What a way to shrug off winter and welcome in spring! With minimum effort, you can enhance your next outdoor gathering. Along with vibrant tableware, a simply sewn tablecloth, blooming bright with flowers, is the way to go.
Switch out your bed linens
You can’t fail to wake up happy if your bedroom has the right vibes. Mix and match, plain and patterned, lightweight linens complement the beautifully upholstered bedhead. Got a spare minute or so? Have a go at making a pompom and tassel garland.
Decorate your deck
Decorate your deck with a riot of potted and cut flowers, paper garlands, bright rugs and hurricane lamps for when the light starts to fade. Spruce up bench seating with comfy folk art and block-print cushions for a happy spring vibe. Time to invite the gang over!
Update lamp shades
Bright wallpaper will add zhoosh to an old light shade. Measure height and circumference; add 1cm to circumference. Cut a newspaper template to size; wrap around shade to check; transfer to wallpaper. Line up wallpaper with shade seam and, using wallpaper paste to attach, gently roll around shade, pushing out air bubbles as you go. Turn under 1cm excess wallpaper and press in place. Let dry.
Pretty up a chair
Paint with chalk paint. To make a paper template of areas to be covered, press over edges to obtain outline. Cut just out from crease, test fit then trim excess. Trace template on wallpaper and cut out. Glue to chair with Mod Podge, smoothing out any air bubbles. When dry, seal twice.
Energise your rooms with refreshingly lush fern greens. They mix well with rustic timbers, brass details, soft linens and natural flooring from boards to seagrass. Look for fronds and fern patterns in a variety of scales and greens for a layered look that blends together effortlessly. Look what they do for a salvaged bench.
Freshen the walls
Take your spring clean to the next level and hit your walls with delicate hand-painted floral paper and a new paint job.
Recover your sofa
Just like a breath of fresh air, a sofa covered in bold blooms will blow away winter chills. Blanket walls in white to temper its extravagance. Keep flooring simple with bare boards and natural coverings and you’ll give the couch the space it needs to be the hero. PS, who needs art when you have empty frames (with glass), postcards and photos. A cool boho vibe it is!