By Elly Leavitt

Published on April 19, 2017

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In the midst of all this spring cleaning, it’s easy to overlook the small stuff, but minor upgrades can completely transform a space from season to season —plus, it’s way cheaper than painting your house a sunny shade of yellow to herald the start of warmer weather. With summer just around the corner, swapping out a few accent pieces for their lighter, brighter counterparts is a great way to refresh your space. Enter: two new collections from Zara Home that will help you capture that summer vibe. Here are our top picks from the Beach and Picnic lines.

Upgrade your plastic picnic plates for these vibrant options. Not only will they make your to-go meal feel fancier, they’re also reusable and therefore better for the environment. It’s a win-win.

Coral-Colored Bowl, $7.90

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No spring picnic is complete without Instagram-worthy plates.

Flowers Melamine Dessert Plate, $5.90

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This bamboo tray is as much a decor accent piece as it is utilitarian. When you’re not using it for food, place it on your coffee table to house your favorite books or fresh flowers.

Large Bamboo Tray, $49.90

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These plastic mugs are ideal for busy mornings. Take your iced coffee or breakfast smoothie to go and save money on your usual Starbucks run.

Yellow Plastic Mug with Lid, $9.90

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Made from 100 percent banana leaves, this basket can be used as a classic picnic tote or home organization solution. Keep anything from magazines to scarves in it for a unique approach to storage that will dress up any room.  

Basket with Natural Banana Leaf Handle, $69.90

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Decorate your table with the It color of the season. The bright shade makes the ideal backdrop for a Mother’s Day brunch. Plus, the laminated material makes for easy clean ups.

Coral Printed Laminated Tablecloth, $69.90

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This tray is a stylish—and portable—alternative to a bar cart that will come in handy for your next outdoor party.

Metal Tray with Wooden Handles, $29.90

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Brighten up your living room with this 100 percent cotton striped towel, which, at nearly 80-square inches, doubles as blanket perfect for the beach.

Multicolored Stripes Towel with Fringes, $59.90

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Bring nature indoors (minus the allergies) with these fun monstera leaf-shaped placemats. Skip the tablecloth in lieu of a lighter and equally statement-making place setting.

Green Leaf Placemat, $14.90

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If a large leaf is not quite your taste, Zara Home also sells round woven paper placements in six different shades.

Round Yellow Placemat (set of two), $14.90

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There are few things that are as quintessentially picnic-appropriate as gingham. Pack this cotton tablecloth with you to double as a blanket— it even comes with matching napkins.

Gingham Check Cotton Tablecloth, $22.90-$29.90

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• 10 Pretty Spring Cocktails for Your Next Garden Party

• 16 Ways To Decorate With Color This Spring

• The Spring Paint Trends We’re Loving!

Published on April 19, 2017

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This nautical-themed striped towel was made for the beach. 

Striped Cotton Towel, $29.90

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This nature-inspired stainless steel cutlery collection is one you’ll want to use year-round.

Wooden Effect Cutlery, $4.90-$5.90