Do you ever get the winter blues? For me, they are a grim reality. I feel useless much of January and February when cold, gray skies are the norm and only start to come alive again in March when spring and sunshine are around the corner. I find that early spring is the perfect time to find some home decor inspiration, search out design ideas, and play around with styling. It’s still too cold to head outside for adventures. So, while you wait for those last few days of winter to be over, why not spend a little time on spring decor? I’ve compiled a list of six easy and inexpensive decorating ideas to refresh your home this spring. It’s part spring cleaning, part spring decorating. I hope you’ll enjoy an afternoon or two checking off the ideas on this list and that they’ll make your interior spaces feel new again, just in time for spring and summer weather!
6 Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Home Decor this Spring
#1 Buy a Bouquet
I’m a firm believer in treating yourself. (I mean, have you seen the donuts on my Instagram feed?) One easy way to welcome spring into your home, especially when the weather is still dreary, is simply by buying yourself a beautiful bunch of flowers. They add pops of color, greenery, and set the tone for warmer days ahead.
I particularly love this trick when spring is around the corner, but winter hasn’t released its hold just yet. I do get a bit sad and overly introspective in winter and it feels particularly potent at the end of the season when I’m wanting sunshine and springtime more than anything. Flowers help me bridge the gap between seasons. They remind me that change is on the horizon and brighten my days until it gets here.
#2 Find A New Sheet Set (or swap out for a different color)
Whether you find a sheet set and duvet cover tucked away in a forgotten corner of your linen closet or displayed on a sale rack at Home Goods, new sheets can make a big difference in how your home feels. Your bed takes up an incredible amount of visual space in your home. By swapping out colors, prints, or patterns you can give your entire bedroom a fresh look.
#3 Make the Switch to Floral Candles/Swap Out Your Scents
If you’re anything like me, then candle hoarding has become a serious problem in your household. I have, and this is not a joke, an entire box of different candles to display and use to my heart’s content. There are different scents for different seasons, like tobacco pipe by the fire in winter, cinnamon in the fall, clean linen in the summer. Use your spring cleaning as a reminder to swap heavier, cozy winter scents for lighter, floral ones.
This is probably one of the most inexpensive ways to freshen your home for spring (or any season). You can snag a great candle for $4-9 at discount stores like TJ Maxx. You can even consider splurging on something handcrafted. Hearth and Hammer is my favorite candle company. They are worth every penny and then some. Set your new candles up on a table with a few unscented accent pieces on a tray and suddenly a small corner of your home makes everything feel like a whole new space.
#4 Move a Piece of Furniture
Is it just me or is rearranging furniture one of the most satisfying home activities a person can do? I find it so fun and really invigorating for a space. Even moving just one item into a different spot or changing its angle can make you look at a room in a new light. It doesn’t have to be permanent, just have fun! Break up those winter blues with a new perspective and welcome spring with all its changes into your home.
#5 Clear the Clutter from Your Refrigerator
Overused fridge space can cause a ton of visual clutter. But the odd thing is, even though it’s a place used to display things we love, we often forget what’s there after awhile. Yes, I still have holiday cards up. Don’t judge. Spring is a great time to take stock of what exactly is taking up space under the magnets on your refrigerator. You might be surprised by what you find there other than sentimental mementos: old receipts, expired coupons, a reminder you don’t need anymore, announcements for events long passed. Take a few minutes to clear the clutter and make a space to display the spring and summertime memories coming your way.
#6 Swap Out Your Accent Pillows (or pillow covers)
I was once watching a celebrity house interview where they discussed having different accent pillows for different seasons. I may not remember the celebrity or the house itself, but for some reason that tip stayed with me. If you have the space to store a few throw pillows or pack away folded pillow covers then this would be a perfect way to keep your home feeling fresh and new all year long. In Spring, opt for lighter shades of your decor colors and swap out heavy textures for lighter ones (like linen). It’s a small change that makes a huge difference!
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Bex Skoog (formerly Bex Gorsuch) is a Book Blogger and Instagram Influencer who strives to connect readers with their next favorite book and encourages avid bibliophiles to make use of the inspiration found in fiction by implementing story into their day-to-day lives.