Saturday, April 21, 2012

Spring Changes for Your Decor

Apartment Specialists CardChanging your decor for Spring is a great way to make your home feel as fresh as the beautiful weather outside.  About.com has some helpful suggestions for how to transform your space for the new season.

One of the quickest ways to make your space feel fundamentally different is to rearrange your furniture.  Make sure to allow enough room around the furniture for people to flow naturally in and out of your room and to keep it light and airy.  A great way to usher Spring into your home is to literally bring pieces of nature into your space.  Put cuttings of your favorite flowers in your vases, add shells or rocks to glass containers, or use driftwood or branches as decorations.

Now is also a great time to make sure your outdoor space, if you have one, is inviting and somewhere you want to spend time.  If you're lucky enough to have a balcony, fill it with throw blankets, pillows, rugs, even mirrors to add dimension.  Next go back inside and decorate with color.  If your landlord won't allow you to paint your apartment, brighten up your room by switching out accessories for ones in a brighter hue, or even use slipcovers to transform your tired old furniture.

Another trick for giving your space a quick makeover?  Swap out your heavy drapes for something made of lighter material or in a brighter color.  Finally, use the urge to "Spring Clean" to organize all the stuff that's weighing you down so you can enter this wonderful time of year as light as the Spring breezes!