Thursday, March 24, 2011

10 Ways to Rejuvinate Your Decor for Spring

As we head toward the spring and summer months, many of us are more than ready to refresh our decor with color and lighter, brighter accents. After months and months of dreary winter weather, it's only natural to want to create a home that's cheerful and energizing. I've pulled together 10 simple examples of ways you can infuse spring into your decor. What other ways do you plan on updating your home for the spring & summer months ahead? We'd love to hear about it!

1. Switch out the pillows on your sofa with colorful floral prints mixed with a graphic patterns. Add a few large & colorful books to your coffee table.

2. Refresh your room with a bright new area rug. A little bit of color and pattern can do wonders in cheering up a space!

3. Keep a vase of fresh flowers on your coffee or dining table. And once again, colorful floral accent pillows are a lovely way to introduce spring into your decor. 

4. Another creative way to display fresh flowers - mix it up with a variety of mason jars, small vases and vessels with flowers from your garden.

5. One inexpensive way to instantly spruce up a room is by painting an accent wall! Add in a couple of white lamps and/or accessories for a fresh pop of contrast.  And zebra print is always a fun way to create more interest in a space. Whether it's with a couple accent pillows or a rug, you can't go wrong with animal print!

6. If you can pull it off, a few pops of yellow add energy and cheer to a space. If yellow won't work, try another bright color such as orange, pink or green. It can be with pillows and/or new accessories. A little bit of color can go a very long way!

7. Give new life to existing furniture with a fresh coat of paint. Re-paint your dining chairs or table for an instant update. Also, notice in this image that the back of the hutch is painted a soft blue color - this is another way paint can transform your decor. Paint the back of a bookcase, built-in or hutch and accessorize with a collection of dishes, vases, etc. 

9. New wall decor is a wonderful way to update a space. In this photo, vintage handkerchiefs were framed and hung in an entryway - an easy and inexpensive DIY project! You can also try framing out colorful fabric swatches.
10. Hang a pair of simple side panels on a large window. Window treatments are a fantastic way to add color, texture and warmth to a space!
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IMAGE CREDITS: HOUSE & HOME; DECORPAD

28 comments:

  1. thank you for these tips! i am always looking for new ways to revamp my space.

    http://wordbyjessie.com

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  2. Thank you for the great tips! xo

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  3. Loving all the photos...so bright and cheerful !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.blogspot.com

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  4. WoW!......Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Lovely ideas, Julie! I love the rug idea and fresh blooms are always wonderful! xo

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  6. I love those turquoise windsor chairs. I could do that with my 4

    Also love the soft gray sofa with the bright yellow pillows

    I want to get home and paint

    janice

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  7. LOVE that bright blue rug! Where can I find it?!

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  8. wow I just love the splash of color in every picture. The first room looks like my own. Splashes of pink everywhere. Love this! thank you.

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  9. thankyou for the lovely images julie..infact i'm going to get new cushions for my living room this weekend only to freshen up the look for summer! do check out my runway to room post today..xx meenal

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  10. Great List! I've tried most of these at one point or another. I do tend to change out my pillows seasonally, which is probably a little sick.

    I think my mother thinks I have a "pillow problem."

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  11. Love these bright, fun shots!! Your blog is amazing! Always love looking at it! :) Follow me on BlogLovin and see why they've called me the #1 up and coming blog!!

    XO
    Kat
    http://withlovefromkat.blogspot.com

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  12. Great ideas! Love the photos, so fresh. Thanks for sharing. I am new to blog world. Check out my blog The Remnant Room.
    Have a great evening!
    Paula

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  13. Love using fresh flowers from the garden or blooming twigs. Nothing brightens up a room like blooms. So many great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great ideas!! I want to recover my pillows now, I think that would do wonders for my space. I just recently added yellow, I now want to just add more and more though haha.
    I'm adding you post to my March Links Love post on the 31st. xoxo

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  15. On picture #4 those and some wild and interesting chairs.

    Erika

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  16. I love seeing all the pretty flowers in each picture. All of the fabrics and colors are fantastic.

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  17. I love reading your blog. probably the one I look forward the most each day. You always post such gorgeous pictures!

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  18. I like your image selection, they are definitely on the spring mood,

    xoxo from Mexico

    Estefania M.

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  19. Beautiful. Makes me wat to paint ordinary rattan couch with shocking pink:), and with those black and white is always amazing

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  20. Absolutely adore the floral dining chairs! So summery and cute :)

    www.fashionbosca.blogspot.com

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  22. hi i hope u would also provide DIY ideas on handmade crafts for our home :) i love this post though :)

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  23. great ideas and tips! the photos are so beautiful and colourful that I smiled when looked at them :) so nice

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  24. Wow what wonderful tips! I can't wait for spring! (P.S. I love the idea of framing vintage hankerchieves and fabric...very fun!)

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  25. Great images! I'm looking to re-do my living room soon!!!

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  26. Absolutely adore these photos!! Lovely use of color and so inspiring!!
    www.rubin-hood.blogspot.com

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