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Apartment Decorating Tips for Spring

White, grey and green chair at round table under pastel lamps in modern flat interior with sofa and pink armchair

After a long winter in the Chicago area, we’re all longing for the first signs of spring. So why not start by adding a little warmth and color inside your apartment? The season of new beginnings is the perfect time to re-organize your closets, give your space a deep cleaning, and add some fresh new items to brighten up your home. Check out these easy and inexpensive decorating tips to refresh your Oak Park apartment for spring.

Spring Apartment Makeover

Area Rugs

A new area rug, either under the coffee table or peeking out from under your bed, will help wake up the room. Floral or multi-colored block patterns, even stripes in a springtime palette are good choices this time of year. Don’t forget the bathroom and kitchen, too!


Change out your heavy flannel comforter for crisp, bright linens and floral fabrics. Choose sheets in soft pastels or even white to keep things serene and clean, and add a splash of color or pattern with a duvet cover, blanket and pillow shams.


Accent pillows are one of the easiest and economical ways to add spring color to any room. Paired with a lighter-weight throw blanket in brightly-colored hues, pillows can easily transition your sofa from winter to spring.


Nothing says spring like fresh-cut flowers, but silk arrangements will do the trick, too. The color yellow is said to induce feelings of happiness, so seek out potted tulips or daffodils in the sunshine hue, and use candles, infusers or incense to bring spring’s scents indoors.


Lastly, open the curtains, roll up the blinds and let the sunshine in! If privacy is a concern, pick up some sheer drapes in pink, yellow or green. Polish mirrors to reflect the sunlight and re-arrange your furniture, using the sun as your point of reference.

Get a Fresh Start This Spring

If you find your apartment needs more than a simple makeover, maybe it’s time for a fresh start. For some of the best apartments in Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest and Chicago, check out Oak Park Apartments. We have nearly 1,500 units, including studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms and pet-friendly apartments in the Chicago area. Browse our current listings or call (833) 896-9936 to schedule a private tour.

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