Today I’m joining up with a few of my friends for a Spring Fling Blog Hop. I have 8 budget spring decor ideas for all of you today, but before you leave, I hope you’ll check everyone’s links at the bottom of this post for more inspiration.
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” ~Lilly Pilitzer
It actually feels like spring in Michigan right now (it actual got up to 61 degrees); but they’re calling for cold and SNOW on Thursday. Say it isn’t so, but again, this is Michigan! If you’re like me, you probably have SPRING on your mind. At least the inside of our house looks and feels like spring and I’m excited to share these great budget spring ideas with you.
8 Budget Spring Decor Ideas
- Throw pillows
- Springtime branches
- Flowers, fresh if possible and/or faux
- Lighten up the rooms
- Keep it simple
- Add springtime colors
- Add a bit of whimsy
- Use what you have
Gather up any of your throw pillows that shout spring and/or summer. Pillows, by themselves, are one of the quickest and easiest ways to change the look in your room, other than painting the walls or adding a new rug. If you buy just the pillow covers, they take up less space to store and cost much less than a pillow with the inserts.
Unfortunately, we don’t have much in the line of real branches right now, except the dead ones. There’s nothing wrong with faux and I’m particularly fond of pussy willows for spring. But if you are fortunate to have plants or trees in your yard, just cut a few and add to a vase.
Flowers, fresh or faux
The flowers above don’t really shout spring, but they are very much real and have lasted two weeks so far.
When using faux flowers, try buying them when they’re on sale and try to buy the ones that look very real. The pot of daffodils came from Pottery Barn on a final clearance many years ago. Hobby Lobby usually have their flowers on sale for 50% off every other week.
These are the same faux greens I used in my Cozy Winter Decor, but I added some white flowers to them from my collection of flowers.
Lighten Up The Rooms
For me, one of the best ways to do this is to put our white slipcovers on our sofa. When I ordered our sofa from Ethan Allen, I had these slipcovers made just for this very reason. The throw pillows came with the sofa when it was ordered, but I found out I could order the pillows in any color I wanted, rather than get matching pillows. They had a display showing these yellow pillows with the gray tweed couch we ended up ordering.
Try adding in lighter or pastel colors, or take the heavy drapes down and replace with light and airy ones or leave plain. You can even try replacing some of the artwork or wall decor with something that will brighten up the room. Botanical art looks great and is very inexpensive if you find and print them online and frame yourself with inexpensive frames. The possibilities are endless.
Keep It Simple
In addition to lightening up the room, by changing our mantel to a more simple and uncluttered look, it totally refreshes everything in here.
I also love the look of empty picture frames for keeping things simple.
I’ve had several people ask me about the number 3. Actually it’s because I like it, no particular reason; but we do have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, so maybe there is a significance to it after all.
Remove some of the extra accessories you may have used for winter, like the fur or heavy wool throw. This is a great time to simplify for the warmer weather.
Even though we don’t have magnolias in Michigan, I can still enjoy their bloom, along with grass and birdhouses.
I’m keeping our mantel simple, but as Easter draws near, you could also add a bunny or two.
Add Springtime Colors
I’ve had yellow lemons on my mind for awhile now, but don’t ask me why? I just thought a simple centerpiece with eucalyptus and lemons would look great on the thick board I made.
Normally I would use real lemons, but after what Sadie did to our apples, I won’t be putting anything edible on the table unless we’re using it right away.
I’ve had these lemons for years. They look so real! But if you don’t want to use yellow, there’s green which shouts spring, pink as in the new blush color that’s so popular right now; and of course blue. There’s a number of ways to bring these colors into your room: fruits, vegetables, flowers, pillows, and even Easter eggs.
Add A Bit Of Whimsy
I love my BLOOM sign I bought years ago and use it during spring and summer every year. Even the Easter bunnies and my sheep add a touch of whimsy, as well as the Scrabble lettering. Use your imagination on this one!
Use What You Have
I can honestly say I didn’t buy one new item for this blog post today. In fact, the birdhouse above has quite a little story behind it. I originally bought it unfinished, with the intention of painting it and even adding shingles to it. But that was years ago and all I did was put white primer on it, as it sat around year from year for me to finish it. I suppose at this point, I’ll just paint it all white, but you can tell by looking at it up close, it just has the primer.
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