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Today, I wanted to share some quick and savvy tips for updating your home decor.

Bed Linens

Create a whole new look by making a duvet.  Place two flat sheets back to back, and sew around the perimeter, allowing for a half-inch seam. Leave an opening at the bottom. To close, sew twill-tape ties or velcro tape to the inside edges. You can also use the same sheet pattern or a contrasting design for your sheets, add some throw pillows and enjoy the new look.

Window Treatments

Lighten up any room by removing heavy drapes or window coverings. Wash the windows then add back breezy curtains or drapings. Flat sheets can also be used for curtains. Look for curtain hooks that clip on to the fabric or use bias tape or ribbon to create tabs on top of the sheets.

Lighting

Remove lamp shades from lamps, wipe off light bulbs with a microfiber cloth, dust lamps and then clean the shades. Use a soft brush attachment with your vacuum and run up and down along the shade. If you don’t have a vacuum attachment, a soft brush will do. Remember to wipe down the inside of the shade as well. If the shade was rips or stains, think about investing in a new one.

Pops of Color

Nothing chases away the winter blahs and screams spring like bright colors. Three of the most popular this spring are green, orange and bright pink. Add a vase of orange flowers or a throw pillow in hot pink and you have created an instant “welcome spring” message for your guests.

Whimsy

Have fun with your spring decor and add unexpected elements. A vase filled with bright kumquats can hold a bouquet of daffodils. Limes and hot pink flowers are so fun together in a centerpiece. Use wall decals to brighten up a wall, cupboard or even a piece of wooden furniture.

Just add a few touches here and there and soon your house will be singing spring!

She Who is More Than Ready for Spring to Stay Sprung

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If you’re looking for some creative ideas to decorate your front door, here are a few that I liked:

 

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Liked the mix of burlap with flowers from twelveOeight.

spring wreath nest

 

The nest with burlap bow from The Charm of Home is so sweet.

spring wreath etsy

This one really speaks to me. I love the tulips, the shades of pink – beautiful! You can purchase this one from Etsy.com

spring wreath greens

This one from Fabulously Organized Home starts with a grapevine wreath and builds on it from there. Like the colors, choice of flowers and flow of this wreath.

spring wreath bare feet

And this one from Believe & Inspire is so sweet and fun! Love it!

She Who Wants a New Wreath

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One thing that always shouts “Spring” to me is nests. I love nests of all shapes and sizes and if there are robin eggs inside them, even better. This sweet design from Pretty Handy Girl is just awesome.

 

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This one from The Idea Room is so pretty, too. I like the distressed wood of the table, too.

umbrellaThe whimsy of this umbrella with flowers and a nest is full of great spring color and fun from Things I Love.

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This centerpiece ,complete with cheery flowers and a nest is perfect for spring from the creative folks at Good Housekeeping.

 

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The milk glass is a perfect accent to this nest with handpainted eggs from Creative Juice.

Have fun feathering your nest this spring!

She Who Needs to Find Some Eggs and a Nest

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Maybe it’s because there is snow on my lawn or because it’s freezing outside or because I’m ready for something besides the blah landscape of late winter.

Whatever the reason, I am more than ready for spring to arrive.

Until it does, I think I’ll force a little springtime to blossom inside my home with some things that remind me of spring.

Crocuses are always a hopeful sign that winter is fading away and spring is coming right around the corner. I love their cheery colors, especially against the winter grays and browns. Bring some of that eye-popping color indoors with accents throughout your home for an instant mood-lifter.

Flowering trees are so pretty and shout-out “Spring Is Here!” Some of my favorites are magnolias, dogwoods and Hawthorne trees. You can capture some of that beauty indoors by bringing in a few branches as they bloom or cheating by purchasing a few fake branches to  give a lighter, brighter look to your home decor now.

I love tulips. It’s hard not to smile when you see a bunch of them blooming in all their colorful splendor. My silly tulips are already poking their little heads through the soil, attempting to freeze their tops off. I think they are as ready for spring to arrive as I am. You can find bunches of tulips in florist shops or even the grocery store this time of year. Treat yourself to a bright bouquet and see if they don’t make you grin. A lot.

Robins are a sure sign that spring is coming. I saw a whole bunch of them yesterday and sighed in relief. Robins create the most spectacular shade of blue with their eggs. You can recreate a little of that miracle in your own home using a fake nest and eggs from the craft store. Or for a fun project, make a nest out of coconut and fill with candy eggs. It might not last long, but the smiles from your family will be well worth it!

She Who Can’t Wait for Spring

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