Posted by on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 12:01pm

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A home that's ready for spring needs a bit more than just a good scrubbing. The season is also a great time to take a look around and think about areas that can be freshened up. Here are the must-haves that will help give your home new life.

A power washer

You didn't think we were going to get out of here without one spring-cleaning tip, did you? While it's probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about spring décor, a power washer can do wonders for the look of your home.

"Winter can leave a lot of your home covered in gunk. Dirt, debris, mold, moss and who-knows-what-else always seems to adhere itself to your deck, your driveway, the outside of your gutters and even the siding of your house," said Dwell Beautiful. "Rent a power washer on a nice day and go town on any place that could use a good wash down. The results will be stunning and an instant facelift!"

A great rug

You may be focused on paint color or furniture pieces, but don't forget to look down. "A rug is a great layering essential that sets the foundation for a room," said elysian. "Rugs can also be used to make a statement with a pop of pattern or a bold color."

Niche appliances

Today's kitchen has to do double, triple, and sometimes quadruple duty for busy families. One of the ways it can become more efficient is with niche appliances that allow the chef of the house to be more creative or specialized during meal prep.

"Steam ovens promise to cook food more thoroughly and healthily than microwaves; warming drawers give cooks a little wiggle room to deliver hot meals to family and guests; induction cooktops save space and are safer for homes with young kids; and kimchi refrigerators offer fans of the popular Korean condiment a chance to make their own at home," said Houzz.

Something floral

Floral patterns and spring are an easy combination, but choosing a bold pattern with bright colors creates a look that continues to wow all year long.

Something geometric

It's the trend that shows no sign of slowing. Try it on the walls, on the backsplash, on your couch pillows, or on the floor, where a bold rug can provide a new point of interest or help you build a new color story.

Geometric shapes are also impactful when applied to surfaces other than textiles.

Something striped

It's one of the spring fashion must-haves, which means you'll want to get a head start on this interior design trend. Used judiciously, stripes can offer a chic backdrop in your space.


Light wood

Lighter wood tones have begun dominating flooring, and they're making their way through other parts of the home as well. Interior designer Jane Lockhart told Forbes that she "foresees kitchens sporting lighter wood tones, including walnuts, whitewashed woods and white oak in rift grain."

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Explore the idea without ripping out your whole kitchen by bringing in a key piece of furniture, like this dining table.

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