Although some parts of the U.S. may not be feeling it right now, spring is right around the corner! There’s no better time than now to refresh your apartment’s design with a clean, new look. Before the weather is too nice to stay indoors, consider these quick and easy steps to spruce up for spring!

Bring the outside in: As nature starts to come back to life, you will have plenty of opportunities to bring some of the outdoors inside your home. Consider adding a few planters with your favorite spring flowers or low-maintenance indoor plants to different areas of your home. Not only will these make your space more visually pleasing, but the aroma of flowers will keep your whole apartment smelling like springtime.

Reorganize your bookshelves: If your bookshelves are looking a little cluttered and disheveled, rearranging the items on the shelves can be a great starting place to give the entire room a new look and vibe. Try organizing books by size and subject for easy-to-access reading, or line some books vertically and others horizontally in a rhythmic pattern to relieve the monotony of your shelves. Add pictures, miniature faux plants and other accent pieces to create interest. Moving around items you already own and infusing a few new accessories is an easy and cost-effective way to breathe new life into a key piece of storage furniture.

Swap it Out: Have older furnishings and décor pieces that need refreshing? Try swapping these out for more modern ones. Incorporating pieces with modern materials and clean lines can help reinvent your space while motivating you to do away with some items that might be a little worn out and outdated.

Time for some DIY: Updating a vintage or antique piece of furniture is another fun, easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your décor for spring. Find an old bargain chandelier from a thrift or antique store and spray paint it using a bright, spring-like color such as light green, lavender or pink. Add new hardware to coffee or side tables. Reupholster an old chair or refinish a bargain store find to create that conversational piece in your space. Using simple techniques, you can update older statement pieces to give them a whole new look within any space in your home.

Tackle closet clutter: Spring is a great time to get your apartment organized! Store out-of-season items like winter coats and snow boots so they are out of the way. Once non-essential items have been stored away, try organizing your closets using different methods such as coordinating your clothing by color. Implement the one-year rule: If you haven’t worn it in a year, it has to go! Find your local Goodwill or a friend that may be interested in the items you are purging. Organizing closets will not only make the most of your storage space as you enter the new season, but you will feel great doing it!

The best part about reinventing your space is that you have unlimited possibilities. This spring, as you begin to plan out the new look of your apartment, keep these tips in mind and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Pretty soon, your apartment will have an entirely new feel that will impress all of your guests throughout the spring months!

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