It's time to put away your knitting and heavy blankets, and replace them with lighter, brighter fibres.
Homes in springtime need to open up to sunshine and fresh air, as well as smarten up with some quick and easy re-decorating.
Co-owner of Caringbah's Artwork2U Almis Mestrovic believes that decorating a room need not be an expensive venture.
"In fact, by simply introducing artwork to a room, it can give the impression that a room has been re-styled," she said. "Artwork can bring the best out in a room and the benefits are endless."
Ms Mestrovic believes that Spring 2012 will be full of bold colours, florals and patterned fabrics.
"Artwork can leave a lasting impression on your visitors and can be the talking point and the highlight of a room," Ms Mestrovic said. "It can take a room from dreary to cheery. Just by choosing a bright, bold, colourful piece of artwork, you can lift the appearance of the room."
Choosing the right piece of artwork can make a room feel warm or cool and make it look more spacious.
"Abstract art is the easiest way to add a 'wow' factor, as it's all about the colour and really does not have to 'express' any meaning," Ms Mestrovic said. "Should you wish to take the attention away from an item that may be a little unsightly, like an air-conditioning unit, the right art piece can draw the eye and take control of the room effectively and inexpensively."
Ms Mestrovic said staff at Artwork2U can help to achieve the look and results you want.
"All our artwork is individually hand painted, modern and affordable," she said. "Our prices range from $190 to $400. You can purchase either direct from the showroom or take advantage of our free home and business consultation service."
■ Details: Artwork2U; Address: Unit 50, The Shire Centre, 65-75 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah. Phone: 9544 2273.