Design Lesson
Mar 4, 2010

10 ways to welcome spring

By: Marissa Liu

10 ways to welcome spring Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Mar 4, 2010

10 ways to welcome spring

By: Marissa Liu
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Welcome spring by filling rooms with fresh flowers. Whether it's bouquets of freshly cut wild flowers or pretty potted plants, nothing says spring quite like the addition of beautiful blooms. Find out more on how you can create fabulous floral arrangements. welcom-spring-teaparty.jpg
A fun, casual tea party is the perfect way to welcome the new season. After months of cold weather that has kept you confined to the house, it’s time for a light snack and catch-up with close friends. Our guide to afternoon tea will show you how to throw a tea party that's easy and elegant.

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Give furniture, walls and the front door a spring pick-me-up with a fresh coat of paint. You can choose a vibrant new hue, stick with the tried and true or go neutral with a coat of white.

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Welcome spring by treating family and friends to the first backyard barbecue of the season. Clean the barbecue’s internal racks, change the rocks, make sure there's plenty of propane and get back to grilling ! Whip up something new on the grill with the help of celebrity chef Mario Batali.

 

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With the temperature outside heating up, leaving your home's windows and doors open is a pleasing way to circulate some much needed fresh air. If you want your house to smell like spring but are sensitive to seasonal allergens that may come blowing in with the fresh air, scented drawer liners will help recreate nature's most pleasing perfumes. Let the sun shine in with wonderful spring window treatments.

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Make sure you have space to welcome spring into your home. Clear clutter from your display areas, closets, drawers and storage spaces and donate, trash or sell unused and unwanted clothing and household items. Organize and arrange your home with these easy clutter clearing tips. turquoise-9-Florapalooza.jpg
Turquoise is one of this season's coolest colours. A pretty accessory in this vibrant shade is guaranteed to add personality and panache to your home decor. These terrific turquoise finds will let you easily incorporate this cheery colour into your home decor. welcome-spring-linens.jpg
Say good night to warm winter blankets and hello to airy spring sheets. Replace heavy bedding with lighter linens that will brighten up the bedroom. Bird's nest duvet and shams, $19-$129 US, westelm.com . welcome-spring-garden.jpg
Spring is in full bloom whether you lift a finger to help it along or not. Your garden, however, needs some love and care before its true beauty can be realized. Put down a thin layer of compost, trim shrubs and plant tulips and to help ensure a gorgeous garden this season. Our guide to spring cleaning your garden is sure to help get you there. welcome-spring-easter-egg.jpg
A wonderful family-friendly activity, decorating Easter eggs is a seasonally appropriate way to get creative. Plus, they make for fun, unique displays that will brighten up any room in the house. For something a little different, try making these Asian-inspired Easter eggs.
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