It’s that time of year again! With spring in full spring, it’s time to spruce up your spaces at home for warmer weather and longer days ahead. No matter the size or style of your home—be it a large family house or a compact city apartment—here’s our checklist of easy (and essential!) spring decor updates and home refresh ideas to welcome the new season.
1. Do a deep spring clean
Your home deserves a deep clean, especially after the winter hibernation months. Trust us when we say you’ll feel 100% refreshed and accomplished if you tackle this list.
Wipe down baseboards
Wash all pillow covers (in the living room and bedroom)
Vacuum and rotating out rugs (roll-up winter ones to stow them away)
Dust off table surfaces and bookshelves
Clear things out of storage cabinets, your pantry, and the fridge (no excuses!)
2. Retire winter clutter
It doesn’t matter the size of your home, utilize all the spare space you can find to organize and put away winter accessories.
Stash away winter clothing you won’t need until later in the year.
Wash comforters, heavy blankets, and throws, and store them in airtight bins.
Put any big bulky storage, like space heaters and humidifiers, in the garage or in storage.
Make the most of under-bed storage organizers.
Corral things into woven baskets that can easily be stacked or tucked into corners.
3. Opt for lighter textures
Think natural textures and airier materials here that nod to the outdoors and soon-to-arrive summer days.
Seagrass, jute, linen, rattan, cane… these textures feel at home in warmer weather, so layer rugs made of these materials into your spaces with abandon!
Work in basketweave textures also to further play up the appeal of natural textures.
Try also adding in light woods and driftwood pieces to play up a summery beach house vibe, sure to bring in a hint of laid-back style.
4. Swap in new throw pillows
This is the easiest way to change up your look with more color and a fresh appeal that ushers a spring vibe into your rooms.
Replace cozy winter pillow covers with lighter, breezier ones made of linen and cotton.
Instead of faux fur pillows and knitted ones, try more solid colors and geometrics, which will add lots of instant spring energy.
Work in seasonal colors, such as greens, blues, pinks, and purples, which are sure to usher in major spring vibes.
5. Bring in breezier textiles
After you’ve changed up your pillow selection, do the same with your other textiles, which will further brighten and open up your rooms.
Swap in linen and cotton blankets and pack away chunky knits or fur throws.
Hang lighter curtains, like breezy linen and sheers, in lieu of heavy velvets.
Switch up your rugs in rooms from high-pile options to natural-fibers or flatweaves, which will bring a burst of color and texture as well as feel more in line with the warmer weather.
6. Play with color and patterns
Be sure to keep an eye out for fun and whimsical patterns that pay homage to spring. These are small updates that are sure to enliven your spaces.
Think stripes vibrant colors, pretty florals, chevron zigzags, and even elaborate animal motifs, all of which will add punch and intrigue.
If spring colors aren’t your thing, add energy and bring a room to life with a classic palette of crisp whites, black tones, and sharp blues.
7. Invite greenery indoors
It’s not a spring home refresh until you add some greenery and blooms in your home, naturally.
If you’re not a plant person, something simple can do the trick. Just add a potted succulent or two.
Or simply arrange a bouquet of spring blooms in a glass vase or unique vessel.
Don’t have a green thumb at all? Put a few stems of flowers in bud vases and arrange them however you want on a table or bookshelf.
8. Introduce fresh scents
Whether it’s fragrant blooms or a pristine scent of clean linens and plants, giving your rooms a scent update will set a bright mood and tone in your spaces.
Try out a new scented candle in the entry, your kitchen, or bathroom. We love placing one in a high-traffic area to bring in an uplifting mood.
For a stronger scent accessory update, you can go with something floral or a diffuser with essential oils that you can adjust to your liking.
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