After a long winter, nothing feels better than dusting off the cobwebs and the dirt in your home and getting stuck into some spring cleaning and redecorating. Lighter nights and evenings mean more natural light in the home, and that feeling of hibernation has disappeared. So if you’re looking to spruce up your home a little, then here are some budget-friendly ways to do so; which will you try first?
Dirt and grime can gather on the windows when it’s colder, as well as things like mould and mildew. Do having a good clean of your windows can make them sparkle like new. You’ll be surprised at just how much more natural light you get into the home when the windows have been cleaned!
Having a home that is full of stuff, can make it feel much busier and messier than it actually is. So now could be the time to have a declutter and sort your things. One good rule to go by is the six month rule. If you haven’t used something for six months, and don’t think that it’s likely that you’ll use it in the coming six months, then it is time for it to go.
Bring in the Outside
Improving the air quality in your home is always a good thing. And one easy and sure fire way to do just that, as well as improving the look of the home, is to bring in the outdoors. Some houseplants can be a good way to make the home look more cozy, while improving the vibrancy and air quality of the room. It is simple to do and will fit pretty much every budget. Some fresh flowers or succulents can work well for you too.
After months of cooler weather, you’re likely to have not been outside to even look at the garden or do repairs to the exterior. However, a fresh coat of paint can bring the whole space to life. If you can’t quite face doing it yourself, then call in some painters to do it for you. It can be pretty quick to do so, but will make a big difference to the look of the outside of your home.
They say that a change is as good as a rest. So why not change up some of your rooms? You could change where your bed is in your bedroom, as well as your dresser and drawers. How about moving the sofas round in your living room or the dining table furniture to face somewhere different? This will only take a couple of hours, cost nothing, and make you feel like you’re living somewhere completely brand new.
Choose a Project
Having one project to work on over the coming months can keep you focused and get you to achieve something you’ve been wanting to do. Whether that is upholstering a chair, creating artwork for your home or making your own curtains. Choose something you’ve wanted to do for a while and take time to focus on it and get it done.