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As the days start to warm up and get longer, think about refreshing your home’s decor.  Bringing in breezy fabrics, garden elements and bright florals make the statement “Spring Has Arrived.”
Here are 10 tips to bring spring into your home this season.

1. Let the Light In

Do you have velvet drapes or shades you’ve had pulled closed all winter. Open them up! Think about taking the drapes down and replacing with airy sheers. Toss slip covers in pale tones or bright florals on have, dark furniture.

2. Rug Replacement

Area rugs that are so warm and cozy in the winter can look bulky and dull in the spring and summer. Roll these up and store until fall. Bring out some lighter cotton rugs and watch it lighten the look of your room.

3. Move it, Move it!

If you have your furniture grouped around your fireplace, think about changing things up during the warmer months. Take the focal point away from the mantel and take advantage of windows that bring in light and adventure from outside.

4. Bring the Outdoors In

Bring a few garden chairs, accents and floral fabrics into a room for a garden feel. Even a couple of fun wicker chairs with bright cushions can make the room feel fresh and outdoorsy.

5. From Fake to Fresh

Take all the fake plants and arrangements, clean them and then store them for the spring and summer seasons. Bring in pots with fresh little plants of violets and primroses and invest in a few live green plants.

6. Less is More

Take all the knick-knacks and do-dads off your shelves. Dust the shelves and items and then decide what key pieces you really want to put back out. lighten the load and create more air by not loading the shelves down with too many pieces.

7. Easy Breezy

Sheer fabrics practically scream out warm days, fresh air, sunny skies. Use sheer curtains,  tablecloths, bedskirts, and pillows in your choice of plain, printed and patterned selections.

8. Stop the Madness

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: if you don’t love something, it isn’t serving a purpose or it doesn’t have sentimental value (real sentimental value) box it up or get rid of it. Get your clutter under control, get organized and enjoy the feeling or awe that comes over you when you are done with this task.

9. Deep Clean

Now is the time to bust out your cleaning supplies and give your home a good once over. Clean the windows, scrub floors, polish all the furniture, vacuum sofa cushions, air out rooms, wipe down walls, shine light fixtures.  Give the fireplace a final cleaning for the season.

10. A Welcome Entry

Take stock of your front door entry area. Sweep it down, wash windows, touch up paint if necessary. Put out a welcome sign or nice exterior decor piece that reflects your personal style. Make sure the entire area is clean, clutter free and says “Welcome to our Home.”

Happy Entertaining!

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