For those thinking of overhauling their décor and giving their home a new lease of life, spring is the ideal time to take the plunge. Emerging from the long, cold days of winter when darkness draws in early, spring promises a fresh start and new beginnings. However, there are many other great reasons for rejuvenating your home in spring, including benefitting your pocket.
The Weather Is Kinder to Your Home
Houses require regular upkeep and their exteriors often take a battering throughout winter, with snow, frost, ice and wind all taking their toll. Ice melting on the outside of a home can lead to increased moisture levels, resulting in peeling and flaking paint.
It may be tempting to try and fix these issues throughout winter, but it’s best to wait until the warmer months. Paint does not respond well to humidity, rain or snow; in contrast, the milder temperatures in spring provide the ideal climate for optimum results.
This minimises mistakes and ensures confidence in decorating decisions, whether the homeowner decides to take on the project themselves or employ a specialist company such as Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Ltd.
Take Advantage of a Buoyant Housing Market
Typically, the housing market can experience a lull throughout winter when most people are preoccupied with preparing for the festive period. Moving house can often be put on the back burner until the New Year, when homeowners have more time to consider it properly. Giving your home a facelift with an exterior paint job increases curb appeal and will attract more buyers, whilst a beautifully decorated interior will entice buyers to see themselves living there.
New Trends for Spring 2023
When it comes to interior décor, it’s important to choose what you like and not to be swayed by what’s in fashion. However, it can sometimes be helpful to look at what is on trend as a source of inspiration, especially as spring often heralds the arrival of new looks from both designers and the high street. It’s not all about the ever-present spring florals – although these are unlikely to ever go out of style.
Natural fabrics and materials became a big hit in 2020 and continue to be popular to this day, with rattan, reclaimed wood, linen and plants creating a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere. While it may seem like wallpaper has fallen out of favour, there is a huge demand for floral and botanical-inspired wallpaper. Retro colours such as mustard yellow, deep blue and avocado green are also making a comeback.