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Freshen Up Your Home With These Design Hacks

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Winter is long gone, so why have you still got your apartment set up like it's mid-December? We know it can be difficult to find the time to actually make changes to your living space, but these simple design hacks will be well worth the effort when you wake up in the morning to a crisp, clean and, most importantly, trendy living space. 

Whether your home is big or small – or even just a dorm room – there's no reason why you can't make the most of it by dressing it to suit the season. So, get your Instagram at the ready because you're about to be posting some serious #interiorinspo.

From swapping out your winter duvet to framing your wall art, check out 5 design hacks that will make your room feel instantly fresh:

Swap Your Duvet For A Printed Throw


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Take spring cleaning one step further and swap out your thick winter duvet for a light yet cozy throw. With the warm summer months ahead, you'll want something a little less heavy-duty for those particularly hot nights. Go vintage and grab a quilt from your grandma's house, or check out the range of embroidered and patterned blankets below.
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Joss & Main Lombardy Quilt Set - $75.99
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Society 6 Glittering Mandala Quilt - $99
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Urban Outfitters Brushed Geo Bed Blanket - $149
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3-Piece Watercolor Quilt Set - $75.75
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Crane & Canopy Chevron Yellow Quilt - $149
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Frame Your Wall Art


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Transform your apartment by framing all of your photos and posters. This simple task will instantly elevate your pad from cluttered student digs to chic crib. But don't panic: it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Whether you opt for a DIY washi frame or you hit up your local flea market, the beauty of this hack is that mismatched borders are in, so you don't even have to worry about finding a full set.
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H&M Metal Photo Frame - $14.99
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Washi Tape Set 20 Rolls - $21.97
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Zara Home Plain White Frame - $17.90-$45.90
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Joss & Main Adhesive Wall Picture Frame - $32.99
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Umbra Luna Collage Wall Frame - $39.98
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Buy A House Plant


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Bring life into your living space with a simple house plant. Either jump on the succulents bandwagon with some easy-to-care-for flora, or try tackling something a little more complicated like the notoriously tricky fern. The natural green of the leaves will bring a vibrant color boost into your interior, plus the process of photosynthesis will create oxygen and literally freshen up the atmosphere. 
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Urban Outfitters Magical Thinking Crescent Plant Hanger - $24
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Ninetendo Decorative Ceramic Vase - $16.85
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Umbra Trigg Hanging Container - $24.90
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Jarmel By Jarmel Rainbow Planter - $48
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ModCloth Lady Bug Plant Holder - $17.99
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Change Your Cushion Covers


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Set the tone for your living room with a vibrant, graphic cushion cover. A simple yet effective decor hack, a pillow adds an instant pop of colour to any room and is a quick and easy fix for an otherwise monotone space – without having to paint the walls or get a new couch. Opt for a classic floral pattern or be bold with a statement print or sassy slogan. 
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H&M Slub Weave Cushion Cover - $14.99
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Zara Home Palm Cushion Cover - $17.90
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Cactus Pillow Cover - $25.96
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America & Beyond Embroidered Cushion Cover With Tassel - $24
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The Struggle Is Real Throw People - $28.34
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