Spring is literally a few days away. By now most of us have or are itching to put away our winter decor. It’s time to lighten up our homes as the days warm and the evenings get longer. Don’t you love the change of seasons? I sure do. It means changing things up and a chance to put a fresh new decor face on our homes. Here are some great and easy ways to infuse this pretty new season in your home! Let’s talk spring home decor!
I am a self professed pillow addict! Changing pillows is a joy to me.
Put away those heavy, dark pillows and make or get some fun, light, pillows with great spring motifs. So pretty. They will instantly brighten up the room they are in.
I added these gorgeous pillows (Ballard Designs) to my neutral living room. LOVE the pretty blues and stylized flowers.
The most asked questions I’m getting at StoneGable from my readers right now is, “WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR NESTS”? Spring is all about tucking pretty nest into your existing decor. I find my nest at local gift and home decor shops. I bet you can find some great nest in your area too. You can also find them at stores like Michael’s, AC Moore or Hobby Lobby. Don’t forget to embellish them or as I say “feather your nest”! You can find ideas for making your nest the very best HERE.
I save my nests from year to year and now have a nice collection. Nest also look amazing at Christmas with small pinecones in them.
You can also make your own nest with a very easy tutorial. Click HERE for a detailed nest making tutorial.
I put a pretty little nest on a small cake pedestal above.
BUDS AND BRANCHES
Bring a bit of spring indoors! Even if the buds and blooms you choose are faux. Just make sure they can fool most discerning eyes! I love how they can transform a room and the way twiggy budding branches make everything look lighter and prettier!
Don’t pass up gorgeous spring inspired branches! They are the epitome of this beautiful season! Buy the best looking branches, buds, blooms you can afford. Buy them on sale every year to build a pretty collection. I like collecting one color… can you tell what color that is?
UPSCALE BY PAINTING SOMETHING A NEW COLOR
Need a lighter, brighter look? Try painting a piece of furniture in a light color. I know that some people are timid to paint something in their home. Start small, like an accent chair or picture frame. You will be amazed! Did you know that you can get Amy Howard One Step Paint (chalk paint) at your local Ace Hardware. She has so many helpful videos too. You can find them on youtube.com.
One Step paints come in such pretty colors!!!! You will love how easy it is to create a whole new look!
Be bold and give it a try!!!!
The clock above had a heavy brown frame and looked far to dark for the rest of my room. I lightened it up and gave it a great cracked patina. And it was E-A-S-Y!
LIGHTEN UP BEDDING AND ANY OTHER SOFT FURNISHINGS
Throw off those winter covers. Give them a good wash and put them away until fall!
Spring and summer mean sleeping on bedding that is lighter weight and even a lighter color and style! You will feel like you have a new bedroom with spring inspired bedding! There are so many places to get great bedding at reasonable prices.
I keep my white quilts on the beds at StoneGable all year long and change up the duvets, sham and pillows! I’m buying a new spring/summer look one bedroom at a time!
CREATE A SPRING CENTERPIECE OR VIGNETTE
Now this is one of my favorite things to create! Spring Vignettes! Make them for your tables or horizontal surfaces! Use your imagination and pull out some pretty things you can use together to make a vignette with a spring feel!
If you don’t know where to begin you can see a step by step tutorial for creating a kitchen vignette HERE.
CHOOSE SPRING INSPIRED DISHES AND NAPKINS AND TABLEWARE
It’s fun to use your imagination and put together a spring inspired tables like this SPRING GREEN TABLESCAPE. There is nothing on the table that is overtly “spring” or especially bought with a spring motif on it… but the way the table is put together with what I found in my dish closet says “welcome spring”.
You really don’t have to buy new or special dishes to set a pretty spring table. Get out your dishes and play!
Now, pick one or two (or more) ways to get spring-ified!
Don’t forget to open your windows on nice days and let that amazing fresh spring air in! Celebrate spring by introducing it into your home decor!