Tigerlilly Quinn: A Spring Spruce

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A Spring Spruce

It's officially Spring (incase you hadn't noticed) and my gosh didn't it feel like it took it's time to arrive! I feel like now the sun is actually creeping into my home I'm realising it's time for a spring spruce. I want to shake up my living space a little and let the season into my home. 

Glade asked me to come up a few ideas to welcome spring and I was more than happy to oblige, this season is one of my favourites! When it comes to refreshing your home a little, bright colours are my default go-to for an uplift. Adding a new lick of paint to your walls would be the obvious suggestion but without going through a major re-haul there are some really simple things you can do to brighten up your space. 


Update your pillows and cushions
I'm addicted to cushion covers and pillow sets (no really, if it wasn't for Tom I would be drowning in them) so any excuse to indulge in a little cushion shopping is going to be right up my street. Picking bright block colours of graphic prints and stripes is a great way to make fun refreshing changes to your home. 


Same goes for your bedspread and pillows, is there anything nicer than getting into a fresh clean bed? (preferably after a nice bath and some clean pyjamas too). The same feeling applies to a new bedding set, I would recommend a light colour, lots of pastels, floral prints or simple white will make you feel bright and fresh for the day ahead rather than dark wintery colours.


Adding spall additions to small spaces

If you have small space or a small budget doing something simple like adding some new coasters to your coffee table or a patterned tray on your kitchen side can make all the difference. A vase for some freshly picked daffodils on the windowsill can uplift your mood dramatically. Floral scents are such a great way to reminisce, and if your holiday this year is going to be UK based then you could still use the scent of a tropical mist to take you there.


One of the simplest ways of bringing spring into your home and shaking up your living space is to just move things about a bit. Spring is great time to try new arrangements and by simply moving a chair here or there you can really feel like you've re-invented the space.

I always feel that scent plays such a huge part in reviving your home and freshening it up for the season ahead. Floral scents are instant mood boosters for me and make me think of spring picnics, playing in the park with my son or afternoon drinks in our garden. Seeing and smelling that first daffodil of the year always gets me excited for Spring to arrive.  

What do you do to welcome Spring into your home and shake up your space?




36 comments:

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I love the elephant cushion! Great tips x

Polly Davies said...

great tips! I'm planning on making some new throws and cushion covers for our sofas :)

Damaris / The cat, you and us said...

Inspiring tips! I am looking forward to give a more spring-summer feeling to our home as well! :) You made me laugh with the drowning in pillows comment, I am the same I need Dani to keep me from buying gazillions of them :)
The cat, you and us

hannah staveley said...

Loving the tips and do like the yellow cushion .x

Globalmouse said...

That sounds lovely. There's something about the smell of flowers in Spring isn't there? I think after a long winter without them it makes them smell extra specially lovely!

Agata Pokutycka said...

Moving things around a bit seems to be working for us... space looks like new ;-)

You Baby Me Mummy said...

Your house is beautiful, I love the colours. We need a massive spring reinvention in our house xx

Danielle Vedmore said...

I love your living room! Its so colourful and artsy! Ours is just teal and beige :(

sonya said...

I love that elephant cushion! I have been browsing around for new some new soft furnishings to give our tired lounge a lift now the sun is shining- some lovely ideas here!

Hayley said...

I love all the bright colours in your living room, such a great space :)

jess said...

I love the bright colours, I've just added some new pillows to my bedroom and some bright sunflowers :)

Steph (I'm Counting UFOs) said...

I've definitely said it before, but I'll say it again anyway, your house is just beautiful. I love love love your style!

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

From the looks of today, you spoke too soon about the sun! Seriously, though, come decorate my house?!

fritha strickland said...

really? We've been playing the park in T-shirts all day! how funny! x

Mellissa Williams said...

You have a fab house, lovely photos as always. It's always nice to have some new furnishing to spruce your house up for spring.

Twinsplustwo said...

I love having a reorganisation!! SO much fun. Great pics :)

Vikki Holness said...

Your house is everything i imagined it to be and i am totally loving your style! xxx

Bex @ The Mummy Adventure said...

Now I just want to go cushion shopping! Your house is so gorgeous

Helen said...

Adore your style. Would love to see lots more home design posts.

The Go To Mum said...

\Some really great ideas and love your room

abigail said...

I've always loved that blue colour of your living room, it really makes everything stand out. And I'm totally addicted to new bedsheets!

Michelle Ashmore said...

I just bought new cushion covers and I loved them while in the shop but now they're in place I'm not really feeling it. I think I need to go shopping for more!

Gemma Button said...

Your house is beautiful and that elephant cushion cover is amazing, I love elephants, iv even got a tattoo of three on my arm :)

Rachel / The Little Pip said...

hoping to do some spring cleaning this weekend!

Kirsty Hijacked By Twins said...

I love to see fresh flowers in the house. That cushion is gorgeous, I love the colour x

Kara said...

Love having fresh flowers in the house and that elephant cushion is beautiful

Jenny said...

I like the idea of adding some new touches to my home for spring.

Clare Nicholas said...

I live how new cushion covers etc can transform a room

fritha strickland said...

ah thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

thank you, it's certainly our favourite room in the house :) x

fritha strickland said...

haha aww thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

the only trouble is having to tidy the house for pics ;) x

fritha strickland said...

thanks so much! that's such a lovely thing to say! x

fritha strickland said...

thanks so much! x

fritha strickland said...

it's a terrible addiction! x

The Egyptian Mummy said...

I LOVE your phone! Such a fabulous colour. I have a bit of a cushion obsession too. I was in ASDA the other day and their new home range has some cracking cushions. Lots of blues and yellows sneaking their way into our home at the moment.

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