Interior decor brand Hovia brings some bright ideas to the table that'll inspire anyone to refresh their space this spring season.
5 home hacks for spring
Get spring started by giving a piece of tired furniture a fresh covering of paint, fabric, or even wallpaper.
Wallpaper can be for more than just walls. For a bit of mood-boosting DIY, try backing your bookcase in a fun pattern.
The finished bookcase, featuring Hovia's Wavy wallpaper pattern.
Build your own box of small items and decorations for spring, and bring them out of the attic every year.
Fill the box with bright pieces that make you smile, and dot them around the home to easily match your interior to the mood of the season.
Get creative with leftover materials from your finished upcycling crafts. Paint picture frames or decorative wood trims with paint from a previous project.
Before doing this, you'll want to make sure that the paint you’re using is suitable for the surface you’re planning to paint. Priming the surfaces first will leave you with the best results.
Plus, consider framing a leftover wallpaper offcut instead of throwing it away.
Hovia designer Alicia has framed leftover wallpaper and paired it with pastel brights and fresh flowers, for a simple sprinkling of spring-themed styling.
Time for a big spring clean-out. Tidy, recycle, repurpose and give away items to reset your rooms with a cleaner and more purposeful feel.
For any unwanted clothes and decor, sell them on resale apps and websites like Vinted, Depop and eBay, or donate them to a charity that supports a cause you care about.
For bigger items that need to go, like a fridge or couch, they might not be reusable but they can be recycled. Take them to a recycling centre or, book a collection if you can’t do it yourself.
5 — Let in all the light
Spring cleaning reminder! Wipe your windows thoroughly and allow that precious natural light to enter your space.
Use a glass cleaner spray, a microfibre cloth and a squeegee to give your windows a real 'deep clean'. Or, go high-tech with a window vacuum cleaner.
Watch the rays bounce off different surfaces as the light breathes an energising feel into your home.
5 wallpaper picks for spring
1 — Hebe
A pastel paradise for fans of retro-inspired modern decor and playful prints. Spruce up an older piece of furniture with a fresh lick of mint or pink paint to create the perfect cheerful pairing for your Hebe wallpaper.
Hebe wallpaper by Hovia, from £117.00 per roll
Swap bare walls for squiggly delights. If you're going for a pastel colour palette, the Wavy wallpaper pattern includes a cool pop of green to make this mix of colours feel more modern and unisex.
Wavy wallpaper by Hovia, from £117.00 per roll. Candles by @leboncandles on Instagram.
Experience the calm of a watercolour coastline. This peaceful landscape is filled with soft pastel colours, making the Coast wall mural an easy pick for bringing a soothing sense of springtime bliss to the bathroom.
Coast wall mural by Hovia, from £39.00/m2
Florals for spring? It's not groundbreaking, but it does work wonders for refreshing a room with a new sense of life and colour. Hovia's Phoebe mural makes floral wallpaper modern again with its huge flowers painted in peachy watercolour tones.
Phoebe Peach wall mural by Hovia, from £39.00/m2
Last but not least, we can't forget the kids' rooms. Not much says spring decor like pastel gingham does, and it's a soft way to brighten up a playroom or bedroom. This wallpaper is even named Picnic, inspired by fun days outdoors in the warmer months.
Picnic wallpaper by Hovia, from £117.00 per roll.
Senior Content Executive at Hovia