We Ozzies can almost smell Spring in the air..... pink cherry blossoms are common street trees around the inner city streets near where l live and they're bursting with flowers everywhere.....These days all the new estates are planted out in natives, which is as it should be, and great for the wildlife, but they're just nowhere as pretty as rows of blooming trees. Yesterday l took my secatuers and a basket in my car, l was on a mission to find a cherry blossom street and do a bit of "pruning:-)"
Since Spring is the perfect time for a bit of cleaning, clearing and redecorating l thought l'd share a few budget friendly ideas to rejuvenate and revive Spring freshness in your house, and one of these days l might even try out a few of these tips myself..haha..
A good starting point to me is always paint....it's cheap and easy to master. The colour range is huge and makes the most impact in a space...the paint idea isn't limited to the walls, it's great to have a few cans of your favourite coloured spray paint on hand so you can do over your furniture as well...maybe a side table, dresser or chair/s....you might like to try some of the metallic paints. l recently painted a dresser white with silver drawers for my market stall. The silver came up great and very little paint was needed for good coverage.
After painting, a bit of decluttering will make a room feel more spacious and light.... it costs nothing except a little time and discipline. While you're decluttering assess your furniture, can it be upcycled or parts of it reused, or made into something else entirely. The kids' old single beds are great turned into daybeds or made into part of a sectional sofa by taking both bed-ends off. Dressing tables make great tv units, l've done this twice already, see here and here.
Next would be to Spring clean what remains and then add a few pieces to funky up your room. You may want to buy, make or reinvent pieces to make this happen.
See what's trending at websites like Ikea, Anthropologie, pinterest and instagram. or check out your favourite décor shops and magazines for inspiration. Hardware stores and reclamation yards are generally budget friendly and contain a wealth of decorating ideas.
Have a happy weekend everyone and thanks so much for popping in here.
Til next time,