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Decorating for spring is one of the most refreshing and exciting times of the year! As the days get longer and temperatures to begin to rise, there’s no better time than spring to give your home a new look. With its fresh colors and decor, decorating for spring can bring a breath of fresh air into any living space. 

Whether you want to make subtle changes or do a full-on renovation (like me), there are plenty of ways to update your home for spring. If you’re looking to transform the look of your home this season, read on for my quick tips and some spring decor inspiration!

Decorating For Spring

After getting through the difficult winter blues and taking down the winter décor, most people usually feel ready to change things up or do an update for spring! Take advantage of the new season by decorating with light colors, airy fabrics, and natural materials like wood or jute to give your home a refreshing spring look.

Give windows a deep scrubbing to let in more natural light; replace heavy curtains with sheer ones or even give a room a fresh coat of paint. Add potpourri throughout the house for a sweet scent and maybe hang some art prints on the walls for visual interest.

I love to even move furniture around for better layout flow and just to change things up for the new season! These simple changes can transform any dull interior into an inviting spring pace that’s perfect for hosting friends and family!

Spring Clean and Declutter

Spring cleaning and decluttering can help you create a fresh and organized look for your home. Follow these simple spring cleaning tips and then grab my printable spring cleaning checklist to use this year too!

  1. First thing, start by examining the clutter in each room of your home and determine what items can be donated, thrown away, or recycled. If certain furniture pieces are taking up too much space, consider rearranging them or replacing them with something more suitable. 
  2. Once everything is cleared out, it’s time to deep clean and disinfect the surfaces in every room. Dusting furniture and wiping down appliances will help make everything look bright and shiny again.

I crave subtle pops of colour and a lighter, crisper feel around my home in the spring. So my first tip is to pack away all of the winter decorations and objects that feel heavy (knit blankets) and anything with winter colours, like reds and dark greys). I love to keep a spring cleaning checklist that I can mark off as I go.

If you are wanting to try a more detailed approach to decluttering, be sure to read my tips to simplify and declutter your home too.

Refresh Furniture For Spring

Adding a few new pieces of spring decor is an easy way to update and decorate your home for the season. Pick out pastel colors, simple patterns, and natural materials to bring some life into your space and add a pop of spring. From rearranging furniture and adding splashes of color with decor pieces, to upgrading outdated appliances or making structural changes like replacing windows or doors, the possibilities are endless! 

Rearranging your furniture in fresh ways can give a room an entirely new design style look and feel. When changing up the layout, consider the size of the room and the function that each piece of furniture serves. Here are some suggestions to follow when you are updating your furnishing and home decor for spring.

  1. Start by removing all of the furniture from the room.
  2. Measure the room and draw out a floor plan on paper, including where you want each piece of furniture to go.
  3. Move the furniture around until you’re happy with the layout, then take measurements again to make sure everything fits.
  4. Tape down painter’s tape to mark off each section of the room, then start painting or re-painting walls as needed.
  5. Replace any light fixtures or add new ones for a fresh look.
  6. Move back in your furniture and enjoy your new layout!

Add Fresh Flowers

Nothing says spring like flowers! Adding fresh blooms in creative vases and jars to create a cheerful atmosphere is a beautiful way to decorate for spring. You can also bring nature indoors by adding plants to shelves or clusters of succulents to tabletops.

If you have been following me for any length of time, you will know that flowers are simply my favorite. Here are a few tips for adding beautiful spring flowers to your home to brighten up the space for spring.

  • Adding flower arrangements to your home is the perfect way to give a space a focal point and add a touch of color and new life.
  • Choose flowers that smell good so your home will always smell fresh.
  • Place flowers in a vase on your kitchen table to brighten up your breakfast routine.
  • Put some flowers in a jar and place them on your bedside table for a relaxing effect.
  • Use artificial flowers instead of fresh ones to avoid having to water them.
spring flowers like ranunculus, tulips, and anemones in small apothecary bottle for a spring centrepiece

If you want to know how to get the best bang for your buck, make sure to check out some of my flower guides like how to care for and arrange tulips, how to make roses last longer, and this complete guide on lilac care. You can also learn to make your own flower food too.

Decorating With Spring Artwork

Adding artwork or photos to your walls is a great way to bring a room to life and can add character to your home. For wall art, look for framed prints featuring delicate florals or calming scenes of nature that will give your home a restful ambiance. With just a few small changes, you can easily refresh any room for the spring season and just make your home feel happier.

Before buying artwork or frames for your wall, consider the size and shape of the piece as well as the color palette of your room. You also want to make sure it’s hung at eye level for maximum impact. If you have multiple pieces that you want to hang together, plan ahead by measuring out where each piece will go before beginning installation. 

