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Ideas to help you get the home ready for spring

Cotswold Farmhouse

Despite the weather's continuous attempts to dampen both our clothes and spirits, I’m sure, like us, you’re all still excited that the days are getting longer and that when the sun is out, spring really does feel like it’s moments away. With that in mind, perhaps it’s time to consider sprucing up your home, ready for the changing seasons. Here are the trends we’ve noticed taking a hold this year both inside and outside your home!

A spring wreath for your door

three spring wreaths

If you fell in love with your Christmas wreath and didn't enjoy having to bring it down, well you're not alone, in fact we're seeing the return of wreaths for spring and there are a few fantastic ways you can go about adding one to your home. There are three different wreath-making workshops in The Cotswolds to try out.

The first is at Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland, hosted by Maria from The Flower Patch, you'll be creating your own 18" wreaths from locally sourced greenery and flowers.

The next course we'd recommend is at the amazing Daylesford Farm. You'll head out to the Garden Room Workshop at their Cotswold Farm where their floristry team will teach you how to transform natural and foraged seasonal materials into your very own one-of-a-kind design.

The final course we'd suggest is at Chippy Flower Farm, set inside a tranquil studio at the flower farm. You'll be guided through each step to make a living spring wreath using spring bulbs and seasonal foliage, woven on to a mossed willow base. Everything you'll use is grown on the farm, plus coffee, tea and brownies are provided too.

Finally, if you'd rather just order a beautiful floral wreath for your door, look no further than COTSWOLD BOTANICAL, all their gorgeous wreaths are designed and created to look like they have just been picked fresh from the meadow. All flowers and foliage are sourced from local flower farms, then dried in a home studio. As all the products are dried, they can last several years before fading.

Pastel soft furnishing

three images of pastel coloured rooms

Changing seasons means changing colour palettes, with the colder months behind, we can bring some softer tones into our home to balance out the rich colours of nature blooming outside. One of the most eye catching ways is to change up some smaller items in your home, and pastels are great options to bring into most colour schemes into the home.

For a wide variety of fanatically coloured products, look no further than Alice Palmer and Co. From lampshades to wallpapers, you'll find something to love that will warm your home up this spring.

Of course we, can't talk about interior decorating without mentioning Nkuku, with a wide variety of gorgeous quilts and cushions to choose from.

The last place for some pastel soft furnishing shopping in a variety of pattens and hues, is fast becoming a favourite of ours, Birdie Fortescue. Fall in love with their captivatingly subtle designs and colourways the same way we did!

Fresh lick of paint

three rooms painted pink

If you're looking for a bigger change that's not going to break the bank, you can never go wrong with freshening up the paint in your favourite rooms.

Edward Buller has a fantastic blog, outlining five different colours you could use this spring to freshen up your room for the new season.

Farrow and Ball also provide a fantastic outline for how to use certain colours in each room and we love their approach to bringing more pink into the home in a way that works for most interior styling tastes.

Spring foliage for your fireplace

botanically designed fireplace

Not sure what to do with the fireplace once spring arrives? As a centrepiece of a room, ther are endless ideas and huge potential for how you can uniquely make the space your own, we love the idea of putting in place some statement florals and Melanie Lissack has designed a sunning centre piece that we'd recommend drawing a bit of inspiration from.

Bring spring flowers indoors

plant plots and shelving

Spring brings with it some of the most colourful flowers, from daffodils to tulips, all the way to gorgeous azaleas. There's no reason that you can't bring these blooms inside too. Plus it's a wonderful exuse to bring some colourful pots from Garden Trading into the home too. Some of their smaller pots come in a gorgeous pastel colour too so you can really make smaller spaces pop!

Revamp your outdoor furniture

two outdoor furniture designs

One of the biggest benefits of spring is getting outside more often. If your garden is one of your favourite places, it's time to start thinking about refreshing the space to sit out with friends, family or just curled up with a good book.

Oka has some of the most beautiful luxury garden furniture, from seating to tables, their furniture is an investment well made.

If you're looking to entirely revamp your outdoor furniture, look no further than Neptune. Neptune have created timeless designs that are made from sustainably sourced materials with longevity at the forefront of their design.