Easy DIY Spring Decor Ideas For Your Home

Easy DIY Spring Decor Ideas for Your Home that include using color, adding fresh greenery & flowers, and of course, a few bunnies!

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I won’t mention again that I’ve had it with the weather…or that I would seriously pay money to see a blue sky. Instead, I’m here with a few tips on making your regular, everyday decor look refreshed for spring and Easter. In the spirit of keeping things real, I sometimes feel like all I do is show you the same old spaces, and that you must be getting dreadfully tired of them.

I then reminded myself that most of you are in the exact same position, and that you would love to refresh your spaces without completely starting over. I’m here today to help you do just that.

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Easy Spring Decor Ideas

Pictured above is our living room looking pretty much like you’ve seen it many times before. There are, however, a few subtle changes that have brightened things up. There are lots of ways to refresh a room’s decor, but these are my favorites:

Fresh Linens
Seasonal Accessories
Coffee Table Switch-Up

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Fresh Linens

So with these six things in mind, I did a little shopping, and then gathered a few items of spring decor that I already had. I can’t ever resist a good deal on pillow covers, and I found these lovely blue flowered beauties at Pottery Barn on sale. I also added some little blue lumbar pillows to the sofa, along with neutral linen pillow covers I used in my winter refresh.

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After I was happy with the linens, I moved on to the bookshelves. I decided to keep things extremely simple and placed fresh eucalyptus in three of the pitchers. This little bit of greenery provided interest, texture, and it broke up the all-neutral color palette. I also added a wooden bunny that I’ve had for several years. He comes out in the spring and moves around the house. He usually doesn’t get stored away until fall!

Tip: Place fresh eucalyptus in vessels with no water and it will dry beautifully.

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Accessories & Color

One of my favorite places to add seasonal accessories is on our antique dresser and the blanket ladder. Very small touches like the pussy willow vases and blue vintage quilts add just the right amount of color and brightness.

spring decor ideas quilts in baskets

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Coffee Table Switch-up With Flowers

For the coffee table, I removed the white wooden tray and replaced it with this water hyacinth tray. The woven texture compliments the stoneware pitchers filled with fresh flowers. The little urn with eggs is another nod to the Easter season.

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Small changes can sometimes make a very big impact. When I was finished with my quick updates, I really felt much better. After the holidays, I crave quiet and neutral. By the time spring rolls around, I’m ready for a little color. Don’t feel like you have to reinvent the wheel when you get tired of things and need a change. Treat yourself to something new, and use what you have in different ways so your space feels fresh.

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DIY Spring Decor Ideas Sources

Blue flowered pillow covers | navy chairs | neutral linen pillow covers | blue lumbar pillow covers | basket tray on coffee table | blanket basket ladder | bunny vase | vases on dresser | buffet lamps (similar) | garden stool | neutral throws on ladder | mini boxwood wreaths | living room rug | wooden bunny

One of the reasons I’m constantly refreshing our living spaces is because it makes me feel happy. It brightens my outlook on life and truly adds a fresh feeling to our home. If I let things become stale and outdated, I would be miserable.

So…if you haven’t updated your living spaces in a while, just try one small thing. I promise it will make you smile.

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  1. Linda Ebright says:

    You are SO right about updating decor frequently. I move stuff around all the time – not big furniture pieces, but vignettes, plants, and small things. Mostly it is just to make ME happy. I love the novelty of having my eyes rest on something that is new and pretty. Mostly, no one notices but me…and the cleaning lady…and that is OK.

  2. Beautiful and inspiring as always! You help me to think about the simple changes that make it fun to change things up just a bit. Truly enjoy your blog! Thank you!

  3. I’m with you, I do little seasonal updates to make me happy. 4-5 times a year, I fluff and buff with touches of something different, whether accessory or furniture placement. I want my guests to like my house and feel comfortable but I can’t forget about my wants.
    Your blues add a nice springy feel

  4. Ann,
    I agree 100% with your refreshing of Spring decor with subtle changes for a huge impact!
    I, too, use faux greenery to bring in Spring~like freshness.
    The pillow covers are stunning!
    Love the texture in the tray on the coffee table!
    Thank you for always inspiring!

  5. Laura Kingery says:

    Looks lovely!!! I scoured each photo for a glimpse of Kelly! Glad to see him in the last one!!
    PS. Your calendar on my phone’s home screen makes me happy :)

  6. Martha Middleton says:

    I love your home – it just looks stunning! You did amazing job with the decorations, I love the blue colour accents.

