We all love what makes our houses feel like home, whether that’s a favourite sofa you picked out or a feature wall with wallpaper you once longed for. But when it comes to transitioning your home from the darker winter months into spring and then summer, it can be difficult to make those subtle changes affordable.
I admit I’m not one for too much clutter, but I adore cushions and throws, as well as photo frames and vases. In this post I’m going to show you my top 10 home picks for spring 2016, including where you can get them.
First of all we’ve got cushions and other fabric accessories. Now depending on your type of suite and fabric, you would have to make the right choices for you. But here are some bright spring cushions that can help you bring that bright feeling into your home.
These items range from £1.49 each to £4.99 each. The plainly coloured Cushions (items 1 and 3) can be bought in a range of colours and fabrics, the Fleece Throws (item 2) the same. They are an inexpensive way to brighten up a room especially if you have a dull coloured settee or chair. Or you could go for something more summer specific, like a cushion that has pictures like item number 4. Whatever you decide there are dozens of places you can buy cushions from. And another way to save money too, is to purchase cushion covers and place them over old ones you already own.
1. Dunelm £1.49 – £4.99 http://www.dunelm.com/category/home-and-furniture/home-furnishings/cushions?cm_mmc=ppc_google-_-PSB%20-%20Cushions%20-%20Brand%20-%20New-_-Brand%20-%20Cushions%20-%20Exact-_-dunelm%20cushions&gclid=CjwKEAiAmo_CBRC9qbGQssjqi28SJABYTgZxGemHrQrNVx3x20C8BgQgtEyRitblkom59rY3myr8oxoC7wvw_wcB
2. Dunelm £4.99
3. Argos £4.99
4. Tesco Direct £4.00 http://www.tesco.com/direct/magnificent-retro-cushion/128-6804.prd?skuId=128-6804
Next I’m going to talk about ornaments, be that frames, clocks or vases. Even a singular item can make a difference to a room if it’s placed in it correctly. A new centrepiece like a clock or a canvas can really make a room look like new. And you can always revamp something that you already have. An old vase can be filled with false flowers or even coloured stones or glass gems.
5. Red Barrel Vase is £4.99 from Argos. 6. Silver Frame £6.99 from Dunelm. 7. Dream Canvas £7.99. 8. Rustic Shabby Chic Butterfly / Paris Wall Clock £7.99 – £10.00 from Amazon. 9. Sass and Belle Floral Square Photo Frame £7.33 from Amazon. 10. Crackle Glass Vase £7.99 from Dunelm.
There are some great quality affordable items on the market right now. I often look at Dunlem, Argos, search through Amazon and visit TK Maxx Homesense for most of my homewares. I bought a large glass vase for £6 from my local TK Maxx and filled the base with clear crystals and topped those with a battery operated light set. Here is my vase, the finished look when illuminated.
And finally I’m going to show you another of my homemade light ornaments I’ve created. I saw this idea a few months back using glass boxes but I thought why do the lights need to be inside glass, what about vases and pots too, so I began to experiment. This is my finished result, using a white pot, not only does the colour stand out but they’re easy enough to place in most rooms. You can get battery operated fairy lights in a variety of place and these only cost me £1.49. This was once a candle holder, and you can use all sorts of pots from your home and give them a new lease of life in your home.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and seen some things that you might like to add to your own homes. If not then at least you have received some inspiration from the items I have shared that are available right now for less than £10 an item. Whether it be for your home or as a gift for someone, it’s always nice to have something new.