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Freshen Up For Spring Part II

Are you ready for some more things to do to freshen up your home for Spring? There’s a few simple things that you can do to make your home seem just a bit “fresher”. And it all has to do with adding splashes of color.

Paint a room or accent wall: Spring just naturally seems like the time to paint. For just a few dollars and lots of muscle work you can transform a room within a few hours-and you won’t have to add another thing to make the room seem new again.

Spring colors for painting accent walls

Revitalize seating with slipcovers:  My dream someday would be to have a slip-covered sofa that I’d change with the seasons. Imagine going from the dark, rich colors typically associated with the winter months to a sofa that’s more neutral. Do this and your neighbors will think that every time they turn around you’ve purchased a new sofa!

Want to try your own hand and make the DIY slipcover above? See how it’s done here.

Slip your pillows into new covers: one of the easiest and least expensive ways to update your home is to make or buy new pillow covers for your throw pillows.

colorful pillows-decor ideas using pillows

pillow decor ideas-update decor with pillows

Hang artwork or objects on your walls. This is another way to take quickly change the look of your room. Be creative in what you decide to use- plates, mirrors, framed vintage fabrics-are all great replacements for your picture art.

Ideas for wall art-items to hang on walls

Give new life to old furniture by painting it: Painted furniture is so “in” right now. And some of the most popular finishes on painted furniture looks very old and weathered. So, what I’m trying to say is that even if you mess it up {or are afraid that you might} you can’t go wrong by painting. So be brave and think outside the box. How about painting a chair or bed frame purple instead of black. It will be much more dramatic-and impressive.

Up next:  Freshen Up For Spring Part III-Bringing the Outside IN

Article Sources:  House and Home|Apartment Therapy|House of Turquoise|Village Green

March 30, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Theoneandonly - Love the colors makes me crave the spring weather, oh where or where is it!

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