Easy Spring Decorating Ideas to Refresh the Home
Many people get motivated to decorate around the house as the weather gets warmer and they start doing their spring cleaning. There are lots of simple and inexpensive spring décor ideas out there, including lots of DIY projects. If you're on a tight budget or simply want bright, inspiring pieces without putting in hours of effort, don't get discouraged. With the right tips and ideas, you'll be on your way to having a cheerful home that is decorated properly to match the beautiful spring weather.
Flowers are one of the simplest ways to make your home more cheerful. Whether you want to bring color into the house while everything is still gray and brown outdoors or you like to start plants inside, flowers are a great, affordable option. If gardening isn't your thing or you don't want pets to eat real flowers, think about displaying artificial flowers instead. You can buy them at any big box craft store.
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While you can showcase flowers in vases, don't feel limited to this option. Other ideas for spring vases include, but aren't limited to, layered candy (i.e. pastel M&Ms, Peeps, jelly beans), citrus slices, and plastic Easter eggs. Select a clear vase that will display its contents and then fill it with the items of your choosing. If you like, you can also decorate your vase. Think about tying seasonal herbs or floral sprigs around the middle with a ribbon or adding a stripe of color with acrylic paint.
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Throw pillows allow you to change up the décor in a room without breaking the bank. Instead of buying all new furniture or even painting the walls, you can subtly change the scheme to fit the current season by switching out the pillows. Throw pillows come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and designs. There are also numerous free tutorials available if you'd like to make your own pillows or pillow covers.
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Wreaths are all the rage these days. As such, your biggest challenge will be figuring out what type of wreath you'd like to make for your home. Look for deals on wreath forms at the local craft store and then add favorite embellishments, such as flowers, bows, and initial letters. Some people like to create wreaths that they can display for an entire season while other people would rather make wreaths for specific holidays. The link below has all of the ideas that you'll need to dress up your front door or fireplace mantel this spring.
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A banner adds a seasonal touch to a fireplace mantel or open archway between two rooms in the house. You can use a banner to spell out "Happy spring" or another seasonal message or you can use it to display a beloved seasonal item such as bunnies or flowers. There are lots of templates available for bunting banners and banner letters. Of course you can also make your own banner from scratch.
Candles are another easy way to switch up the feel of a room to suit the current season for just a few dollars. Look for deals on candles at the end of the season and then hold onto them for next year. Popular scents for spring include lavender, lemon/lemonade, peach, green grass, rain, and Easter candy. If you're crafty, think about picking up a candle making kit and customizing the scents for spring.
Art work and knick knacks
Flat artwork and small knick knacks are easy to store, which means that you can develop a rotation of seasonal pieces and switch them out accordingly throughout the year. You'll look forward to seeing favorite pieces again at the start of the new season.
While subway art is far from a new concept, it has gained widespread popularity in recent years, which means that there are tons of free subway art printables available. Search Google or Pinterest to find subway art options that are perfect for spring. I've linked one example on the right to get you started. Many subway art creators offer their pieces in multiple sizes, allowing you to print the size that best fits a particular frame or space on your wall. Keep a stack of subway art in a single frame that you can rotate with ease for different seasons and holidays.
Whether you have large dinner parties on a regular basis or you simply enjoy sitting down as a family to eat dinner each night, a centerpiece adds the perfect touch to a table setting Several of the previously mentioned ideas, most notably flowers, vases, and candles, make great centerpieces. You want to create a focal point that will complete the table without overwhelming the eye or preventing family and friends from being able to see one another.
Making a Spring Centerpiece by Margret McDermott
Front porch signs
A front porch sign adds curb appeal while welcoming family and friends into your home. Many people like to display a family name, initial, or house number on a front porch sign, but the possibilities are endless. You may want to create a sign that you can customize for different seasons, such as a chalkboard, or you may want to create multiple signs that you can swap out during the year.
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