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Refresh your home for spring with these tips

12 Aug 2019

The warmer days have arrived well before the advent of spring, so perhaps we should take advantage of cooler days before the summer heat begins.

Even though it isn't spring as yet, it's a great time to take advantage of the warmer weather and give your home a top-to-bottom dusting and cleaning, and tackle what needs to be done now - before the official start of spring begins.

The arrival of spring is usually celebrated on the first day of September, but climate change seems to be adjusting our weather patterns. The recent spate of unusually warm temperatures during July and August have let many take advantage of balmy days with cool evenings, and what better time to refresh your home before the hotter days arrive?

While this winter hasn't been particularly cold, with only a few really cold days here and there (depending on your location of course), we are already experiencing daytime temperatures in the upper 20s.

Spring is a season of warm days and cool evenings, and the current weather has us thinking that spring has sprung. But since the official start of spring is still a few weeks away, we have plenty of time to refresh our mind, body, soul and of course, our homes.

Here are tips on how to refresh your home:

1. Garden and home

Spring is always the perfect time to make a change, it's a season where you want to plant colourful annuals in the garden, fill up beds and containers with pretty arrangements, and bring fresh flowers into your home.

2. Say goodbye to dust bunnies

Spring is the perfect time to get stuck into your home giving it a clean from top to bottom. You can move everything out of each room, dust it off and give it a good clean, or a new coat of paint if required. It's also perfect to move larger pieces of furniture that don't normally get moved to chase away the dust bunnies.

Another task you can do is to swap out curtains. A new window treatment can be a ready-made blind topped off by a set of lightweight curtains, or a bold pattern or colour that really makes the room pop. If you want to add a new look to the rooms in your home, take advantage of the special offer now at Builders Warehouse.

If you haven't put up any type of window treatment and have upholstered or wooden furniture in a room, consider that direct sunlight can fade the fabric or finish on these types of furniture. Most synthetics aren't bothered by UV light, but fabrics and wood are. If you prefer a more minimalistic approach to window treatments, consider having shutters installed to windows where direct sunlight may affect furnishings.

3. Hello colour

Nothing revitalises a room more than a pop of colour and there are so many ways to add just a small amount of colour to any room. Spring flowers may not yet be in bloom, but when they are you can take cuttings from your garden and put these on display in your home.

Other ideas for adding a pop of colour are with the addition of a few new cushions in colour coordinated colours, or colours that are trending, or even an area rug to add pattern and colour and bring a tired room to life. And these days you don't even have to leave your home to find the perfect rug.

Like the burst of growth that is happening outdoors in the garden, revitalising your living spaces for a new season requires a few changes here and there to give rooms a fresh, new look.


Even though it isn't spring as yet, it's a great time to take advantage of the warmer weather and give your home a top-to-bottom dusting and cleaning, and tackle what needs to be done now - before the official start of spring begins.

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