finally, a home is officially your home where you can find fleck’s of your personality spread all over the place. Rather than sticking with the design the previous owner had, include a mix of your favourite colours, add accessories which make you feel comfortable and make an environment that you will look forward to going home to.