Easy Spring Decorating Ideas
Spring decorating isn’t just for interior decorators or people with an abundance of time and money. The easy spring decorating ideas will give you the confidence to add spring touches to any room you want.
If you live in the northern half of the United States, you know that spring is one of the most welcomed seasons. The arrival of spring brings warmer, brighter days. The air feels fresher, and the plants and animals return from their dormancy. Best of all. Colors brighten, and so do our moods. Why not celebrate the season by bringing it indoors. Here are my tips for adding spring touches to your home decor.
Adding spring touches to home decorating doesn’t have to mean a complete overhaul. Who has the time or money for that? A few spring touches can bring spring feel in without busting the budget or rearranging your entire home.
Easy Spring Refresh
One of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh new look is by switching out your accessories. Specifically, accessories include things like vases, pillows (or pillow covers), coffee accents, mantle decor, greenery, candles, and items of decorative interest. These things can be changed easily with a few new or collected items intended for a spring feel. For example, I love to switch out my dark, heavy winter cozies to lighter, airy things.
I don’t know about you, but I get seriously bored with looking at the same things all year. I need change. Each coming season is a fun excuse to change a few things to create an impact and give your view a recharge.
Before you can start adding spring decor, remove any lingering dark or heavy winter decor. Indeed, these elements can be incorporated into a spring look, but removing items that don’t communicate a spring vibe will leave room for adding things that do. My winter motif includes highly textured or furry fabrics, dark pottery, neutral greenery. In contrast, my spring theme includes bright whites and soft colors, spring florals, bunnies, birds, and other accents that speak to what spring outside brings naturally.
Easy Spring Decor Ideas
As much as I love to shop for home decor, I love to save money even more. For this reason, I always shop my home and collect my accessories from what I already have. Surprisingly, most of what I need each year is found around the house. However, I usually allow myself the treat of a few new classic and timeless pieces to add to my collection. As a result, I maximize my curation of enduring decorative accents and minimize my one-hit-wonder impulses. Not every eye-catching thing needs to come home. Thus, the strategy creates a decor closet full of accessories that may change their placement in styling but rarely need purging.
Easy Spring Decorating Ideas: Spring Motif Accents
- potted daffodils
- nest in a cloche
- pitcher of tulips
- a bowl of colorful eggs
- rabbit figurines or artwork
- terracotta pots
- bird figurines or artwork
- baskets with or without florals
- plants and florals real or faux
- garden inspired accents (watering cans, etc)
- spring branches
Easy Spring Decorating: Pillow Covers
First of all, I confess. Yes, I do have a pillow enthusiasm bordering on addiction. Be that as it may, I am not ashamed. Pillow covers are one of the most dramatic ways to change the look of a room at a low price point. Besides, they are easily washed and stored for the return of any mood or season. For this reason, spring pillow covers are an incredible way to add spring textiles to a space without changing much.
Spring Florals and Plants
Another way I like to add easy spring touches is through greenery and florals. In particular, I cherish a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers. However, fresh flowers aren’t always readily available and can fade away before I’m ready to change my decor again. Luckily, imitation flora has become incredibly realistic. Glasses vases filled with water also work for faux flowers. It’s a great way to fool the eye. Also, I spray my lilacs with a lilac spray which tricks even the savviest passerby. Hence, I incorporate both faux and real flowers and plants into my spring decor. In fact, I can hardly way for the trees to start budding flowers. Floral stems and lilacs are some of my favorite easy spring decorating ideas.
Here is a list of my favorite spring flora (real or faux):
- olive stem
- Flaming Katy
Easy Spring Decorating Color Ideas
Color is another fun feature to focus on when decorating for spring. In nature, spring brings forth both pastels and bold colors. Therefore, I like to mimic nature indoors. Admittedly, I am a neutrals girl. Neutrals convey rest for my introverted soul. I love incorporating beautiful blooms of white hydrangea, roses, tulips with the soft green of eucalyptus. However, I also love to bring in the bold pops and lilacs in their beautiful purple hues.
I also love the beauty of brightly colored tulips. Let us not leave out the season’s tribute to pastels. In other words, spring has an abundance of inspiration for whatever palette pleases. In my case, a few spots will probably change as often as the spring weather.
Easy Spring Centerpieces
Centerpieces are one of the easiest ways to refresh a scene. You can literally change a centerpiece and nothing else as long as your stay within the color pallet and decorative style of the rest of your home. Since I love soft neutrals, I can either stick with neutrals for my centerpiece or add a bold pop of spring color. I always let my mood carry my decisions.
Anatomy of A Centerpiece
Every good centerpiece needs an anchor. Namely, a tray or something acting as a tray. They define the areas but do not have to be rigid. I style things outside of my tray all the time. Still, using a tray, bowl, or focal point as a foothold creates cohesion.
2. Focal Point
Next, a well-designed centerpiece will have a focal point. To be sure, this is not always different from an anchor. For example, trays, pottery, vases of greenery can all double as a focal point and a grounding visual in a centerpiece. Moreover, they can be used together as such.
3. Pallett and Collection
My final rule of thumb when building a centerpiece is to stick with a color pallet and collection. The objective is to create a vignette or a group of objects displayed together. Simply put, vignettes are small curated style statements.
I like the centerpieces of my vignettes to be unintended yet connected. Basically, I combine things not necessarily meant to be together. Rather than making a realistic version of any storybook scene, I curate a collection of things with the same warm or cool color hues, similar motifs (such as spring), and a similar style characteristic (such as modern or cottage style). By the same token, I add color contrast and interesting objects to keep the centerpiece unique.
Easy Spring Decorating Ideas
All things considered, decorating your home for spring or any season should feel like an expression of yourself. Create vignettes around your home that say spring to you and share what you love to look at. I hope these tips can help you get some inspiration to style spaces in new ways you love. Thank you for stopping by.
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