9 Smart Home Decor Tips To Revamp Your Space

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It only took one (sneak) peek at Leandra Medine's new office space for us to see that the folks at Homepolish — the interior geniuses responsible for the streamlined makeover — know what they're doing. Whether it's a total renovation or culling the perfect finishing touches, designers work by the hour to create a balanced space that just works. Oh, and they just launched in San Francisco & Chicago, too.
Spring is here! The birds are chirping! You can bare your ankles and dust off your denim jacket! Now, take a walk, drink an iced coffee, and come back to your computer so we can talk about your apartment. It’s time to air out your hibernation pod and breathe new life into your space — and we’re here to help.
We’ve rounded up our best inspiration projects to guide you in livening up your home. A failsafe tip for a quick revamp is to inject some color and there’s nothing that says spring like blues and greens that reflect the rebirth cycle happening outside (or a nearby park, I guess). Whether you pick up some new pillow covers or get really serious and paint your whole wall, we’ve got solutions for you.
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Don’t have the time or resources to paint a whole wall? Pick a few spots and splash them with color. Fashionista’s office instantly brightened up with these turquoise accents — both on that wall and on the coffee table. DIY some color bursts by sprucing up an old piece of furniture with a color that matches your walls.

Shop Similar: West Elm Origami Coffee Table, $399, available at West Elm; BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Gem Turquoise Paint, $2.94 per 8 oz. sample, available at Home Depot.
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This Ryan Gosling book just happened to match our turquoise color scheme. RELATED: This Apartment Brings Beach-Chic To DUMBO
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This apartment’s polished cobalt walls bounce great light and make the room really pop. The color is so good that empty gold frames work better than hung art.

Shop similar: West Elm Gallery Frames Gold Leaf $24-54, available at West Elm.
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This bedroom’s dark purple and collaged walls could feel a little heavy, but the green duvet cover brings the space to life — highlighting similar colors in the magazine clippings and adding a regular pattern to balance the cool messiness of the wall.

Shop Similar: Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Charlotte Duvet Cover Set, $129.99, available at JCPenney.
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Polished paint, soft green printed wallpaper, and a mirrored cupboard work together to make this lofted studio space to feel airy instead of cramped.

Shop similar: Eskayel Wallpaper, from $275 per roll, available at Eskayel; Ikea Pax Wardrobe, $389, available at Ikea.
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Pops of the same shade in one area creates the feeling of a separated space. Here, a striped blue and white paint job is attractive and interesting, adding a burst of personality to a small area.

Shop Similar: York Wallcoverings Cool Kids White, Navy, and Grey Wide Stripe Pinstripe Wallpaper, $3 per sample, available at Bellacor.
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Kelly Oxford’s minty office is a fresh and inviting workspace. Light colors work well with dark furniture and framed mirrors, so pick a pastel and get painting!

Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Paint in 'Antigua Aqua', $67.99, available at Benjamin Moore; Kenroy Home Shinto Wall Mirror in Gloss Black, $148.99, available at All Modern.

RELATED: Tour Kelly Oxford's Gorgeous LA Office
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In the market for some new shelving? Consider fancifying the look of less expensive furniture by adding a statement wallpaper behind it.

Calico Wallpaper Wabi 1 Wallpaper, $6 per sample, available at 2Modern.
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Sometimes bright, white spaces can feel more cold than sunny, but this La Habra home is made comfortable and cool with shades of blue. Couches, blankets, carpet, pillows, and art all have cerulean in common, grounding the high-ceilinged space.

Shop similar: West Elm Honeycomb Textured Wool Rug, from $849, available at West Elm; Anthropologie Willoughby Sofa, $1,598.00–1,998.00, available at Anthropologie; West Elm Softest Throw, $34.99, available at West Elm; Steven Alan Hand-Blocked Triangle Pillow Cover, $39, available at West Elm.
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In another room, a green ottoman, blue couch, and blue rug give the space an earthy feel. Think about the colors you love about spring and use them to emulate the season in your home!

Shop Similar: West Elm Essex Upholstered Ottoman, available at West Elm.
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Kim’s beautiful bedroom is a wash of calming blue. The mirrored side tables, a white bedspread, and big a lampshade reflect the great sunlight. If you’re going to paint your walls a bold color — especially one that's on the darker side — make sure to bring light in with neutral or bright furniture.

Shop Similar: Target Mirrored Side Table, $99.99, available at Target; World Market Clear Glass Table Lamp Base, $49.99, available at World Market.
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Painting your window frames is an easy and less time-consuming way to add color.

Shop Similar: Woodwaves Mid Century Modern Danish Coffee Table, $499, available at Woodwaves; West Elm Phoenix Wool Dhurrie Rug, from $799, available at West Elm.

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