Food, House & Garden

Transform Your Home From Winter To Spring

During winter, your home has probably felt like a cosy cocoon full of thick blankets, heat as high as your energy bill will allow, and an oven full of winter casseroles and comfort food. Now, spring is here and will breathe new life into your home, making the comforts of winter feel a little stuffy. Spring cleaning doesn’t end at dusting. Here are a few ways to full transition your house into the new season:

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Change your bed sheets

The flannelette bed sheets that kept you snug during winter will be an uncomfortably hot bed during spring. Put your winter bedding in storage and replace them with some breathable cotton or bamboo sheets. Some light, pastel colours will also look much better in the new light and brighten up the room. After a long winter, this is a welcome change. For quality, luxurious and stylish bedding, linen and bathroom textiles, we love Canningvale.  Canningvale creates the highest quality, on trend, bedroom and bathroom textiles that look great and will last for years. A few of my bath sheets are over ten years old and still look great. I recently purchased two sets of the Canningvale 1000 Thread Count Palazzo Royale Premium Blend Sheet Sets (which are currently on sale for $79.75. They were $159.99). The high thread count make the sheets so soft and luxurious.

Of course, if you update your sheets, you may as well update the covers as well and we love the Canningvale Hawthorn Matelasse Quilt Cover Set. The set is currently on sale for $89.99 (usually $249.99) and is available in Castello Grey or Carrara White.

Let the light in

The benefits of sunlight cannot be denied, so this spring trade in your heavy curtains for some light drapes. Letting in the sun and the breeze will go a long way into turning your home into a shelter from winter, into a hub of fresh air and light.

Get rid of the dust

After the sunlight refreshes the rooms, it will be easier to see which spots have collected dust during the colder months. Some traditional radiators have been gathering dust in between the cracks, which will not help anyone already suffering from spring hay fever.  

Choose a new home fragrance

During winter, the smell of  slow cooking and spicy candles and diffusers are a main fragrance in the home. In the new season, try some simpler and fresher smells, like cut grass, cotton fresh or your favourite flower scent. Something that makes you feel like you’re outside enjoying the fresh spring air.  We recommend choosing quality candles and diffusers, as they tend to last longer. Unfortunately, a lot of candles lose their fragrance when burning, this is why we buy Circa Home and Glasshouse Candles for their longevity and beautiful fragrances. The stylish glass candle holder looks sophisticated in any home.

Speaking of Glasshouse fragrances, they have recently launched the gorgeous Cyprus – Sea Salt & Saffron candle. Discover the stunning island of Cyprus, a place of wonder, steeped in legend, beauty and romance. Perch yourself atop a rocky outcrop and be seduced by the twinkle of the distant sea as the Mediterranean sunset washes over you, dazzled with Lavender, Saffron and Sea Salt. A definite must have spring and summer fragrance for your home.

A light coat of paint

A bright colour will reflect the light and brighten up the room now that spring has arrived. It’s a very simple touch up, but it will go a long way. However, if you don’t feel like investing in a paint job, then you can buy a lovely, big mirror and hang it in the room that gets the most traffic. After the colour has spread throughout the space, you can use this new blank canvas to update the colour schemes and decor in the room.

Bring the outdoors indoors

Nothing says spring like flowers. A few green plants with a splash of colour will liven up any room and leave a beautiful scent. Opening the windows will stir the air that has been stagnant for months, and clean out any lingering energy from the winter of hibernation. Spring is the time to begin cultivating new life, so why not start a small herb garden on your windowsill or focus your attention on keeping one potted plant alive.

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Change the decor

Once everything is clean, and the air feels fresh, try changing the decor to match the season. Switch your fur and dark cushions for pattern and brighter coloured designs. The options are limitless.

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