5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Spring

Faux plants add life and bring the outdoors in. Green, blue and gray decorating scheme
chair | plant | canvas art

We really look forward to spring here in Minnesota, especially right about now.  The temps are starting to hint in a positive direction, while the fresh new snow on the ground is saying something altogether different.  But no matter which wins out in the short-term, we’re itching to bring spring inside before it’s “official”.

Here are five ways to get a jump start on your spring decorating, and give your space a boost:

1. Fresh color.

No matter how much you may love neutrals, there’s something about spring decorating that begs for a fresh pop of color.

It’s the perfect time to soften your space with some trending pastels, or test out that brighter, bolder color you’ve been eyeing.
A bold blue chair adds a pop of color
chair | table | pouf/rug

2.  Bring on the flowers and greenery.

There obviously aren’t an abundance of spring flowers growing outside (yet), so this calls for compromise.

Bring home fresh flowers or plants from the store or use faux plants to bring some life and a splash of outdoors into your space.

How to Make A DIY Terrarium

3. Refresh accessories.

Exchange the warm, cozy pillows and throws of winter for ones that are lighter, brighter or more nature-inspired.

Add spring-inspired art and accessories. and swap out heavy rugs for lighter, more colorful, or natural fiber rugs.

Spring dining room
SHOP: rug | slipcovered chair | dining table | ladder back chairs | art/accessories

4. Spread the sparkle.

Sparkling clean windows have a way of making everything seem brighter and better, so get a head start by washing the inside of your windows.   Then add outside window washing to your to-do list for as soon as it’s feasible (or contact your window cleaning company and get on their list to avoid the spring rush).

photo source: Martha O’Hara Interiors via Homebunch

And if you find that getting clean, smudge-free windows is a challenge, BHG has a list of The Best Window Cleaner Dos & Don’ts.   Or you may want to try this streak-free window cleaner recipe .

5. Rearrange and reflect.

Fall and winter are great times to focus furniture arrangements around the fireplace, but spring decorating calls for a fresh perspective.

Consider rearranging furniture to take better advantage of windows and outside views.  Even though it may still be snowy out there, you’ll love the new spin on your space and you’ll be all set to watch spring unfold!

Living room with furniture arrangement facing window
desk | kara chair | sofa | cabinet

{TIP: Mirrors are also a great way to lighten and brighten a room, and reflect what’s happening outdoors.}

More ideas.

For more seasonal decorating ideas, design tips, and inspiration, check out our HOW TO DECORATE page!

How do you get your home ready for spring?

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3 Responses to 5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Spring

  1. Nancy March 5, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    WOW love that pop of blue! Reminds me of the upcoming blue summer sky!

    • PK March 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

      Isn’t it great? Looking forward to those summer skies!

  2. Natalie March 4, 2018 at 7:59 am #

    SPRING! Can’t wait, thanks for the inspiration!


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