It’s that time of year when we spring clean our houses and our lives. Cutting out any rubbish and gloominess and paving the way for a brighter few months. The sudden burst of motivation that a little bit of sunshine and a few daffodils brings is staggering! So if you’ve caught the springtime bug and are looking to update your interiors, it’s worth knowing where it’s worth investing your cash. So if you’re struggling to decide between buying a new rug or fixing those radiators, this guide will help you get your priorities straight- and help you splash your cash on the right things!
The Living Room
Sofas are probably the biggest investment you should make in a living room. Most other living room furniture you can either make, repurpose, or buy cheaply and it really doesn’t matter. Quite the opposite, it’ll probably make your space look much better. A sofa, you really do have to spend some money on.
Unless you’re lucky enough to own a great sofa that just needs re-upholstering, consider spending big on this purchase. Sofas should really last you a lifetime. They come with huge guarantees and are considerably more durable than most of us give them credit for. It is an expensive purchase but a one off cost is better than constantly replacing shabby sofas. Consider whether you want a fabric sofa or a leather one. Leather is easier to wipe down and keep clean but can be cold in the winter, you’ll definitely need some cushions and blankets. Fabric sofas give a room a nice warm and homely feel. They’re cosy for snuggling up on but difficult to get stains out of. Shop around for a style that suits you.
The kitchen can be quite a costly room. It has a lot of appliances in it that are worth spending big on, but some other essentials are overlooked. It’s worth spending a little more money on a good sink, for instance. Astracast Sinks are durable, hard-wearing, and have a good draining space. These aren’t considerations most of us make but they are essential to everyday life. Similarly, a good overhead extractor fan and breakfast table are worth spending some money on. These are a great way to utilise space in a small kitchen. A breakfast table can double up as some much-needed workspace in a cramped kitchen.
From the bed frame to your personal collection of wall art and rugs, the bedroom is one of the rooms in the house where you don’t have to spend big. In fact, budgeting yourself in this room will force you to get creative. You can make a vase out of a wine bottle or create your own candles, give the room your own personal touch.
The one item you will need to splurge on is a mattress. Similar to a sofa, it will last you a seriously long time if you spend big. Most people don’t realise how important mattresses are. They help with our posture and can be the difference between and good and bad nights sleep.