At this time of year you and your home are doing either one of two things. You’re nesting and making sure everything is cosy and warm whilst the snow falls and you spend most of the month indoors. Or you’re planning on how to update your home for when the new season appears. I’m in the latter camp. I can’t wait to give me home a refresh for spring, including a huge spring clean which will comprise a hole heap of throwing away, giving away and putting away.

I’ve teamed up with Homebase today to take a look at how you can update your home for the new season, whether you have the budget to give a room a complete makeover, or to buy a few bits to brighten the place up. Either way, it’s a great time for “out with the old, and in with the new”.

Not sure where to start? Well, how about that long to-do list you have of things to fix, light bulbs to change and furniture to replace. It really can make a massive difference to how you feel about your home to get those odd jobs tied up. My list goes something like this:

1. Buy side table. 2. Replace broken lights in living room 3. Buy new office desk and drawers 4. Add a little colour to bedroom 5. Ask landlord about shower screen

As you can see buying new furniture is high on my list, as it was all through last year. It’s taken me so long to be able to decide on a side table, I actually think I’ll buy a house and get married before I settle on one and part with my money. When it comes to furniture, Homebase do a fantastic variety of designs and styles, spanning bed frames to dining sets to cosy armchairs, perfect for that Sunday afternoon snooze. I didn’t realise until going in there this weekend, how many gorgeous homeware additions they actually have.

If buying furniture isn’t an option, how about moving the room around to give it a fresh feel? I used to love moving my bedroom around as a teenager as it would always feel like a new space again, even if I couldn’t decorate it the way I wanted to.

Could you give the walls a fresh lick of paint? Or maybe buy some new bed linen and curtains? Or even new cushions for the sofa to brighten the room up a little more? I don’t know about you, but once I take all my decorations down after Christmas, my home always feels a little sparse and empty and using furnishings like cushions and maybe some new artwork on the walls makes it feel like new again.

Anyway, today I thought I’d show you eight pieces I’ve picked from Homebase to give my apartment a brand new look for when the slightly warmer months arrive. Let me know if you plan to update your space this year, and what room you’d like to start with first.

1. Habitat Klein Copper Tea Light Candelabra £45.00 2. Kelly Chair in Aubergine £149.99 3. Bird Cushion £12.00 4. Decorative Bike £40.00 5. Peony Artificial Flowers £20.00 6. Blue Ceramic Vase £30.00 7. Graham & Brown Tranquillity Canvas £21.24

Post in partnership with Homebase.

About Victoria

Hello! I'm Victoria, the founder of multi-award winning interior design blog, Apartment Number 4. I can't wait to share my tips and tricks on creating a beautiful place to live on a budget, regardless of whether you're living in your forever home or your home that's perfect for now.

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