Get 5 easy ways to beautifully transition your home decor from winter to early Spring!
When winter’s been hanging around a little too long (and a little too severely), it’s time to make it change! Faster than snow can melt and cheaper than a tropical vacation, you can have your home decor swapped up for the season. Here are 5 Easy Ways to Transition your Home Decor from Winter to Early Spring.
Today’s post is part of our monthly Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy at County Road 407. Cindy chooses an inspiration photo from Pinterest, and we all design around it; it’s so fun! If you’re visiting from Bluesky at Home, welcome; I’m sure you enjoyed Carol’s tips for styling a sofa table for Spring. I’ll have links to the rest of my friends’ inspiration down below.
This month our inspirational pic is a Spring Decorated Sofa Table from Sincerely Marie Designs. Amanda used traditional accessories and various textures to usher in Spring beautifully, yet in a subtle way.
Start by Noticing the Design Elements
I always like to start these Pinterest challenges by noticing all the design elements used. We were supposed to be focusing on the sofa table vignette, but I took decorating cues from everything in this pretty Spring room. I love this fresh look for March!
Here are the things I noticed:
- mostly neutral color scheme of white, black, beige with plenty of green and a touch of blue.
- traditional, classic style: bricks, columns, statuary, balance
- accents of vintage brass, gold
- natural woven textures: jute, rattan, wicker
- botanical accents of plants, birds
Unfortunately, my house isn’t laid out right to enjoy a sofa table:( So, I’m substituting a side table instead. Actually, it’s not even a table; it’s a vintage farmhouse old wood box I picked up curbside and refreshed. Sofa and side tables are a great place to start your Spring decor transition!
5 Easy Ways to Transition your Home Decor from Winter to Early Spring
Start your Early Spring Seasonal Transition with Botanical Art
Getting started is easier if you begin with botanical art pieces. I had just received this cool pencil drawing of trees that had been my mother-in-laws. The birds on a branch pic had been gifted to me by a friend years ago, and I’ve always loved it’s subtle nature colors. These two framed prints became the backbone I created this vignette around.
(And yes, you can see my side table vignette spilled over onto the mantel. Because once you get started…)
Layer in Lots of Texture for Early Spring Decor
Taking the cues from our inspiration pic, I layered in a lot of textures for a fresh, Spring flavor. These textures compliment the botanical theme, too. I had a big rattan basket I’d purchased recently, a handled basket, and a little covered container that were all woven. The brass water mister was a nod to the glass one I saw in the inspo pic. I added a vintage metal oil sprayer for a junky vibe.
Look for accessories with these textures:
- mixed metals: brass, gold
- books with leather covers or green papered covers
I loved how Amanda brought another layer in by using ironstone plates under her accessories. I did the same with a couple of vintage milkglass luncheon plates.
Use Plenty of Faux and Real Greenery to Welcome Spring
The buds aren’t even popping outside yet, but you can make Spring happen inside with plenty of foliage, real and faux. Now is the time to fill your home up with green! If your stash of greens is a little dusty, give them a quick refresh like I do, “How to Clean Artificial Plants.”
My big woven basket got filled with faux fern plants. I stuffed packing paper in the bottom to fill the void under the ferns. I had picked up a cheap norway pine plant after Christmas and popped it in a thrift store pottery vase; it compliments the trees picture nicely. And faux succulents look good in so many seasons!
Foliage to Add to your Spring decor:
- tropical plants
- moss, lichen
Definitely Include Feathered Friends in your Early Spring Decor
Our feathered friends are getting so busy this time of year. Just yesterday, I spied a momma cardinal acting coy as a couple of males fought for her attention. And I swear the singing birds welcome Spring in way before the snow melts away!
Whether you have illustrations, photographs, books or figurines, definitely include birds into your Spring decor. They bring life to vignettes. You can also use everything related to them, like nests, eggs, and birdhouses.
I’ve had this vintage brass momma owl for a while now; think she was from a church sale. The gold accent tied in well with the other metal accents and catches the bright sunshine gleaming in the window.
Lastly, Focus on Spring’s Clear Colors to Transition from Winter
Along with all the green and white in our inspiration pic, I noticed the bright flash of blue up on the mantel. Spring is the perfect time to focus on the colors of nature: fresh, mossy greens, bright sky blues and sunshiny yellow. I picked up a pretty new pillow from Homegoods to add that pop of blue and represent Spring’s colors.
Did you also notice the definition of black to make all the other colors and textures pop? I love adding a black outline to my decor in any season. It adds that punch and makes all the other colors prettier.
It’s time to put winter to bed and start the fresh, early Spring decorating! Now that I got started with a little corner, I’m ready to spread it throughout the house! Can’t wait to see how my other Pinterest Challenge friends decorated their sofa and side tables. If you’re going in order, visit Thistle Key Lane next. Michelle decorated her entry table so sweetly; I love her style!
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Pinterest Challenge: Spring Decorated Sofa and Side Tables
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