Give your home a spring makeover with these handy tips

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Syn­ony­mous with im­ages of blos­som­ing plants, pic­turesque blue skies and a beam­ing sun, spring is a sea­sonal favourite and gives you the per­fect ex­cuse to jazz up the home as we en­ter the later months of the year.

If you are look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion for the cre­ative jour­ney, in­te­rior de­signer Nick­o­las Gurtler and Oswald Homes and Res­i­den­tial At­ti­tudes in­te­rior de­signer and project man­ager Joie Steven­son shared their top spring de­sign tips.

While start­ing with flow­ers might seem the ob­vi­ous op­tion, Mr Gurtler said spring de­liv­ered the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to ex­per­i­ment with new blos­soms and add more talk­ing points to your home.

“There are so many beau­ti­ful blooms avail­able and the sim­plest way to dis­play them is to se­lect one type and ar­range them en masse in a glass ves­sel,” he said.

“A small bunch of some­thing colour­ful on a bed­side table in­stantly feels fresh and ex­u­ber­ant, whilst a fab­u­lous arrangement in sim­ple ves­sels will bring new life to a din­ing table.” With the sun stay­ing out later and the days warm­ing up, Mr Gurtler said now was the time to con­sider your win­dow treat­ments.

“In­vest in some gen­tle and light­weight sheer cur­tains,” he said. “A wall of these gently cas­cad­ing down is per­fect for fil­ter­ing in soft light whilst ad­ding an­other layer of tex­ture.

“Hang them un­der­neath your cor­nice with enough length that they gently kiss the floor for a de­signer fin­ish.”

Art­work can also add a cre­ative touch to the home, so it could be worth considering mov­ing some pieces into stor­age and in­vest­ing in some­thing new. “Do your best to find unique pieces,” Mr Gurtler said. “There are so many amaz­ing lo­cal artists and gal­leries with in­ter­est­ing works avail­able, as well as what is avail­able on­line.

“Give equal con­sid­er­a­tion to mir­rors and wall sculp­tures as to paint­ings and pho­tog­ra­phy.

“Make sure you con­sider the scale — art that is too small for a wall will look lonely.

“Spring is a time to be play­ful with your in­te­rior — a sim­ple ac­cent chair or pair of ot­tomans might be the per­fect piece to brighten up a bed­room or liv­ing space. Con­sider more sculp­tural shapes and bold colours when mak­ing your se­lec­tion.”

Ms Steven­son said the in­tro­duc­tion of spring in­flu­enced the de­sign and look of her home.

“In my house, this means spring clean­ing, a re­jig of my col­lecta­bles and a freshen up of spa­ces to re-en­er­gise my home,” she said.

“Clean fresh spa­ces are what we are af­ter, so be sure to re­or­gan­ise and de­clut­ter your col­lecta­bles and ob­jects.

“I like to pare back my spa­ces and re­move any ob­jects that don’t quite fit . . . you can al­ways swap them out in the fu­ture.”

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages/Polka Dot RF

New blos­soms add more talk­ing points.

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