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Get set for spring in four easy steps

21st March 2014
Springtime is finally upon us and here at iLiv we’ve been busy creating themes and ideas to get you set for the warmer months. Now that our surroundings are getting something of a makeover, your home may require an overhaul too. Take inspiration from our four steps to spring living:

1. Spring clean your home

There’s no better time for a spring clean than, well, spring. Clean windows to let the light flood in and have a sort through things stored away for long periods. If there’s anything you haven’t needed in the past six to eight months, chances are you won’t need it in the next six to eight months either. Pass it onto the local charity shop where it can be put to good use; you’ll notice the result is your room has more space and light, making it seem a lot bigger.

2. Give a new lease of life to forgotten items
Your spring clean could uncover forgotten items that can be used in new ways, and we recommend ensuring you have a few pieces in your home that have a story to tell. Take old plates out of the cupboard and display them like wall art to add character and story to your home.

You can even create the impression of something new by revamping things you already own. Give your cushions a makeover by adding lace edging, ribbon ties or crocheted corners.

3. Experiment with colour

A fresh lick of paint can revitalise any room or piece of furniture with minimal effort. Opt for light colours to brighten up your home, and experiment with dip-dying effects on bannisters and cushions for distinctive, up-to-date trends.

Introducing a new key colour can give your living space a fresh feel. Team a feature wall with co-ordinating cushions, and be brave with your accessories as these can easily be changed at a later date. Mix on-trend geos with florals and tie them together with a matching colour. There’s more creative colour ideas on the Add Colour to your Life board on Pinterest.

4. Use your surroundings

Take inspiration from the turn of the season and look for patterns which have floral blooms or botanical clusters. Use softened versions of the colours you see in your garden and bring them into your home to create a fresh palette, or use colours that are bang on-trend for the season, such as powdery blues, soft greens and pastels. Bring the outside in with in-season flowers and arrange them alongside green foliage from your garden. Get creative by wrapping twine around the flowers or vase.

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