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Put a spring in your home décor with these fun tips

With summer around the corner, get ready to freshen up your home with these fun decor tips

With the recent snow and frigid temperatures, it can be hard to remember summer is right around the corner. As you pack up the blankets and bring out the bathing suits in preparation for sunny weather, why not also update your home décor to reflect the change outside?

We asked the experts for tips on freshening up living spaces and what we should leave out during our next redecorating project.

Keep a neutral base for investment pieces

If you’re on a budget, spend your money on couches and chairs in a beige or cream tone to act as building blocks for the rest of the room.

“I always say, spend money on good upholstery and mattresses,” said Michael Denofrio, a designer at Bethany Resort Furnishings. “You can live in good upholstery forever.”

If you need a change from a blah-looking couch, try a washable slipcover in a gray or a nautical colored stripe. Slipcovers can breathe new life into a room and provide a fail-safe solution to protecting furniture during sunscreened and sandy summers.

Use accent pieces to transition rooms into new seasons

Changing a few pillows, rugs, and curtains can make all the difference when preparing a space for the summer months. Let your larger pieces create a canvas to work off of and use beachy tones like a dusty aqua or a bright teal to draw the eye. For an update on the usual “florals for spring,” senior designer Susan Herring of Echelon Interiors suggested more unusual patterns.

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