Here at StoneGable, we are on “Robin Watch”. Seeing the first robin redbreast is a sure sign that beautiful spring is on the way! Most of us are ready to get winter behind us and welcome spring far before the calendar equinox! There are such easy ways to bring subtle color, new life and fresh decor to our homes that say welcome spring! Let’s talk about decorating for spring!
Let’s talk about easy ways to bring a touch of spring to our home…
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 pretty 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.
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”!
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 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. See if you can find it in a vignette below…
BUDS AND BRANCHES
Bring a bit of spring indoors! Even if the buds and blooms you choose are faux. Just make sure they fool the most discerning eyes! I love how they can transform a room! Twiggy budding branches make everything look lighter and oh, so charming!
Don’t pass up gorgeous spring inspired branches! They are the epitome of this beautiful season! Buy the best looking faux branches, buds, and 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.
The clock above had a heavy brown frame and looked far too 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!
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.
I painted the candlestick below to show off a spring accent color in the living room. Love this soft blue! It’s a mix of Nottoway and Bauhaus Buff from Amy Howard One Step Paint.
Be bold and give painting something you already have a try!!!!
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 the white quilts on my beds at StoneGable all year long and change up the duvets, shams, and pillows! I’m buying a new spring/summer look one bedroom at a time!
CREATE A SPRING CENTERPIECE OR VIGNETTE
Spring vignettes are one of my favorite things to create! Make them for your tables or horizontal surfaces! Use your imagination. There are so many spring-inspired things to put in a vignette!
Here are just a few…
- a potted tete a tete daffodil
- a nest in a cloche
- a pitcher of tulips
- burlap covered books (great for any season)
- a bowl of colorful eggs
- egg cups with grass
- terracotta pots
- a tiny picture of a bird
- forced branches
If you don’t know where to begin you can see a step by step tutorial for creating a kitchen vignette HERE.
USE SPRING INSPIRED DISHES AND NAPKINS AND TABLEWARE
It’s fun to use your imagination and put together a spring-inspired table like this SPRING GREEN TABLESCAPE. There is nothing on the table that is overtly “spring” or specially bought with a spring motif on it… but the way the table is put together with things 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!
ADD A POT OF SPRING PLANTS
Now’s the time to look for spring flowers in potted plants. I can find some very pretty tulips, hyacinths, daffs and even pansies at my local grocer’s. I usually repot them at home so they work with my decor. And talk about a mood lifter!
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!
You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I am finding to pin every day HERE.