Starting fresh at the beginning of the year feels so good, doesn’t it? But there’s also this awfully weird gap from like January to March that leaves me in a decorative slump. I’m fairly certain it stems from holiday overload which leaves my brain unable to figure out how one decorates with out a garland for the remaining 11 months out of the year. But then April came in with her sunny skies and decorative energy so I was able to pull some things together in anticipation for Spring! It also didn’t hurt that my boss gave me West Elm design dollars #jobperks or that my grandma decided to clean house on some of her wall art which you’ll see below.
3 Easy ways to update your home for Spring
- Add a new mirror to your room. Mirrors bounce around light so this is a great way to make your room feel bigger and brighter! It’s also a nice way to take up a large visual space if you’re stumped on what to place on the wall.
- Bring in fresh greenery. Green Acres is my favorite place to find unique plants for the home. You can find medium-sized plants like the umbrella tree near my couch and fiddle leaf on my hearth for around $45.
- Update your pottery. If you’re like me, then you stick to the classics like terra cotta pots because their cheap and easy. I love the way aged terra cotta pots look in a home, but sometimes it’s fun to add in some speciality vessels as well. Anthropologie has a beautiful selection of reasonably priced planters that I highly recommend.
Our Living Room Updates
I practice what I preach, so I incorporated all of my tips within our own living room this year! Spring home decor is my favorite because it’s bright and cheery in anticipation of warmer weather. I usually like to accessorize my mantle with lots of bits and bobs, but I decided to go a little more minimal for Spring using this grouping of vases which I love more and more everyday. I also added some new throw pillows to the couch and gathered all of my favorite coffee table accessories in a new tray.
If you’ve been around here for any length of time then you already know I’m no stranger to adding greenery in my home. As I mentioned earlier, I used to run straight to terra cotta pots because they are budget-friendly vessels. But I decided it was time to say goodbye to strictly terra cotta and add in some more sophisticated pottery using this Anthro pot and this mid-century pot from West Elm. I love what a difference these beautiful pieces make to housing my greenery!
I’ve linked up all of my new goodies at the bottom of this post, so feel free to scroll to the bottom if you want to do a little shopping of your own.
How are you updating your home for Spring this year? I’d love to know!