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7 ways to bring the outdoors in

Switch up bedding and pillows
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"New bedding will freshen up your space and make it look spring-like," Bromstad says. "And you can change them without breaking the bank."

Look for "anything in a natural fabric or with a layered look," Bromstad says. "Ruffles that have a lot of texture, or something that's natural and unbleached."

Or look for a print that includes natural elements, like tree branches. "It can bring the outdoors in in a graphic and fun way," Bromstad says.

Can't afford bedding? A colorful or natural throw or blanket is an inexpensive way to refresh the room, says Bromstad.

Hot colors for your home this season include pinks, purples, turquoise and yellow -- especially shades with a "more golden tone," Bromstad says. Also neutrals such as grays, taupes and chocolate brown.

Another cheap, quick way to change up a room? Throw pillows. They're "easy, simple and inexpensive," Bromstad says.




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