Something about the change of seasons always makes us want to take on a bit of a spring clean. What’s the aim? A bit more light in the rooms, more vibrancy, and generally a cleaner looking space to call home. Not sure where to start? Check out this quick step by step guide to get your place looking it’s very best! Let’s kick things off with:
- Get rid of stuff first
The easiest and most fun part of any freshen up starts with a good clear out. It’s simple, if you haven't used it in over a year and it’s not a book, it’s gotta go. Drop your hoarder tendencies and clear out as much clutter as you can. This step alone often has a mighty impact that’s hugely rewarding. Be ruthless - every square-inch counts!
- Rearrange the furniture
Once you have the space, you can play around with the biggest things in the house. Move chairs, sofas, desks, and tables. Explore new layouts and mix things up. You’ll be amazed how much excitement can be drawn from simply sitting with a new perspective.
- Add new mirrors
Mirrors are special fixtures that need to be played with carefully but you can make a huge impact by throwing new ones in new places or simply switching up positions. Think about how you want light to reflect around the room. Place mirrors opposite light sources like lamps or windows if you want to brighten things up. Also consider placing mirrors in areas where you’ve never seen your reflection before rather than just sticking to the boring basics. Consider ground level in your living room, the kitchen, going much larger in the bathroom, or in the hallways.
- Grab some indoor plants
Once you’ve nailed all the big ticket items, it’s time to get in some of the finer details. Plants always help to brighten up a space because all humans are engineered to adore them. You’ll need to buy certain species that are perfectly suited to indoor environments, unless you really feel like replacing them every week. Cactuses, for example, are nature's long-lasting statues.
- Time to get scrubbing
The final stage to your seasonal mash-up is an almighty clean. Because you’ve already moved everything around to where you want it, the dust has settled and you’ll be able to hit places that haven't been touched in a long time. Don't stop the creativity at this point! Try new fragrances and cleaning products that you’ve never tried before. New dusters, new carpet powders, or new air fresheners all count. Your nose loves new scents - spoil it!
That’s our quick guide on getting your home brighter and better in a flash. Think we’ve missed anything? Get in touch or leave a comment below to let us know!