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Making Your Home More Vibrant

By Heather Hahn @HeatherHahnn

At long last, spring is here and summer is around the corner. It’s officially time to pack away your drab black clothes, put on a spring dress and spruce up your lovely home. Here are six ways to make your home and main livings spaces vibrant.


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Keep Fresh-Cut Flowers

This fix is both quick and affordable. Pick up some fresh-cut flowers and pop them in a clean vase. Daffodils are cheap and easy to find, or go for a more extravagant bouquet. Make sure the water is room temperature; too cold and the flowers won’t like it! Think bright colours and lots of greenery. Keep a vase of flowers in each room. Not only will the house look more vibrant, but it will also smell incredible too!

Add A Splash of Colour

Neutrals are all well and good, and can help a house look both sleek and sellable. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with adding a splash of color here and there. It can truly add something extra, especially during the darker and duller months. Speak to a colour consultancy if you want to go about it properly. They will be able to advise you from a professional perspective, and you can pick their brains on hints and tips.

Add Texture

Colour isn’t the only fast way to vibrancy; so is texture. They key here is contrasts. Pair knitted cushion covers with velour ones. Throw a coarse wool blanket next to a soft teddy-bear fabric on the sofa. In the bedroom pair soft, floaty curtains with solid wood furniture. Mixing and matching in this way adds intrigue.

Invest In Art

A beautiful piece of art in the home is one of the classiest ways to make vibrant surroundings. Look for pieces that depict a favorite building of yours, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or The Statue of Liberty in New York. Or go for landscapes. There are auctions you can pick up high-end pieces up at. However, affordable art fairs are now starting to pop up all over the country and the globe. Check out one in New York here

A House Plant

We live and thrive of oxygen. One way of bringing more of it into our homes is by keeping a house plant. It is yet another way to add a splash of colour, and it brings the outside in! Keep it well-looked after and it can live for months. That being said, don’t overwater it, because that can do more harm than good. Read the guidelines carefully; they also say that it needs to be kept out of direct sunlight.

Collect Items From Abroad

A house filled with cultural influences from around the world is always a vibrant place. Every time you go travelling, bring something home. Look for rugs in Tunisia and terracotta jugs in Spain. Pick up some hand-blown wine glasses in Italy and some bathroom tiles in Morocco. Pop them securely in your suitcase and bring them together to make an eclectic home environment.

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