Shed those wintertime blahs and update your décor with cheerful spring themes. As the cold weather starts to thaw, it becomes the perfect chance for the renewal of home interiors.
Spring into Fresh Design
Start the season off right by greeting guests at the front door with a colorful floral wreath. This door decoration can also feature an Easter theme with the addition of decorative eggs, bunnies, or chicks in pastel hues.
One of quickest ways to update your home with a spring theme is to place slipcovers on sofas, loveseats, or chairs. This is especially effective if your upholstery is dark or rich. A slipcover in a soft floral pattern or pastel yellow will bring the spring air right into your living room.
Another way to add instant freshness to your home is with fruit and flowers. Place bouquets or baskets of aromatic fresh-cut flowers or silk stems on foyer tables, kitchen islands, dining tables, end tables, bathroom counters, and bedside tables. Tulips, daffodils, marigolds, daisies, and violets are a natural fit with spring themes. Bowls or platters filled with lemons, limes, or oranges will have an invigorating impact on the décor of any room. If you choose silk flowers or faux fruit, add the element of aromatherapy with scented candles, oils, or incense which suggest the perfume of new spring blossoms.
Lighten up your room by removing heavy draperies in favor of soft, airy sheers. Dressing your windows with translucent sheers will let the sunshine pour in and create a billowy breeze when the windows are open. Sheer panels are available in just about any color from white to fuchsia and with eye-catching details such as embroidery or beads.
Replace wintry velvet or chenille pillows with decorative pillows made from cotton or silk in subtle botanical motifs. Your living room or bedroom will take on a garden-fresh feel with the use of creamy fabrics or soft floral patterns. Other fun fabric patterns which will bring in spring flavor are those featuring butterflies, honey bees, bunnies, and birds. These lighter and whimsical fabrics are also ideal for springtime bedding when used as duvets, coverlets, or bedspreads.
To freshen up your floors, you can trade out a heavy rug for a natural fiber version made of sisal or sea grass, or just go rug-less for a season. Send the old rugs out for professional cleaning and store them for use in the fall and winter months.
If you're looking for more impact, then consider painting dark wood paneling or cabinets in a soothing cream or white color. A simple whitewash over dark surfaces will make these rooms feel more spacious and open right away.
Resources for Spring Themes
Sure Fit - Freshen up your furniture instantly with the nation's leading provider of ready-made slipcovers.
Touch of Class - Furnishings and accessories with a floral, botanical theme.
Linens 'n Things - Sheers for springtime windows.