Spruce your home up for Spring

Posted on: 01 February 2010 by Mark O'haire

Refresh your home for Spring with five top tips from interior expert Andrea Maflin.


I consider the floor as the fifth wall in a room. By changing this one element will make a tremendous impact. By injecting soft luxurious wall-to-wall carpets is key to this look and will open up and give the appearance of more space.

Carpet, is an affordable practical and hardwearing option, which is easy to maintain with prices, starting from just £4 per meter. With so many styles available look toward feminine large scale floral patterns or sugar coloured palette of dusky lilacs and powder pinks, soft sage greens and duck egg blues will create a stunning palette of colour for this spring and summer and see you through for many years to come.

Alternatively choose bold vibrant strips or geometric patterns that combine the entire colour palette for a breath taking bold statement.


Fashion prints are influencing interior fabrics with dogtooth, graduated strips and checks through to floral prints in graphic and hand drawn styles all working together in harmony all of which will be found on a multitude of home products, it’s about mixing interesting patterns together to achieve an effortless and yet exocentric style.

Colour & texture

By being brave and injecting intense colours to illustrate your own person style to your home. Strong block colours are coming through this season. It’s about injecting a punch through the inclusion of pattern, colour and texture in the guise of crewel work and pom pom edged cushions with fringed edged throws through to large scale wallpaper designs and upholstery for those that want to make a style statement.


Staying in continues to be the new going out in 2010. Create your own personal style and express your individuality at home. I’m always on the look out for interesting pieces of furniture through to vintage fabrics found in flea markets and auctions houses. This trend is interpreted in most high street stores. 

It appears effortless and yet totally individual the most important element of this trend is to choice things that bring you pleasure and sit well with our own possessions.

Minimalism & re-visited

Have a good de-clutter is a wonderful way to refresh your home for spring and summer and it’s totally free. Sometimes revisiting old items lost in the back of the cupboards can be given a new lease of life. Rotate items so I don’t get bored of them and if space allows moving a piece of furniture from one room to another really does bring in the changes.

Declutter and spring clear, gives the home a fresh appearance for the new season ahead.

By Andrea Maflin

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