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Spring is the ideal season to renew your home with DIY ideas and small renovations, like painting the walls or giving new life to your fireplace, decorating it, changing the cladding, or revitalize it with wood or pellet inserts.
In this article we reveal how to decorate your home with just a few resources, putting your creativity into play with some simple DIY solutions and effective transformations. Sometimes you just need to look at rooms from a different perspective and identify small changes or clever measures to add a new flavour to your home environment.
Are you ready to get started?
Here are 5 original and simple ideas to decorate your home in spring, without resorting to too invasive work.
Tired of the typical total white?
Whether it is a country house or a flat in the city, painting the walls creatively is the first step we think about to start renovating the house. Sometimes, just changing the colour of the walls in the living room or bedroom might be enough to make the whole environment more modern and captivating.
You do not need to repaint every room. To get more depth, colour the wall behind the bed or sofa with a darker shade, or play on strong colour contrasts, the novelty effect is guaranteed.
In a primarily monochromatic environment, colour can be introduced as an element of novelty even through some designer objects or furnishing accessories: by placing a set of colourful vases at the entrance, introducing a brightly coloured armchair in the living room, or installing a stove with colourful Majolica cladding.
The Piazzetta QUBE 1 wood stove, with its compact and modern design and panels of precious Majolica in the Rosso Lava shade, adds a vibrant note of colour to the living area.
A solution to renovate your home at no cost is to reinvent shelves and bookcases, starting with decluttering.
What is decluttering?
It is an ancient art with Eastern roots that deals with the accumulation of useless objects to let positive energies flow. In other words: eliminating the superfluous. This activity can be applied both to the clothes in the wardrobe and to the furnishing elements of the house. By moving and replacing objects, but above all by getting rid of the superfluous, you will breathe new air into your home.
Now that you have made room, you can dedicate yourself to reorganizing your bookcase with creative and original decorations. Shelves and books often become the protagonists of the living area, attracting the curiosity and attention of the guests. Select the books that best represent you, add some black and white photos, alternate designer objects and books, bowls or small plants asymmetrically. Your living room will immediately acquire a new personality and an original look.
Let’s continue with another original idea for decorating your home in spring.
One of the big trends of the moment is indoor plants. Creating green corners or your own urban jungle is a phenomenon that combines well-being and interior design, and is certainly an excellent, simple, and non-invasive solution for renovating rooms without changing the furniture.
Having plants at home brings well-being to the domestic ecosystem: they are anti-stress and help concentration because they reduce excess carbon dioxide.
Here are some decorative houseplants to decorate the kitchen, living room, terrace, and even the bedrooms, and their benefits:
Whether they are large or small, succulent or tropical, all plants brighten the environment, making it fresher and more relaxing, and are an excellent solution for renovating the rooms of the house in spring.
After having seen how to decorate the living room, bedroom, kitchen, and many other areas of the house with DIY ideas while spending little money, let’s move on to curtains and rugs, table and bathroom textiles and how to change them to decorate the house. Fabrics, with their colours and their presence in every room, play a strategic role for the image of a house or flat.
Choose a spring-inspired texture, pattern, or shade – maybe a spring/summer 2021 trendy colour – and replace all the textiles in the home following this common thread. The result will surprise you.
If you want to do something less invasive, you can bring your creativity into play. Recover scraps of fabric, mismatched napkins or clothes you no longer use, combine them with trimmings and tassels to cover cushions or create original wall decorations.
DIY is not your thing? Simply replace the cushions and sofa cover. The living room will change style in an instant and can easily adapt to every change of season to have the house always renewed without having to resort to renovation work.
The warm weather has arrived and you are wondering how to decorate the dormant fireplace during the spring/summer months?
Having a fireplace in a room is a great asset which we can have fun and play with during the change of seasons. While in winter the fireplace is the undisputed protagonist of the environment and the fulcrum of domestic life thanks to the fascinating presence of the flame, in the warmer seasons we can take advantage of its striking presence with decorations and furnishing elements.
Looking for some ideas? Read on to find out how to decorate and repurpose your fireplace, be it rustic, classic, or modern.
Start thinking about how to decorate the hood and the mantel and what to put on it: it can become the ideal place to bring the scents and colours of the warm seasons into the house: flower pots, creative floral arrangements, and cherry branches will furnish not only the fireplace, but the whole environment.
In spring and summer, we can decorate the fireplace following the style of the living room.
How to decorate the hood of a rustic fireplace? Use natural materials and draw inspiration from the country style with flowers, rustic candle holders, and wooden lanterns. If, instead, you are wondering how to adorn the hood of your modern fireplace, you can decorate it by placing paintings and collectibles on the shelf, placing candles or indoor plants.
Not just DYI decorations and furnishing accessories. We can take advantage of the warm seasons to give a new look to our fireplace by repainting its frame or replacing its cladding – the novelty effect will be guaranteed.
There are so many options to clad your fireplace. Modern fireplaces allow us to use all our creativity to customize them with a wide range of claddings, materials, and finishes. The most commonly used materials for fireplace claddings are:
This wide choice of materials, combined with the different types of firebox and a bit of creativity, allow you to make your fireplace special and unique and find the solution that best suits your needs.
The Majolica claddings deserve a special mention. It is a precious and refined material that is worked by hand and offers multiple advantages, both functional and aesthetic. Its processing requires several steps and particular attention to detail: the whole process takes up to 15 days.
The fireplace cladded in Majolica becomes an elegant piece of furniture that reflects the style of your home in every season: both when lit, becoming the perfect frame to enhance the charm of the flame and the spectacle of fire, and when it is off, thanks to its shapes and refined finishes.
Do you want to learn more about claddings for fireplaces? Read the article ‘Fireplace cladding: 4 ideas for making your firebox unique’, where we explained in detail the different types of claddings for fireplaces.
Spring is also the perfect time to carry out renovations and improve the efficiency of your fireplace.
You can breathe new life into a pre-existing open wood fireplace thanks to the installation of convenient inserts. An ideal solution to obtain the maximum result with simple masonry work and renovate the house in spring.
Piazzetta offers a wide range of fireplace inserts, designed and developed to be easily installed in pre-existing fireboxes, to repurpose an old fireplace without having to resort to major masonry work.
Installing an insert is a simple job that will allow you to save on household consumption. Also, thanks to tax deductions and incentives, you can get a refund of up to 65% on the expense incurred to purchase an insert to replace your old fireplace.
By purchasing an insert to convert a fireplace with open hearth into a latest generation fireplace, which contributes to energy saving and environmental protection, you will be able to enjoy the advantages of the Conto Termico 2.0, tax deductions, and credit transfer. By taking advantage of the 50% credit transfer, the payment method introduced by the new ‘Decreto Rilancio’ (Legislative Decree no. 34/2020, converted into Law no. 77/2020) promoting energy efficiency, you can purchase new stoves and fireplaces with a significant and immediate discount on the invoice.
Find out how to save money by purchasing a Piazzetta product to renovate your home with a new modern fireplace, click here.
With these DIY ideas and tips to renovate your home in spring you cannot go wrong.
And if you now want to transform your fireplace with the Majolica claddings and wood and pellet inserts, contact our qualified retailers: they will be able to give shape to your furnishing ideas and find the solution that best suits your needs.