10 Simple Spring Decor Ideas Guaranteed to Inspire You

Last updated Mar 10, 2019 | Published on Mar 7, 2019 | Decorating

Boot Winter out of Your Home!

Simple Spring Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

When I’m decorating for an upcoming season, I try to keep things simple and contain costs.

Here’s what I do:

  1. Make a note of the new displays I want to set up.
    • I get my ideas from Social Media, magazines, online browsing and local shopping.
  2. Shop my house
    • Locate the seasonal items I have packed away
    • Find pieces located elsewhere in the house that I may be able to move around
  3. Shop local & online

I also don’t go completely crazy (usually) when decorating for a season or holiday. It’s a cost thing. I don’t want to spend lots on items that will only be around for a few weeks or months.

Now, I can almost hear you thinking. Ok, already! Tell us what you found. Personally, I love to see whatever everyone else is doing and I like new ideas. I’m thinking you probably do, too.

So, here’s 10 of them for you!

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1. Clean & Organize

It’s not exactly Spring decor, I know. But it will prep you and your house for whatever you do next. It also won’t cost you hardly a cent. And it feels so good once it’s done.

The Cleaning

Once all the winter moves out, you want to do a deep clean.

My mom used to call it Spring cleaning. Clear out the cobwebs, get out the vacuum and go to town. You know what to do. In case you don’t, click here to link to ‘A Thorough Spring Cleaning Checklist.’ I think Kelly covered all the bases!

The Organizing

I’m sure you’re with me on this one.

You know exactly how it feels when you finally organize something that’s been nagging at you. And I’m betting you have at least a few ‘organize this’ projects waiting in the wings.

It’s just that the thought of taking on a big project can be a little overwhelming. And a lot of them feel pretty big.

I suggest you don’t abandon that big project, but do put it in your schedule to tackle as you get further into Spring. By all means, wrestle that playroom to the ground! Whip that coat closet into shape!

I even have something that will help. Click the image below to download my FREE guide “3 Steps to Organize Any Area of Your Home.”

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But, I also suggest a smaller project

For example, here’s a good one and it’s very recent.

This is a ‘before’ picture of the top of my office desk, taken earlier this week. “Clean my desk” has been on my to do list for 3 months, ever since things started to go south there around Christmas (maybe before).

decluttered office before

The reason for the problem?

Lack of a folder system. All these papers belong in folders and they had no place to go. So they piled up.

Fortunately there’s a simple solution.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Bought a bunch of manila folders and a thick, black Sharpie.
  2. Put all the ‘like’ papers together in piles on the floor (I forgot to take a picture).
  3. Created a folder for each pile and placed the important folders in my little folder stacker (I had one, I just wasn’t using it properly).

And here’s what the area looks like now.

declutterred office after

How long did it take to complete this task, you ask?

Around one hour, not counting the shopping which I had done weeks ago in preparation. I probably spent more energy thinking about this task than it took to do it. Note to self, let’s not do that again. Geesh.

What are the benefits of organizing this space?

I can almost hear you thinking, but I’ll list them anyway because they feel so darn good:

  • I can put my finger on any paper in a moment’s notice. I just did that today while I was writing this post.
  • My office looks quite awesome now.
  • A few gift cards magically appeared that I forgot I had. Yay!

Summary

  • Do a deep clean throughout your house.
  • Plan a big organization project.
  • Right now, tackle a small clutter issue.

OK, time to add the decor…

2. Add pops of faux greenery

 faux greenery vignette

I love real plants and we have quite a few. But I’m not a plant snob and I have no problem with faux greenery, as long as it looks real. This year I’ve found quite a lot of pretty greenery at my local TJ Maxx.  

I found some additional resources for you:

3. Bring in the spring flowers

 spring flowers in a bike basket

This picture is from a section of the gallery wall in my living room. I swapped out the winter branches that were in the basket for faux Spring flowers. I do add real flowers to my house almost every week, though usually on my dining room table.

Love the real flowers at Trader Joe’s, and Hobby Lobby often has the faux kind on sale. So, bring in some spring blooms however you can. They add life and color to a room!

4. Change out pillows

bunny pillows

Changing out your pillows is a super quick way to usher in Spring. I found these bunny pillows at my local TJ Maxx. If you have a Pier1 near you, I’ve seen the pillows and they are super cute. Your local Home Goods and Target are also great sources.

I found some additional resources for you:

5. Spice up the house

set of scented candles

At this point, despite the cold outside, I want my house to smell like Spring inside. Smell is a powerful sense and can really make you feel like Spring is around the corner. You can do it with candles or scented oils, I use both.

I purchased the above candles from the Honor Co (no affiliate link). Cotton, Vanilla and Apple are such fresh scents and they really make me think Spring. These fragrances are divine, and the customer service at Honor Co is top notch. I highly recommend them.

I have some additional resources for you:

6. Create a vignette

spring vignette
I started this little vignette with the birdhouse, which I purchased at Target. I then just kept adding to it until I got to where I wanted to be.

  • The ‘Live in the Sunshine’ art is a favorite piece purchased from Laura at Inkwood Company (no affiliate). She customized the colors on the original to better coordinate with my decor. I absolutely love this!
  • Frame and bunny were local Target finds.
  • Duck on the right is from my local Hobby Lobby.
  • Olive tree is from Magnolia (no affiliate).

There are links to tutorials about creating displays, trays, and vignettes in the “For More Information” section at the end of this article.

7. Add eggs to a bowl

easter egg vignette
This was probably the easiest & cheapest piece of decor, since I already had everything. First, I added some pretty little faux eggs to a bowl. Then I included a couple of other pieces and wham. Instant vignette.

Faux eggs are great little pieces of decor. I believe that they are currently on sale at your local Hobby Lobby. Feel free to sprinkle them liberally throughout the house for a little color and whimsy!

8. Start a fairy garden

miniature fairy garden

This is one decor item that does take a little time but I love it. There’s nothing like a mini fairy garden to bring out the little girl in me that fantasized over my doll house.

Interested in doing something similar? Here’s my shopping list (none of these are affiliate links):

9. Add a Spring garland

Spring garland

I bought this pretty garland at a shop in the White Mountains of New Hampshire last year and it’s perfect for this space in my bedroom. It’s making a re-appearance now that Spring is coming around again.

I have some additional resources for you:

10. Get a wreath

No wreath yet here, I’m still working on it. But I do think the right wreath can add a lot to a space.

I have some resources for you (and me!):

SUMMARY

As you can see there are lots of ways to usher Spring into your house. It’s time to start preparing for all that warmer weather we’ll be getting!

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