For most of the country, we are still in a deep freeze. Cold temperatures, dreary days and a lack of color can leave us all feeling a little blue. Let’s throw open those curtains, let some light in and get ready for Spring! Try some of these inspirational springtime design tips to refresh your apartment, as well as, your attitude.
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While fresh cut flowers in glass vases is the most obvious way to bring flowers into your home, think a little more abstract. Seek out new framed art with a floral theme, placemats and napkins adorned in your favorite flower or a small accent piece of furniture with hand painted flowers. Flowers say Spring, and with that the rebirth of life.
Area rugs under the sofa or peeking out from under the bed in a colorful spring palette will supply that much needed springtime color to wake up your room. A new throw rug, complete with matching towels, in the bath or kitchen will add a refreshing pop of color. Consider a fun stripe or a multi-colored block pattern in the rug.
Throw pillows are the easiest way to add spring color to any room and economical at that. Whether you choose a simple floral or a bird sitting on a tree branch, your room will feel like springtime is about to begin. Don’t forget a matching throw for those cool spring nights.
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Time to paint! Break out those painter’s clothes and drop clothes, it’s time to add some color! Paint an accent wall or repurpose tired furniture with spray paint. You can paint just about anything with a can of spray paint – wicker chairs, side tables or an old lamp. Choose a color from that new rug or throw pillow and paint just one wall in your living area. If you need a little color inspiration, try a fabulous purple such as “Orchid” which has been named the color of the year according to Pantone.com.
Yes, you can use wallpaper in an apartment. Add wallpaper to the back of a bookcase or hutch. Cut to fit wallpaper in picture frames and mix in with family photos to add that punch of spring color. Consider a large matted frame with spring inspired wallpaper as a print to hang over your sofa for a budget friendly, one-of-a-kind art piece.
Find more springtime decorating ideas on Pinterest. By the time you have finished your spring inspired redecorating project, trees will be budding, flowers will be blooming and the birds will be singing. Bring on Spring!
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“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
~ Mark Twain
Published by HotPads.com – February 2014