With warmer weather well on the way, many Queenslanders have started their spring clean.
Property stylist and interior designer Justine Wilson said people should consider refreshing their home decor during the yearly deep clean.
“This weekend I’ll be doing my annual spring clean and changing up my bedding, cushion covers, and throw, to bring in the warmer weather and longer days,” Justine said.
Updating home decor doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour.
“To update your home, you really don’t need a big budget,” Justine said.
“Stores like Kmart, Spotlight, and Ikea have really upped their game when it comes to styling your home.
“I recommend doing your research online before going instore, so you have a good idea of the colour scheme and what pieces and sizes of things you really need, otherwise it can be quite overwhelming.”
Justine shared her top tips for a spring home refresh on a budget.
Spring is all about beautiful flowers so grab a bunch and create a centrepiece arrangement at home.
I love florals on an entry console or at the centre of my dining table.
To make a real statement use multiple size vases or vessels and do a group of three, the different heights will create a pretty vignette and you can opt for three complementary flower types or mixed bunches on repeat.
It’s time to pack away the heavy thick curtains and bring in the light and airy sheer-looking ones.
Nothing is nicer than a pretty sheer curtain blowing in the wind on a spring day, airing out your living or bedroom and letting the light flicker in.
On-trend colours are linen, white or beige.
Now is a great time to change your scatter cushions and accessories for light neutrals – this year cream, caramel, linen and brown are on-trend.
Think earthy and yet very simplistic.
To bring the room together, try some rustic urns, vases, clear quartz crystals or vintage-look breadboards.
An olive tree in a rustic pot… this is the new go-to plant and makes a beautiful visual statement in your home.
The olive tree is this year’s fiddle leaf, they work in any room and will conjure up feelings of an Italian holiday to boot.
New bed linen is a no-brainer, simply swap out those heavy duvets and coverlets.
White linen is the vibe this spring, pair with very simple feather-filled white or cream scatter cushions for a dreamy, hotel-like minimal look.