March 22, 2024

8 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

8 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Spring is all about new beginnings – when the flowers start to bloom, the weather warms up and the dark days get lighter. So, it’s only natural that you want to reflect the new life of spring in your home. Most people do that with a session of spring cleaning and decluttering, topped off with a bunch of daffodils for good measure.

But what if you want to go a step further to really refresh your home? It’s easy! Read on for simple, small-scale decorating ideas that can refresh your home without major disruption.

1. Experiment with a new colour

Paint the inside of a cupboard to give yourself a pop of colour without having it on show all the time. This is a great way to push your boundaries and dip your toe into a new colour group or just inject some energy in a simple, uncomplicated way.

pink Hottie inside a Funky Dora pot cupboard

In this photo above, you can see hot pink Hottie inside a Funky Dora pot cupboard, with but there are so many combinations that work brilliantly. Below, Frenchic fan Abi Hugo uses Victory Lane on the inside of her sideboard. She also mixed the colour with Blackjack for the rest of the sideboard for a unique petrol-like colour. Wait until the end for a pop of green – and check out our guide on mixing your own colours for more inspiration.

2. Refresh a radiator

Old or tired-looking radiators can make a room feel lacklustre. But that’s easy to put right this spring. With the right preparation and paint, radiators can look as good as new in next to no time. On top of that, you can choose from a wide range of colours. Keep it classic with bright white like Whiter than White or select something that complements or contrasts your walls and furniture.

Check out our video on painting radiators with Frenchic's Brand Ambassador, Craig Phillips, using our creamy taupe Cool Beans.

3. Add an accent wall

Adding a feature wall is now a well-established decorating trick, whatever the season. Also known as an accent wall, it provides a new look in a room without the need to completely redecorate – or move around quite as much furniture.

For a springtime transformation, consider soft pastel shades or muted versions of bolder colours. These sorts of shades fit in well with existing neutral toned schemes and are perfect for an uplifting spring feel.

Some of our favourites include calming Lilac Hue, light lavender Parma Violet, aqua toned Village Fayre and muted pink Last Dance


4. Frame it

Not keen on painting your walls? Update your woodwork instead! Refresh your skirting boards, door frames and maybe even a door or two as well. You could even think about a painted border around an archway or entrance.

We have countless success stories of decorated door frames, using everything from bright, bold Oopsy Daisy to soft neutrals like Swanky Pants


5. Update half your kitchen!

We’ve covered the joys of painting one wall instead of four. So, how about just doing half a job in your kitchen?

If your décor is in decent condition but you really want to refresh your space quickly and with minimal fuss, consider a half and half project. This is where you paint part way up (or down) your walls – or cupboards. It’s a great way to change things up by adding colour in a simple but positive way.


In the kitchen above, bright white Dazzle Me! has been used on the top cabinets with Wise Old Sage on the bottom. But it can also work brilliantly if you leave half of your cabinets as they are and paint the top or bottom counterparts in a different colour.

Of course, it’s not just kitchens where this trick works. You’ll find lots more half and half inspiration in our blog post on half and half painted walls. In the bedroom, for example, you can mask off your built-in wardrobes and/or wall and paint either above or below – like this fabulous wardrobe refresh using Ol’ Blue Eyes


6. Upcycle or revamp a tired piece of furniture

Not everyone wants to paint their walls. You might be happy with their colour and condition, or maybe you’re not allowed to paint the walls if you’re renting a property. In these instances, giving a piece of furniture a makeover can work wonders.

Whether it’s a sideboard, bedside table or even an old chair, it’s such a satisfying way to add a little update to your home.

You can paint most wood and laminate type furniture, so the opportunities are only limited by your imagination. You don’t even need to paint the whole thing to refresh a room this spring. Check out this stunning update using Love Letter on an existing piece of furniture…


7. Freshen up your fireplace

As a natural focal point in any room, sprucing up your fireplace is a really great way to bring a new look to your home. And it’s easier than you might think – take a look at our guide to painting fireplaces for everything you need to know.

A quick coat of paint can have a big impact, turning a feature you hate into a thing of beauty. That could be brick or tile or just a tired looking surround. Take a look at this transformation from dated wood to a modern mantle using off-white Wedding Cake.


8. Spruce up your bath panel

Bathrooms are often the smallest room in the house – but you still want them looking on point. Again, you don’t need to spend hours or break the bank pulling down tiles or replacing fixtures.

A simple bath panel revamp could be all you need to refresh things. Most types of panel can be painted. Just make sure your paint can cope with splashes – like the Frenchic Al Fresco range.

Or you can take things up a notch by adding some texture. Below, true black Blackjack has been paired with a bamboo bathmat to create a statement bath panel on a budget…


Ready to spring into action?

Whether you want to freshen up with a feature wall or brighten up your bathroom, Frenchic’s award-winning paints can help you transform your home with ease this spring. All our paints are self-priming to minimise preparation, with a vast array of colours to choose from.

Take a look at our different collections today to find the paint that’s perfect for you!


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