Spring has finally sprung! Even if your area is slow to warm this year, the sun will not be denied, and soon, balmier days will be in full swing. To get inspired, go beyond spring cleaning and try changing up your decor instead. You don't have to hire an interior designer to freshen up your home for the new season. Try these easy tips to make your house feel bright and new instead.
Flowers are beginning to bloom outdoors, and there's no better way to liven up your decor for spring than to bring a bouquet indoors. A simple bouquet from the grocery store or farmers market will do -- just trim the stems and pop it into a beautiful container. You can go big with one great centerpiece or break up a bouquet to fill smaller bud vases in many rooms. For the scent of spring, choose roses, lilacs, peonies or hyacinths.
If you've been tracking in dirt and grit all winter long, it's time to get those area rugs to the cleaners. Instead of putting them back in the same spot, consider packing them away and replacing them with sisal or seagrass rugs instead. These woven wonders add instant texture and interest to your room, and the natural neutral shades match any decor.
If you have some great posters, photos or other wall art that you haven't hung yet, try putting a collection of small items together to create one big gallery wall. This is a great way to showcase your favorite things, and there's no wrong way to do it. To create a unified look with disparate items, purchase matching frames. You can hang items in a strict grid or go for a more collage-inspired look.
Wallpaper is back, and it's better than ever. If you're looking to make major change to your home this season, wallpaper is a great choice. Try choosing a fresh floral or bright geometric pattern that coordinates with your existing paint color, then use it to create a stunning accent wall. It's an inexpensive way to add designer flair to your house this spring.
If most of your rooms have just a standard overhead light, you can instantly change the feel of your space by adding accent lamps. A reading light here or a desktop lamp there will allow you more control over the mood of your room, and you can even add LED tape lights to illuminate shelves and cabinets for a designer look.
After a long, gray winter, your living room might feel a little blah. For a new look without committing to new furniture, switch outage throw pillows instead. You can either purchase new pillows or change the covers on your existing cushions. Not sure what color to choose? Try Greenery, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017. This lush grass green is remarkably versatile and perfect to welcome the season of growth.
For cushions with interchangeable covers that go the extra mile, M Cushion offers beautiful throw pillows that feature a built-in Shiatsu massager. These unique, patent-pending massagers are disguised as designer pillows, so you can accessorize for spring while enjoying all the benefits of a Shiatsu massage. So go ahead. Get inspired and get started -- you'll be glad you did!