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The Spring season is more than just pretty flowers starting to bloom or the weather starting to warm up, although in Chicago that’s pretty much all we’re waiting for! For me, the spring season is the perfect opportunity to give your home a much needed refresh after winter.
Often times, we look at this time of year as a time of renewal and new beginnings. We then take that mindset and apply it to decorate for spring in our home. There’s no better way to usher in spring in our Living Room than with bright seasonal throw pillows, potted plants, scented candles and spring blooms on the coffee table.
Now that we are ready for the renewal that the spring season brings, where do we start to decorate our Living Room for spring? I have a few spring décor ideas that can help you to get your Living Room spring ready.
How To Decorate Your Living Room For Spring
Before you decorate your spring Living Room, give it a good spring cleaning. Clean the floors, wipe down all the furniture and give the drapes or window treatments some attention. Having a nice clean base to start with, helps with putting all the spring touches together in your Living room.
Rearrange the furniture
What a great time to rearrange the furniture that you have been thinking about for months. Open up the space by moving around your sofa, bringing in pieces from another room or getting rid of furniture you no longer need in your Living room.
Have fun with bright colors
With the spring season comes spring color. Go bold or go home this spring and make no apology for using pretty and bright pastels in your Living Room. Look for complementary colors with your existing pallet. Various shades of pink, green and blue are good complements to a more neutral room and scream hello spring. Don’t shy away from florals during the spring season.
Decorate with flowers and greenery
Decorating with flowers in spring colors and fresh greens is one of the easiest and fastest ways to instantly style your Living Room. During the spring season there are so many flower choices in your yard (depending where you live), garden center or grocery store. Can’t find the real stuff, there are so many pretty faux options that look real and are affordable too! Place your flower arrangement in a pretty vase in the center of the room on the coffee table to bring extra cheer and a smile to your family or guests to your home.
Use lighter fabrics
As much as I love my cable knit and faux fur blankets, it’s time to pack them away for something lighter to use on the couch. Cotton and linen fabrics are great substitutes to keep you warm during the spring season. If you can’t possibly part with the cable knit throw, look for other lighter colored options like white, or a natural color.
Swap out seasonal scented candles
Time to replace the Pumpkin Spice fall candle for something more appropriate during the spring season like some of these scents Basil, Lime, Jasmine, Lavender. No reason to confuse the Living room with scents from last fall, although I love Pumpkin Spice. Don’t forget a pretty holder for your candle.
Switch out décor items
Spring is a great time to swap out seasonal décor items in your Living room. Replace heavy or dark items like metal for lighter textures like rattan or wicker. Introduce spring decorations like a spring wreath, or art work. Another idea is to change out some of your family pictures (and frames) for some that were taken during the spring season.
I use this time of year to organize any clutter that has been piling up during the winter months. Place baskets on bookshelves and trays on the coffee and end tables to coral quick drop items or things that you don’t want visibly out. Baskets are not just utilitarian, they are the perfect accessory to store everything from blankets to the kids toys while still looking stylish in your space.
Sometimes the smallest tweaks here and there when you decorate your Living room can evoke such a fresh and lively feeling. By implementing some of these home décor ideas, you can quickly transform your home into a warm and inviting space that’s ready for the warmer seasons. Who’s ready with me?