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As the days start getting longer and winter fades into spring, the optimism of the new season is hard to ignore. And while spring cleaning tends to get the most attention, it's also a great time to revamp our home décor.
You don’t need to go out and buy all new furniture or do a massive renovation in order to give your home a new and improved look and feel, though. Small tweaks can make just as big of an impact. To prove our point, we're sharing 10 tips from the nation's top interior design experts on how to freshen up your home without breaking the bank.
1. Invest In A New Plant
It’s scientifically proven that indoor plants can make a real impact on your home. Not only can they remove toxins from the air, studies have found they can boost productivity, and help you relax as well. Did we mention they also add a living dimension to your home that other types of furniture and décor aren’t able to? “Nothing says fresh like real plants,” Los Angeles interior designer Mark Cutler reveals. He suggests trying a palm tree to add drama to a corner in your home. If you are looking for something smaller, find something else that reflects your style, like a small cutting growing out of a vintage bottle or a collection of easy-to-care-for succulents.
2. Declutter Your Shelf
An easy way to give your living space a mini makeover without spending a dime is to declutter and redecorate your shelves. “Decluttering your shelves and other surface areas is a great way to have a fresh new start,” says interior designer Brooke Spreckman. She suggests starting by removing everything from your shelves then taking things you haven't touched in a while or are sick of seeing out of the mix. “Begin with minimal 'decorative' items that will make you happy,” she says.