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From Drab to Fab: Spring Decorating Tips to Brighten Your Home!

Spring is all about coming out of hibernation. It is time to step out of the house and take a good look around you; refresh your home with my Spring decorating tips.

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What does Spring remind you of?

If you happen to live in a place where Winter translates to bare trees and snow on the ground, you probably have a deep appreciation of the colors that Spring brings forth - both in reality and in your imagination.

Spring is, without a doubt, THE Happiest season of all. A reminder to all of us of the joy of LIFE, Spring bursts through in a riot of colors. As you can see, it makes us positively poetic!

But, really, can you not help but smile at the little green buds peeking through the brown bark as the sweet chirps and tweets warm your heart and thaw the snow?

A clear, blue sky above and soft, warm grass below - won't that make you want to jump with joy too?

Spring Decorating Ideas to Brighten Your Home

It is only natural for us to try and bring all these beautiful colors into our home and surround ourselves in the glow.

Spring decorating is great fun. At the same time, we might not want to go all out and change our decor with every season. That would be most exhausting!

Oops. Were you  looking for Fall Decorating Ideas? I have them here!

The beauty of spring home decor is that you do NOT need to change everything in the room.

A decorative pillow here; a cheerful accent chair there...and the room is transformed.

Although you have to agree, spring colors in a variety of prints and patterns can work as a great theme for the room too. So you can bring Spring into your home the whole year through.

Let's start with the main door and work our way through the house to some stunning Spring Decorating Ideas.

1. Paint Your Main Door

Paint Your Front Door for Spring decoratingPaint Your Front Door for Spring decorating

As you can imagine, this is not a change-it-every-season decision. 

However, I have found that painting your front door a happy and cheerful color, helps keep your spirits high even in the gloomiest weather. So if you have not done this yet, think about it.

Home Decor - Painted My Front Door

This is what I did to my front door. It used to be black and that is a popular color for front doors these days, but I wanted something more vibrant.

With the storm door covering most of it, the little pop of color can be see from far and makes me smile each time. I did a little something special to the side frames as well. Even without any other outdoor decoration and with Fall approaching, the door itself looks warm and inviting.

What do you think?

This color actually flows into the home, so you will see this even as you walk into the home. You can see a picture of my entryway here.

2. Refresh the Home Entrance - Spring is Knocking

Add wreaths, painted planters, cute sculptures of gnomes, squirrels, bunnies and more. And of course, the entrance would not be complete without a welcome mat.

If you are lucky enough to have a front porch, you can make your entrance even more inviting. Hang flowering plants, refresh your rocking chairs, wrap the swing cushion in a new fabric. 

3. Breath New Life Into Your Entryway

Spring Decorating with a refreshed entrywaySpring Decorating with a refreshed entryway

Let's open the door and head inside now.

The very first stop is your entryway. Depending on your budget, and your interest, you can change as much or as little as you like.

For example, if you have a mirror near your doorway (and if you don't, you certainly should), for a full overhaul, you can change the mirror itself and add seasonal paintings. Don't want to do a complete overhaul? You can change out picture frames or simply add flower garlands to bring the outdoor freshness inside.

4. Bring in the Happiness and Cheer in Bright Colors

Decorate Your Home With Cheer This SpringDecorate Your Home With Cheer This Spring
  1. Mushroom vase
  2. Colorful Set of 3 Vases
  3. Vase with Attitude
  4. Set of multiple Tube vases
  5. Colored lines vase  
  6. Teardrop vase
  7. Eclectic Face Vase
  8. MacKenzie vase 
  9. Bag vase  

Nothing brightens up a room better than fresh cut flowers. Put them in bowls and vases that are equally colorful and bring a brightness and vibrancy into your home. 

Fresh flowers can last you a week or more if you take proper care. If you are a low maintenance kind of person, you can go for silk flowers. They look just like fresh ones and brighten the space all year long.

These are especially good in a kids bedroom. You won't have to worry about water spills from overturned vases  when your son practices his dribbling skills.

5. Change the Pillows and Accessories

Simple changes can be highly effective.  Change out the pillows, wall art and lamp shades and voila! you have a brand new space that suddenly feels brighter, lighter and airier.

And you don't have to go all out and buy new pieces every season. Stash them in your attic and bring them out every year (just like the Christmas decorations). 

Keep your eyes open at garage sales and visit thrift shops to find pieces that speak to your home decorating tastes.

In the children's room, keep all artwork in frames (even photo frames work well) and change the poster within anytime you want.

6. Follow the Spring Color Trends

The 'experts' come up with color trends for every season every year. Stay in the now by following the trends and showing it off in your home. 

Painting your home or even one room in the trending color sounds like too much work for a few months of fun. If you are up for it, then go ahead.

If not, add the spring colors through accessories. Update the cushion covers, spray paint the vases or picture frames, get a new bedspread in the kid's room. Following the fashion doesn't have to put  a dent in your pocket.

I'm serious. A cheerful yellow door with a simple wreath need be all it takes to welcome Spring into your home.

Adorn the front door with wall decals of blooming flowers or add a beautiful wreath.

Wall decals are a simple, beautiful and non permanent ways to create a new look.

Spring decorating is a wonderful excuse to update your home and make it fresh and happening. What are some of your best go-to ideas for freshening up your home for Spring? Join me and other moms on Facebook - share your ideas and find new ones; connect with other moms and let's make this a vibrant community. See you there!

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Hi, I am Richa and am super excited to see you here. I enjoy interior designing so much I went back to study it. Now armed with knowledge, passion and a vision to make 'happy homes', I hope this site will give you all the tools you need to make your kid's room happy too.   Read More...

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