Freshen up your home with these spring decorating ideas.
4.) Buy Trendy Throw Pillows
Every year there are new trendy colors and patterns that come out in the spring. A quick and easy way to incorporate new trends into your home is by purchasing a couple new throw pillows to use in the living room or bedroom. I don’t like to spend more money than is necessary, so I try and keep a few neutral colored pillows, like cream or gray, around to use year round. Then, when I see a cute pillow or throw pillow cover that would complement the neutrals in the room, I grab them and spice up the room immediately. My favorite place to find these pillows is at discount stores like Ross and Home Goods. They often have throw pillows for under $15 a piece, which means I can change the vibe of multiple rooms for under $75.
5.) Update Patio Furniture
Now that I’ve shared a few ideas for inside the house, it’s time to move outside. Warmer weather almost certainly means that you’ll be spending more time outside, so let’s make sure that your patio furniture is up to snuff.
The easiest things to update are the patio cushions. If your patio cushions are faded, stained, or torn, you might want to consider replacing them with a new set. Home improvement stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s, often have a great selection of patio cushions that are good quality, yet affordable. This is one of those times where you don’t want to get too stingy though. Patio cushions that are priced significantly lower than others tend to not be made of the same quality. I learned this lesson the hard way last year when the cushions I bought immediately stained the first time they were rained on, and faded after just a couple months in the sun. Spending a little more up front will help you enjoy your investment for a longer period of time.
6.) Complete Thrift Store Projects
The final spring decorating tip is to complete any thrift store projects you may have lying around your home. If you’re like me, you love to bargain shop and pick up treasures at the thrift stores. The challenge is that most of these projects require painting or spray painting, neither of which is great to do in the winter because you need the windows open or to be outside. If the weather is warming up, it’s a perfect time to set up a work station outside and get to work on some of those projects you’ve been dreaming up all winter.
Maybe you have a dresser that could be transformed with a coat of paint, a bookcase that needs to be sanded and refinished, or a collection of gaudy picture frames that can be transformed with a few swipes of spray paint. Whatever projects you have been thinking about, now is the time to start working on them! Dedicate an afternoon or two to the projects, and you’ll not only decrease your stress and get your creative juices flowing, but you’ll also have some great new décor pieces for your home.
Until next time, I’m the Domestic CEO, helping you love your home.