Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh new look. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can transform your indoor and outdoor spaces from dark and dreary to bright and delightful. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, there are plenty of ways to infuse your space with the lively energy of spring. In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite spring decorating ideas and show you how to create a bright, cheerful space that welcomes the season.
Bring the Outdoors In
One of the best things about spring is the beautiful flowers and vibrant colors that come with it. You can easily bring that natural beauty into your home by incorporating flowers and greenery. Use potted plants, succulents, or herbs on your windowsills or tables. You can check your local garden center at Menards or Home Depot, and if you have local flower nurseries, those are a great place to pick up some new plants. Or add a statement piece with a bright floral arrangement. If you have pets, however, make sure that the plants or flowers you bring into your home are not toxic to them; do your research before you buy. You can also liven up your space with botanical prints, wallpaper, or throw pillows. This will breathe new life into your home and evoke the feeling of a lush garden indoors.
Play with Color
Spring is all about bright colors and bold patterns. Give your home a fresh, cheerful vibe by adding pops of color throughout your indoor and outdoor spaces. Play around with a bright accent wall, colorful throw pillows or hang a colorful wreath on your front door. Add a new welcome mat to your entrance, and combine it with colorful planters. Swap out your dining room decor with spring-themed tablecloths or napkins. Playing with color is a fun way to transform your home decor and bring life to your space.
Adding different textures to your decor can create depth and visual interest. If you choose to go with a botanical theme, include prints and real flowers with a mix of faux versions. You can also incorporate light, flowy fabrics to add movement to a room or switch to natural textures such as rattan or jute for a rustic feel. Mixing metals and other materials can create a polished look. Layering your furnishings and adding in decorative pom-poms, fringe, or tassels will give your space a warm, comfortable feeling.
Lighten Up Your Space
As the days get longer, take advantage of the extra daylight hours by letting in as much natural light as possible. You can add sheer curtains or even replace your regular windows with larger windows or sliding doors to brighten up your space. Alternatively, choose materials that let the light shine through. White, light cream, or beige walls and lighter colored furniture will reflect light and create a spacious feel. Tidy up your outdoor area and let the sunshine in, making sure to wash those windows.
Add Thoughtful Accessories
Decorative accents can be a simple and effective way to spruce up your space. You can switch out your decor with new accessories like a vase, centerpiece, picture frame, or decorative lighting. Other decorative accents that are dedicated to the season always work well too. Consider adding diffusers or candles for a pleasant aroma, and choose light scents that remind you of springtime. Adding a rug, cushions, and blankets are easy ways to bring comfort to your space after a long day’s work. For outdoor areas, try adding some outdoor lanterns or a constellation of string lights to illuminate these spaces when the sun goes down.