Yesterday was officially the first day of Spring and what a beautiful day it was! Spring is such an inspiring season – it’s a time of new ideas, rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. It makes us want to spring clean our homes, throw out the old and bring in the new! So what a great time to redecorate and bring some of that freshness and rejuvenation into our lives and homes! Here are some ideas for a spring inspired space!
An easy way to inject some spring into your bedroom is to invest in some brightly coloured floral bed linen. It brings instant brightness and vigour to a room.
Brighten up the kiddy’s rooms by painting a pretty mural on their wall – instant happiness!
Floral wallpaper is a sure fire way to bring spring inside!
A cheap and cheerful way to bring some spring in is to place some seasonal flowers around your home.
Mix things up in your home accessories and place some bright pops of colours with cushions and ornamental accents.
Updating an old piece of furniture just by priming and repainting it in white, or even adding some wallpaper to the insets in the piece (as seen above) will lighten up an old tired dresser and instantly give it a spring in it’s step!
Adding a brightly coloured rug to a room will inject some instant spring!
A new piece of art work is a simple way to add pops of bright colour.
Why not up the ante and paint a room! Popping a lovely fresh pastel colour in a room will instantly brighten things up.
Adding some spring into your home can be as simple as a new vase or as dramatic as repainting a room; you decide. But when deciding to update your space, keep in mind this season is not here forever, so be practical and think through your choices for the long term, especially if it is a big change like a repaint. So what do you do to add a little spring into your life? Do you have any tips on how to add some spring to a home?
Swedish sisters, Marie and Annica Eklund are the owners of the highly successful company Boland who produce these stunning carpet tiles. They have designed these new concept tiles in various shapes and sizes that allows you as much creative freedom as you can muster up! The new ‘wing’ tiles come in a choice of 62 colourways and in the shapes seen below:
As if that wasn’t clever enough, Boland was awarded the Australian Green Tag Level A Certification from an initiative to use renewable plasticiser and are working on using as much recycled materials in their products as possible. But they don’t compromise on quality; their products are infamous for their high wear rating and extended life.
Graphic flooring is the next big thing. This look would be stunning as a full floor covering creating floor art or if you’re not that brave, subtly bring it in with a border strip around the perimeter of a room or simply place a strip down a corridor. What do you think, love or hate?!
Spring is in the air – can you smell it? Flowers are blooming, nights are getting warmer and the days are just beautiful. We humans are funny aren’t we?! Even though these same seasons come and go every year, we still never fail to get excited about a new one! And springtime is my favourite; full of promise, bright colours and hope! So I have chosen it for the theme of our thrifty Tuesday post! So lets have a look and see what lovelies are out there in the spring collections to add some brightness to our space and banish the winter blues!
Brighten up any room with this versatile basket from http://www.downtothewoods.com.au $45
Love these! Wire candlesticks from Zest, New Zealand available from http://www.crateexpectations.com.au $29.95
Brighten up your laundry with this beautiful linen basket from http://lumiereartandco.com.au $45
Update a room in an instant with these peel and stick ‘Easy Frames’ from http://www.hardtofind.com.au $29
Bring a little bit of spring inside with these pretty wall stickers
from http://www.everythingbegins.com $40
Nothing says spring like a yellow chevron cushion! http://www.downthatlittlelane.com.au $39
I love happy prints that remind us of what’s important!
‘Tis the season to sow those seeds and Ikea have a pretty little pot pop them in! http://www.ikea.com $6.99
And finally, the pineapple is a reminder of the nice warm sunny days to come! You’ll find this lovely from http://www.freedom.com.au $19.95
So that’s it for another Thrifty Tuesday! Will you be updating your space for Spring? What do you like to do to brush the cobwebs of winter away?