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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Sunset Lane Living Room ResizeSpring weather may have come slow to the Houlihan Lawrence area but as it finally starts to bloom, you'll have great opportunities to improve the staging for your home and have buyers take notice.

    These small but effective tips from HGTV will make a huge difference in brightening up your home!

    Bring spring's colors and aromas inside. Choose blooms with a subtle but fresh scent, and complement with diffusers and candles.

    Lighten up. Now that winter is past, put away those cozy but heavy cold-weather comforters and bring out your brightest throws, coverlets and linens. Don't forget to change up your throw pillows to match this fresh and light new look.

    Tackle the yard. It may still be a bit chilly but its time to clear out the winter rubble.

    De-clutter. Turn on the music, take advantage of your kids playing outside and do some spring cleaning. HGTV's big tip: For every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave.

    Bring out the paints. According to HGTV, in order to create a larger-looking space, paint a room the same color as its adjacent room, such as a small dining room and kitchen.

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