Spring is almost here, and there’s nothing better than coming home to a clean, fresh, and inviting house. But if you’re struggling to get rid of that midwinter dreariness, then it might be a good idea to get out the clutter and add some sunshine! I have always felt our home is the one place where we spend most of our time (especially this last year), so adding a few spring decor elements helps bring the outside in.
I want our home to feel comfortable and fresh, especially since we’ve been cooped up inside this year. So with a little searching, I found some fun, effortless ways to freshen up our space without breaking the bank. Sunnier days are finally here and I can’t wait to show you how I brightened up our home decor, just in time for spring!
The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”
Add a Few Spring Flowers
My favorite, low-maintenance way to invite sunnier days is to decorate with flowers. They don’t have to be real, but they should be colorful. My choice this spring is yellow forsythias! I love this big Barcelone vase I found because it has a hint of color, but it’s still clear so I could see the earthy stems.
The first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere is the first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
Use Small Glass Jars
When I found these mini glass jars I was elated because I could freshen up my home office in a linear way. Just line them, pop in a few of your favorite flowers and set them against the wall! I love the way the jars look against my shiplap walls and the little daisies sing spring!
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Nothing Says Farmhouse Like Mason Jars
When it comes to glass mason jars, you just can’t have enough. I also use them to store things in my kitchen and pantry or organizing things in my office. When filled with fresh flowers they can spruce up any space. I always line my dining table with them!
The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.
Use Vintage Decor
A friend of mine passed down her vintage scale to me and I bought an old milk glass jar on eBay for $1.00, making for the perfect vintage finds. We have succulents at our local shopping center, but you can use any small plant you find to bring in spring.
Lemons have always been an inexpensive way to bring those spring colors into your home. I found faux ones here and they last for years.
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For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom in March or April signals the start of spring.
Hang a Wreath on the Door
I am a big fan of having seasonal wreaths on my doors year-round. Your entryway can convey all the warm-weather beauty you are trying to display! So when choosing your wreaths, choose the color you like best. They’re a quick and easy way to update your home with a little spring decor, and feel warm and inviting before you even enter your home!
The word “season” is from the Latin “sationem” meaning “sowing” or “seed time.”
Add Stair Bins For The Kids
We all know that cleaning goes hand in hand with spring, and this is at the forefront of my parenting these days. I have to thank my favorite, Joanna Gaines, for this tip. She mentioned in one of her articles that she keeps wire baskets on the stairs for her kid’s toys. This is genius for so many reasons.
If you have kids and you have stairs, you can guarantee there will be plenty of Legos and Barbies filling each step. When I am straightening up, I am always putting their “stuff” on the stairs for them to bring up.
Thanks to my favorite inspirational couple, I found these bins at my local craft store and labeled them with chalkboard labels. I couldn’t use wire baskets because of how tiny the legos are so I opted for a solid bottom to hold the little toys. Now, all the toys that they bring down, they can each bring up!
I love transitioning to warm-weather decor with flowers, warm colors and nicely organized home. Comment below and let me know how you bring spring into your home!
Children actually grow faster in the spring than during other times of the year.