March 01, 2023

5 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

5 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. Add some easy colour

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


2. 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


3. 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…


4. 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.


5. 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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