As some of us are moving into new spaces (Happy National Moving Month!) and others are bringing new life to our homes, it can be difficult to figure out how to incorporate the essence of spring without getting cheesy. I can’t be the only one with a box full of old rabbit and bluebird-related décor in the attic, right?
If you’re looking to keep things fresh and classy while still incorporating the colors and feelings of spring, I’m here for you. Here’s the top tips and tricks I’ve discovered that work best for me when it comes to infusing a sense of new beginnings and warmth in my home.
1. Create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces.
This is a big one for me. I love the overall aesthetic in my home to feel cohesive, and for a long time, I didn’t realize how that could extend to my outdoor spaces as well. What you want to do to create this harmonious feel is build on color palettes and motifs.
I’m a huge fan of neutral palettes and woven materials. So, an example of this “seamless transition” would be to hang woven plates on my walls and place a woven ottoman near my sofa. Those elements would match beautifully with a few woven outdoor chairs. Also, those chairs could feature cream-colored outdoor cushions that match the cream blanket and pillows on the sofa inside. If the sofa is a warm brown, then perhaps the rug on the patio right outside is a mix of warm brown, cream, and black.
Have wood flooring indoors? Incorporate a table outside made from the same wood. So on and so forth.
Especially as springtime approaches, bringing in pops of color is a lovely way to celebrate the warm weather! For example, a soft green umbrella outside will always accent whatever plants or cut flowers you decide to place indoors. Remember, candles can also serve as pops of color, and they add a lovely floral scent to your indoor area!
Using this method of “seamless decorating,” moving from the inside of your home to the outside will leave you with a sense of cohesive styling. (This tip is especially useful for those of you who have sliding doors between your living room and outdoor space!)
2. Treat Yourself to a Refresh.
If it’s been a while since you’ve given your linens and bedspread a refresh, it might be time to treat yourself to brand-new, lightweight sheets and a plush new comforter. Finally print out some of the pictures from your phone to update your picture frames or consider purchasing pieces from local artists to give your home an updated, modern look!
3. Create a Cutting Garden.
It’s an old-school idea that’s coming back in style. Planting rose bushes, tulips, peonies, black-eyed-Susans, and more for the purpose of constantly having fresh flowers in your home is a lovely way to make sure there’s always a pop of bright color in sight – and it's a more cost-effective option than purchasing store-bought bouquets
Looking for some accent pieces that work both indoors and outdoors? Or perhaps you want to purchase a few new-plant-mom-friendly varieties? Check out some of my current favorites!