Thursday, August 20, 2009

Home Decorating Ideas For Spring

Create a spring-inspired home with pastel hues and fresh flowers.

After a long, cold winter, celebrate the arrival of spring by redecorating your home. Infuse the rooms with vibrant colors, fresh floral touches and breezy fabrics. Use charming garden and other natural elements, such as birds and butterflies, as inspiration when decorating. Don't be afraid to experiment with everything from bright, punchy colors to dainty patterns. Does this Spark an idea?

Candy Colors

Transform a room into a confection of spring-inspired style with candy colors. Candy colors, such as turquoise, pastel pink, buttery yellow, mint green and robin's-egg blue, will give any space a sweet, vintage appeal. Paint bedroom or living room walls a pastel hue to create a spring-like background. Contrast the color with white cotton-upholstered living room furniture or a white bed comforter. Create a cohesive look with colorful textiles, such as turquoise or cotton candy pink decorative pillows. Place a bouquet of fresh yellow tulips, pink roses, lilacs and white hydrangeas in a vintage milk glass vase and display it on a coffee table or nightstand. Add an extra pop of color by painting an antique vanity table or wooden chair a lemon, lavender or mint green color, depending on the color scheme.

Room in Bloom

Don't wait until your spring garden is in bloom to enjoy a flowery landscape. Ready your home for spring with either bold or delicate floral patterns, flower-inspired colors and leafy green touches. Paint a room's walls with a fresh white color or a hue to reflect your favorite flower, such as rose pink. Update a dark couch with a white slipcover featuring large cabbage rose patterns. Accent the couch by draping a pink cashmere throw blanket over the back or an arm. Hang gauzy white curtains to allow warm spring breezes to pass through. Create a garden-inspired bathroom design by hanging a white cotton shower curtain accented by embroidered flower patterns. Fill an empty corner with a white wicker vanity table. Fill a green glass vase with an arrangement of fresh white calla lilies.

Nature-Inspired Space

If you're a nature lover, create a spring-inspired home using outdoor elements. Paint a room's walls a sky blue, grass green or sunny yellow shade. Choose a taupe or ecru couch and love seat set and accent the furniture pieces with throw pillows featuring bird designs. Replace a dark bed comforter with a white quilt displaying vibrant butterfly patterns. Decorate a side table or nightstand with a lamp featuring a wrought iron tree branch-inspired base and a crisp white linen shade. As a creative and shabby chic touch, fill a vintage white metal bird cage with a vase of flowers or candles and display it on any table.

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