Transform your home with spring décor
(NC)— This spring, infuse your home with vibrant colours, fresh floral touches and breezy fabrics. You don't have to spend a lot of money to do it – simply update pieces you already own to create a brand new look for the season, like this:
Do you have velvet drapes or a sofa covered in heavy fabric? Start by removing the drapes and replace them with airy sheets. Slipcover the sofa and other furniture with paler tones. Remember that sheer curtains, bedskirts, tablecloths and pillows all say 'spring' louder than any other element. Look for designs that complement your lifestyle and interiors.
Rethink the rugs
Spring is a good time to have heavy rugs cleaned or repaired. Replace cozy area rugs with inexpensive cotton alternatives in vibrant, pastel colours.
Look for organizing solutions. Any spot that is overcrowded can drain your energies and fill your life with clutter. Donate clothes, books or toys to charity. You can also auction off any unwanted items online and donate a portion of the proceeds to a non-profit organization. The Christian Children's Fund of Canada, for example, (www.ccfcanada.ca) works to improve the lives of children living in poverty around the world.
Spring is all about rebirth, making it a wonderful time to reboot your home décor. Bring out your floral china, fresh plants, flowering pots or plant elegant orchids in your own backyard. With the change in seasons, these lively touches can breathe new life into your home.
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