For some, spring means pollen and allergies. For others, it signifies the return of the good weather. The joy of hearing the birds sing more beautifully, seeing flowers blossom… in short, rebirth! And said rebirth also reaches home interiors. In our article “How to spring clean your wardrobe”, we explain how to reassess your wardrobe layout and sort through your belongings. We also offer ideas on how to update your home interiors.
Wallpaper is an inexpensive and clever way to switch up your decoration. No need to get stuck into a huge project: one wall is enough to create a contrast and add colour to your room. In a world of myriad tastes, we recommend wallpaper in soothing colours (greens, blues…). You may quickly tire of over-the-top floral patterns. Small meadow flowers, tropical flowers or jungle trompe l’oeil, there’s something for everyone’s taste and budget.
While wallpaper is suitable for the living room, the bedroom is better off with “flowery” textiles. Duvets, cushions, little potted cacti… once again, the options are endless. Pastel shades are particularly suitable for this room, a haven of relaxation. You can also add a vase of dried flowers to the bedside table.
Note: in the bedroom, it’s better to not have too many real plants as they produce more CO2 than oxygen at night
The kitchen is no exception: dish towels, tea towels, and crockery can all feature floral motifs and be part of the new look.
The dining room table also needs a makeover. In addition to a tablecloth with floral motifs, why not feature a bouquet or a flower arrangement? A pretty vase, some branches and dried flowers, and voila!
Eucalyptus, for example, has a lovely fresh aroma and also stays in good condition for over 10 days. Wallflowers, meanwhile, retain their scent when dried (and can be found in purple, yellow or white varieties).
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As you can see, picture frames can also add a decorative touch, like this ‘Pineapple’ picture frame:
For the more daring amongst you, why not create an indoor mini-garden near the windows?
- Zen garden
- Provençal garden
- Herb garden
- Cactus garden
There’s no lack of ideas for adding a touch of greenery. Whatever you choose, make sure there is a source of natural light near the plants. If you don’t have green fingers, try cacti: they require little care (just a bit of water every now and then) and there are dozens of different types to choose from.
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