Five Simple but Chic Decorating Tips for Spring

It’s spring! Well, not exactly or officially, haha! But it is March. And we sprung ahead on the clocks this past weekend, so it’s as close as we need to be to decorate!

I know a lot of friends and readers who have asked me about decorating for winter or spring. It seems everyone decorates for the holidays, and that’s kind of straight up and obvious. Everyone gets that one. But winter and spring are another story. Especially when you don’t celebrate Easter, or when Easter is really late, like this year. It’s sometimes hard to figure out what the right balance is. How to do it easily. How not to get too “theme-y.” And how to do it without breaking the bank!

So, I thought I’d share my Five Spring Decorating Tips today. All simple. All easily implemented. And no, you don’t need to break the bank to bring some spring cheer into your home! If you’ve come over here from my friend Jamie’s at So Much Better with Age, welcome! I love all her spring touches in her kitchen. And there are more friends joining us so be sure to take a look at their spring tours at the bottom of the page!

 

Tip 1: Lighten and Brighten

 

five spring decorating tips light and bright french country living room flowers

five spring decorating tips light colored pillows french country living room

And lighten and brighten can mean a lot of things. Switch out slipcovers if that’s something you can do. Swap out heavier, chunkier knit throws for something lighter in weight. Or switch out the throw pillows you have on your sofa or chairs. In my case, I brought out this embroidered pale blue pillow and added these new mushroom colored pillows. The pillows I have here at other times of the year are either darker in color and/or heavier in weight. By changing these, it changes the feel of the whole room!

 

 

Tip 2: Bring in some plants or greenery

 

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five spring decorating tips plant orchid on coffee table

Plants add so much life to a space – and they just scream “spring”! Whether faux or live, they brighten up a space and make it feel fresher!

 

 

Tip 3: Add natural elements

 

five spring decorating tips artichokes in antique bowl french country

The same way I love to add pinecones in the winter and pumpkins in the fall, I love to add natural elements that represent the season this time of year. In the living room, I added artichokes (a spring vegetable) to my antique bowl on the coffee table.

 

 

Tip 4: Add Seasonal Elements

 

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 I love to add elements that are specifically seasonal. Whether that’s bunnies, eggs or nests, I say sprinkle them everywhere! I absolutely adore the little nests and they feel so spring-y to me! They’re one of my favorite things to use in spring, and they evoke that feeling of “new birth” that spring represents.

 

five spring decorating tips mantel styling flowers french country decorThe floral cast iron vase holds my marble eggs – another way to add a touch of the season. I’ve collected these for years, and I try to buy one or two new ones each year. 

 

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The French vintage egg holder on the counter is something I look forward to bringing out each year. I love that it’s seasonal and vintage! 

 

 

Tip 5: Add flowers, and more flowers!

 

five spring decorating tips french country dining room with tulips in vintage urn

five spring decorating tips tulips in vintage french urn

 

five spring decorating tips flowers on dining table in french country room

Of course, if you’ve been a subscriber or a regular reader for awhile now, you know I’m a huge fan of flowers at any time of year! But I have to say, they really come into their own in spring! Spring is when most flowers bloom and there is an association between all those gorgeous blooms and the beginning of spring – so bring that connection into your home. Whether real or faux, they can go a long way to bringing spring cheer into any space you put them in!

 

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So, if it’s not quite spring outside where you live, bring it inside! By using my five spring decorating tips, you can celebrate the season simply and chicly!

 

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I’m joining some blogging friends who are also sharing today! Be sure to visit the other fabulous spring inspiration below!

 

Thursday

Home Made Lovely // So Much Better With Age // Maison de Cinq
Craftberry Bush // Rooms FOR Rent

 

Maison de Pax // Zevy Joy // Place of My Taste // Deeply Southern Home // Kim Power Style

 

And sharing the rest of the week…

 

Monday


The Happy Housie // The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl // Inspiration for Moms // Lemon Thistle

 

Southern State of Mind // Modern Glam
Taryn Whiteaker // A Burst of Beautiful // My Sweet Savannah

 

Tuesday

Jenna Kate at Home // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Town and Country Living
A Pretty Life // Hallstrom Home

 

House by Hoff // Tauni Everett // The DIY Mommy // Clean & Scentsible // Rambling Renovators

 

Wednesday

Shades of Blue Interiors // Finding Silver Pennies // Life is a Party // Bless’er House

 

Summer Adams// Tatertots and Jello // Paint Me Pink // This is Our Bliss

 

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15 Comments

  1. Wendy Austin says:

    What a gorgeous spring tour – love all of your decorating ideas!

  2. Sheila, your home is so beautiful! I have a question for you though. Your moss plant is thriving and I have one that is struggling. How do you care for yours? Watering, fertilizing, light it gets, etc. I love these plants but can’t seem to hit on what makes them happy. I hope you can help. 😊😟

    1. Aww thank you so much – that’s so kind! I hate to tell you, but that plant is no longer there anymore! I REALLY struggle with any house plants. I do end up usually just re-buying them because they are still way cheaper than cut flowers and I love them. And they are good for the environment of your home. The only thing I would say (and I’m no expert by any means) they do need a lot of water and a lot of light! Anyway, I hope that helps.

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!

      Sheila

  3. Gorgeous space and GREAT tips! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  4. Perfect tips…I love to lighten and brighten and add flowers too! Changes the whole feeling of a home!

    1. It really does, doesn’t it?! Such simple changes can make a big impact!

      Appreciate you stopping by!

      Sheila

  5. I hit Maison de Pax by accident, and thought to myself what in the world, Sheila!! Haha. You couldn’t have changed your style this fast πŸ˜… Lovely and timeless, as usual. Got my eye on the Mora clock you linked a while back. Soon πŸ˜‰

    1. haha that’s funny! I’m about the least fast changer when it comes to decor, so no, you will never see me change that quickly!

      Thanks so much for your kind words – I so appreciate it! And get the clock!!! πŸ™‚

      Sheila

  6. Your home looks beautiful all dressed up for spring, and your tips are so great.

  7. Very pretty and springy, Sheila, and totally not theme-y! Such a lovely, welcoming space!

    1. haha thank you Krista! Thanks so much for having me πŸ™‚

      Sheila
      xo