How to add a splash of spring colour and warmth to your home.
Spring brings colour, warmth and fragrance into our lives.
Bring the same elements into your home with our low-budget décor tips.
Strategically locate scatter rugs
Well placed scatter rugs add comfort, colour and style to any living or work space both indoors and outside.
Rugs are tactile under foot, easy to clean and useful for hiding floor defects or discolouration.
Splurge on low-impact lighting
As winter draws to a close, ditch harsh LED lights and opt for soft, ambient lighting to add a glow to the lengthening evenings.
Downlights, fairy lights, candles and low hanging pendant lights add charm and ambience to any room.
Plant a fragrant floral wall
Cape honeysuckle and pink-and-star jasmine are heavily scented climbers with rich, flamboyant floral displays.
They’re easy to propagate and trellis on the patio, in an arch around the front door or in a continuous fragrant wall.
Enhance home hardware
Replace dated knobs and pulls on cabinets, drawers and doors with new hardware. It’s a low-cost, DIY job that can create an entirely new look.
Lucite is on-trend but if acrylics aren’t your style, there’s an endless selection of available hardware, ranging from ultra-mod to retro and antique.
Create edible centrepieces
Freshly harvested produce from a spring garden makes a sumptuously beautiful centrepiece.
Strawberries, lemons, rosemary, basil, limes, avocados and dates can be picked and artistically arranged in time for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Refresh the entrance
Jazz up the entrance to your home to create a magical first impression.
It’s easy to paint the front door or place plants and ornaments on the porch and stairs.
Mix and match with pastels
Replicate the spring palette of soft pastel colours indoors.
Use matched, or mismatched, wooden or cane chairs as rustic dining chairs. Add a lick of chalk paint in pale green, blue, cream or pink to bring the spring indoors.
Clear out dated items
Spring represents renewal and that means out with the unused and obsolete. Clean out books, clothing, video games, furniture and appliances.
Place items in a low-cost, high-end self-storage unit until they become collectible or fashionable again.
Perk up the patio
As the weather warms up, the deck, patio, veranda or stoep is the best place to wine, dine, chill out and entertain.
Glam up and accessorise with cushions, lamps, loungers, pot plants and hanging candelabras.
Colour code your books
Source: Sugar and Cloth
Bring life into a drab study or work-from-home space by covering books in brightly coloured paper.
Right now, lemon, lime green and chocolate are hot, but you can colour code your books any shade you like.
Declutter, with storage at XtraSpace
Decluttering is a great way to spruce up your home for spring! At XtraSpace, we offer clean, secure self-storage units, on flexible terms and for affordable prices. Contact us for more information or browse to find a branch near you.