The seasons have changed, the times have changed (quarantine era) and updating your home for spring is probably one of the last things on your mind. But it’s still doable! I have some simple ideas for Spring decor to help you spruce up your spaces and welcome in spring 2020.
Let’s start with some of the basics.
1. First Impressions
Your front door is like the book cover of your home. It gives your audience the first impression of your house and your style. You can easily bring spring into this space by adding a few quick elements for visual interest. If you have a sitting area, tossing a couple of pillows and a throw blanket on will cozy it up. Adding seasonal plant containers highlighting spring’s glorious colors and scents will entice your guests to come closer and invite them in. Greet your guests with a welcoming mat layered over a larger rug. This adds depth and texture to your front door. For a final touch, add a wreath or figurine to add some whimsy to your set up.
2. Pick your zones
Trying to update your house in its entirety can be overwhelming so let’s focus on some of the most gathered areas in your home. First the living area. Pop in some color with fresh flowers or elements from nature. Try to stay consistent with your color theme.
You can find more ideas for Spring 2020 decor on Laura’s Instagram.
It helps the room feel more organic and unifies the space. Because we are in a time of social distancing, you may not want to go out for flowers. Tree branches, stems and wildflowers will work just as well. I love to shop my yard and neighborhood for greens and flowers.
Fortunately I had already planted some daffodils and had a crop to work with, but I also borrowed some from my neighbor for this shot 🙂 Since daffodils are one of the first colors of spring, that’s what I used throughout my main living space but you can use whatever is available or that you have on hand. I also added in some lemons keeping within my color scheme of yellow. Fruits and vegetables are an easy way to add color.
Since the kitchen needs to remain functional, we don’t want to overwhelm the space with decor. One immediate way to make your kitchen look fresh is by decluttering.
Take a look at your countertops. Mine tend to get filled up with things that can and should be put away (hello teenagers in the house :)) After decluttering, placing fresh flowers, pretty frames with a family photo or a coffee or tea station can bring instant style.
My family is not a coffee family, so I set up a tea station on the kitchen island. All I used was a cutting board, some tea bags, fresh flowers from my yard, one of my favorite tea pitchers and lemons for the color pop. Easy-peezy.
Setting a pretty table can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be. One of my go to’s for tablescaping is layering dinnerware. Chargers are a great base, but if you don’t have any, just start with your dinner plate. Top the dinner plate with a salad plate and then a dessert plate or dip bowl.
Long gone are the days of matchy-matchy. Use whatever pieces you have to work with. It’s all about shopping your house and finding ways to use what you already have. Instead of setting your flatware in the traditional spaces, tie a string, twine or ribbon around them and insert some greenery or flowers to bring in spring.
Votives and candles always bring in some elegance and can be randomly placed throughout your table. Table runners and tablecloths are optional. If you don’t have a tablecloth, flat bed sheets work just as well.
Updating your home for spring can be easy once you’ve got some of the basics down. Spring is such a beautiful season and symbol of regrowth and renewal.
I hope the above ideas for Spring decor gave you some inspiration to invite the new season into your home for 2020.