feeling fresh | easy ways to spruce up your space for spring

The weather is heating up, sandals are coming out and it’s time for a Spring cleaning.  If you’re like me and you’ve already budgeted all your funds for a great summer vacation and some of those Spring fashion must-haves, then you don’t have a ton of bones left to take the winter feel out of your home with a completely new look.  Not to worry, I’ve compiled a list of 6 easy and affordable ways to make your cozy apartment and lavish pad feel fresh again – just in time to turn on the AC.

1 | Hit your local papery and wrap some books in pretty paper to brighten up shelves.

2 | Swap out your stools for fun alternatives like these peach chairs below, or these, or these.

3 | Add a pop of color to an accent wall or hallway.

4 | Nothing’s more fresh than a vase of just-picked flowers!  Snag a 99 cent jar from your local resale shop and spruce up your coffee table.

5 | Switch out your pillows and blanket for a brighter alternate.  You don’t have to buy a new sofa to make it look new!

6 | Take a sunny Saturday and splash some paint on a canvas with supplies from your local Michael’s.  It won’t cost you more than $100, and no one else will have it.  Something simple and abstract will make a statement, feel modern…and most importantly, freshen up the space!

And, as always, some inspiration!

After that’s done, freshen up your taste buds and grab a snow cone!

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