If your homewares are feeling tired and heavy, spring is the perfect time to pull back the shutters, let the light in and switch up your décor. These tips will help you when decorating for spring and show you that just a few small changes can make all the difference when the seasons change.
By swapping heavy winter colours and drab designs for fresh, vivid summer tones, you can embrace the warmer seasons. You’ll be able to channel that warm spring mood inside your home as well as outside. Keep reading to discover our best spring decorating ideas.
A Guide to Decorating for Spring
1. Clean and store heavy winter pieces
Before you start decorating for spring, you need to clear space. Clean and store dark wool winter rugs, heavy curtains and winter quilts. Dust any areas that are normally hard to reach, like the cobwebs in the highest corners of your rooms.
Instead, add hemp rugs in natural tones and light linen or cotton curtains. Use light colours like white, sand or pastels in shades of peach, sorbet pink or a light powder blue. Dust your winter accessories and store them away for next year.
2. Add cheery spring patterns
Replacing deep winter tones with bright, summery designs is one of the quickest ways to update your home with brand new spring décor. Update your sheets with bright colours or pure white cotton.
Lose the winter quilt and update your bedding with a fresh spring bedspread and brightly-coloured cushions. Decorate your walls with vivid floral wall art designs or even photos of flowers. Or, try colourful modern art for something even more unique.
3. Replace small homewares pieces
Instead of dark tins, vases and cushions, store those items away for the warmer seasons. Replace them with bright cushions, throw rugs and vases in warm pastel shades or with intricate floral designs. Add bright glassware including ornaments and vases. These will reflect light around your rooms.
4. Add some summery artwork
When decorating for spring, try to think outside the box. While floral designs can be beautiful, they can be a little obvious come springtime and it can be fun to mix things up.
Instead, try the following unique summery artwork ideas:
- Wall art of birds or butterflies
- Contemporary art in bright colours
- Bright abstract wall art
- Landscape wall art of nature
- Inspiring wall art scenes that makes you happy
- Family photos such as a great day by the beach or a relaxing picnic
5. Flower arrangements
Fresh flowers throughout your home can work wonders in bringing the fresh look of spring into your spaces, not to mention fresh floral smells. If fresh flowers aren’t your thing or seem too wasteful, dried flowers can be a nice alternative and last much longer, if not forever!
Although they aren’t as colourful as freshly-picked flowers, they can be a beautiful reminder of the outside world in your indoor spaces. The best dried flower varieties are dried Ruscus, pink Bunny Tails, cotton sprigs or other wild dried grasses. Some are even sold dyed to make them a little more colourful.
6. Add greenery
Decorating for spring doesn’t always need to involve flowers if that’s not your thing. Greenery can say “spring” just as much as flowers and can bring oxygen and life into your spaces.
If you’re short on space, plants can be hung from the roof, added on floating shelves or in vertical gardens. For those who are worried about keeping a few plants alive, there are plenty of very believable fake versions available now!
7. Coloured accents in furniture
Instead of bland furniture, switch things up with furniture with coloured accents. Furniture with coloured accents can be used to create an intense look or just a hint of bold colour to brighten up a room. This look can become overwhelming, however, if not done right, particularly bold warm colours like yellow, orange or red. Instead of adding bright colours in the obvious places like cushions, try adding coloured accents on the edges of mirrors or even on stools or larger furniture pieces like a bold armchair or lounge set.
8. Bright fruit displays
When we think of decorating for spring, fresh produce comes to mind. Use this to your advantage when composing your ideas for spring décor. Arrange bright bowls of fresh lemons and limes, or stack apples, oranges and bananas artfully in a decorative bowl as a table centrepiece. Or, add smaller bowls with clusters of ruby red cherries or blueberries.
9. Natural fabrics
When decorating for spring, think outside of the box – or the basket! Use seagrass baskets or wicker baskets to store blankets and other trinkets from the living room or within your bedrooms.
Decorating with white linen furniture covers can breathe new spring air into tired rooms. Whitewashed wooden furniture also has a distinctively coastal summer look that can conjure up a beachy feel.
10. Update old photos
Get rid of tired old photo frames and dusty pictures and update them with the image from your latest trip or family Christmas. Try the following ideas for a fresh new look:
- A wall display with your favourite photos of friends or family can make a showstopping impact in your living room and is a great way to display your favourite memories. We have a range of different designs available so all you need to do is add your images into our template and order!
- A high-impact split canvas print of your favourite memory; it could be a recent holiday or a beautiful seascape to remind you of days at the beach
- A single canvas print, large or small, can be the perfect for a bedroom, home office or hallway. Simply select your favourite image, order and wait for your print to arrive!
Our canvas prints come fully ready to hang on your walls. Or, if canvas isn’t your thing, try metal prints or acrylic prints; the choice is yours! Browse our collection of wall art today for ideas and decide what your next print will be.
Or, for more decorating ideas, check out our blog which is jam-packed full of ideas for decorating for spring or any other season of the year!