Smart Design With Suzette: Easy Spring Decorating

Front Entry. Courtesy photo
Smart Design With Suzette
Easy Spring Decorating

This time of year everyone is ready to do some spring-cleaning. I know I am. When spring’s breezes inspire you to embrace the new season, use these decorating ideas to freshen up your rooms.

Decorate the front door

This is a great time to rethink your door color. Add a pop of color. Replace an old welcome mat with a new one. Add a wreath and you’re set.


Colorful doormat. Courtesy photo

Think Nature

Gather nature’s gifts and place them in simple containers around the house. Spring branches, pebbles, shells, or spring flowers will bring freshness to any room.

Add Bright Linens

Light and bright linens will make a vibrant addition to your kitchen and dining room.

Switch Out Bedding

Nothing drastically changes the vibe of a bedroom like a new set of bedding. Strip flannel sheets and go for cool, silky, high-thread count cottons. Change out winter comforters, bed skirts, duvets or pillow shams for others in light colored shimmering silks or cottons.


Flowery bedroom. Courtesy photo


Freshen up the bathroom with new, white and bright color towels and a new shower curtain.

Look Underfoot

Replace scatter rugs with light, summer striped versions

Living Rooms

Replace couch accent pillows with ones that are light, bright or pastel. Remove blanket throws from over the couch. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, remove wood, clean it out and make an arrangement of shells, driftwood and interesting rocks placed in front of a vintage mirror.


Couch pillow flowers. Courtesy photo

Creamy Curtains

It’s time to switch out the dark and heavy drapes for something light and airy. You’ll be surprised by the brightening power of pale curtains. Open the view. The sun will stream into the room and it will look ethereal blowing in the cleansing breezes.

It’s all about easy switch-ups that shake off the winter chill and add instant cheer. Now that your clocks have moved forward, it’s time your home does, too.

Feel free to contact Los Alamos Interior Designer Suzette Fox to suggest specific design topics or for help with your home. For more information, find her on Facebook at and on her website

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