Spring decor is all about brightening your home, and we’ve got a few pointers to help you do just that. The following tips will help you freshen your home’s interior with pops of color and joy.
Fresh Flowers and Greenery
Naturally, nature is central to spring decor. Fresh flowers and bits of greenery here and there signal that winter is officially out and springtime is officially in.
If you have blossoming trees in your yard, try clipping a few tender branches and using them to add bits of green to your home. Putting them in vases can be a great way to invite springtime inside.
Flowers are straightforward enough. Pot them. Vase them. Put them out on the table, the mantle, or the windowsill. Whites, yellows, pinks, and blues can all brighten your home in little splashes of color. Just be sure to keep them alive with sufficient watering and sunlight. If you need something that’s easy to care for, try marigolds, California poppies, pansies, or columbine flowers.
Once you’re done with the plants inside, you can plant them outside afterward—even tree branches!
Pillows, Rugs, and Accessories
Flowers aren’t the only way to add pops of color to your spring decor. Random accessories, such as throw pillows and rugs, are a very simple way to add to the springtime atmosphere in your home. Bright, vibrant colors are a must here—try greens, yellows, and blues.
A brightly colored rug helps create a foundation while throw pillows and plants disperse it around each space in your home.
In dining areas or anywhere else you have a table, try using a fruit bowl to add to the effect (while also providing a tasty treat to anyone passing by).
Windows and Mirrors
Keeping curtains open floods your home with natural light, but there’s even more you can do with that light. Any object with a mirror finish can serve to reflect that light and maximize the brightness and color in your home.
If you have any larger mirrors, use those to essentially double up on the colors you’re letting in. A mirror positioned to reflect your outdoor garden can be an excellent way to do this, taking the natural beauty from outside and bringing it indoors.
When choosing curtains, wallpaper, and other spring decor, opt for natural hues. Brighter colors tend to work best after the dreary grays of winter, but try not to overdo it. Unless your goal is to create a visual that dazzles with color, pick a few lighter hues and scatter them around here and there.
When choosing color combinations, one helpful tip is simply to look outside. See what kinds of combos nature uses, and choose decorations that match those. The end result is almost guaranteed to look great, and it will certainly feel like spring inside.
Light and Airy Backdrop
To act as a backdrop to the dots and splashes of color around your home, opt for something light and airy. Sky blues and whites are perfect for linens and curtains since they help create a calm, soothing atmosphere. This calming effect makes these colors perfect for bedroom spaces—they make it easier to relax on warm spring evenings as you leave the windows open to let in a cool breeze.
Keep Your Spring Decor Simple – Or Don’t!
When using these ideas, many homeowners prefer to keep things simple. A calm but bright background with splashes of brilliant color create a pleasant spring-like atmosphere that will last you throughout the warmer months.
Of course, if your style is more eclectic, don’t hesitate to use as much color as you can. While you’ll still want to adhere to a cohesive color scheme, bright yellows, greens, blues, and pinks create a wonderful vibrancy that contrasts the stark grays of winter.
Whatever your style, pick the decorations that work best for you, and don’t be afraid to experiment a little. After all, if this plant or that rug doesn’t quite work, you can always take it down. Most of all, have fun!