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Small Décor Updates with Big Impact


Give your home a fresh, Spring facelift with just one purchase.
Mitra Morgan, co-founder and chief curator of the popular home décor website Joss and Main, shares three small decor updates that have big impact.

Accent Pillows
Pillows are an easy, inexpensive way to change the entire look of a larger piece you don’t want to (or can’t afford to) part with, such as a sofa, club chair, or loveseat. Graphic patterns like trellis, lattice, and chevron are particularly fresh, but not so trendy that they’ll be outdated in a season. For maximum impact and a springy, youthful vibe, choose pillows with an oversized pattern rather than a tiny floral or check–you want to be able to see the print from across the room.

Upholstered pieces in unexpected prints and hues
Slightly more of a commitment than a few toss pillows–but still far, far less expensive than tossing your entire living room set–is adding in an eye-catching piece of furniture such as a tufted ottoman or an upholstered side chair. Especially when done in bright hues like tangerine or teal, or a modern print like Greek key or ikat, these accents catch the eye and take your focus off the older pieces in the space. They can also break up the monotony of matching living or dining-room sets, which can feel dated. At Joss & Main, we’re especially fond of pieces with tufting, contrast piping, and nailhead trim, as they bring a feeling of added polish to the room.

Light & airy window treatments
Spring is all about lightness and brightness, so ditch the heavy drapes. We like the effect curtain panels in pattered neutrals bring to a room–they add interest and a finished look without weighing down the space. For the lightest look, choose panels with clean lines and a minimum of extras like tassels, and no swags or valances. This time of year, the goal is to make a room feel bright and thoughtfully tailored, not dramatic or overdressed.

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