As the weather warms, most people turn their attention to landscaping their yards or gardens (an admirable ambition, no doubt!). However, as any design-lover knows, this is also the perfect time to open the windows, clean out clutter and give your indoor spaces a makeover as well. Here, 26 ways you can spruce your home this spring.
If your art collection doesn't thrill you as it once did, refresh your pieces without letting them go (and going through the trouble of selling them). Display them using all gold — or silver or pink or purple or whatever — frames for an update that instantly change the mood of the room, like this master bedroom of a Los Angeles home.
Organization doesn't always mean hiding everything out of sight in cabinets, chests, and towering armoires. In a home designed by Nate Berkus in Tampa, Florida, a bookcase is repurposed to keep towels at hand without any clutter.
You don't have to grab your paint rollers or ready the wallpaper to revamp a bedroom. Upgrade the centerpiece of your room — the headboard — to something bright and cheery, like this bed by Ballard Designs upholstered in a Lake August fabric in the master bedroom of a Brooklyn apartment.
Don't let convention limit you when it comes to your kitchen cabinets. Make an old room feel new and renovated by slapping on a coat of something fun. In John Robshaw's Connecticut home, the cabinetry is painted Starry Night by Benjamin Moore.
Perhaps one of the most striking ways to make an impact in a small space like a powder room is to cover it in a bold wallpaper. In this Utah dream home, a powder room emulates the classic patterned accent of a pocket square with its black and bronze Lily wallpaper from .
If you've been waiting for the right time to replace the bedding you've had for years upon years, this is it. The bed is essentially the centerpiece of your room, and the first and last thing you see each day, so it's worth making it a spot you love. Hate outside germs on your linens? Consider bacteria-resistant sheets.
Make what's old new again by reupholstering your antique furniture. In this sophisticated SoHo apartment, designer Sasha Bikoff covered two 18th-century French bergère chairs in a hot pink fabric for an eye-catching vignette.
You probably haven't noticed your bookshelves gathering clutter over the year, but all of those books, nicknacks and random tidbits (out-of-place penny, we're looking at you), add up to a lot of visual noise. Need a place to start? Check out this handy guide for organizing your shelves.
Start (and end) the day right with a beautiful closet. Whether it's a little improvement like swapping out dry cleaning hangers for a uniform wooden variety, or a big makeover like adding wallpaper or installing a light fixture, there are countless ways to create the closet of your dreams.
They do it regularly in the Oval Office — why not give it a try in your home? Swapping out curtains can make a major aesthetic impact on your space, depending on the color, style and texture you use. Just look at how these curtains in Josh Groban's Manhattan dressing room lend a cozy air to the warm-hued space. (But don't forget these important things to consider when buying curtains.)
Not only will it make your home more functional, but it'll prevent an unused room from becoming a catch-all for clutter. Remember, nothing is off-limits: This stunning office in Los Angeles was once a garage, and now it's the dream workspace and pool house.
Over the years and many holidays, you've likely received your fair share of coffee table books. Leaving them all on the coffee table, however, is a recipe for stress. Organize the books into three categories: "Display Now," "Display Later" and "Donate." The "Display Later" books are typically out-of-season books (say, holiday books) that you can swap with your currently displayed books later in the year. Here, artist Megan Hess' office showcases a Coco Chanel book.
Books should serve as a low base. Instead of stacking your favorite reads, situate them in a neat grid, layering the rest of your coffee table pieces on top. It's just one of many ways you can organize your living room's coffee table.
Does your living room or bedroom lack focus? Give the eye a place to rest by investing in a piece of furniture that stands out in either color or shape. In one Indian couple's purple-themed home, a royally fashionable pouf is the statement piece of the sitting area.
The bar cart is becoming more and more universal, now appearing in spaces beyond the bar — take this sophisticated office, for instance — and there is a bounty of ways to organize and style it. Even if you err more toward the teetotaler side of the spectrum, a bar cart can serve as a handy way do organize dishes and silverware for quick access.
If years of hosting have resulted in chipped plates or out-of-date servingware, take this spring season to make a chic upgrade. At this pastel pink party, the champagne flutes were by and the pink dessert plates were by .
If your entryway is lacking natural or overhead light, illuminate it with statement lamps. In this Manhattan apartment, the lamps are from with lampshades by . Remember, this is the first space your guests see when they enter, and it should set a tone for the rest of your home.
In this Los Angeles home, the master bedroom is painted a dark green to echo hotel rooms where the designer remembered sleeping best. Think about rooms where you've gotten the best sleep: Were they bright rooms? Dark, moody rooms? Pinpoint the hue, then consider painting your bedroom that color. It might just help you catch more z's.
Plants inside your home can have plenty of health benefits, but they also just make any space look better — and besides, Greenery is the color of the year. Add some foliage to your home in a dramatic way, like lining each shelf of a bookcase with plants (we're not talking a single flower in a vase!) and watch spring bloom indoors.
If you've been dreaming of making a statement in a plain white room of yours, take the plunge and create an accent wall this spring. The trend has been around for a while, but it's just as impactful as ever — just take a look at how this floral wallpaper creates a focal point for a piano room in a newly married couple's home.
Barstools and kitchen stools are emerging as a fashionable way to add texture, color and personality to a kitchen. In this bohemian-meets-Scandinvian home, the textured barstools are vintage Arthur Umanoff.
This modern home's master bedroom wall might admittedly look pretty plain if it wasn't for an array of gold sculptures from Etsy situated between two mirrors. Wall sculptures serve as a piece of art just like a painting or photograph, but have the added benefit of lending even more texture and dimension to a room.