I know a lot of the country is still experiencing the end of winter but around here the weather has warmed up a bit and the flowers are starting to bloom. It’s definitely putting me in the mood for spring and I always start itching to freshen up my decor with the change of seasons. If you are trying to rush the warm weather too, here are five ways to bring spring into your decor:
1. Fresh Flowers
Nothing says spring like a bouquet of fresh flowers. If you are like me and have too much going on to get to the florist every week (not to mention too many other things to spend your money on : ) cuttings from your yard can be just as lovely.
These sprigs from a Breath of Heaven bush have small delicate blooms this time of year.
Our lemon tree has been keeping us drinking lemonade the last few weeks but if you don’t live in a citrus climate, some lemons from the grocery store under a glass cloche definitely bring the garden feel inside…
If winter is keeping your flowers from making their debut, think green! Even a branch from a tree can bring the outdoors in. Our Sword Fern is green all year so it’s always a nice fresh pop of color.
2. New pillow covers
A quick and inexpensive way to change your decor with the seasons is to change your throw pillow covers. Last year I switched out my traditional brown ones in these blue barrel chairs for the updated yellow chevron striped ones. They added fresh pop of a spring color.
3. Create a spring inspired table scape
This is my trick for always bringing a new season or holiday into our home. Changing your table scape or even just throwing a fresh table cloth on your table will change the feel of your dining room/kitchen. Here I used a branch from our Japanese Magnolia for color and a sculptural and organic centerpiece.
4. A fresh coat of paint
This table from a previous post, received a makeover with a simple coat of white paint (and a new knob!). A coat of white paint on just about anything can freshen up a room and make it feel brighter and airier and all it takes is a can of paint and a little elbow grease. Here is the before:
5. Make bedding, curtains, slipcovers, or other easy to change fabrics seasonal
Investing in a new slipcover for the sofa or new drapes for the whole house may not be in your budget right now, but buying an inexpensive duvet for your bed or even making one yourself can change the whole look of your bedroom. This bedding from Pottery Barn with the branches of birds and the bright yellows, blues and greens feels like a garden right in your room. Similar patterns and colors can be found at other more budget friendly retail stores like TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Target, etc. Or try your local fabric store and make your own for something unique! To take the convenience one step further, in my own home I like to use neutral bedding and change the colors with the seasons through accent pillows and decorative throws.
How do you bring the seasons into your decor? I’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions.