At last spring is here and we hope this long, cold, snowy winter is coming to an end and we can enjoy preparing our homes for warmer weather. I really do believe in spring cleaning. Take a week-end (get you husband to help) move all the furniture and vacuum under it. Wash all the bedding (not just the sheets) this will make you look forward to going to bed. Dust the pictures and on top of shelves everywhere we normally skip (don’t forget the blinds, door frames and baseboards). Vacuum all the couches and chairs; if you have carpets get them cleaned. After this you are ready for some fun and you can take some easy measures to brighten your home.


Get some new bright decorative pillows for your couch like these that I found at Macy’s. They add pop to your room and will just make you want to sit and enjoy. There are many sales right now and Macy’s often has coupons. Just look around for something with your colors and add some bright accents.




Next get some throws like these that I found at They also have great prices and a throw is another easy way to add color and interest. If you already have patterns in your furniture then you need to stick with solid pillows and throws. Just start looking and you can get great ideas from magazines and going to model homes if there are any near you.

Good Luck!!!