The days are getting longer, the weather is feeling (slightly) warmer, and there’s tiny buds of flowers fighting their way through the soil. This can only mean one thing … Spring is here !! Every year it feels as if we emerge from the wet British winter bewildered and having to start from scratch to warm up our homes. So we thought we could give you some handy, affordable tips to get your home feeling as if the sunshine never left…
Art is a great way to make your home feel nice but you don’t always have the money to commit to expensive pieces. A great way around this is to order decorative greeting cards from places like Papier and Etsy and frame them. You can then put them up on the wall, or stand them on tables and fireplaces… Easy peasy – quick art that won’t force you to remortgage the house !!
Places like ‘The Range’ are amazing for versatile fake flowers. You can use them as table arrangements, decorations on furniture, or in the background of pictures to make your Instagram pop. We usually keep ours on the table most of the time as it’s a sure way to brighten up a room, and because they’re fake they last a while… until grubby hands pull them off the table of course!!
CANDLES YOU CAN AFFORD TO LIGHT
The dream is obviously to light our Jo Malone and Diptyque candles every day but alas we’re not multi-millionaires ! Luckily Tesco have started stocking Fox and Ivy candles that have a distinct likeness to the upmarket brands without the hefty pricetag ! Their £10 multi-wick candles are amazing, and the diffusers last really well.
ORGANIZATION IS KEY
This fact of life is one of the most annoying but essential ones to get your head around… The most effective way to make your house feel nice is to tidy those corners that you’re pretending you don’t see (yep we all do it!) Taking 10 minutes to tidy your bookshelf or put away the sledges that have been sitting in the garden since December will make your mind and living space feel instantly clearer.
FLOWERS SHOULDN’T COST THE EARTH
Value supermarkets like Lidl do gorgeous flowers that don’t cost an arm and a leg. The Aldi pink Lilies in particular last really well and make your house smell gorgeous. Who doesn’t love getting flowers… even if you buy them for yourself !
That’s our dusty houses sorted PHEW – now where’s my sunglasses?
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