After the dark-depths of winter, your home may be a little light-deprived and tired looking. If you want your home to match your mood and the beauty that spring has to offer, then now is the perfect time for decorating, redecorating and updating.
Struggling for inspiration? Here are 20 of our favourite beautiful spring decorating ideas.
1. Bring the outside in
Brighten up your home décor with a touch of nature. Go foraging in the garden for any flowers to cut, blossoming branches or lush greenery and place it in areas of space in your home. This tip works best in the living room or somewhere where there is natural light to make the plants last as long as possible.
While the center of your dining or coffee table is an obvious place to add vases of spring blooms, try to go off-piste and use tall branches for a floor arrangement or hang a basket of flowers from the ceiling or walls.
Top tip: If you do not have a garden that is bursting into life, buy some small cacti and plant them in cute teacups complete with saucers for a whimsical, thrifty decoration.
2. Paint your kitchen stools or chairs
Add a fresh pop of colour to your kitchen or dining room by repainting your dining chairs or kitchen stools. Bright yellow can look fantastic, but think about other bright springtime colours such as sky blue and forest green.
3. Switch curtains for sheer veils
During springtime, we want to let as much light in as possible. So if you still have the privacy you want, then swap your heavy winter curtains for sheer alternatives. Due to the light see-through nature of this type of curtain, you can afford to go really bold with the colour or pattern.
If you still need your privacy, opt for a sheer white veil for the daytime and have bright curtains waiting at the wings for the evening. Magenta pink or purple and wow-factor coral are the trendsetting colours for 2019, and curtains are an excellent way to adopt the trend in your home.
4. Ferns not flowers
If you dislike the typical springtime floral trend, then opt for fern prints. Ferns are lush succulents and can help your room décor take a more ‘on-trend’ forest look than the tropical print of palm trees. A big trend for 2019 is handblocked prints, so if you’re creative, go wild on your feature wall with your own design. Alternatively, there are lots of wallpapers available with a vibrant fern print – just pop to your local DIY store (or browse online).
5. Dig out your denim
Denim has a fantastic ability to make us think of the summer and bright, blue skies. If you have old denim going to waste, then consider reupholstering your armchairs. If that’s too much opt for denim and herringbone cushions that scream cool blue style.
6. Tile style
Moorish tiles are set to be a massive trend in spring 2019 and are the ideal room décor for your kitchen or living room. Don’t worry; you don’t have to tile your living room; look out for tile-style wallpaper that can give a fresh, dynamic effect to your lounge. If you’re too scared of a richly patterned living room, opt for a similar style rug or throw to liven up your furnishings.
7. The statement piece
If you don’t have time to do a massive amount of decorating – a fantastic alternative idea is to simply purchase a one-off statement piece that can transform the look of the whole room. A statement piece could be a rug. However, chandelier and pendant light fittings are an excellent way to add instant glam to your room décor.
8. Switch it up
If you don’t have the budget for spring decorating, then you can still make a huge change to your home without spending any money. Switching around your furniture can make it feel as if you have a brand-new home. Make the most of spring by positioning your chairs and sofas closer to the windows to make the most of the light and, hopefully, sunny weather.
9. Swap dark for light
Dark colours can look sumptuously cosy in the winter, but now that spring is here, it is time to swap the dark for the light. You can do this anywhere and everywhere in the home, but it is a perfect bedroom decorating idea. Swap over your bedding from dark to a fresh new spring-time palette such as lime green, sky blue, blush pink. Consider lightening up the rugs and furniture too.
10. Change plant pots for watering cans
Springtime, for many people, means gardening and you can bring this joy into your home by planting pot plants into watering cans and stylish garden buckets. You can also add decorating with pretty garden hand tools. Adding a garden fork at the back of your watering can plant pot gives a fun, stylish twist.
11. Go bold and oversized
Spring is not the time for muted, subtle changes; spring is the time to be bold and daring with your home décor ideas. Keep an eye out for eye-catching bold pieces that you wouldn’t usually go for, such as a large dish for your dining room table a huge piece of artwork or a wall-hanging or even a statue.
Top tip: Wall-hangings are a fantastic way to update your feature wall if you don’t like painting and wallpapering. Simply hook up and switch whenever you want to.
12. Get scenting
Candles and reed diffusers are a fantastic way to bring spring into the home. One of the best living room decorating ideas is seeking out decorative glass jars to place scented pillar candles. Hurricane candleholders that are big enough can be decorated inside with petals, stones, and shells, just make sure they are well clear of the candle if you plan to light it.
Style reed diffusers by wrapping ribbons around the jar, even rustic string can look great!
13. Update your frames
It may seem small but opting for colourful or bold frames for your pictures and photographs can be an excellent way of updating your room in minutes. Instead of subtle frames that focus the attention on what’s inside the frame, switch it up, so the frame becomes a focal point.
14. Sweet like honey
Honey coloured hues are going to be a huge trend for 2019, and a new honey-coloured headboard is a fantastic bedroom decorating idea that requires little effort. Add to the look with a new honey-coloured bed throw too.
15. Go wild in the entrance
Bold, clashing prints are huge in the home décor industry at the moment, and your hallway is a great place to make the most of it as it is not a place where people have to look at it for hours. Have fun with Magic Eye style prints and use simple wooden furniture to add sophistication.
16. Update mirror shapes
During spring, it is wise to add more mirrors to your room décor to make the most of the light and ensure it reaches every corner of the room. However, you can have more fun with mirrors by looking for fun mirror shapes such as a daisy or similar pop-art outlines.
17. Dress your coffee table
A cheap living room decorating idea is to create a table decoration for your coffee table. Opt for a table runner and add springtime decoration such as foliage, a decorative bowl, plate or vase, candle jars, and floral displays.
18. Add springtime animals
So many home furnishing shops offer a range of fun cushion covers with fun patterns and animal prints. Look out for springtime animal prints such as rabbits, hares, chicken, and sheep to provide a subtle and stylish nod to the season.
19. Plant bougainvillaea
If you are happy with your living room décor, then why not update the view by planting colourful and mesmerising bougainvillaea outside your window? This will give you a pop of colour peeking through the window without trespassing inside.
20. Add a bright doorframe
There’s no reason why your doorframes must conform to the same colour as your doors or the colour they arrived in. Painting your doorframes in a seasonal colour literally frames the room and is a subtle but stylish update. From blush pink to honey-yellow the springtime colour options are endless.