Give Your Home a Fresh New Look With These Spring Decorating Ideas

After the spring cleaning is done, it’s time for some spring decorating. As the weather gets nicer and the days are longer, it’s natural to want the interior of your home to have a fresh feeling. The good thing is that you don’t have to redo the whole room to get an updated look. Add one of these trending spring décor ideas for a happy space that feels new and up to date.

Fresh Flowers

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After a long winter, it’s natural to want signs of spring in the house, so this is an ideal time to start incorporating fresh flowers in your décor. Swap out the fruit bowl on the table or the candelabra on the buffer for a vase of fresh flowers to make everyone smile. Flowers can be expensive but the arrangement doesn’t have to be costly: Multiple small vessels with a single flower in each can make a big difference.

Pink!

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Millennial pink may be on the way out as a major trend but adding a pop of bright pink to a room is a cheery way to add a touch of spring. You don’t have to change the whole color palette to use pink. A single accent or some small accessories in any shade of this hue adds instant liveliness. This ottoman has both the vibrancy of pink and the richness of red going for it.

Pretty Pictures

Any wall art that features flowers or the outdoors will do the trick.View in gallery
Any wall art that features flowers or the outdoors will do the trick.

Liven up a boring room by hanging some pretty pictures. Anything with lively colors or elements of nature like landscapes or florals are pretty subjects that make you think ”spring.” Actually, artwork that has any cheery content will do the trick. Swap out a somber piece or one that has dark dominant colors for one that is light, bright and happy.

Bright Rugs

Try a colorful rug for adding vibrancy to a neutral space.View in gallery
Try a colorful rug for adding vibrancy to a neutral space.

Easier than repainting and probably less expensive than new furniture, a bright rug can really change the whole mood of a space. Because a rug grounds the room, a colorful one will highlight all the pieces of furniture that you place around or on it. Everyone will take notice too, because it is literally underfoot. A colorful rug can be swapped into a room that has an otherwise neutral palette for an entirely different look.

Something Yellow

There's nothing sunnier than a yellow accent piece.View in gallery
There’s nothing sunnier than a yellow accent piece.

It’s bright, it’s sunny and it practically screams spring. A yellow chair or another piece of furniture may be all you need to transform a room. This color speaks volumes because it is not as commonly used in interiors – or fashion for that matter. It makes a strong statement and is one of those love-it-or-hate-it hues. Used judiciously as an accent, it’s a good choice.

A Bold Sofa

A bold sofa will dominate the room.View in gallery
A bold sofa will dominate the room.

Whether through its unexpected lines or striking color, a bold sofa will make the entire room look new. It’s a large furniture piece, so many people tend to play it safe with the shape and color of a sofa so that it “goes with everything.” Choosing something bolder can make it the focal point instead of a neutral basic. Besides, if most everything else is neutral, the bold sofa will go with everything!

Colorful Lampshades

Colorful lampshades are an easy and budget-friendly swap.View in gallery
Colorful lampshades are an easy and budget-friendly swap.

There was a day when most all lampshades were white or some shade of cream or beige. Those days are gone because now it’s much easier to find beautiful shades in all the colors of the rainbow, along with patterns and custom prints. Switching from a lampshade that is plain – or looking a little tired – for a colored one gives a little dose of spring kick to a room.

Rattan

Furniture made from rattan has a lighter, even tropical feeling.View in gallery
Furniture made from rattan has a lighter, even tropical feeling.

As a material often associated with warm climates, rattan helps create a more relaxed mood that is characteristic of those regions. Adding a chair or larger piece is the easiest but swapping out larger accessories for rattan styles can make an equally strong impact with less cost. Rattan is commonly found in the global and jungalow styles of décor, both associated with a more natural vibe.

A White Chair

A dash of white can make the same impact as a pop of color.View in gallery
A dash of white can make the same impact as a pop of color.

Some people are afraid to invest in white furniture because it can be a little more challenging to keep clean. It is, however, an easy color to incorporate in any room to inject a dose of freshness. Adding a crisp, white chair to a room instantly makes it feel fresh, whatever the décor style. In fact, adding a bright pop of white in a space that has a darker look can achieve the same impact that a pop of color does in a lighter space.

Florals

Florals are popular and can adorn furniture as well as textiles.View in gallery
Florals are popular and can adorn furniture as well as textiles.

Florals have stepped into the limelight recently on textiles, wall coverings and other home décor elements. A relatively new trend is seeing them painted on furniture. Pretty blossoms rendered on cabinets, consoles and shelving are a great idea for spring décor. They really make what would be a plain piece into something very special.

Teal Furniture

Teal is a hue that calls to mind water and warmer climates.View in gallery
Teal is a hue that calls to mind water and warmer climates.

Teal is another warm-weather hue that conjures up feelings of the beach or the tropics. Try adding small touches like these garden seats as stools or side tables. Otherwise, pillows that feature this happy color can add the necessary pop to a neutral sofa or bedroom decor scheme. In any event, teal is a cheery touch no matter what pieces you choose to incorporate.

So, satisfy the craving for something new and spring-like by adding a new piece to your home’s decor. It’ll perk up everyone’s mood during the rainy days and will be right on the mark for the sunny ones. Regardless, any of these spring decor ideas will brighten up a room with little effort.