Friday, February 11, 2011

Has the cold winter weather got you down?

Get a pick me up... Change the look of your homes interior this Spring! 

Many home owners are ready to make changes to their home décor after a long winter. Spring time, the perfect time to redecorate your home and add a fresh touch of style to your current furnishings. The changes you make don't have to be costly or time consuming. Make It Fun! Simple changes can make a big  impact!

To begin, walk through your home and make a list of things you would like to change. Then go through your home and look at what you already have in your decor. Sometimes just moving pieces to work in another room can work fabulous. Use the things you already have to get your makeover started.

Ready for this... Spring Cleaning! Scrub the molding and the windowsills and don't forget to wash or dry clean those curtains. Dust the areas that always get overlooked and clean the windows, inside and out. Declutter, give to goodwill that objects your not interested in or find you don't use any longer. Try adding a bookshelf or a storage ottoman for some quick, simple solutions to clutter.

One of the simplest ways to freshen up your decor is paint... Lighten up your color palate, Choose a bright, cheerful color that will give your home a fresh, invigorating feel. This is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your room a completely different look overnight!

2011 popular spring colors

Here comes the fun part...  Change the location of your furniture. Add a few new pieces to complement your new paint color. Look into some slipcovers for your furniture, if your furniture is looking worn but still has good construction. You may just be looking for a new great color to completely change the look. Pick up a new rug that will attract some interest to the room. Choose a different shape, pattern or texture.

Don't forget the finishing touches... new curtains or sheer drapes. Add a new splash of color with decorative pillows and a great new throw for your sofa, loveseat or chair. Take a painting or picture from your bedroom and try hanging it in the living room.

 Last, add some fresh cut flowers in beautiful vases or some new exotic house plants. This is sure to bring some life into the home. Choose a new refreshing  new scent for your home. Try to remember your five senses when you makeover your rooms, so pleasing!!

Please feel free to comment below. Add a few of your own favorite ways to give your home a new, fresh look for spring!

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