Confession time. I never decorated for Easter. I skipped pretty much all decor between Christmas and May. But I finally turned the house over to some very subtle spring decorating ideas that have really helped our home fell refreshed! Here are a few tips if you have a hard time decorating for the seasons.
Spring Decorating Tips
Pick one spot. If you are having a hard time getting going, changing out decor and especially if you are honoring a tight budget then starting small is the way to go. I find that it feels less overwhelming and definitely costs less. That’s why you will only see a few spots in this post from my house – I only changed up a few places!
Buy or make good basic pieces. If you have a handful of great base pieces to design around, layer on and add to your decorating will become easier and more budget friendly. This DIY swag piece I have on my living room wall looks good alone (and was super cheap to make) but is especially easy to add a layer to for seasonal decor and special occasions.
Use what you have. If you stock good basic pieces in your decor stash you can move them around and use them in different ways, adding a small influx of trendy, season specific decor. I used this flat basket I got for $1 while on vacation overseas to layer on top of my wall hanging. Seasonal decor doesn’t have to say SPRING to be springy. Choose a playful color pallet or theme that nods to the occasion in a more subtle way.
Make it yourself. Seasonal pillows are a great way to usher in a new feel, but they can get expensive. I suggest buying some good pillow inserts (my favorite affordable ones are the feather ones from IKEA) and start collecting pillow covers that are easy to change out, wash and store. To cut down on costs consider making your own. I really wanted some seersucker fabric in the mix for spring so I made my own seersucker pillow covers with a small amount of store bought fabric and then added garage sale bed sheets as fabric for the back. I also scooped up a touch of spring dress fabric for sweet pillows.
The little white pillows are made from vintage chenille bed linens that were ripped. The gold lumbar pillow is a made from a garage sale bed comforter that I got for five bucks.
Use Nature. Nature is always in season and absolutely the most fun to shop for. Search out a great place to pick wildflowers, shop your own yard or ask a friend if you can shop theirs. The FREE wildflowers I layered on top of my dollar basket add a great pop of yellow and will dry as they hang meaning I don’t have to worry about this spot for a while!
My other bit of nature is adding in a ton of fresh greenery. You could always use faux and I actually mix the two for best results! My goal is to cultivate the plant lady hiding inside of me. ???????????? Plants always make a space feel fresh and alive.
For our spring home I added in some new finds from my recent trip to Round Top and if you wait you will see them shuffle around and surface in other spots for other seasons because I followed my own advice and bought solid staple pieces! I hope these little tips help you get out of a decorating slump and prove it never has to be hard or costly to breath some new life into your home. Happy spring sweet friend!
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