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
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
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
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
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.
The 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.
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!
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!
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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