How to update your home and garden

Ignoring your garden this winter? Well spring's just around the corner so why not get ahead of the curve and give your home and garden a spruce up today? Here's our top tips and tricks

Green and fresh living space

Weekends are an ideal time to give your indoor and outdoor spaces a quick refresh, so why not try our five spring update ideas during that extra time?

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Outdoor spaces

Garden fire pit
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As we edge closer to the summer months, the idea of BBQs, picnics and dining with friends long into the evening is becoming a reality again. Whether you have space for large loungers, or the perfect sun trap for a bijou bistro bench, a few simple pieces can easily transform your garden for entertaining.

Festoon lights provide a welcoming ambience, whilst fire pits will keep your guests warm when the temperature dips after the sun goes down. Serve your guests up a feast that looks as good as it tastes with a middle eastern style share board and bowls so they’ll never want to leave.

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Creative spaces

Springtime can be a mixed bag of rain and sunshine. Whilst we eagerly await the bloom of May flowers, April showers are sure to bring, we can enjoy the best bits of outdoors with a little imagination.

Create flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Mix things up by adding greenery with hanging pots and corner plant stands to your interior rooms. Take easy-to-move furniture, made from weather-resistant materials, outdoors to capture every moment of clear, sunny skies.

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Open spaces

Kitchen makeovers can prove costly but try transforming shelves, sideboards and storage with functional and stylish accessories. Brass, ceramic and wood accents add the finishing touches to all styles of kitchen. Keep it calm with chalk-coloured steel; make a statement with contemporary carbon. Or contrast the two colours to create your very own style.

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Living spaces

Living space greenery
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One of the easiest spring updates requires very little effort. Pots, planters and vases add colour and life all around your home. From recycled glass vases for everything from single stems to big, beautiful bouquets, to miniature pots ideal for succulents and cacti, to large centrepieces made for spider plants and ferns. Mix and match colours, textures and sizes to create a display that matches your own interior style

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Clean spaces

Utility room storage

Often somewhat forgotten, the utility room is the workhorse of the home. But that doesn’t mean it’s simply the place where dirty laundry and bits and bobs pile up, never really finding a home.

Simple storage that’s stylish enough to be on show, is a great way to tie utility and laundry spaces in with the rest of your home. Shelves add vertical storage space and give a visual sense of order. Clearly labelled, coordinating storage tins add useful organisation for washing tablets, first aid and shoe cleaning kits.


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