Give your home a Spring makeover
Spring is the perfect time to give your home a new look if it's starting to feel boring and bland.
After a while a home can start to feel boring, especially if you have had the same look for more than a few years. Paint finishes start to dull and darker, furniture becomes saggy and stained, and rooms feel lifeless and lacking in personality.
Spring is considered a time of re-birth, a time for a fresh start, and if your home needs more than a spring clean perhaps it's time to look at giving rooms a brand new look with paint, furniture and accessories.
Prepare the room
The first step in your Spring makeover is to take all the furniture out of the room. This is the time when you need to decide what stays and what goes. If you know your furniture is not doing the room any favours, look at replacing this. If you sell your old furniture at an online auction you can recoup a bit of money and put this towards new furniture.
With all the furniture out of the way you can give the room a good clean from the floor to the ceiling. Remove curtain rods or rails and give them a clean as well.
Wash down walls and trim with Sugar Soap, rinse and dry to have everything ready for painting.
Grab your paintbrushes
Start with the ceiling and paint your way down to the floor. Make sure to put down drop cloths to protect floors while you paint the ceiling, walls and trim.
You will find a wide selection of Fired Earth paint products at your local Builders Warehouse for painting all the surfaces in a home. If you have never painted a ceiling before you will definitely want to try out the Fired Earth Ceiling Paint is a water based paint that goes on pink and dries white, making it easier to see where you have painted.
Fired Earth Whispers range is a water based paint suitable for interior and exterior use. The finish is low sheen and washable that is ideal for any room in a home, plus it's easy to apply and dries in 4 hours. Fired Earth Whispers is available in Whispers or White and trendy colour options.
Now it's time to go shopping for new furniture and decor accessories. This time around be on lookout for furniture that is timeless and won't age too quickly. Neutral hues are always a popular trend, and even if you have children and pets you can opt to go with a neutral grey lounge suite that won't show the dirt.
Wherever you choose to shop for furniture or decor accessories, now is the time when home decor stores are putting their Spring collections on view.
Purely as an example, we've included some of the exciting new collections available at Mr Price Home. The new Spring range includes a selection of chairs, sofas and lounge suites in trendy designs and neutral colours. Plus, you can accessorize your decor accessories to match the furniture that you select.