Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Spruce up your home for springtime on a budget

With spring approaching quickly, now is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your home. It's important that all rooms reflect the time of year. Let's think about it – in winter we aim for snug and cosy, but when spring comes around we want rooms to be as light, spacious and airy as possible.

We have a few small suggestions that will make a big difference when it comes to preparing your bedrooms for the fairer months of the year. You might think this involves a lot of spending, but you'll be pleasantly surprised when you take a look at what we have to offer.

Sheets and duvet covers

Put those warm winter duvet covers away until October, and get yourself some light, crisp bedsheets for spring and summer. When we say light, we mean both in weight and in colour – whites and creams are perfect for the fair weather, and they help rooms stay nice and bright.

Fresh curtains

Once you've chosen your lighter bedsheets, get some lighter curtains as well. Like bedsheets, curtains can be swapped around pretty easily – all you'll need to do with your thicker curtains is fold them up and put them away until autumn comes around.

Like your new bedsheets, these curtains should be light in both weight and colour – the latter is especially crucial as it will make all the difference to the room's brightness.

Of course, we're not just talking about bedrooms here – in fact, we think if anywhere deserves light curtains for the fair months it's your living room. This is a room in which you spend quite a lot of time, watching TV, reading and relaxing, so it's really important that it's ready for spring and summer.

Light-coloured seating

As you can see a common theme of this blog has been light colours. We feel colour is absolutely crucial to creating the right atmosphere.

Of course, sofas and armchairs are a lot more expensive than new sets of sheets and curtains, but if you want to go one step further, we'd definitely recommend making the investment. A light-coloured item like the Link Arm Chair is ideal – and then when autumn comes back around you can cover it with a throw or a blanket. Perfect.

A new coffee table or TV cabinet

Again, perhaps a more expensive suggestion, but every TV needs a great stand or cabinet. It can really complete the room. We're sure our selection of solid oak TV cabinets contains the one for you.

Take a look at our home items today

At TJ Hughes our aim is to provide you with affordable home and furniture items. Take a look through our range today.

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