Whether we like it or not, this is the season for giving our properties a good old clean and a welcoming spruce. This means rolling up our sleeves, dusting off those shelves and giving our homes some much needed TLC. However, there's more to spring than rolling out the cleaning products – this sunny and bright season is also the perfect time for doing a spot of redecorating, especially if you're thinking of selling up in the near future. Here are some quick and simple ways to give your house a new springtime lease of life, without breaking the bank.
Paint some pastels
Now that winter's on its way out, it's time to give our walls a taste of bright, light colour. Grey is currently top of the interior décor wall shade list, so if you're looking to incorporate this tone into your home decoration, choose a light grey with a slight blue or lilac tint. Alternatively, ditch the grey all together and go all-out spring with some pastel yellow. It's a great alternative to magnolia and helps make small spaces feel bigger. Another bold option is Pantone's colour of the year, 'greenery'. This zingy yellow-green feels and looks like spring in a paint can.
Keep it light, bright, and airy
Already dreaming of your summer getaway? White cotton sheets immediately brighten up your bedroom and add a bit of boutique hotel style. Equally, add some floaty white drapes to your living room, a crisp table cloth to your dining table or some scatter cushions in this clean shade to your sofa to brighten up other rooms in your house.
Bring the outside in
Whether you're staging your home for a viewing or simply want to give your interiors a pop of colour, add some freshly cut flowers to a couple of rooms. This year there's a new trend taking the interiors world by storm: Jungalow. The term, which was invented by LA-based designer Justina Blakeney, involves rainforest-inspired prints with fern-fronds and bright florals. Look out for cushion covers and shower curtains featuring jungle prints and dot them about your home (along with some real plants).
Rearrange your furniture
When it comes to giving your home a spring clean-out, you don't need to ditch everything but the kitchen sink. You'd be surprised at what a big difference a small reshuffle can make. Simply switching around couches or moving your bed to a different wall can change the feel of the room. It might just give your old furniture a new lease of life and give the space a new springtime look too.