Transform your home for Spring

As Spring approaches, why not use the Easter break to have a spring clean and re-decorate your apartment for the new season? We have some cheap and quick interior design ideas.


Crates

 

Use old crates to create shelving units, a desk or seating. You can leave them natural or paint them with chalk paint or a dark wax for that shabby chic look.

 

 


Birds

 

Wall stencils are inexpensive but have a huge impact on a room. You can buy some really creative images or even design your own. Make sure you have a very clean wall before you put them on and don’t do it in a hurry – patience is key!

 


Pictures

Picture shelves are a quick and easy way to display your photos and create a great focus point in your room. You can buy ready to hang picture shelves from Ikea or if you are particularly handy, you can make your own. Top tip: Ebay often sell old or ‘vintage’ frames in bulk. You can use them as they are or paint black or white for a more uniform look.

 


Sheets

 

Change your sheets! It might sound obvious but just changing your duvet cover and buying a couple of cushions or a throw will really bring life back into your bedroom.

 

 


Plants

 

If you are lucky enough to have some outside space, some pot plants can really create a bright, fresh look to even the smallest balcony. Try growing some fresh herbs for some fabulous smells and free ingredients too.

 

 


Chalkboard

 

Chalkboard paint is a fantastic way to re-decorate a feature wall – you can constantly change the design, write messages to your flatmates or just remember your shopping list.

 

 

 


FeatureWall

Adding a feature wall will completely change the mood a room and you only need to pay for a quarter of the wallpaper. You can buy wallpaper which requires you paste the wall rather than the paper so you don’t need to mess around with a table which is great if you are a bit tight for space. Pick colours which complement your existing furniture to help tie the room together.

 


 

Before you start, take some time to look online for brilliant ideas that other people have created. You can buy second-hand items online using websites such as Ebay or Gumtree and can pick up some real bargains – sometimes they are even free!

Send us your interior design creations on Twitter – @vergemagonline.

 

 

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