You’re all for keeping up with the seasons when it comes to decorating your home. Your home is a beacon of lights during the winter holidays, the best haunted house in town during Halloween, and your garden is the pride of the neighborhood. But how do you go about decorating the inside of your house for spring without making it look like an Easter basket? The spring season can pose unique challenges to interior decorators and homemakers alike. Too much pastel and your living room looks like a bad bridesmaid’s dress. Too much white and it looks like winter. Too many Easter-specific decorations and it begins to look a bit cliché. If you’re finding yourself at the corner of “spring is just around the corner” and “how in the world am I going to decorate?” never fear. Below are six subtle ways you can add a splash of spring to the interior of your home.
One Color Wonder
One of the traps many decorators fall into during spring is to take every pastel color in the world and use it everywhere in the house. However, unless you happen to live inside an Easter egg, this isn’t likely to turn out very well. Instead, pick one color you want to incorporate into your home and use it in strategic places.
Mix White and One Color
Another great way to add a touch of spring to your home is to combine white and a spring color like robin egg blue together. For instance, adding a white vase with robin egg blue flowers to the dining room table is a nice touch. White and one pastel color is always a beautiful combination that is balanced, creates beautiful contrast, and is a tasteful way to include spring colors in your home.
Using accent pillows to add seasonal colors to your home is always a great idea. Of course, this is easier if you have a neutral toned piece of furniture, like a white sofa or a tan chair. Take a look around your home and see where you could add some accent pillows in a springtime color. If you have wood furniture, like wood dining room chairs, cushions are always a great way to pull off this look.
The easiest thing to do to incorporate spring into your home is to stock up on fresh flowers. If you can’t have flowers in your home due to allergies, silk floral arrangements are also a great way to go. Your flowers don’t have to be pastel, either; look around outside during spring and you’ll see flowers in just about every color you can imagine. Put a few bouquets of wildflowers around your home and watch it transform into springtime central.
Do you have tablecloths around your home? Bare tables? Pick up some springtime inspired tablecloths, table runners, and doilies, drape them over any bare tables (or switch out linens that don’t resemble spring), and your home will become a beautiful springtime spectacle.
A white bird figurine with pink flowers, an old violin hung on the wall with flowers placed inside, or a new piece of spring-inspired art on the wall can make a big difference. You don’t want to use so many decorative accents that your home looks like a springtime craft show, but a few larger items placed throughout the home can add a breath of spring without being aesthetically overbearing.
Decorating your home for spring doesn’t mean you have to transform your house into a flower field, or bathe your furniture in pastel slip covers. But by including a few simple decorative accents here and there, you can incorporate the beauty of spring into your home without having to spend a lot of time or money. If you’re still at a loss, start by adding a nice bouquet of flowers on each main table of the house and on the fireplace mantle (if you have one) and see if it inspires additional ideas. If not, you’ll still have beautiful flowers throughout your home, and nothing says springtime like flowers.