Ahhh how we love to see the signs of spring: a time of renewal, rejuvenation and all-around revitalization. Whilst Mother Nature may be dragging her heels in delivering us from the clutches of winter, fear not!  Here at CJ Interiors we take matters into our own hands and usher in the spirit of spring right into all our humble abodes. So, without further ado, let's dive into ten tantalizing ways to freshen up your living space and banish those winter blues, even if the great outdoors hasn't quite caught up yet.

Here are ten ways to infuse your home with the essence of spring:

  1. Table Talk: Elevate your dining experience with a new tablecloth in a spring-inspired print or colour. Personally, I love to use a vintage kantha quilt; the floral patterns are perfect for spring. Complete the look with coordinating napkins and tableware, setting the stage for memorable meals with loved ones.
  1. Cushion Curation: Now, let's add a pop of sunshine with some delightful yellow cushions. Choose cushions in varying shades and textures to create depth and visual interest. Arrange them strategically on your sofa or favorite armchair, creating inviting nooks for relaxation and conversation.
  1. Floral Flourish: Splurge on fresh flowers  as a treat, consider crafting your own paper alternatives for a unique touch. Filling big vessels with beautiful mimosas can create a magical setting. Alternatively we are loving paper creations from Flures de Ceure - experiment with different flower designs and arrangements, then display your creations in vases or jars throughout your home, bringing a touch of whimsy to every corner. Or way not treat yourself to a new painting something floral perhaps. Collins & Green art have an excellent selection of affordable, approachable & decorative vintage art.
  1. Rug Revamp: Transform your floors with a new rug, adding texture, colour and pattern. We are loving using our new range of patchwork vintage kantha quilts in ice cream hues. Lay it out in your living room or bedroom, allowing its cheerful hues to brighten up the space. With their faded elegance they are sure to complement your existing decor!
  1. Light Up Your Life: Upgrade your lighting by swapping out old lampshades for fresh new ones. Choose shades in light, airy fabrics like silk or cotton, allowing the soft glow of the bulb to filter through gently. Position them strategically around your home, illuminating dark corners and creating a cozy ambiance that's perfect for springtime gatherings.
  1. Quilted Comfort: Instantly add joy to your home with one of our vintage kantha quilts by draping over a sofa or bed. Begin by selecting a new quilt in fresh pastel colours. Opt for soft fabrics like cotton or linen for that cozy yet airy feel. Drape it gracefully over your bed or sofa, allowing it to cascade elegantly over the edges, inviting you into a world of comfort and tranquility.
  1. Furniture Facelift: Embark on a DIY adventure by upholstering a piece of furniture with beautiful fabric panels. Start by selecting a sturdy chair or ottoman as your canvas, then gather your materials and tools. Follow step-by-step instructions or enlist the help of a professional upholsterer to ensure a flawless finish. Once complete, stand back and admire your handiwork – you've just breathed new life into an old favourite! I Upholster the inside of a laundry cupboard in this fresh floral fabric from 36 Bourne Street.
  1. Blooming Beauties: Head to the garden center and stock up on spring bulbs like hyacinths, fratelleries and muscari. Choose vintage bowls and fill them with potting soil and arrange your bulbs inside. Water them gently, then place them in sunny spots around your home, watching as they burst into bloom and fill the air with their sweet fragrance. I spent a joyous weekend getting my fingers dirty and now my house is blooming….just in time for spring.
  1. Scent-sational: Treat yourself to a new candle in a fresh spring scent, such as fig or citrus. Light it in the evenings or whenever you need a pick-me-up, allowing the aroma to envelop your senses and transport you to sunnier days. I love anything fig scented at the moment, especially these vintage beauties filled with delicious scents from Taylor + Co.
  1. Garden Glory: Fear not summer will come and when it does, make sure you're ready.  Turn your attention to the great outdoors and prepare your garden for the warmer months ahead. Start by washing off your garden furniture with mild soap and water, removing any dirt or debris that may have accumulated over the winter. Consider investing in new outdoor cushions or accessories to freshen up your space and create a welcoming atmosphere for outdoor entertaining. With a little love and attention, your garden will soon be ready to bloom alongside your home, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. I am loving this affordable set from Habitat - I can picture us chilling here in the summer glass in hand. Bring it on!
…and there you have it – ten creative ways to freshen up your home and welcome spring with open arms.