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Top Tips to Update the Home for spring

colourful sofa_10_04_12The cold, blustery winter is long gone and spring has arrived which means there is no better time than now to add a splash of colour to your home and revitalise it for the spring/summer time. The Met Office has predicted warm weather and high temperatures this springtime in the UK, so take advantage of the glorious sunshine, spring clean the home and add some brightness to the décor.

It doesn’t have to cost the earth to update the home for spring. Small furnishings like a new picture frame, candles and new cushions can make a big difference to the interior design while watching the purse strings at the same time. Crown Paints has revealed the hottest colours for the spring/summer season for 2012 and these include bold blends of acid neons with neutral shades; summer jewels; botanical and nostalgia.

Incorporate these trends into your home in the form of new homeware. A bubblegum pink and green apron, oven glove or tea cosy is perfect to host spring tea parties; whereas the Great British seaside can be included with soft blue and pastel yellow tableware. A new runner and placemats are ideal and can be picked up for a cheap price!

Brighten up the home with a retro fresh palette of funky pink cushions, yellow flowers and red wall art. Or opt for a more floral design which is based on nature and greenery with lime, crème or grey bedding. A new rug can make a difference when friends and family walk into the house to visit this season and you can decorate the bathroom simply with new accessories of a soap dish and toilet brush holder.

A lick of paint can do the world of good too to tidy up any walls that have become dull due to wear and tear; and if you want to lighten the rooms why not rummage around some car boot sales for new curtains or blinds? You can really make a statement in a room with patterned or bright curtains but a tip is to ensure that they are backed with lining to make the house more energy efficient.

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