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6 Design Ideas to Transition Your Home for Spring

MARCH 2, 2021
Photo credit: One Kings Lane

If you’re a design aficionado like us, you’re probably just as excited as we are to retire the flannel and faux fur décor of winter. Thankfully, spring is here! With the new season come new trends that are lighter and brighter and more nature-inspired looks—sure to bring in the energy and general life that’s been missing during those long, cold weeks of winter. Want to give your home a spring refresh? Then look no further. Our Decorist design experts have helpful decorating tips that are easy to do and—bonus!— product recommendations that are easy on the wallet.

Read on for six design ideas that’ll definitely take your space from cozy to breezy this season.

1. Spring-clean the entryway

Photo: Kelly Dawson for MyDomaine

The new season is all about starting fresh, so spring-clean your entryway by keeping only the seasonally appropriate within eye view. Heavy doormats can be replaced with light flatweave rugs and winter boots and coats should be stored away until next year. First impressions matter so start with a clutter-free console table. Add fresh flowers or tall seasonal branches in a pretty vessel, a little decorative box for keys or sunglasses, and light woven baskets for additional storage. For more tips on getting your space decluttered and organized, check out our post on Marie Kondo-inspired organizational tips.


2. Restyle your vignettes

 Photo: Shelly Guberek for Decorist

Need an easy way to update your décor for the new season? Restyling your console table vignettes and dining table centerpieces with spring-appropriate items. Try a minimal approach to your surface styling by focusing on handmade ceramics, modern sculptural pieces, fresh blooms, and other décor items in varying heights. Adding a patterned or floral tray can bring in color and help declutter and organize a space. Also, the mantel is often overlooked in the warmer months, but it can still make a major impact if styled well for the season, so apply the same design approach to your fireplace—and don’t forget to replace those large pillar candles with thinner taper candles and tealights. 


3. Brighten up walls with color and pattern

Photo: Reid Rolls Interiors for Decorist

Take a cue from the blooming beauty of spring by adding a splash of color and nature-inspired pattern to your walls. Bring some color (and life) into your home with a fresh coat of paint in subtle shades of green, light blue and pale pink. (We love Clare Paint for not only their curated-colors but their peel and stick swatches.)  Also, add some brightly colored wall art from shops like Minted or Society 6.  Or even try a floral wallpaper accent wall to really inject vibrancy and garden vibes into your home. 


4. Retire heavy throws and pillows

Photo: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Craft a fresh new living room look by retiring throws and pillows made of fabrics like wool, velvet, and fur. Instead, swap them out for lightweight fabrics that breathe as the temperatures rise like Turkish cotton throws and linen pillows. The same rule goes for rugs too—fur and wool rugs should be swapped out for kilim or flatweave and natural woven rugs like jute or seagrass that make your space feel light and breezy.


5. Refresh the bedroom 

Photo: Katie Hodges

Nothing says spring like fresh, crisp white bed linens. Give your bedroom a facelift by swapping out thick winter duvets and bedsheets with a lightweight quilt and washed linen sheets. Switch your faux fur throw pillows for some natural cotton or trendy mud cloth pillows. And don't forget to change those heavy drapes with something lighter such as an easy linen fabric—or get rid of curtains entirely to really let the light in.


6. Bring the outdoors in

Home of Sofie Vertongen & Yannick De Neef via Bloomist

Add fresh blooms, a potted plant, or a vase with greenery to craft a beautiful and fresh space that reminds us of nature. Our designers love a fresh floral arrangement, but for something that lasts throughout the season, style with dried botanicals or a few stems of dry pampas grass to create a warm and minimal modern look. Buy floral-scented candles and diffuser oils or lightly scented hand soaps to really help you feel fresh and rejuvenated.

Feeling inspired by our decorating tips? Start a Decorist design project today to affordably transform your home into a springtime oasis that suits your daily lifestyle and design style. 


* Every product is independently selected by our stylish, expert designers and we only use an affiliate link on items we love, and would include regardless.  We may receive a small commission on things you buy through our links. 

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