There’s nothing like a few days of sunshine to get the decorating juices flowing. Even if it is minus degrees outside. I’m even in the mood for spring cleaning and that almost never happens. And while an entire room refresh might not be on the cards yet for some of us, it just feels like the right time to dust down the dining room. Which let’s face it, probably hasn’t seen much action since the end of December! So whether you’re in the mood for getting out the paintbrushes, or just itching to have a little change-around, here’s a few ideas for easy spring updates.
Add Some Plants and Organic Textures
Bloomingville Lope Dining Table from Sweetpea & Willow
Adding green, real living plants to a room will always give it a fresh new look. Or even artificial plants if like me you’re a dedicated killer of plants. And then just to ramp up the organic approach even more, add some textures that will also bring the outside in. Rattan, seagrass, jute, and wicker will do the trick. Not only are they lovely natural materials to add to the mix, they will also add to the feeling of lightness.
Inject Some Bold Colour
Feathers Printed Window Film from Purlfrost
I’m not suggesting you paint your walls in a spring green. Although it’s not a bad idea. There are other ways to add colour. New soft furnishing, curtains or window film as illustrated above, will pep up a room no end. Of add some new decorations to the walls, or even just add some new tableware to brighten up breakfast.
Break Out The Pastels
Oakridge Table, Hanging Wreath, Spindle Back Chair, all from Garden Trading
You only have to look at Easter decorations (yes, in the shops already) to appreciate that pastels signal spring like no other colour combinations. Line the table with pretty pastel vases, add some flowering hyacinths, and swap napkins for pastel shades. It really is that easy. The fabulous hanging wreath is optional.
Tidy Up and Go Minimal
Diner 125 Pendant Light from Davey Lighting
If you’re one of those people who puts the holiday decorations away on January 1st you’ll like this one. Have a good old declutter and put away anything in the dining room that is not needed or indeed too beautiful to hide. I love the feeling of having no obstructions when running round with the vacuum cleaner. Or very little to move when the duster comes out. There, I told you I was in the mood for cleaning. Tidy dining room, tidy mind.
Move It To the Conservatory
Teramo Dining Table, Heritage Windsor Chairs, both from Ercol
Well, you may not even have a conservatory but just moving the table closer to the window will mean more precious daylight on the proceedings. We may have a couple of months of winter to go yet, but you’ll at least feel one step closer to spring.