The days are longer, and the weather is getting warmer! That can only mean one thing – SPRING! It’s that time of year where you can clean your home from top to bottom, transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, and you can bring in spring décor items into your living spaces. It’s the time to put away all those dark and heavy fabric fabrics and accessories and bring out the lighter and brighter pieces. I personally start decorating for spring as soon as Valentine’s Day is over. I hate the cold and winter and just want to have colorful pieces in my home. It makes me happier to have a lot of color and fresh flowers all around my living spaces. It also helps with my season depression if winter decides to continue into the months of March and April. Here are some things that I did to bring spring into my apartment:
I love to have color in my wardrobe and in my home so, when the weather transitioning from winter to spring, I like to put away all the dark-colored items and bring out bright and colorful pieces. First, I put away winter decorations like my snowman collection and winter wreaths and get out my box of spring decorations. This includes a lot of flowers, bunnies, birds, and egg decorations that can also be used as Easter decorations. In the featured image above, you can see that I’ve added a lot of the color yellow around my home this year. It’s a light and airy color that just makes you feel happy. I’ve decided to make a simple fake flower wreath with pieces bought from Hobby Lobby and hang it on my wooden ladder. I also have yellow show towels and fresh sunflowers on and next to the ladder.
BRING IN FRESH FLOWERS
Now I really struggle to keep real flowers and plants alive because of my lack of a green thumb. So, if you are like me, don’t feel bad about buying fake flowers to put in a vase at home. I always look for the ones that don’t look too plastic so that people will think that they’re real at first glance! But if you do have a green thumb and can keep plants alive for more than a week then you can certainly grow your own or buy some real flowers to decorate with. In the image below I bought two bouquets of flowers and then cut them apart to make my own assortment. You don’t need a lot of greenery in your home to brighten up your space but just a small floral arrangement on the coffee table or by the windowsill.
USE LIGHTER FABRICS
Put away the really heavy blankets and pillows that you have on your bed, couch, and chairs. Replace them with light fabrics, fun spring patterns, and bright colors. During winter it makes sense to have a collection of thick wool, knit, and faux fur blankets, but in spring we don’t need them anymore. Switch out those blankets for thin cotton throw blankets and put some cute spring throw pillows on the couch.
SWITCH OUT DECORATIVE RUGS & CURTAINS
A very simple and easy way to instantly make your home ready for spring is to change out the curtains and rugs. It really makes a big difference in the look and feels of a room to change out dark, cold weather blocking curtains, for light and airy curtains that let the sunlight in! This can be a very simple change out that doesn’t have to cost a lot. You can buy nice curtains for a decent price at Target or on Amazon. Big area rugs can be quite expensive so try switching out smaller rugs that are in the kitchen or bathrooms. You can also switch out our welcome mat outside your front door to let people know that you are ready for spring!
UPDATE ROOM ACCESSORIES
Little things that you can do to bring some spring into your apartment is add in small little accessories and decorations. On top of switching out the blankets and throw pillows that you have around your home, you can also switch out smaller items. Change your red and green candles for orange, pink and yellow ones. Change out dark photo frames for white or light brown frames, and you can even switch out the photos in the frames to change things up. Move around the books on your bookcase and put trinkets in different places around your home.
You don’t have to go out and buy all new decorations to bring spring into your home, you just have to make some changes to freshen up your space.
How do you decorate for spring?