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7 Ways to update your home for spring

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Decorate your home for spring

Freshen up your home for Spring
Spring fever has you feeling the urge to spruce up your home for the season, yet home renovations often come with a hefty price tag. Instead of living with the same décor all year long, affordable spring decorating tips -- like fresh white accents and new accent pillows -- will make your friends think you're living in luxury. Learn how to decorate for the season on a budget, with seven affordable ways to update your home for spring.

Spring-inspired candleholderFresh decorating tips interior designers use

Decorate your home for spring

Want to learn how to decorate for spring like an interior designer? Here's a spring decorating tip that won't empty your wallet. "An easy, inexpensive way to update your home for spring is to decorate drab areas with fresh fruit and fresh flowers," offers Alicia Bilstein, interior designer, Domicile LLC. "Simply fill a clear glass vase with lemons or tangerines, and add water and freshly cut flowers to instantly refresh your décor."

Find out how to extend life of fresh flowers>>

Update your pillows for springSpring decorating tips with accents

You don't have to spring for all new furniture to update your home for spring. Try swapping out pots, throw pillows, lamp shades and more with bright spring colors and bold prints to make your home look like a million bucks without breaking the bank.

Spring-inspired vaseDecorate your home for springRenew shelving with wallpaper

Love wallpaper but not sure how to decorate with it? Pick out spring wallpaper that will liven up the room without taking it over by papering the back sections of a bookshelf or hutch for a hint of spring. This stylish Duchessa wallpaper from Graham & Brown's Elixir collection is sure to welcome spring.

Wall decor for springIdeas for decorating with color

Using color to bring spring into your home is an affordable idea for decorating. Pick one color, such as white or yellow, to really pack a punch, and give one accent wall a fresh coat of paint, slip a cover on your couches or repaint an old piece of furniture to turn up the wow factor.

Discover ideas for decorating with opposite colors>>

Spring-inspired jewlery stand

Decorate your home for spring

Update furniture for spring

Spring is the season of renewal, so give old furniture or worn cabinets new life with a coat of cream or off-white paint. Then replace hardware for a fresh new look.

Use glass lanterns outside for springBreezy spring ideas for bedrooms

Ideas for decorating for spring don't stop with the living room. Freshen up your boudoir with a refreshing white duvet and swap heavy drapes for breezy white sheers.

See bedroom makeovers on a $100 budget>>

Bright bedding for springDecorate your home for springBring spring to your table

You have a set of dishes for the holidays, but how about for spring? Exchange your plates for fun spring designs and update your table setting with spring elements such as cute birds and fun plants like this cherry blossom dinnerware set.

Stretch your dollar by using these affordable ways to update your home for spring during any season of the year. With a few fresh changes, your home will look like you hired interior designers -- whether or not you let your friends in on your little secret is up to you!

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