In the midst of a prolonged spring, most of all we want bright colors and light – this is especially true of the premises in which we find ourselves most often: home and office.
It is not at all necessary to decide on serious rearrangements and full repairs, most often you can refresh the interior with small forces.
Here are some tips for transforming your apartment and workplace at the lowest cost.
To begin, I recommend getting rid of things that you have not been using for a long time. The less random decor elements in your home, the better.
The easiest and fastest way to refresh the interior is to change pillowcases, remove warm, winter rugs and lay out light models in bright colors.
Wallpaper with floral prints or geometric shapes in green and yellow, decorative figurines, panels and other details will also diversify the decor.
Fresh flowers or potted plants will help you feel the spring mood. Deciduous will give the composition the desired shape and volume, while florals will add brightness. Vases and pots also play a role – when choosing, pay attention to shape and color.
If you don’t have time to look after the plants, you can always replace them with artificial ones. As an option, try decorating one of the walls with plants: a “living” wall will clean the air and protect the space from sudden temperature changes.
Before deciding on such a decor, consult with a knowledgeable person who will tell you how to organize ventilation, lighting and watering.
If you are a supporter of a cardinal approach and small changes are not enough for you, feel free to paint one of the walls in a contrasting color.
Today, deep blue, mint, all natural, spring shades are popular. To make the solution fit harmoniously into the interior, use accessories in the same gamut.
The interior aroma will complement the update – green odors with the smell of freshly cut grass or leaves. We recommend that you pay attention to perfumes with red berries or green tea with lime.
If you live in cold latitudes, do not forget to make an allowance for them in the interior.
For example, a Mediterranean style with an abundance of white, blue, as well as marble and other stones, can be an unsuccessful decision, because it creates an unnecessary feeling of coolness.
At the beginning of each year, we promise ourselves to become better – do exercises, read more and learn something new. Just in time for the spring the fuse disappears and routine defeats new beginnings.
The secret is to make them a habit – and space can help. Imagine the person you would like to be. What house does he live in?
If you want to train every day in the morning, the first step for this is to plan a place for training: where are the dumbbells, where you put the mat, what to put the smartphone on. Once you think over these points, you will avoid the temptation to fly off in the morning and be distracted in search of a suitable place.
A cozy chair with a cool lamp will help to read more, and vice versa – if there is a large TV in the center of the living room, it will not be easy to reduce the amount of time spent in front of the screen.
Magnetic wall coverings or a special board will help you place inspirational quotes or useful lists in a prominent place. If you want to communicate more with your family, then comfortable chairs with a soft pillow are what you need.
The main trends of 2020 – “conscious design” and “warm minimalism” – are associated with the rhythm of life in big cities and dependence on gadgets.
More and more people make the house a place of calm and silence: they devote space for meditation, choose white walls, throw out excess and carefully select the content.
Another large-scale trend – the maximum of living plants in the apartment – is also associated with life in the big city and our longing for nature.
People often lack courage: they want to do everything right, perfectly, beautifully, not really listening to their needs.
Be bolder: any repair becomes obsolete in seven to ten years, space cannot but change throughout life. As in any good scenario, the main thing here is the transformation of the hero.
Spring is the time when nature wakes up. One of the best ways to refresh the interior is to buy some new flowers or small trees in pots. Hyacinths can be placed on the windowsill – they will fill the room with aroma.
If the apartment has enough free space, pay attention to a small lemon or tangerine tree. Their miniature fruits are inedible, but remind of travel.
Bright accents can be added with the help of new textiles: curtains, pillows on the sofa, bedspreads for the bed and carpet – the mood in the room will instantly change. The most budgetary, but effective way to refresh the interior is to make a reshuffle.
Think about how you use the space of the apartment. Perhaps it’s time to move the workplace closer to the window, and, on the contrary, put the bed in the back of the room.
If you are willing to spend money on updating the interior, start by repainting the walls. You can emphasize the bright color on one wall behind a sofa or bed or choose a light tone for the whole room.
If you are not ready for repairs yet, take a look at the new sofa or armchair. Now there are many manufacturers who can make furniture to order.
Another easy way to refresh the interior, which we often forget about, is to take things apart. We often keep junk that will never be useful to us. If you have not used an item for more than a year, feel free to dispose of it.
Renovating the house by spring is always a good story. Tip is banal – arrange spring cleaning. Disassemble cabinets, remove unnecessary things, say goodbye to unnecessary. Sometimes it’s cleaning that allows you to see the possibility of moving furniture.
An easy way to renovate a house without repair is to change something in the places you use most often. This is usually a bed and a dining table.
Both of these interior items with the right approach become not just accents, but can completely set the tone for the bedroom and kitchen. Buy new bedding, a bedspread and extra pillows – you will see how the bedroom will be transformed.
There are several ways to deal with a kitchen table. If you have a round wooden table top and enough time and adventurism – paint it.
You can choose a simple or a rich pattern. You will have to have patience, skins of two types of abrasiveness, primer on wood, pencil, paints on wood and see options for patterns for a circle.
You can even paint the whole table with just one type of paint, including legs – there isn’t a single kitchen that could not be freshened up with a delicate coral or blue color.
If the shape of the table and its material do not allow renovation, buy a plain tablecloth with brushes. A bouquet of rosemary or germinated oats, which can be bought at any pet store, will make dinner uniquely spring.
Buy additional home plants and put a mirror behind them – it will not only reflect light, but also create a feeling of a lot of greenery.
Find a round-leaved eucalyptus in a flower shop – they are collected in large, spectacular bouquets with an indescribable aroma of freshness. They stand for a long time, without losing their appearance, and fill the house with the scent of the seaside.
When the bouquet begins to dry, hang it in the bathroom under the shower – so you can take a tonic shower every morning.