10 ideas for adding spring early to your home. Easy and budget-friendly tips that use greenery, light colors, fresh artwork and more.
If you find yourself longing for spring, you are in the right place. I’ve gathered together my 10 best ideas for adding spring early to your home. Some of you who are in the southern states might actually be experiencing spring-like temps. Up north, we are still in a deep freeze with snow on the ground. Either way, a little touch of spring will cheer up your space and I guarantee you will feel better!
Fresh flowers and foliage
The easiest way to bring a breath of spring air into your home is with fresh flowers or foliage. They don’t have to be fancy or expensive. A simple bouquet of grocery store flowers will do the trick. I don’t have a Trader Joe’s close by, but I know they have amazing bunches of flowers for a good price. If you need some tips for arranging, just click HERE.
Neutralize & lighten
Lightening and neutralizing your fabrics is a great way to get ready for spring. Keep the cozy factor because winter is definitely not over…but add lighter throws and pillows to give your space a fresh look. Some of us did this after the holidays, but if you didn’t, now is a great time to break out the neutrals.
Force blooming stems and bulbs
It’s a little too early to do this up north, but in the south, it might be perfect timing for forcing blooms. You can force anything that blooms in the spring like forsythia, cherry or crabapple. I’ve only done this once with forsythia and it was many years ago. I plan to try again this spring so I will let you know how it goes. If you want more details right now, visit Forcing Branches to Bloom from Satori Design for Living.
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Add a spring wreath or basket to your door
Greet your guests with a burst of spring by hanging a bright wreath or basket on your door. Choose something that adds curb appeal and shows up from the street. Yellow, white or pink are good choices. Put it up now and leave it up until summer.
Add something yellow
There is something about the color yellow that makes you feel happy. It’s cheerful and bright…and very springy. Adding a touch of yellow to your decor can be as easy as buying a bag of lemons and placing them in a bowl. I know they won’t last forever, but they will last quite a while. Another idea is splurging on a bouquet of yellow tulips. Divide them up into small vessels and you have an instant coffee table display.
Tip: Don’t forget to use layers. Add a tray or two to corral the vessels. Your display will look more cohesive and pack a spring punch!
Change your artwork
Changing your artwork seasonally is easy and budget-friendly. Sometimes it’s even free. Make an initial investment in frames and mats, then rotate your artwork.
- Collection of Watercolor Flowers & Herbs
- Library of Botanical Prints
- All About Home Farmhouse Printables
Add fresh and light floral scents
Certain scents come to mind when I think of spring. Lavender, gardenia, and lily of the valley to name just a few. Adding spring early to your home can be as easy as buying a scented candle, or making lavender sachets. My friend Lory, from Designthusiasm, gathered together 10 Ways to Use Home Fragrance. Visit her blog and get inspiration for adding a luxury touch to your home for spring.
Organize and Clean
Back in the day, spring cleaning was a big deal. Housewives all over Amercia would wash walls and curtains, clean out closets and cupboards, and generally get their homes in order. I have no idea why this was done in the spring. Perhaps because spring is a new beginning of sorts and it was a way to make a fresh start. I don’t generally do any spring cleaning, but I will admit that I can’t wait for the first nice day to wash my front window! Sometimes just cleaning out a kitchen cupboard will do the trick.
Rearrange your furniture and accessories
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I don’t rearrange my furniture, but I love to move my accessories around the house. Click HERE to see how I had the coffee table styled for winter. For my early touch of spring, I used a natural basket tray layered with a smaller ironstone tray. The smaller tray gave my pitchers something sturdy to rest on since the basket is a bit unsteady. I followed my own advice and added some yellow tulips in a trio of ironstone pitchers. (If you look closely, you’ll see some daffodils too.) I have enjoyed them so much and they have definitely brightened the room.
Tip: Tag sales, thrift stores, TJMaxx, and Homegoods are great places to find pitchers. My pitchers have been collected over time. None of them match and they are all different sizes.
Lighten your menu
Although technically not decor, my last tip is something I am trying very hard to do right now. Early spring almost always coincides with the season of Lent. It’s the perfect time to eat a little lighter and hopefully lose a few pounds. When I do this, I just feel better and that’s always a good thing. So here’s to resisting the urge to make comfort food and choosing the salad instead!
I hope you found one or two ideas that you can use to add a little early spring to your home. Before I go, I want to thank you for all the lovely comments on the Vegetable Soup recipe I posted a few days ago. I was totally blown away by your reponse. I almost didn’t share that recipe because I thought it was too basic. Shows you what I know!
Thank you for your friendship and kindness…I am so grateful.