When stuffy old curtains and cushions we don’t even like take over our home, it’s fair to say that you’re stuck in a rut. If this sounds like you, then spring is the time to say ‘Enough!’ It’s time to banish the dusty winter decor and freshen up your space for the glorious season of floral, linens and fragrance.

Sydney property stylist and interior designer Justine Wilson from Vault Interiors has shared her spring must-haves that not only won’t break the bank but will give your home an instant lift this season. From florals to indoor trees and window dressings and bed linen, there is something for every home, no matter what the budget.

“Be savvy, to update your home, you really don’t need a big budget,” said Justine. “Stores like Kmart, Spotlight and Ikea have really upped their game when it comes to styling your home. I recommend doing your research online before going in-store, so you have a good idea of the colour scheme and what pieces and sizes of things you really need. Otherwise it can be quite overwhelming!”

1. Fresh florals!

Spring is all about beautiful flowers so grab yourself a bunch and create a centrepiece arrangement at home, I love florals on an entry console or at the centre of my dining table. To make a real statement use multiple vases or vessels in various sizes and do a group of three, the different heights will create a pretty vignette and you can opt for three complementary flower types, or mixed bunches on repeat will also work.

Elegant living room with white sofa and round mirror
(Credit: Simon Whitbread)

2. Sheer curtains

It’s time to pack away the heavy thick curtains and bring in the light and airy sheer looking ones. Nothing is nicer than a pretty sheer curtain blowing in the wind on a spring day, airing out your living or bedroom and letting the light flicker in. On-trend colours are linen, white, or beige.

(Credit: Photographer: Mindi Cooke / Styling: Kylie Jackes)

3. Scatter cushions

Now is a great time to change out your scatter cushions and accessories for light neutrals, this year cream, caramel, linen and brown are on-trend. Think earthy and yet very simplistic. To bring the room together try some on-trend rustic urns, vases or clear quartz crystals.

european farmhouse style build brisbane bedroom green throw
(Credit: Photography: Louise Roche / Styling: Kylie Jackes)

4. Indoor plants

An indoor tree in a rustic pot! Whether it’s an olive tree or a fiddle leaf fig, an indoor tree makes a beautiful visual statement in your home. Other wonderful tall indoor plants include rubber trees, bird of paradise and parlour palms.

(Photographer: Shania Shegedyn | Styling: Alana Langan)

5. Bedtime!

New bed linen, this is a no brainer. Simply swap out those heavy duvets and coverlets. White linen is the vibe this spring, pair with very simple feather filled white or cream scatter cushions for a dreamy, hotel-like minimal look. Or create a maximalist’s dream by swapping out block colours for clashing, colourful prints.

(Credit: Photography: Hannah Puechmarin / Styling: Cheryl Carr)
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