If you’re like us, you’ve enjoyed the quiet style moments that follow the holidays and the clean, Winter hues. Yet, I have to admit that when Spring begins to emerge, I am ready to add color back into the quieter Winter spaces. Over the years, the transition from Winter to spring became a major moment in design. Luxury brands, online shops, and influencers alike all share how they decorate for Spring each year. In this post, we will explore different ways to prepare for the season while still leaving room for your own design voice to speak into the space.
Prepping the ‘Garden’
“Spring Cleaning” might be the motto of the past century, but there is something to be said for pre-Spring cleaning. Take one last glance at closets, drawers, and storage spaces. A good rule is if you haven’t used it in the past three months it’s time for it to go to storage, a donation bin, or a recycling bin. I can’t tell you the number of times I find an item I stashed in the wrong place in the post-Christmas cleanup that finally makes its way home in early March.
By prepping each area thoughtfully you’ll get a clear idea of where you can add in seasonal touches, and what areas are hectic enough. For example, you may realize that no matter how hard you try, your office space is visually overwhelming for you. That would make it the wrong place to add Spring greenery or other decor items. In contrast, your newly cleared surfaces in the kitchen might make the perfect spot for a plant or vase. This allows you to shop intentionally for each area that you want to incorporate Spring colors and themes in.
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Sowing Good Seeds
Spring is synonymous with nature and plants. Whether you decide to go faux or you are an accomplished green thumb, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Investing in high-quality products versus “fast-fashion” decor can save you money in the long run. Adding one or two items that will last for years versus buying the entire bargain-priced Spring line (we’re all tempted!) will not only control your clutter but ensure that you love each item you decide to bring into your home. This doesn’t mean everything you purchase should be expensive, but that the thought that went into the purchase was intentional. This is why our first tip is crucial! Remember what areas you are shopping for so you can be thoughtful about the scale, color, and texture that will brighten each area for the season.
To Thyself Be True
Seasonal decor shouldn’t rewrite your entire style story. In contrast, it should be the small flourishes that set off an already distinct design. Your home may not be the perfect canvas for large-scale, bright floral prints. However, it may be just right for sculpture-styled olive trees or oversized glass lanterns. Stay true to who you are and what you enjoy being surrounded by. This will make pulling out your Spring decor each year a true joy. Something to consider is that fresh-cut flowers are a great way to play with a color pallet that you may not normally gravitate toward. Since the blooms are short-lived, it could be the perfect opportunity to enjoy something outside your wheelhouse.
A Hanging Garden
Our last note to hit for Springtime is to remember your walls. By this, we mean that changing out hanging art is a clever way to add touches of Spring without adding more “visual clutter” to your surfaces. If the idea of keeping up with plants or re-arranging a shelf is exhausting, consider an easy art swap instead!
Design in Bloom
We hope you enjoyed exploring a few ways you can prepare and enjoy the Spring season. We hope that you are excited to prep your space, shop with intention, and stay true to your style this season. Happy Spring!
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