February 2015 archive

Updating your home when spring has sprung

Spring is a time of new starts and new birth, and this feeling can be brought from the outside in with a few simple changes to your home’s interior design. Spring florals and pastel shades can lighten up a home after the darker winter months, freshening the feel of each room with a breath of invigorating air.

 For a quintessentially English country cottage look, our Bloomsbury Plum design is perfect. Featuring a blooming deep purple print, velvet details and a contrasting stripe to the reverse, this print is the cornerstone of any Spring-inspired bedroom.

 We think it looks best teamed with our Bloomsbury Stripe, an elegantly designed style made using soft cotton sateen.

 If you’re more of a fan of plain colour or white bedding, you can bring Spring inside with floral wallpaper, but steer away from darker shades or large floral patterns. Think ditsy prints, small designs and lighter colors.

 For the crafty DIYers amongst you, a great way to give a room a Spring makeover without stretching the purse strings too far is to reupholster existing items. With the aid of some fabric from a haberdashery store, a nail or glue gun, and a bit of patience, you can transform any old and tired fabric chair into a slice of Spring. The best place to start is Pinterest – there are plenty of crafty bloggers who offer great step-by-step tutorials to help even the most amatuer decorator produce a high-end result..

 Mason jars are the absolute go-to design solution, and the reason is simple – you can do absolutely anything you like with them, and it’s almost guaranteed to look great.

 A great way to add a touch of Spring to your home is to revamp your existing kitchen storage using pastels. We came across these gorgeous jars on every crafter’s favourite site, Etsy, but the look is easy to recreate at home.

 A few top tips – use acrylic paint to ensure maximum coverage of the glass, and to achieve a neat finish when sanding off the paint over the text, use a nail file for extra accuracy?