As Queensland home builders we know all too well just how much Queenslanders love the warmer months. Afternoons spent lazing in the sun, BBQ’s on the deck, kids in the pool, it’s a magic time of year. And now that the hibernation months are well and truly behind us, we want to offer you a little spring inspiration.
Time to pack away those winter woollies, take down the heavy drapes and celebrate what is arguably the most beautiful time of year. It’s a season of change. The perfect opportunity to experiment with colour and patterns and bring a bit of fun and life back into your home.
Here are some of our simple tips to help bring a little zest back into your home, just in time for the warmer months.
Change of linen
During winter, most of us turn to dark colours and heavy fabrics, anything to keep ourselves warm. We use thick curtains and draped blankets to create a cosy atmosphere. Spring is the time to pack it all away. Opt for sheer curtains or light cotton fabrics to make the most of natural light and fresh air. Choose a few statement pieces in bright colours or bold textures. Think cushions for your lounge, a new quilt cover or fun piece of artwork. Anything that will make your room pop!
Out with the old and in with the new. Don’t worry; we are all a little guilty of holding on to too much junk at times. Use this time of year to rid your home of unwanted/dated furniture pieces, old clothes, broken toys and anything else taking up valuable space in your home. Start repairing items that have been on your maintenance ‘to do list’ for too long. A good spring clean helps re-energise your home.
Bring in the blooms
Spring and flowers come hand in hand. There are so many ways to incorporate them into your home. Use quirky vases, mason jars or little vintage pieces that bring interest and style. There are no rules, so go with your own taste. Try contrasting colours like pink and aqua, purple and yellow. Use different sizes and shapes and just have fun. Not only will they look great, but your home will be smelling wonderful in no time.
By deliberately positioning your furniture in certain ways, you can maximise functionality and space within your home. Remove large storage furniture pieces and organise your closets to make room for items that don’t need to be displayed, or that aren’t used regularly.
Replace your coffee table with a cluster or nest of side tables. Or use an upholstered ottoman or multifunctional piece of furniture that that can be relocated or utilised in other areas of the home. Make use of storage on walls to showcase your ceramics, books and ornamental items. There are so many creative and unique storage options on the market. Let your creative flair fly!