It’s that time of the year where the sun is shining, the flowers are starting to bloom and we have a sudden desire (or streak of motivation!) to overhaul our homes. With the outside looking as beautiful as it does, isn’t it time your interiors had a spring refresh too? We’ve collated some top tips to help you bring the beauty of outside… inside!
1. Get Sorting
Before you can achieve a full interior refresh, you’ll need to de-clutter. Take the time to assess your space and recycle, donate or throw away anything that is no longer serving you or your interior goals. If you’re struggling to refine your possessions, think about how much more room you’ll benefit from if you remove unnecessary clutter.
One idea is to remove everything out of the way first, but hold off on throwing it out just yet. This technique will show you the results of a successful decluttering right before your eyes, before you do any of the work. Seeing and feeling how great the space now feels might make departing with items easier. Then, start to introduce the items that you simply cannot live without for a considered, clutter free space.
2. Schedule A Deep Clean
Grab the rubber gloves, reach for the cleaning products and scrub your home from top to bottom. Although that may sound daunting, a fresh and sparkling canvas is the best place to start when overhauling your home interior.
Still not sure where to start? It suggested that the best place to tackle first is… from the top! It’s much easier to tackle those harder-to-reach surfaces that are higher up first. So, the ceiling, ceiling trim, light fixtures (including bulbs) and walls should be cleaned first. The best tool to use for this is a clean microfibre mop or a duster with a telescopic handle.
3. Add Wall Art… Everywhere!
Gallery walls have been a huge interior trend for a long time now, and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down any time soon. For a spring refresh that will last through all seasons, create a personalised gallery wall consisting of your favourite photos.
Easy to switch up whenever the feeling takes you, our hexxas is ideal for those who like to constantly update their home interior or keep on top of trend seasonality. If you’re in need of some inspiration to get started, we’ve have already rounded up the best design trends to help you curate beautiful wall art – including the infamous gallery wall.
4. Create Your Own Home Accessories
As you’re already in the midst of sorting, make the effort to dig out your old photographs as you can turn them into decorative items that will uplift and transform your home. Whether your photos have been stored away in a box, or simply stored on your phone, now is the time to give them a new lease of life.
The beauty of designing your own accessories is that they truly are one-of-a-kind and cannot be found on the high street. Nostalgic, personal and high quality, you’ll have lots of fun making them too. From Wall Art and Framed Prints to Photo Cushions and Photo Mugs, you can freshen up your space in next to no time.
5. Let There Be (Natural) Light
It’s time to ditch the dark curtains and embrace the lighter mornings and evenings! With 70% of us claiming that natural light boosts our mood, Spring is the perfect time to let as much sunshine into our homes as possible.
Swap those dark and heavy patterned fabrics and replace them with lightweight curtain panels. This switch will maximise the natural light and create an open, free flowing space.
6. Print Your Photos
You heard it here first – tangible photos are underrated in the interior industry, and we need to embrace Photo Prints.
Pop online and order all sorts of crafting equipment such as bunting, ribbon, clips and small flowers. These can all be intertwined amongst your photos and will look beautiful on display. This is a lovely way to preserve your most treasured memories in a decorative way and will turn a plain wall into a montage of your favourite moments.
7. Decorate Your Shelves
You probably have numerous shelves dotted around your home, but have they become a place of clutter, rather than a showcase of aesthetic decor? Shelves are a great way to maximise and utilise your space, so a quick refresh will do wonders to your interior.
If you’re feeling inspired, we’d recommend creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK to place on your shelves. Don’t just stop at one – make as many as you have photos for!
That way, you always have a place to showcase your creations and reflect on the happy memories you’ve enjoyed. Travel photo books are particularly impressive here, as they’re both visual and personal to you.
Show Us Your ‘Spring Clean.’
If you’ve embraced the new season and embarked on a fresh start, we want to see the finished result! Head on over to our social media channels and tag us in your masterpieces on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.