Updated February 24, 2023
The start of a new season is the perfect time to refresh your home. As the weather gets warmer, it’s only natural to want to brighten your spaces so your home reflects the upcoming spring season. Spring decor doesn’t have to be over the top, instead, welcome the new spring season with some soft pastels, soothing shades, and natural elements. Let’s look at some of the easiest ways you can freshen up your home just in time for spring.
How to Start a Spring Refresh
Updating your home for spring doesn’t have to be a big overhaul. Simple swaps may be all you need to give your home a bright and cheery feel just in time for warmer weather. With a little bit of planning, you can give your home a refresh for spring. Don’t forget to make a plan so the process can be easy and you stick to a budget.
Think about which areas of the home make the most sense to incorporate spring decor. Main areas like a living space and entryways are always good places to start. Porches are also a fun place to play around with spring decor. These are high traffic areas, thus making them great for seasonal decor. This is also a great time to pick out new candle scents. Incorporate floral scents like lavender, jasmine, and rose, or stick to fresh scents like clean cotton or fresh linen. Adding pastel hues is always a good idea for spring.
A spring refresh can easily be accomplished by swapping out only a few things. Trade in your fall and winter textiles for lighter, more refreshing hues. Put away those faux fur or sherpa blankets for lighter fabrics like cotton or linen. You can also use some texture to create interest. By swapping a few specific items, you can create a bright and fresh look for spring. Let’s look at some of the best places for a spring swap.
When coming up with ideas for new spring decor, swap out throw pillows throughout your home for a quick refresh. This takes minimal effort but can make a room feel refreshed. Whether you opt for colorful throw pillows, or you want something a little more neutral, swapping out textiles is a great way to make a room feel brand new. When it comes to picking out throw pillows, don’t have them match but rather, let them complement each other. This is a great way to layer in some bright whites or lighter colors with soft hues. Instead of buying new pillows, purchase new pillow covers for your inserts.
For some greenery, it’s always great to use clippings from right outside your door! Add fresh flowers from your spring garden or grab some from your local grocery store or flower shop to your favorite vases around your home. You can also use faux flowers that mimic budding trees and seasonal flowers or even artificial succulents. When using faux flowers, buy stems that have blooms in different stages. This makes them look more real. Even when using fake florals, still add water so they look freshly picked. Keep in mind, if your florals have stems with wire, add clear nail polish so they won’t rust the vase. Tulips, leafy green stems, and azaleas are wonderful spring options for inside your home.
Another idea for simple spring refresh items would be to swap out art pieces. Pick pieces that match your color palette but give enough of an impact to make the room look new as you transition to a new season. Think lighter colors, florals, etc. to brighten the space. If this is your first time switching up artwork, start small. There is no need to change every single piece of artwork you own. Instead, focus on smaller pieces like artwork on your built-ins or console tables.
Where to Sprinkle in Spring Decor
Before diving into each room, it is a good idea to consider where to place a priority for adding spring decor. More common areas are a great place to give a spring refresh. But you can also include areas where you could use a mood lift, like the home office or laundry room. Let’s look at some of the best places to add a touch of spring!
We spend a lot of time in living rooms, and it’s always a place where guests to visit, making it a great place to include some spring decor. Change up throw pillows and blankets to soft neutral hues in light fabrics like linen. Add in some spring candles and don’t forget florals and greenery on your coffee table and side tables! It’s the perfect time of year for some botanical prints on built-in shelfs. Some small tweaks can make a huge difference.
Dining Room / Kitchen
Adding bright florals or greenery to the center of a dining table or kitchen island is a great way to incorporate spring decor. Have a bowl of fresh or faux fruit (lemons, oranges, or apples-I prefer green) sitting on the counter. You can also add fresh herbs to small planters to create interest and function in your kitchen.
Pretty up your front porch with bright planters, hanging baskets, and florals. Add a spring wreath to the front door as a focal point. The days will start getting lighter for longer so incorporate some outdoor chairs, a few nice throw pillows, and a light blanket on the front porch for some rest and relaxation. Remember, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside.
Bring the Warmth of Spring Inside
Simple swaps create an achievable way to evolve your home decor through the seasons. By simply adding to your staple favorites, you can mix and match as the days get longer and warmer. Not only is it easy to do, but affordable as well. Invest in high quality vases, pillow inserts and frames. Then, swap out the stems, pillow covers and artwork. Simply adding pieces that match your aesthetic but with lighter, brighter hues can create a warmth in your home that’s perfect for spring. Just like bringing the outdoors in!