Spring In The Home
With the sun finally peeking through the clouds, it has reminded us that the warmer months are closer than we think, and Spring is finally upon us. Spring brings warmer days and lighter evenings, which is the perfect opportunity to declutter and brighten up your home. Today we bring you a simple list of ideas to get your living space ready for the season!
1. Accent Colours
Spring is a great source of inspiration for colour palettes, so why not try a new accent colour to refresh and brighten your home. Shades of fresh green, pale pinks or beautiful blues accompanied by soft neutrals are all part of the natural Spring colour palette.
We love this customer’s project featuring the Versailles Softly Aged Limestone flooring. A subtle and beautiful stone, the Versailles limestone yields a pale wash tone, and we love how it perfectly complements the paint colours used in this kitchen. The kitchen island and units are painted in ‘Drop Cloth’ Farrow & Ball, which has gentle mid grey and beige hues, with the exposed raw plaster adding earthy pink tones. If you would like to read more about this project, you can read the full case study here.
2. Kitchen Island Styling
Many would agree when we say that the kitchen is usually at the centre of family life, this being the space where everyone can come together. It has become increasingly popular to style a kitchen island which acts as a central focal point that can be switched from season to season. We love to see our customers tagging us in their island styling photos on social media, incorporating foliage, vintage pots and urns, rustic wooden chopping boards and a selection of recipe books. It’s always inspiring to see different interior styles and how you display some of your favourite interior pieces!
Photo credit: @homelydesire Photo credit: @cotswold_cottage
3. Embracing The Outdoors
Warmer weather and longer days are the perfect time for embracing the outdoors. Renovating your patio and garden is a wonderful way to incorporate the indoor/outdoor lifestyle and maximize your space at home. Embracing the outdoors can be small gestures such as opening windows and curtains; letting the fresh air fill your home, planting and sowing seeds, or finally getting round to renovating your garden space with an outdoor patio area and furniture. We love this outdoor project featuring the Farrow Grey Limestone pavers. This paver is a timeless classic offering subtle tonal variation and charm which looks perfect in this country garden. The tumbled nature of Farrow Grey ensures durability - working particularly well throughout patios and gardens.
4. Spring Cleaning
With May Bank Holidays on the horizon, you may be thinking about hosting your first garden party of the year. In preparation for this, your outdoor pavers will need their seasonal clean after months of wet (and very cold) weather. This may seem like a large and daunting task at hand, but we have created an easy-to-follow cleaning guide for both natural stone and porcelain pavers, to make this simple and straight-forward. We recommend a mixture of dry and wet methods to keep your pavers clean. Regular sweeping is great to remove fallen leaves, berries and dirt and wet methods such as using a hosepipe alongside a stiff sweeping brush. For more stubborn dirt we recommend products from Lithofin such as ‘Lithofin Outdoor Cleaner’ for porcelain and ‘Lithofin Algex’ to remove algae for natural stone. For more information, please read our full cleaning and maintenance guides.