Harnessing an early spring in your home

With January now upon us, we’ve been amid winter for some time and some people are no doubt feeling like spring will never come.

The later winter months – with no Christmas to look forward to anymore – can really drag. But why not combat the sometimes negative feelings associated with this time of year by bringing spring forward?

You might not be able to change the season at will – nice as that would be – but you can bring some spring spirit into your home and other areas of your life.

Don’t wait for that spring clean!

Okay, so cleaning isn’t something many of us immediately think of when it comes to a pick-me-up, but the feeling of knowing you’ve rid your home of clutter and mess can be fantastic – even if it does take effort to get there!

Spring tends to be a time that we associate with cleaning up the home and throwing out things that are creating clutter. But why wait? After all, once the weather changes, won’t you want to be out and about, rather than undertaking a mammoth tidy up?

The post-Christmas period can be a time when homes have become particularly cluttered over the festive period, so take action by ridding your precious space of things you don’t need now and invigorating your home by making it spic and span.

Bring in little shoots of the new

Spring is all about things being new and while it will take time before the flowers start blooming and the trees start growing new leaves, you can bring fresh colours and excitement into your home easily, by investing in some great items to re-invigorate your surroundings.

What better way to create a sense of the warmer months than with some floral bedding, like the great options available from Curtains & Curtains, for example?

Changing bedding can create a huge impact, without the need to spend hours making changes in a room.

There are other rapid changes you could make to bring a spring-like renaissance to spaces at home, too, like finally picking out the perfect new sofa, or simply getting different cushions to add new life to your old one!

A new art print can change the way you look at a room, and takes hardly any time at all to hang – why not pick a spring or summer scene, if you’re missing those seasons?

Put a spring in the step of your winter wardrobe

Of course, during January we’ll all still want to wrap up warm in our winter clothes. But even though we often associate this time of year with things being darker in nature, the same doesn’t have to be true when it comes to fashion.

Just because it’s a jumper, doesn’t mean its going to be a dark shade. There are plenty of great pieces of knitwear in summery colours out there that could well make you feel like the spring is closer than the weather would have it! The same is true of all winter wear, from coats to hats and gloves. Dress for winter, but add a twist of sunshine to your style!