With the end of lockdown in sight, Britons can start to make plans to welcome friends and family back into their homes. One of the best ways to improve your home for spring and summer is to make small interior changes. Winter decor can often include dark tones and heavy furnishings so small changes such as adding colour and light could make your home more welcoming.
Matthew Currington of The Lighting Superstore has shared his top tips to improve your home ready spring and summer.
Add some colour
A lick of paint is a simple change that can make a huge difference to your home.
Luckily, bold colours are on trend which means you can definitely add a splash of vibrance to a neutral room.
TikTok has brought back a love of eclectic 1960s decor with mid-century modern having nearly 70,000,000 views.
Mr Currington said this year, designers are looking to add a bit more “spice” to their style.
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Flowers such as tulips, lilies and daffodils are popular in supermarkets at this time of year.
Adding a bunch or two to your mantelpiece or shelves, is a great way to spruce up your home affordably.
Mr Currington explained that the flowers will not only look great but fill your home with their aroma.
The interior expert said to change-up their placement from the traditional centrepiece.
Floating shelves or a decorative ladder can be a good way to do this.
Mr Currington said this will also allow you “more scope” to change up your interiors along with the seasons or even your mood.
If you don’t like fresh flowers, you can always tried dried flowers which also last longer.
Mr Currington explained that the lighter and warmer weather marks an opportunity to swap out thermal, black out curtains for some light, linens fixtures in a neutral or pastel shade.
This allows rooms to fill with sunlight and natural warmth while boosting your mood.
However, if you can’t sleep without blackout curtains then you could always swap out other curtains around your home.
Spring and summer is also a great time to open the windows and let natural light bounce around your home.
Mr Currington said research has shown our moods improve with the beginning of spring.
The interior expert said harsh lines and rigid fixtures are a “no-go”.
Instead, Mr Currington recommended softly patterned tablecloths, pastel bedsheets and abundance of decorative, comfy cushions.