Here are simple ways to update your home interior to feel fresh for Spring! These include small changes like new fluffy towels for your bathroom, something as simple as flipping your sofa cushions, or bigger changes like a new area rug.
I’m joining my friends, Cindy, Annie, and Juliet for their recommendations for home decor too! Their links are at the end of the post.
A Plant For The Fireplace
During the months when you aren’t having a fire, a plant or basket (something not dark) is nice in the fireplace.
The gas logs are faux and I took them out, hosed them off outside, and placed them around the planter.
You may also like Five Ways To Lighten Your Fireplace For Summer!
Fresh Fluffy Towels In The Bathrooms
We have company coming this weekend. I bought fresh white hotel towels on Overstock. We also gave this room a fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore Super White).
The towels are inexpensive and feel soft.
Refreshing Your Sofa
This is just a reminder to flip your sofa cushions. You also might want to wash them or have them professionally dry-cleaned.
Pretty Throw Pillows/Light-weight Cashmere Throw Blankets
Here’s a good place to add accent colors that you can change with the season. I changed our color scheme from black, rust, and terracotta to blue and terracotta…with accessories.
Recently, I sent back a blue lightweight wool throw blanket as it just wasn’t soft.
We already had one Quince cashmere throw blanket in the color camel which is everyone’s favorite, so I splurged on another in sky blue. At $129 it’s actually a lot less than other cashmere throws of the same top quality.
I ordered two new paisley linen pillows in blue but they didn’t arrive in time for this post so I will give you an update on Sunday!
New Area Rugs, Runners, Carpets
Now is the time to clean your rugs or add new ones especially if you have hardwood floors. We just bought a wool runner made in India with texture for the back door. The texture really hides dirt and I just shake it off outside.
You can read more about our bedroom here.
Fresh Coffee Table Styling
Spring is for simplifying and removing clutter. Here’s what I do:
- take everything off the coffee table
- give it a good clean/polish
- add elements back on in threes
- starting with coffee table books
- something fresh or faux like flowers or plants. I’m using some surprisingly realistic ones from Pottery Bar.
- add a pillar candle or a few taper candles (my candle holders were collected over time. In fact the white paper mache holder is from Merci on my recent trip to Paris).
New Light Fixtures To Replace Builder Grade Flushmounts
We changed out two boring ceiling flush mounts (aka boob lights) for something more stylish with a modern look from Crate and Barrel (without breaking the bank). The walls are a neutral color, Benjamin Moore Simply white.
You may also like to read: Freshen Up with PILLOWS! My Ten Favorite Sources
Now let’s get some Spring Refresh advice from my friends!