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Designers' Favorite Low-Cost Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Want an easy, affordable update to your home for spring? Designers share their best tips for giving your space a design refresh with the change of seasons.

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Try a Spring Reboot

With so many of us spending time indoors, it's the perfect time for a spring design refresh to add a new perspective and lighter, brighter tones to your home. Read on for designer tips on affordable ways to bring a new look to your indoor spaces.

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Use Wallpaper to Bring a Playful Accent to Interior Spaces for Spring

“For a bit of a fun, off-the-wall idea, wallpaper under countertops and inside cabinets," says Marlaina Teich of New York-based Marlaina Teich Designs. "For a kitchen in the Hamptons, we wallpapered underneath the kitchen island with a chevron pattern, then continued the motif through the cabinets with glass fronts for a playful poppy accent.”

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Bring In — or Keep Out — Spring Light With Shades

“I love incorporating motorization into window shades as it gives you the ability to use them often and adjust them based on the many changes of springtime light in your space," says James Brewer, a design consultant for Stoneside Blinds & Shades. "I recommend motorizing your transitional shades — they are very versatile and look beautiful when the sun is shining through, ultimately creating a wonderful pattern of light in any space.”

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Books Add Personality to a Home

“Books, books, and more books. They add such a wonderful romance and poetry to a room. No pun intended," says Lance Thomas of Louisiana-based Thomas Guy Interiors.

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