Spring Awakening Décor Ideas

Shed your winter coat, dream of spring and do just a few little tweaks to your home to shake out the dreary doldrums. Here are a few quick ideas to wake up your home, lift up your spirits and blast away any notes of a ho-hum place.

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Source: Jacksonville

1.  Pull ‘Em Out

Jazz up the “plain-o” pulls on your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen cabinets with some patterned, brightly colored or floral knobs. Pulls are easy to unscrew and quickly add a new look. Check out my favorite craft marketplace, Etsy, or Anthropologie for a unique twist and turn.

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Sources: Nancy Burke , Ali Express, This Old House, Hardware-Online

2.  Up Above

We call the ceiling the fifth wall.  A coat of paint is all you need for this “up above” neglected spot to enliven any room. Go bold with jewel tones or opt for a silver gray or iridescent blue to reflect light and create a dream come true room.

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Sources: NE Home Mag, Architectural Digest, HGTV Home

3.  Nifty Numbers

Buy new house numbers in an interesting style to make you smile every time you come home. Browse through Modern House Numbers for some striking ways to find your house.

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Sources: Xericstyle, HGTV, Not on the High Street, Gardenista

4.  Photos Galore

Detox your photos on your iPhone and print your favorite family photos. Frame them and literally wallpaper the chosen space with these photos, arranged from top to bottom for an instant photo mash-up of your life story.

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Sources: Houzz, Moesi Homes, Karen’s Custom Frames, The Undesperate Housewife

5.  Soap Suds

Washing our hands is imperative to keeping healthy, so why not buy some pretty soaps and add a bit of elegance to this routine activity.

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Sources: Bodhi Basics, Wikiwand, Consumer Crafts

6. Gloss Up

If you have a boring, cracked or frumpy piece of furniture, revive it with the glossiest, brightest color of enamel out there. A pop of color always makes a room inviting.

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Sources: Waa DIY, Commona My House , Moms Crafty Space

7. Wow Windows

I can’t repeat often enough how a window treatment sets off a room and pulls your look together. Maybe now is the time to add an intricate pattern or a brave color to your windows or embellish your current window treatments with some dangling tassels or decorative tie-backs. Sometimes the little things mean a lot.

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Sources: Danmer, Affordable Furniture USA, Surrey Blinds and Shutters, Deco Ballito

8.  Jumble of Jars

Redo the pantry and get rid of those bulky, tacky cracker and cereal boxes that never seem to fit. So many cute glass jars are now ready and waiting to display and keep fresh your favorite snacks. I love the many choices at World Market or Pier One or you might score some vintage jars at the flea market to round out your collection.

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Sources: Dans Le Townhouse & A Beautiful Mess

9.  Bare Books

Strip off those tattered and stained book jackets. Embrace the natural look and display the books in their neutral palette, or if that is not your style, wrap the books in white burlap or any type of creative covering to give a new life to your favorite novels.

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10. Switch The Swatch

If your light swatch plates are greasy and dull like mine, switch those out for some stylish new ones. Check out switchhits.com for all the choices you can imagine.

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Sources: End of Trail Home Decor, Honey Bee Ceramics, Arnev Products, Inc

11 . White Up

One of my favorite things in my house is my brick fireplace that I painted white which completely transformed my family room to a modern, clean vibe-no more old world colonial look! Try it for an easy, but impressive contemporary statement.

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Sources: Style Home Park, HGTV Home, Paper and Planes

Begin now to snag one of these simple ideas as you open the windows to hear the rustle of warm winds, watch the flower buds unfurl, spy the first robin, breathe in the scent of this new season.

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Source: Windsor Hotel Asheville

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Katie

Our BG designer, Katie, has been creating bright looks for windows and rooms for over ten years. Katie has great ideas and "picks” for your windows. She will be sharing with you her design choices and seasonal recommendations throughout the year. Katie reminds you that all our BG window blinds, shades and drapes are all custom made for you. Each one is hand crafted to your size, color, fabric and special requests with our added attention to quality and detail. Katie will make sure you love your windows.

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