  7. I love your home. This was just what I needed to see today. I ‘shopped’ my basement storeroom yesterday looking for items to lighten my main living area for spring! You have given me extra inspiration!!

  8. Sarah | Homenourish says:

    Just amazing ideas and your home are charming. That’s the reason I am interested in spring decoration. Thank you for the share of such an interesting article.

  9. Rebecca M says:

    Yes, I agree! I love to freshen things up with a few new things! You don’t have to break the bank to give your surroundings a new fresh look.

  10. Love the blue and white decor in your living room! Very pretty. Can you tell I love blue? I have navy in my dining room. Thank you for sharing. Jean

  11. Hello Ann, I just so love love love your site and have no idea how I found it 2-3 yrs ago.
    I want to ask if your boxwoods have, still have or had a foul odor to them and do you have an idea of how to get rid of it. I have had mine a year and they were put up last year after Christmas. Just put in garage, not in boxes. So I thought the smell would dissipate but it didn’t. any ideas?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Debbie…preserved boxwood does have a certain smell. I store my garlands in a plastic bin and when I open it, there is a definite odor. Once I remove the boxwood from the bins, the odor goes away. The little wreaths don’t smell at all. I’m honestly not sure why your pieces still smell. I’m sorry I can’t be more help!

  12. I really love your white ceramic garden table. It makes your room pop with color …even though it is white. You are absolutely right about changing your living space. Placing something in a different spot makes me happy.. I have made a change and sometimes you think …why didnt I put that there before. Spring and warmer weather will be here pretty soon. Always love your blogs.😊

  13. Ann, refreshing is what most of us want. I’m sure most of us cannot go out and buy new furniture and redo our homes totally every few years. Thank you for ideas to “refresh” our homes!

  14. Mila Bassett says:

    Hi Ann, I totally agree with your approach — no need for a major overhaul when seasons change, a few new touches is all is needed. All of the things you included make such a big difference. I’ve added some fresh flowers (white, of course), some fresh pillow covers are on the list!

  15. You are so right about little things making us smile. My hubby thinks I am just making more work but I love to change things up. Your home is always lovely.

  16. I love everything you do!! Not sure if I’ll ever be a decorator but you inspire me to try. Quick question…where did you find the hanging baskets on the ladders? I have antique painters ladders and I’d love to use them.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hello! The baskets actually came with the ladder as a set. I included a link at the end of the post. Thank you!

  17. Sharon H. says:

    Great post today! Very inspiring and true. Just a few changes in a space can bring such joy. The idea of having your bunnies out until Fall brought a smile, and is one I think I might try too. Thanks !💐💐

  18. Beautiful post and beautiful room Anne! So lovely, fresh and comfortable! Simple switch-ups and subtle changes that pack a punch. Thank you for the inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…and last day of March!

  19. I’m loving your table scape, tulips say spring and your room is ready.Looking lovely.

  20. Gael Fawley says:

    Anne, I just love white tulips and I notice you do too!!!!!! They brighten any space 🌟

  21. Hi Ann,
    Lovely as always! Here on Long Island the weather is teasing with a mild spring day, then we are right back to the cold! May I ask the source of your sofa? I’ll be shopping for a new one soon and I’m collecting ideas. The spring refresh is beautiful without over the top cutesy, I love it!
    Peace! Susan

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Susan…the sofa is from a store called Artvan. They are a chain of furniture stores in the midwest. Good luck with your shopping!

  22. It DOES look freshened up indeed. Very pretty!

  23. Love these ideas to spruce things up before my son’s Confirmation party on Palm Sunday. Cheerful despite the snow in IN!! Always appreciate the ideas to rearrange and use what I have!

  24. Georgia Bingham says:

    I agree…living north of you in Michigan I have the same blues…will spring ever come? Then we have a beautiful 60+ degree day…and this morning snow covers the ground! I’m all about doing anything to make our home a happier place! Love your ideas and thoughts!

  25. genie steger says:

    Lovely lovely, love the spring touches especially the blue and the bunny!

  26. Maureen Provost Ryan says:

    Love it! Totally refreshed!! Thanks for a really useful, resourceful post!

  27. Looks enough like Spring it probably lifted your spirits.