13 Home Finds To Prep Your Pad For Spring

We all know that the easiest way to pump up your spring wardrobe is by adding a new accessory (or several). And the same goes for your pad. With the slip of a fresh pillow cover or the flick of a new light, your space can wake up (and wake you up!) just in time for the sunshine. But there are a lot of so-so accessories out there. To narrow it down to the very best home-decor picks, we tapped Heather Clawson, founder and editor of Habitually Chic, to round up all the right-and-bright fare to prepare (and totally prep out!) your space, no matter its size.
The most important takeaway? Keeping it clean with white goods and using the ideal balance of accent colors can totally give your place some Prozac. Now, get to shopping and then go ahead and send out invites for that soiree you've been putting off since last year.
Click through for 13 apartment accessories that'll prep your place for spring in a flash!
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"Swap out your boring brown side table this spring with this pale blue Newport Side Table from Oomph."

Newport Side Table, $1440, available at Oomph.
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"People start to have more parties when the weather warms up. An excellent hostess gift to take to any soiree is a fun ice bucket from iomoi. You can even have it monogrammed."

Ice Buckets, $88, available at iomoi.
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"Lighten up your sofa with new cheerful blue and white pillow covers from C.Wonder."

Wave Pillow Cover, $34, available at C Wonder, 72 Spring Street (between Crosby and Lafayette streets); 212-219-3500.
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"I love vintage abstract art and this piece from Flair Home would add a lovely pop of color to any decor."

Vintage Primary Color Abstract Acrylic on Canvas, $1750, available at Flair New York, 88 Grand Street (between Wooster and Greene streets); 212-274-1750.
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"You don’t want those party drinks sweating onto your furniture so why not invest in some cloth cocktail napkins from Julia B? They are much chicer than regular coasters and can also be monogrammed."

Cocktail Napkins, $220, available at Julia B.
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"Don’t forget to add some spring touches to your kitchen. These fun lemon dishtowels from Crate & Barrel may actually make you want to cook this spring."

Sicilian Lemon Dishtowel, $4.95, available at Crate&Barrel, 611 Broadway (between W Houston and Bleecker streets); 212-780-0004.
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"I've been eyeing this turquoise lamp from BeeLine Home for a while and it might be what I add to my own apartment for spring."

Turquoise Lamp, available at Bunny Williams, 306 East 61st Street (between 1st and 2nd avenues); 212-207-4040.
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"Add a green lacquer tray from West Elm to your coffee table to corral your remote controls and candles."

Small Rectangle Lacquer Trays, $29, available at West Elm, 1870 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd streets); 1-888-922-4119.
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"Roll up your wool rug from winter and replace it with a light cotton rug in fun stripes from Dash & Albert."

Blue Awning Stripe Woven Cotton Rug, $124, available at Dash & Albert Rug Company.
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"Sure, you could light your candles with matches you stole from the restaurant down the street but why not display these beautiful boxes from iomoi instead?"

Decorative Match Boxes, $8, available at iomoi.
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"I also like to change my stationery for each new season. These pink and white stripes from Jack and Lulu would look as great sitting out on your desk."

Pink Stripe Folded Notes, $50, available at Jack and Lulu.
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"Nothing is better for lightening up your bedroom than crisp white sheets. This set from Serena & Lily also has a colorful trim for a pop of color to coordinate with any color scheme."

Aqua Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set, $145, available at Serena & Lily.
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"The cheapest way to add spring to your home? Flowers! Pick up some hyacinths or even flowering branches at the corner bodega or flower shop."

Photo: Courtesy of Habitually Chic

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