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5 Simple Ways To Refresh Your Home For Spring

With just a few quick tweaks your interior design will go from winter ready to warm weather fabulous.

Photographer: Simon Upton

1. Break Out The Color
Longer days and warmer temperatures make spring the best time to play with color. Bring in bright airy curtains and add little pops of color throughout the room to create an atmosphere that screams spring. In fashion designer Lorry Newhouse's living room several colors come together to create a harmonious, not overwhelming, palette.

Photographer: Simon Upton

2. Tuck Away Cold Weather Accessories
All of the thick blankets and heavy throw pillows that were necessary to fight the winter cold are made obsolete once spring rolls around. Keep them out of sight by storing them away in a small set of drawers or chest at the foot of your bed. In an Allegra Hicks-designed London bedroom a dresser provides plenty of extra storage.

Photographer: Roger Davies

3. Embrace The Outdoors
Incorporate little bits of nature into your home design by decorating with flowers, branches or fruits. Even the tiniest touch of the outdoors reminds you that the seasons are changing. Fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka accented their screened-in porch with a bright bouquet and a bowl of fresh oranges.

Photographer: Miguel Flores-Vianna

4. Swap Out Wintery Artwork
Adding in a few new photos to your gallery wall that embrace the spirit of spring is one of the easiest ways to create a seasonally appropriate design. Think bright colors, summery landscapes and anything inspired by nature. In Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's LA home the assortment of artwork is just perfect for warmer weather.

Photographer: Roger Davies

5. Rethink Your Shelves
Bookshelves are quickly becoming a must-have multipurpose item, and are no longer reserved for storing literature. Put your bookshelf to work organizing spring necessities or your favorite accessories. In this Florida home, a bathroom bookshelf keeps towels handy while also showing off the owner's collection of seashells and vases.

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