Tigerlilly Quinn: freshening up the home for spring

Monday, 27 April 2015

freshening up the home for spring


With the warm weather finally showing its face I've recently felt the urge to spritz up my home. There's nothing worse than spending a day in the fresh outdoors to return to a cluttered and tired home. I guess it's not called 'spring cleaning' for nothing! 


I've been taking bags and bags of items to our local charity shop and really weeding through our clothes to work out what we actually wear and what I can say goodbye to. I've been hankering for a feeling of freshness and tidiness which isn't always so easy when you have a busy and messy family, (for the record I'm probably the messiest of us all). I've teamed up with Kärcher on this post for some ideas on how to bring the sunnier season into your home. 


One of my favourite things to do with Wilf is have indoor picnics. There is something so fun about deciding to eat your lunch on a blanket of your living room floor instead of a few feet away at the table. Tom surprised us with this rainbow of fruit as a midmorning snack over the weekend that we decided to gobble up on the mat. Wilf always gets very excited about doing something a bit different like this and it sparks all sorts of imaginative play too.


I always say that a great way to bring your home into the next season is to freshen up the items that are easiest to change. For me this is replacing cushion covers with new colours or mixing up the prints on your wall. We recently added a couple of new ones to our gallery wall in our living room and although it's just a tiny adjustment it makes a big difference.

Giving your windows and surfaces like your shower a good clean can make such a dramatic difference too. I must admit it's something I don't remember to do often enough but then when I do I wonder why I left it so long. With the Kärcher Window Vac you can do this in three easy steps, spray, wipe and vacuum. Meaning that your windows are completely streak-free and clean with minimal effort.


Lastly and perhaps quite an obvious idea to bring Spring into your home is flowers. I'm not sure I've met anyone who doesn't appreciate a good bouquet, Tom often let's Wilf pick out a bunch for me after they've done their weekend morning shopping trip together. He loves to help me arrange them in their vases afterwards.

What do you do to freshen up your home?  


21 comments:

Polly Davies said...

oooh now I want a window vac ;) we're in the midst of a huge declutter before we move house!

Fiona said...

Oh god that sounds so much easier than how I clean windows! x

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

I always find that shampooing our carpets lifts the place. Which reminds me, I must do it soon - they've been sorely neglected recently!

Thou Shalt Not Covet said...

Ooh this looks great, I want one! xx

Gretta Schifano said...

The main thing that I do is try to keep the house tidy as that makes a real difference to how it feels.

Wild & Grizzly said...

love the colour bottles and shot of the burger x

Globalmouse said...

I so want one of these...my home needs a BIG spring clean, I'm ready to make it feel all nice and clean and happy again!

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I am TERRIBLE at remembering to do windows but they makes such a difference. This might actually make me want to do them.

Mummy Stylist said...

Totally agree, cleaning the windows does brighten up the rooms.

sonya said...

I love having fresh flowers in the house, and luckily my mate who is a window cleaner pops in to do ours - always looks brighter when they are clean!

laura redburn said...

ooh i like the rainbow of fruit! ha, we've lived here 5 years and only cleaned the windows a couple of times.

Erica Price said...

I've been clearing out too - feels better for doing it. I so need one of those window vacs. One of our cats keeps sneezing all over the window.

Jen Walshaw said...

my boys love our window vac. I love your prints, they looks ace

Sarah Bailey said...

My parents stole my window vac apparently its a must have *grumbles* lol. x

Lottie :: Oyster & Pearl said...

I can't believe it but I've never used my window vac! Must get it out of the cupboard, you've made it look so easy.

Laura Rocksteady said...

Oh how is in total need of a spring clean, just seems like we have accumulated so much stuff lately, especially after Christmas plus the baby. Never though to use something like this one windows - actually looking at my windows they really need a clean


Laura x

Kara said...

We have just bought one of those and was shocked by how filthy the windows were

Wild & Grizzly said...

That rainbow fruit platter looks delicious and this is really reminding me to clean ou windows! x

Angel Eden Blog said...

I love love love my window vac, need to do more clearing out but at least my windows are shiny :)

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

Loving that fruit platter. Goodness knows I could do with the power of Karcher in my home this year!

The Owl and the Accordion said...

We've got French doors that lead out to the conservatory which seem to be eternally covered in fingerprints and sticky marks - that little gadget looks like just what I need!

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