4 small changes you can make around the home this spring

4 small changes you can make around the home this spring


Posted 22nd May by Peter Byrne

Has the arrival of spring left you lusting after some new styles for your home?

Whether you're just a bit bored of your interiors and want to jazz things up, or are renting and feel like a quick overhaul, we've spoken to Oak Furnitureland who share their creative ideas - they're bound to help you stylishly transition between the seasons...

1. Wall factor

If you're fed up with looking at your walls, that probably makes them the best place to start. Stylist Joanna Thornhill recommends Macramé - it's enjoying its moment in the spotlight at the minute.

If you’re a fan of wall hangings, the good news is you don't have to be overly skilled to create something that’s effective. You could try attaching lengths of wool to a brass bar and then mix it with different colours - that way, it's coordinated with your interiors.

Then, to finish off the look, either trim the ends to a uniform length or to a point.

If you're not able to change things around so radically, why not try wall decals or washi tape? It's perfect for renters who don't want to annoy their landlord. Playing around with patterns presents you with an effective way to change things up, and has the advantage of being easy to remove.

Are you looking for something that mixes both style and functionality? Well, a mirror could fit the bill, and has the benefit of reflecting light around your room, creating one that seems both bigger and brighter. 

2. Moving

If you feel like you're stuck in something of a style rut, a way around it could be by trying it from a different perspective. If you're able to, change the layout of your room - why not reposition the dining table or desk to be closer to the window? You'll then have a way to make the most of the longer days.

3. Colour coordination

If you're able to, don't miss out on the chance to pair your home. Even just a small injection of colour is able to have a big impact - a shade that's proved especially popular this year is Living Coral, Pantone's colour of the year. Hot on its heels is Terracotta.

These cheerful shades will not only brighten up your space, but have the benefit of being able to define particular spaces too.

However, there are alternate ways to give your home a pop of colour, if you either don't want to, or can't get your brush out.

Rugs, cushions and throws come in all manner of patterns and shades, and are a brilliant, cost effective update for a space where you're after a particular colour fix.

4. Season come, season go

To fit in with the lighter feel of spring, it's time to shrug off the cosier layers in your home, and make the most of the warmer weather by swapping the heavy fabrics for lighter cottons and linens.

A versatile option to try is a blanket box - not only is it a handy storage solution, but it can also be repurposed around the home as a coffee table or even used as somewhere to put your shoes in the hallway.






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