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5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

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Happy Spring (almost)!

I think most of us are ready for the green grass, blooming trees and warmer weather that spring brings. We’re still waiting here in Illinois but I know that better weather is around the corner.

In the meantime, I’m cleaning the house and getting it ready for spring and summer so I thought I’d share some easy and inexpensive ways to refresh your home after a long, dreary winter.

Add pops of color 

One of the quickest ways to change a room for spring is to spread a few pops of color around with inexpensive throw pillow covers.

It’s easy to find inexpensive feather inserts that you can change with a different pillow cover whenever you want a new look. I find that it’s often cheaper than buying a whole new pillow and a cover takes up less storage space than a pillow.

sunroom with lots of windows and sectional sofa with blue and green pillows

Lighten up your bedding

Wintertime means down comforters and duvet covers but come spring, I’m ready to shed the heavy blankets in favor of my crisp white sheets, lightweight covers and some throw pillows that remind me of spring.

Changing out the bedding also gives me a chance to give my beds a good cleaning.

corner of master bedroom with nightstand

Bring in some natural elements

Nothing says spring like a bouquet of tulips, a bunch of sunny daffodils or lemons in a bowl.

Decorating with fresh flowers from the store or even some branches from a bush in your backyard instantly changes the look and feel of a room.

white pitcher filled with pink tulips on entryway console

Change your front door wreath

If you’re like me you, may have kept your Christmas wreath hanging on your front door way (way) past the holidays.

Spring is a great time to add a touch of happy color to your door to welcome guests. I made this lemon wreath for $15 and it was so easy.

small entryway with turquoise front door and lemon wreath


You may have guessed that I’m not one for clutter but I really like to pare down my accessories and put away unnecessary things come spring, like my throws and a few pillows.

In a couple of my rooms I even roll up my wool rugs and store them away until the next winter season.

vignette on black console with lantern, lamp and greenery

And as most of you know we are doing a kitchen reno right now and while my living room looked all pretty and ready for Spring in the pictures, this is what the other side of the room looked like…

contents of kitchen cabinets on dining table

Yeah…just keeping it real here. 😉

We won’t even discuss what the kitchen looks like.

I’m sick of the mess from the remodel so it really does help to put out a $3 bunch of daffodils or to have a bright green pillow cover on the couch.

Now that the inside is ready, we need to see some green outside.

What about you? Any tips on how to get your house ready for spring?

collage of spring home decorating tips


  1. Brandi @Don't Disturb This Groove says:

    Lots of beautiful ideas. I need to simplify! You have a lovely home. Love your accent colors.

    1. Thanks so much Brandi for the lovely comment. It truly made my day. Especially since I enjoy your blog and love your sense of style.:)

  2. Burlap and Sawdust says:

    Love all these!!

  3. katifarrer says:

    I love the idea of simplifying and putting unnecessary things away, like blankets/throws. And the pops of color are beautiful. Thanks for the great post.

    1. Thanks so much! I love springtime and look forward to putting my heavy winter things away for awhile.

      Appreciate you stopping by. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Shirley! With s mess from the kitchen reno, I was anxious to get some spring color in my rooms. πŸ™‚

  4. The lemons give the decor such a fresh, spring touch…thanks for sharing your creativity with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Pam! I appreciate all you ladies hosting every week!


  5. Spring is the perfect time to add pops of color. I just lightened up my bedding last week, and my room already feels brighter. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Just making a few small changes makes a big difference. Don’t you think Lauren?

      Thanks so much for stopping in and for commenting.

  6. Great Spring decor tips. I am a sucker for fresh flowers. Love tulips and daffodils.

    1. Thanks Trish! Flowers are my favorite thing too.

      Appreciate you stopping by.

  7. I do most of those thing, too and agree with everything you suggested…especially the tulips! πŸ˜‰

    1. I know what you mean about tulips Kim. I’d buy a fresh bunch every week if I could. πŸ™‚

  8. Love the bright pillows! And the tulips too! Boy, you are brave showing your reno mess! We’ve been through it many times and it’s the pits. Sometimes I wonder how i survived walls to the studs, fridge in the dining room and no sink! Hopefully now our renos will all be small, but you never know.

    1. Thanks MJ. I wasn’t going to show my “mess” but it was kinda funny taking pictures of this clean, colorful space and 3 feet away is disaster.

      I’m grateful that we at least have a sink, dishwasher and stove all working. I’m not sure how well I would have dealt with that.

      Thanks much for dropping by. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks Amanda! Using flowers to pretty up a space is my favorite thing to do (even in the middle of a reno) and there are so many to choose from. πŸ˜‰

      I appreciate you dropping in to visit.

  9. Adding such special touches gives a whole new look and spring is a great time to add vibrant color.

    1. I agree Lulu. Spring is a great time to add some color to your house.

      Thanks so much for stopping in.

  10. I love your crisp white bedding Kristi. I bought a white spread and shams at the end of summer last year but haven’t changed out the comforter yet. I have had company for the last two weeks and more has arrived this week so Spring cleaning has been postponed. Hopefully Spring weather will come to you soon but without tornadoes. Debbie

    1. Thanks Debbie. I’ve tried colored bedding but I always love to use white, especially in the spring/summer.

      Hope you have a great week with your company and you’re able to enjoy the spring weather, without any tornadoes.

  11. Oh my goodness, yes – to all the pops and bits of color about!

    1. Thanks…it distracts me from the mess (most of the time). πŸ˜‰

  12. Love all the green touches πŸ™‚

  13. Great spring tips and hope you make it through the reno.

    1. Thanks Kim. I just close my eyes as I walk past the mess. Nothing to do but keep on working. πŸ˜‰

      Hope you have a great week.

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