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Create a casual living room that sings "spring" and brims with juicy citrus colors. Add brightly colored vases, spunky patterned pillows and rugs, and flea market finds to your space for a fresh feel without spending a fortune.
Add pattern to a headboard by wrapping it with a yard of mod floral fabric. Adorn bare walls with inexpensive album frames filled with patterned paper to tie in your color scheme. Add glitz to an existing bedside table with metallic paint.
Inject pattern into a room with wallpaper for a fresh and easy update. Peel-and-stick options make the job easier, and removable wallpaper makes changes a cinch later on.
Go to the next slide to see how to wallpaper.
Carved ready-made ceiling rosettes make an impressive eye-level wall display. Painted in graduated shades of yellow, the discs add style to a living room. Made of urethane and available at most home centers for less than $50, they are lightweight and easy to hang.
A collection of eggcups lined up in rows makes an attractive organizing tool on a desk. Fill the cups with small desk needs such as paper clips and stamps, cut flowers, or hard candies.
This chest of drawers owes its dynamic appearance to two botanical papers attached to drawer fronts with spray adhesive. Try this same idea for enlivening a plain white lampshade.
Bring in a little spring with a peppy green centerpiece. Simple ruffled bird's-nest fern fronds make a striking statement. Packed into a low, footed vase, the fronds will stand upright. Ferns are a budget-friendly option for a centerpiece that requires a mass of stems.
A gallon of paint is among the easiest tools for changing a space. Choose a springtime color that makes you feel happy; paint an accent wall or the whole room. For a more substantial yet still easy makeover, start with two new accents for the room, such as new window treatments and a rug. Match a paint color to your new duds (it's easier to match paint colors to fabric and accessories than the other way around) and with just three things, you can have a brand-new room.
A vintage wire egg basket is the perfect starting point to create a distinctive light fixture. Look for a basket with an interesting pattern and a hole in the bottom for wiring. To fashion a shade, cut a strip of sheer fabric to the length and width of the inside of the basket, plus 1 inch for finishing. Sew the strip into a tube and stitch or glue to finish top and bottom edges. Tie the shade to the basket using twine and a large embroidery needle. Hot-glue a small twig nest to the handle for a sweet touch.
Peel-and-stick wall decals are a quick and simple update for any plain surface. This tall tree decal serves as a mural backdrop for an assortment of framed family pictures.
Put a spring in your home's step with decoupage. Use flower motifs to introduce spring color and flair.
Kumquats in a vase of water make a unique base for stems of yellow tulips or other spring flowers. Fill a tray with Granny Smith apples for a pretty (and tasty!) coffee-table accent.
Turn inexpensive coasters into graphic wall art. Tape pretty letterpress coasters to colorful cardstock and display in ready-made frames. Create a shadowbox effect with a thick round coaster in a crisp square frame. For a more traditional look, add a precut mat.
A simple pair of sheer panels moves with little effort and filters light. Lest you think sheers come only in a plain-white option, check out today's choices, including pretty pale colors and punchy patterns such as the stripes shown here. Curtain clips make it easy to hang and replace later.
Sometimes all you need to update a room for a new season is a fresh window treatment. Use a pretty, floral-pattern Roman shade to turn a window into a work of art.
Evoking tabletop conservatories of old, a pretty wooden birdcage makes a fanciful three-dimensional frame for a seasonal display. Set an upbeat mood in an entry with a vibrant-color cage with a feather nest and faux eggs or a small flower arrangement inside.
A symmetrical grouping of flower prints turns a blank wall space into a conversation piece. With a few simple supplies, you can make a series of botanical prints like these, customized to your color and style preferenes.