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Spring cleaning and tips to freshen up your interiors

Spring has officially sprung, so it’s time for the spring clean to begin and to spruce up your home ready to have guests indoors from the 17th of May – it feels strange saying this, but we have our fingers and toes crossed!

One thing we love about a spring clean is having a good sort out. Throw out any unwanted items and start to declutter the house to create a serene space, beneficial for both your house and your mind.

Decluttering

Sometimes, making a start is the hardest part. Take it one room at a time and be ruthless. It will be worth it in the end.

Once you’ve had a sort through, investing in some clever storage will help open the room and maximise space. One way is to take the Japandi approach and use a selection of natural containers like boxes or woven, bamboo and wicker baskets. Or, you can look at furniture such as footstools and sofas with built-in storage. You could even utilise your stair space to create more storage options.


Both images are from Pinterest.


How to clean your sofa

While you’re cleaning and de-cluttering the rest of the house, don’t forget about the sofa as this is often overlooked.

First things first, never machine wash or dry clean your sofa cushions. Whilst this might seem like a good idea, it can damage the fire retardancy, fade colours and affect the finish of your fabric. Instead, we would recommend using a specialist upholstery cleaning company.

However, to stay on top of the cleaning as much as possible, we have 5 easy tips for you. These will help keep your furniture looking good as new all year round.

For other household items, Good Housekeeping has lots more tips and tricks for spring cleaning, from how to give your microwave to your mattress a good clean.


Easy ways to give your interior a spring refresh

Adding a sense of spring to your interiors can be easy and needn’t break the bank. Here are some quick and easy ways:

1) Add a pop of bright or pastel colours to your interior through new cushions, blankets, throws, bedding, or new plant pots/vases in spring hues.

2) Decorate the house with bunches of flowers and greenery.

3) Paint a room or use floral/garden wallpaper.

4) Update your wall prints to reflect the outdoors.

5) Switch to the spring tableware. A neutral linen table runner and wicker placemats add a light, airy feel and pair beautifully with fresh spring flowers. Or, you can style it with bright, quirky crockery.

On the left: image from Pinterest.
On the right: small velvet and linen-backed cushions from Graham and Green.

Need more inspiration?

Explore our spring mood board using light, pastel tones. And you can find more inspiration on our pinboard on Pinterest.


Product number 4 is our Edward Armchair.
Product number 5 is our Boyd Armchair.

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