Last updated on November 6th, 2023
With Diwali breathing down your neck, you are probably pondering over how best to get your house cleaning done in time. However, it doesn’t end there. Your walls may need a fresh coat of paint, and chances are you need to bid a tearful farewell to your throw cushions.
With so much on your plate, it’s not surprising to feel frazzled. But hey, once you follow these guidelines, it’s an easy-peasy affair. Before you know it, your house will be squeaky clean. So, just roll up your sleeves and get your cleaning gear ready for a mammoth cleaning project. Let’s begin!
In with the new out with the old
Before you begin your spring cleaning, getting rid of stuff you never use is the ideal first step. This may be the most difficult part of the project as it’s tough to let go of things. But if you haven’t used those things in the past couple of years, and aren’t going to use them in the next year, toss them out. Yes, you will probably need them as soon as they land in the garbage truck. But that’s how the cookie crumbles. Grin and bear it.
Maybe a coat of fresh paint
A coat of fresh paint is just what your room needs if it has chipped in places. The newly painted walls will not only repair the knicks and blemishes but also improve the quality of air in your home. On the other hand, if your wall is perfect, just give it a swab with a sponge.
Once the painters have packed their stuff and moved out, it’s time to get down to the cleaning. It’s best to start from the top and move downwards to prevent a redo from the dust on the ceiling. Your cleaning schedule will include dusting, wiping walls, windows, and of course the floor. The best part? You will burn plenty of calories!
Address your main entrance
The main entrance will need special attention. This means taking care of the space outside your main door as well as the foyer. After a good scrub, spice up the space with a few plants. A console table with a mirror in your foyer will take care of the rest.
Spruce up your accessories
Old or dated accessories could mar the look. Hunt for large bowls or vases to amp up the look of your home. Replace the throw cushions with radically different shades and patterns to give a new look to the sofas.
Play around with what you have
If the idea of buying new accessories is hard to swallow, move around the throw cushions, carpets, and paintings in your home. Rearranging furniture is another way to dramatically impact your home decor.
Interesting decor ideas
Quirky lamps or standalone tables and cabinets will add an interesting element to your decor. Think offbeat with mismatched plates and bowls for glorious asymmetry. Paper lanterns strung up in a bunch at different heights are a great idea too. And do make sure you set the stage on your dining table with interesting platters for your mithai and snacks. The same goes for your table setting when you have guests.
Fairy light magic
String up fairy lights on the tree outside and your balcony. Make sure to add a lot of plants so that they can complement each other beautifully. You can introduce them in your living room decor too. Let them take up residence in a corner or “pour” out of your ceramic pot for added charm.
There are many ways you can nail a beautiful look. All you need to do is dig deep for inspiration to get you going. While crowded markets will give you a lot of ideas, your best bet is our website. Our blogs on home decor and cleaning will walk you down the right path. So, go ahead and log in to homebliss.in.