With the official start of spring just around the corner, it’s time to shake off the winter blues and get your home ready for the season of rebirth. Luckily, even if the warm weather and budding flowers haven’t yet arrived outside, you can still brighten up your environment with a few simple updates and additions.
We’ve put together a list of (affordable!) spring decorating essentials to get you started.
1. A Festive Doormat
If winter weather and muddy boots has caused your current doormat to look downtrodden, replacing it with a colorful spring-themed version can give your front porch an instant makeover. There are countless floral doormat options (like this one from Walmart or this one from Wayfair). Or you could take the less traditional route and showcase a favorite spring pastime with this bicycle doormat.
2. New Outdoor Furniture
With warmer temperatures on the way, it’s only a matter of time before your family will want to congregate outside for cookouts and evening relaxation—which means outdoor seating is another spring essential. Whether it’s putting a new bench in your garden, hanging a hammock in the backyard or going all-in on a new patio dining set, your outdoor furniture is sure to get a lot of use this spring.
3. A Cheery Centerpiece
Your kitchen or dining table is a gathering place—so why not make sure it’s a cheerful gathering place? Incorporating a springy centerpiece can add some much-needed brightness and color to all of your indoor meals. Check out this list of fresh ideas or this collection of easy DIY options for inspiration.
4. Fresh Flowers
Nothing says “spring” quite like fresh flowers. While you could take a trip to the flower shop every week to keep your vases full, you may also want to consider the more economical option of flowering houseplants. Many potted plants—like orchids and anthuriums— last for months, offering brightly-colored blooms without a big price tag or extensive maintenance.
5. Updated Window Dressings
One of the easiest ways to update and lighten up a room for spring is to give your window dressings a refresh. Changing out your curtains for a light and airy springtime option can give your living room or bedroom a whole new look—on a small budget. You could go bold with a floral option or keep it simple with something monochromatic and breezy. Just make sure to consider how your new curtains let in sunlight—you’re going to want to enjoy as much natural light as possible with longer, warmer days on the way.
When it comes to spring decorating essentials, a little effort can go a long way. Brightening up your home with these suggestions will help everyone in your household get ready to welcome spring with open arms.
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