10 tips to keep your home fresh this spring

Break out of your winter rut. Update your house for sunnier days! We asked designers how they refresh their homes. Also how they are keeping up with the current spring trends!  Here are 10  tips to keep your home fresh this spring.

We would like to start off by giving a shout out and a special thank you to Oprah for this incredible article.

Do a three-second scan
With a pen and a small notepad, go into each room with your eyes closed. Open your eyes and very quickly, – in three short seconds – spot three objects in the room that visually bother you the most. Use that as your starting point for redecorating.

This forces you to prioritize the top things to change. Rather than leaving you feeling overwhelmed with a long, taxing list. When you look at your lists from each room as a whole. A story begins to emerge. Highlighting a stage or theme in your life that you are moving away from.

Bring in fresh white accents
White accents immediately brighten up any space. I love using a plain white canvas on the wall. That really ties the colour scheme together.

Add simple, chic shelving
You can pack a punch with a great wallpaper! By papering just the inside back section of a shelving unit. It’s quick and easy to do. You also get the look you want without it taking over your entire room!

Play with punches of yellow
Nothing sings “spring” like the colour yellow. A large white bowl or tall glass vase of lemons can bring instant and simple style into the kitchen for spring. I love using beautiful objects that have a dual purpose for display and function. Lemons are a fresh, inexpensive style accessory that is also readily on hand for cooking!

You can also bring pots of yellow daffodils into your living area. That makes for a very happy space. Plants are more cost-efficient and last longer than freshly cut flowers. The bulbs can also be replanted in the garden at the end of the season.

Perk up your pillows
Lighten up! Replace the throw pillows on your sofa or bed, with brightly coloured ones! Don’t be afraid to mix in a bold print! One of my favourite sites for throw pillows is Etsy.com. There you can find unique and affordable options.

Get crafty and repaint furniture
Antiquing is a fantastic spring project. Also, a great way to spend the weekend with the family. I encourage everyone to pick an item and use it as their “this week” project. If you think a project will take more than a week to complete, pass!

For spring, you can find and paint antique desks or dressers (you might even have one in the garage!) Paint them with a glossy crème and replace the hardware.

In the kitchen, paint old, outdated cupboard doors and cabinet framing with white or crème melamine, and switch out knobs for a new, updated look.

Add accents and simple succulents
Adding a bit of life to an interior is a designer-must. Succulents are very friendly plants that are easy to maintain!

Tweak your table settings
Thoughts of spring make me crave to eat outdoors! This makes me think of the table and how to decorate it!

Spring place card holders can liven up any table! It will also make us all think of nature and renewal! Budding branches and flowering branches are a quick way to bring the outdoors in. Renewal is something that brings hope for the future and life into the home.

Transform your slipcovers
To start, you’ll need to invest in basic parsons chairs with white slipcovers. Yes, it’s an investment upfront, but it’s one worth making because you’ll be able to customize these chairs as often as you like!

Simply run a strip of Velcro up the back of the chair, then over and down the height of the chair. You can attach coordinating runners for different events, holidays or seasons. Think of all those colour options and pattern possibilities! Line up the adorned chair with the runner on your table so that you further emphasis the visual line or band for maximum impact.

Keep it airy and light
Remove heavy drapes and replace them with sheer materials such as voile or lace. You can find affordable materials at local fabric stores or use old pieces of fabric found at flea markets. Simply pin up fabrics with some tacks or sew a rod pocket at either end.

Also, check flea markets for summer-inspired paintings of flowers, cottages and beach scenes. You can also fill bowls and vases of inexpensive sea glass and seashells to bring a piece of the beach inside.

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Source: http://www.oprah.com/home/spring-decorating-10-tips-from-10-interior-designers

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