I love spring! It’s the end of cold Midwestern winters (snow was still flying in mid-April this year), and I can’t wait to box up my wool sweaters and coats and break out my sandals. By May (when real spring comes in Michigan!), I am always anxious to brighten things up. That may explain my need to buy purple nail polish this weekend.
I want my house to reflect the changes in the season as well: sunshine, spring flowers, open windows. It doesn’t take much to add some new life to your home. With four children, I am always looking for quick ways to ready my house for the new season. Here are a few ways you can easily decorate with a touch of spring:
Switch out your pillows for an easy decorating style. I promise you, this quickly and dramatically changes the look of the room. If you have a couch or chair in a solid color, get pillows with a pattern that uses at least one color from your interiors to coincide with the rest of your décor.
Budget Tip: To save money, buy/switch out pillow covers instead of purchasing brand new pillows for each season.
Spring Throws and Linens
Switch out heavy flannel and afghans with light linens. Accentuate your couch and cushy chairs with fresh and airy throws with designs that have the same color scheme as your redressed pillows or couches.
Go a step further by replacing your tablecloths and napkins with ones that complement your new color motif. You can also “spring-ify” your bedroom by changing your sheets and duvet covers. Use pastel-colored linens for your bedroom for a fresh vibe.
Spring redecorating is never complete without fresh flowers. Flowers make me happy, especially since I don’t have to worry about paying big bucks to have them in my home.
What I do is buy inexpensive grocery store flowers then fill little bud vases with them. Carnations, often the forgotten flower, are a great choice. They are affordable and have a long shelf life. Buy carnations in the same color for a stylish, unifying spring décor accent in every room.
Wreaths are for more than just Christmas! Spring wreaths are perfect above your mantel or by your door. An unadorned wreath is great, but you can also add in small flowers like baby’s breath to enhance its springtime feel. For a finishing touch, find a ribbon that goes with your color scheme and wrap it around the wreath.
Create a spring-inspired home with just a few touches! What are your favorite spring decorating accents?by