You may even want to use painter’s tape on the wall first so you can visualize how everything looks together before committing it all with nails or picture hangers. Creating a gallery wall in your home is a great way to show off your style and personality.

I love to scour second-hand stores and antique shops for hand-painted, one-of-a-kind pieces. Usually, you can find something seasonal for a great price. I have collected so many original paintings that I change out for each season!

Spring Throw Pillows and Blankets

Consider switching out your throw blankets and pillow covers for something more seasonal. If you prefer something more traditional, look for a classic like linen that will last year after year.

Pillows come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures that can help make the space more inviting. Choose from ticking stripes to bright patterns, and even washed linen for added texture. 

Throw blankets are also great for snuggling up on the couch or layering onto the bed, even in the springtime. Just opt for a lighter, airier fabric like linen or organic cotton. I love sleeping in linen for so many reasons! It is temperature regulating so it’s perfect for any time of the year. Learn more about the benefits of linen.

Here are a few tips for changing out the throw pillows, bedding, and blankets in your home for spring.

  • Add some color and life to your living space with new pillows and blankets
  • Choose fabrics that are soft and comfortable to the touch, ie Linen.
  • Go for a variety of textures, patterns, and colors to create visual interest
  • Experiment with different combinations until you find what you like best
  • Don’t be afraid to mix old and new pieces together for a unique look

Make sure you read all about how to wash linen properly too.

Change Out Candles 

Adding candles to your decor is an easy way to bring a cozy and inviting atmosphere into your home, even in the spring. Springtime scents like floral, citrus, and even fruity are all popular choices for decorating during this season. 

Consider adding some decor-friendly pillar candles in a variety of sizes to create dimension, height, and texture within a room.

Update Spring Decor Outside

Adding a seasonal touch of spring decor to your front door and outdoor spaces is a great way to give your home an inviting atmosphere and welcome guests. There are many ways to decorate the entrance of your home for different seasons. I find spring is always a favorite time of year after being cooped up for the winter.

Change The Doormat

Adding a seasonal doormat to your front porch or entryway is a great way to give your home a quick and easy spring decor update. A brightly colored floral pattern, cheerful welcome mat, or even just a bright solid color will instantly brighten up the space. 

You can also opt for something more neutral like jute or sisal that will still add texture and interest. Adding a few plants and flowers near the door will also help create an inviting atmosphere. 

Add Flowers And Plants

Plant some colorful annuals in pots, or hang up window boxes filled with lush greens. With a few thoughtfully chosen pieces, you can easily decorate your front entrance into an inviting space that reflects the spring season.

Replacing dead plants with colorful perennials. Adding faux greenery and planters filled with blooming flowers will instantly add life to the exterior of your home. 

potted spring bulbs in terra cotta pots on an antique bread board

Learn how to DIY these French-inspired, terra cotta planters and pots.

Hang A Spring Wreath

Hanging a wreath on the door is so welcoming. There is something that is so pleasant about walking up to a home with a wreath on the door. Try using something simple like boxwood or faux flowers to bring a bit of freshness to your home.

Spring Decorating Outside

You can also use outdoor rugs or throw pillows to decorate patios, outdoor spaces, or decks. You can enjoy some fresh air while feeling comfortable.

Finally, don’t forget about lighting—illuminating paths at night helps create a warm atmosphere while providing safety after dark hours!

Whether you prefer subtle touches or an over-the-top approach, adding seasonal decorations to your front door is sure to make it stand out from the rest of your home’s decor!

Spring Decor Ideas

When decorating for spring, I love to keep things bright and beautiful. Here are some of my favorite spring decorations for the season!

Hopefully, you found a few of these tips helpful as you slowly transition into spring. Updating your home always feels so good and keeps the changing seasons fresh and exciting. Don’t forget to add this post to Pinterest so you can come back to it year after year!

Spring Decorating Video

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start decorating for spring?

There is no correct or incorrect date to start decorating for spring, however, a good rule of thumb is to begin at the start of March. The first day of spring always lands on March 19, 20, or 21 every year, so March is an appropriate time to start decorating for spring. 

What are decorations for spring?

Some of the best decorations for spring are boxwood wreaths, fresh flowers, light-colored or pastel-colored throw pillows and blankets, linen curtains and bedding, and potted flowers.

Is it too early to decorate for spring?

Honestly, it’s never too early to decorate for spring, but some folks prefer waiting until late winter to bring out the bright colors and floral accents. Ultimately, it depends on your personal preference and how eager you are to welcome the season.

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