7 Small Decorating Tricks to Get Your House Ready for Spring
Welcome warmer weather with one (or more) of these easy styling tips from the pros.
1 of 7Amy Bartlam
Swap Out Wall Art
Something as simple as adjusting the artwork can instantly change the look of a room and make it feel like new. “I love to do a spring refresh in the bedroom,” says designer Karen Vidal. “In this room, we replaced a heavy, framed piece of art with one of my wall hangings above the bed.”
2 of 7John Hall
Switch Your Bedding
Opt for lightweight fabrics and brighter colors for a spring refresh. “Give your bedroom a quick spring makeover by replacing your bedding,” says designer Young Huh. “Remove the heavy duvets and replace with a lighter blanket and change out your pillowcases and decorative pillows with breezy colors.”
3 of 7Andrew Boyd
Install New Lampshades
If you’re tired of your ancient lamps, but don’t have the budget to purchase new ones, update them with a simple lampshade. “Switching out plain lampshades on a table or floor lamp for a brighter option is a quick way to add a jolt of refreshing spring color to a space,” says design blogger and author Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar. The colorful piece can also be used to tie in other accents with similar colors in the room.
4 of 7Werner Straube
Cover Your Floors
“Don’t forget about your flooring!” says designer Tom Stringer. “Fresh, inexpensive sisal or hooked cotton rugs for porches and hallways add an element of spring to a space.” You can keep these rugs out for the summer months too, they’ll make your space seem lighter.
5 of 7Laurel & Wolf
Add in Colorful Accents
Color can really bring some cheer and happiness into a space—and isn’t that what spring’s all about? “To brighten up a room come springtime, use playful accessories like vintage vases, trays, pillows, and other accent pieces in pastel colors,” says Leura Fine, founder and CEO of Laurel & Wolf. “A soft color palette will add a bright and airy feeling to any room.”
6 of 7Tom Gavin
Fill Your House With Greens
After months of snow, rain, and freezing temps, the best way to celebrate spring is by bringing a few fresh plants indoors to breathe some life into a room. “Succulents have been trending like crazy thanks in part to their ease of care, but also because of their spring-like dusty shades of greens, grays, and purples,” says designer Sarah Vaile of Sarah Whit Interior Design. “It’s the perfect accessory to introduce a bit of nature to a room, while also creating a spa-like feel.” You can experiment with other houseplants, too, or even fresh flower arrangements.
7 of 7Thomas Kuoh
Revamp Your Outdoor Space
“Nothing says springtime like outdoor entertaining,” says Emilie Munroe of Studio Munroe. “Make an inventory of your outdoor accessories and refresh with fun, functional pieces—like a large stainless steel insulated beverage tub for ice and drinks. We also often add a few colorful foldable Fermob table and chair sets to a client’s inventory so they can be brought out for additional seating when guests are over.”
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