Springtime has arrived in Langley! Luckily this year it has even brought us some sunshine. Between the hectic kids schedules, busy work lives, and the dreaded Spring cleaning, it can be difficult to find time to give your home the love it needs. Here are a few great and easy ways to touch up your living space and get it ready for Springtime!
Flowers Will Liven Up your Living Space
Sun is out, flowers are blooming, Spring is finally here! Let’s bring some of that colour and excitement into your living space this year. Tulips, daisies and lavender are great springtime flowers that will liven up your Langley home instantly. If you’re lucky enough to have a blooming garden at home, get creative and make your own bouquet! You can even get the kids involved. Great glass vases are inexpensive and can easily be personalized and transformed. For a more rustic look, even try use a mason jar as a vase. Scrub down vases with a little soap and water to start, give it a quick scrub with rubbing alcohol, and then it’s ready for a quick coat of spray paint. It’s easy, fun and a great way to decorate, while adding your own personal touches and sense of style. Also, don’t forget about the fabulous floral shops we have in Langley! Check out Walnut Grove Flower Boutique or in Fort Langley, go to Floralista Flower Studio for beautiful springtime flowers to jazz up your home.
Add Some Bright Lighting
When we’re lucky the sun in Langley will pop up from time to time, but bright lighting is a great way to get us all in the Spring spirit, even on a cloudy day. Table and floor lamps alike will instantly brighten up a room, while adding style and elegance to your home. There is no better way to get you in the mood for Spring, than a nice, bright room!
Use Wallpaper to Create a Feature Wall
A huge home trend this year has been creating feature walls with wallpaper. This is a great way to completely change the look and feel of a room with one simple step. Wallpaper has come a long way from what it used to be. It’s now easier than ever! Self-adhesive wallpaper is completely removable. No more worrying and stressing about placement and those dreaded bubbles forming. Now you can remove the wallpaper whenever you feel like it! It will create a bold new look for your room and yet can be as temporary or permanent as you would like. It’s a great idea for people currently renting their home, baby or kids rooms, or if you are just looking for a mess free way to update your walls!
You Can Never Have Enough Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a great way to update your home and get it ready for springtime. Living rooms and bedrooms alike can be brightened up with a few great pillows. This year, cooler and softer versions of our favourite spring colours have been a huge trend. Think cool blue tones, soft pastels, as well as neutral browns and taupes. Retro 70’s inspired colours and fabrics have also been making a huge comeback! Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with it!
Reupholster Tired Furniture to Bring it Back to Life
Have some furniture with good bones, but needs a bit of a touch up? Reupholstering furniture is an easy, inexpensive way to make your furniture look brand new. Go to your local fabric shop and pick out a great, fun fabric! Fabricland in Langley always has great options to choose from. Remember, light or medium weight fabrics will be much easier to manage! Only choose a heavy fabric if you are up for the challenge, or are looking for something more long lasting. Everyone’s personal style can change, and reupholstering is a great way to update existing furniture, making it look completely brand new.
Every once in awhile all of our homes need a little touchup. Hope these tips will help you update your Langley home for spring! Don’t be afraid to get creative, Spring is a fun, whimsical time of year so why not show that in your home! Let me know your ideas on how to update your home for Spring and share these tips with your family and friends!