This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."
Your roomy home at our Springs Apartments community is a canvas for your personal sense of style. Whether you're just moving in or you're giving your decor a face lift, it's deeply satisfying to watch as your home takes on your individual stamp.
If you're unsure of how to bring your ideas to life, help is as close as your television set or computer. Tune in to one of these shows for ideas that will spark your own creativity, even if you're a design newbie.
HGTV's Flea Market Flip demonstrates that fabulous style can also be eco-friendly. Good Morning America's Lara Spencer presides as contestants supplied with only $500 give second-hand finds a fresh new look. In one episode, a couple turned an industrial pulley and boat propellers into a rustic-chic glass-topped coffee table.
2. Color Splash
Does the idea of bold colors intimidate you? David Bromstad, the first winner of HGTV's Design Star, gives you the benefit of his artistic eye on Color Splash. Learn how to combine furniture and accessories in surprising colors into a look that works.
The PBS show Around the House with Matt and Shari features "real decorating for real people," Matt and Shari's resume includes hosting the first show ever broadcast on HGTV. Around the House is a potpourri of design topics including style tips, craft projects and even cooking recipes and how-tos. Seasons 1 and 2 are available on DVD.
Designer Thom Filicia is the host of Dress My Nest from the Style Network. His unique approach involves obtaining three items that hold a special significance for a home's residents and using them as inspiration for his design. The result is a look with an emotional and personal resonance. Dress My Nest is available both on DVD and streaming.
Your home is your sanctuary, so make it a place that pleases you. Please share your favorite design tips in the comments!