The festive season has drawn to a close and we’re all preparing for the slog that the next few winter months. It’s somewhat had to believe that days are getting longer again since leaving the house at 7 in the morning, or returning after five, is still done in almost total darkness. The new year is nevertheless always a good time to look ahead – especially when it comes to interiors. If you’re ready to make a few spring tweaks to your home in 2019, then read out guide below.
Decluttering is a piece of advice that’s bound to pop up again and again, with good reason. Style and clutter tend to not mix. There’s no point trying to update the look of your living room if it’s going to get filled with needled objects again. That’s not to say that minimalism is the only answer to interior woes. Clutter is the random placement of random objects whilst interior design is about owning and displaying with intentionality. Still not convinced? Tidying expert Marie Kondo’s new show on Netflix might just give you the inspiration, and gentle nudge, needed to let go of objects that serve no purpose in your life and give the ones you love a new lease of life.
When it comes to our living rooms, sofas tend to be the items we spend the most money on. This spring take a realistic look at your current one and try to remember when you purchased it. If the cushions are looking sad and flat, covers washed out after countless goes in the washing machine, then you might be due an upgrade. It’s hard to make an old, worn out sofa look good so if you can spare the cash then a new sofa will make all the difference in your living room. You can now find lots of modern sofas that are also sofa beds, giving you options for when people come to stay – a win/win!
Adding colour to your living room doesn’t have to be a big commitment thanks to the availability of affordable accessories. Take inspiration from Pantone and its annual colour of the year; 2019 will be the year of Living Coral, a pastel salmon-y peach that can brighten up any living space. You’ll see this colour in all stores for the new season so finding something you like won’t be a problem. Try swapping your cushion covers for ones with a bit more colour; don’t get too matchy-matchy with it as it tends to look too prim, instead mix up textures and patterns. Cushion covers are an easy swap to make throughout the seasons, without breaking the bank. Other areas to reconsider colour are the room’s artworks; a lot of retailers now offer beautiful and affordable prints so there’s no excuse to leave those walls bare.
Updating your living room for spring doesn’t have to be expensive. Just a few clever tricks can bring heaps of fresh light and feel to your space. Invest in big pieces like soft furnishings and save on accessories that you can rotate seasonally.