Spring is the perfect time to brighten, rejuvenate, and freshen your store. They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing! Leave the work to us by entering our FREE “Merchandising Makeover” drawing today. You could win a store consultation worth more than $2,000 from Dallas Market Center representatives (and ‘Know It All’ bloggers) Karl Marshall, director of special events and Amber Williams, visual director. Karl and Amber will travel to the winner’s store to review the retail space providing fresh, new display ideas for existing props. For more information, visit http://merchandisingmakeover.eventbrite.com/.

If you’re still looking for some additional ways to spruce up your space for spring, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite easy, chic and budget-friendly makeover ideas. Don’t forget to share your “before & after” pictures on our Facebook page.

Give Something Old a New Look. Find a tired old frame in the attic or at a thrift shop and give it a new look using spray paint. Feeling particularly handy? Check out the endless pallet possibilities on Pinterest.

Paint the Ceiling. Paint the ceiling of a white room a pale, pale blue or gray. It will feel as if there's no ceiling at all.

Use Something Natural
. You’ve got greenery all over your house, but what about your store? Air cleaning and mood lifting plants can thrive in a variety of conditions. Try an Areca Palm, Peppermint or Bamboo for low-light settings.

Buyers, we can’t wait to see you at the Apparel & Accessories and Total Home & Gift Markets next week. Safe travels!