February 16, 2009

Home Decor by Holly McCarthy

Easy Spring Decorating Ideas

With spring right around the corner, many people are beginning to put away their fall and winter décor for one that helps embody the season of renewal. There are a wide variety of ways to easily change the design of one or more rooms in your home that are fun, affordable, and not very time-consuming. Take at the following list of spring decorating ideas and see which ones you could implement at your house.

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables can add an affordable splash of color along with adding a natural element to the design of a room. Bright green apples, citrus fruits, and other colorful seasonal favorites are easy to find and last fairly well when displayed.

Emphasize Your Windows

Windows allow lots of wonderful natural light in and really open up a room. Draw back the shades and use light, airy fabrics for window treatments that allow for privacy without compromising the natural light that’s being let in.

Change Accent Pillows and Remove Throws

Pillows are another fast and affordable way to change the look of any room between seasons. Pick some colors that pop against your neutral tones and revive any room with ease in just seconds. Fall and winter pillows and throws can be stored for next year or replaced next year and given to a charitable organization.

Rotate Accessories

Just as easily as pillows and throws can be changed, added, or removed, so too can accessories. Even rotating items from room to room can create gentle shifts in attention and focus while still helping give the room in question that “put together” feel. New accessories can be used in this rotation when purchased, or you can choose to have accessories that are stored and used at specific times of year.

Change out Plates and Glassware

Another quick fix that can either be purchased over time or that can be shifted gradually; glassware and plates can add to the overall seasonal feeling of a home and are a great subtle detail that shows that you are on top of your game. Consider changing out one or both of these items when redecorating for the spring.

This post was contributed by Holly McCarthy, who writes on the subject of trade school. She invites your feedback at hollymccarthy12@gmail.com

1 comment:

DecorQuips said...

Unique personalized artwork …very cool. Maybe another idea in addition to the name art you have above

“As Seen In” Note:

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Here’s more info from their site:
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