Home Refresh Tips And Spring Home Decor Ideas
I don’t know about you, but *I* am ready for spring! We’ve had a very snowy winter this year, and while I imagine it will take some time for the snow to disappear from our yard, I am more than ready for spring to arrive!
To help us all get us through the remainder of winter with our sanity intact, I thought I’d put together some tips for getting your home out of hibernation and ready to welcome the bright sunshine of spring! Because while it may still be too cold to spend much time outside, there’s no reason we can’t start cleaning and freshening the inside of our homes in anticipation of spring’s eventual arrival.
13 Easy Ways To Freshen Up Your Home For Spring
1. Start With A Clean Slate
Clean out all the dirt and grime winter left behind. Scrub the floors, and dust and wash the windows to let the sun shine through. Declutter shelves, cabinets, tables and countertops. You’ll be surprised how quickly your home starts to feel fresher once it’s clean.
2. Organize Before You Decorate
Once the threat of another major winter storm has passed, collect your ice scrapers, shovels, salt and other winter gear and store it in the garage or basement. The same goes for heavy sweaters and bulky coats — move them into storage to make room for lighter spring clothing. Reorganizing will give you a whole new outlook for spring.
3. Change Up Your Furniture
Now’s the time to swap that dark wood bench or upholstered chair for a lighter, spring-colored wicker replacement. Bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms will welcome the warm seasons when filled with wicker or other garden-inspired furniture. One of my favorite things to decorate with in the spring and summer are vintage watering cans!
4. Bring The Outside In
Fill vases with your favorite blooms and place them on tables, mantles and window sills is an easy way to make it feel like springtime indoors. Buy an inexpensive bouquet at the grocery store and split it up around the house in jars and vases of various sizes.
And flowers aren’t the only natural materials you can bring indoors. You could gather branches, pebbles, shells, etc. and display them in jars or other containers too.
5. Paint An Accent Wall
Spring is a great time to paint, since you can finally open your windows and let the fresh air and light in. For a low-effort, high-impact painting project, choose one wall in a room to be your “an “accent wall” and paint it in a bright color.
A single quart of paint can completely transform and freshen a space. You can add in accessories to complement it and change it fairly easily if you get tired of it down the road.
6. Rearrange Your Bookshelves
Mix up the monotony of rows and rows of books on your shelves by rearranging them in a way that makes a visual impact. Sort books by size or subject and arrange some vertically, some horizontally, or in patterns, or arrange books by color for an unexpected change.
Another fun option is to wallpaper just the inside of the back of your bookshelf or shelving unit. It’s quick and easy to do, and you get to try a fun wallpaper without committing to using it in an entire room.
7. Switch Up Your Pillows
One of the easiest and most inexpensive spring home decor ideas is to make or buy bright new shams or covers for your throw pillows. Swap out dark-colored or winter-themed throw pillows on your sofa or bed with colors and patterns that remind you of springtime, and don’t be afraid to lean into bold prints!
8. Paint Your Front Door
Painting our front door is definitely something I’ll be putting on my to-do list this spring! Technically it’s on Dave’s list, but either way, I’ve wanted to try a new color for the front door for a long time now and this year is the year! I’m looking forward to giving the front of our home a fresh and colorful makeover.
9. Reimagine Old Furniture & Accessories
Adding doses of color doesn’t have to cost a lot. Secondhand items like side table and wooden chairs can be easily sanded, primed, and painted in the color of your choice. When you’re ready for a new look, give it away or re-donate it.
10. Freshen Up Your Bedroom
Strip those flannel sheets and swap them out for cool, silky cottons. Change out winter comforters, bedskirts, duvets, or pillow shams for lighter fabrics in light colors or floral patterns. Swapping out your bedding is a quick and easy way to decorate for spring, and you get a lot of impact!
11. Fill The Fireplace
When you’re done with your fireplace for the season, clear out any ashes and start fresh. Fill your firebox with silk plants, an arrangement of candles, some beautiful birch logs, or cover it with an attractive folding screen.
12. Embrace The Aromas Of Springtime
Once it’s looking like spring inside your home, why not make it smell that way too? Replacing your winter candles and potpourris with spring scents will make a noticeable difference throughout your home. Essential oils are a great way to do this — I love combining lavender and lemon in a reed diffuser. It makes my home smell so fresh!
13. Add Pops Of Yellow
Nothing says “spring” like the color yellow, and it makes lemons an inexpensive option for brightening up your kitchen (plus they’re handy to have on hand for cooking!) A large white bowl or tall vase of lemons (or daffodils!) can bring the feeling of spring into any space.
What are your favorite ways to freshen up your home for spring?