This time of year is perfect for giving your house a spring clean and thoroughly sprucing up the heart of your home – the kitchen and dining room. Giving your kitchen and dining room a fresh feeling needn’t mean a huge and pricey overhaul and instead you can add décor and accessories to deliver instant Spring energy. Here are our top tips:
Say it with flowers
Nothing says springtime more than a bunch of fresh flowers. A freshly picked or purchased bundle of blooms add instant colour to a worksurface or dining room table. A large bunch of flowers can act as a central focal point, with smaller bunches in single colours also adding to the colourful look. Go for seasonal flowers like daffodils and tulips and choose a transparent glass vase, as a colourful number can easily detract from the flowers. This handkerchief vase from John Lewis has a unique design, with the glass resembling flowing fabric.
Spring is a time to celebrate the great outdoors and this can be reflected in your kitchen and dining room by using natural fabrics and materials. These placemats have a wood veneer finish which adds a natural look to your dining space. The oak veneer is light in tone which will brighten a dark wood table and the placemats are practical and wipe-clean too! Ensure these placemats are a feature of your table by choosing white crockery and white napkins which will help lift the table and look clean and fresh for spring.
Put a spring in your step
As well as giving your kitchen/diner a lighter look and feel, buying a food processor for making smoothies can help make you feel healthier and lighter too! This fab food processor by Bosch, has a powerful motor to tackle even the toughest of fruit and veg. This processor is ideal for making smoothies which make a quick and healthy breakfast or a tasty summery snack. Choose a mix of your favourite fruits, add natural yoghurt and a little milk and a blend until smooth. On warmer spring days, chuck in a handful of ice cubes for a cool and crunchy bite.
Let there be light!
Spring is the time when we turn back the clocks and enjoy longer evenings and (hopefully) more sunshine! However light and bright it may be outside, a poorly-positioned kitchen/dining room can still suffer from a dim interior. Rather than installing costly fixed ceiling or spotlights, you can easily add more light to a room using lamps. This sleek Alium floor lamp takes up minimal space and will illuminate a room beautifully. The high-shine silver finish will look great in a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and lends a fresh, modern look. Each of the three bulbs is surrounded by a blooming crystal-tipped flower which will reflect and refract the light. The floral theme is also a great one for the spring!
As well as adding décor to your kitchen/diner to give that spring feeling, a thorough clean of the space will work wonders too. Clear away clutter, tidy odds and ends into worktop storage tins and give wood surfaces a good polish.