It’s spring time, and even though it’s still quite cold here in the northeast, we can almost feel the warmer weather coming! After the winter and all of my Christmas stuff is put way, I always long for some brighter colors, bold patterns and fresh florals in my house to lighten it up and give it a new feel. If you are feeling the same way, here are 8 ways to add some spring into your house- without breaking the bank.
You don’t need to repaint or remodel to get a new feel to your house (even though that can be fun too!)- sometimes just some small changes can make a big difference. This spring, if your house needs a little revamping, here are 8 easy things you can do to add some spring time love into whatever room you wish!
Add some new table linens
Freshen up your kitchen or dining room table with some new table linens! Just adding a runner will add some color and pattern into your room. They are easy to swap our each season too, so it’s a small investment for a big impact!
This table runner is from Minted, which is an extraordinary site! Minted has a whole host of paper goods, table linens, throw pillows- you name it- all with unique designs that were hand drawn by independent designers that may not be able to have their work published through traditional means. There are hundreds of designs, patterns and styles to choose from and I promise you will have a hard time deciding on which design you love best! This pattern is called “falling florals“. Each piece is hand crafted and printed to order, and all the table linen products are made from a luxurious, natural-fiber textile.
Fresh flowers on your table
Swap out your coffee table or kitchen table centerpiece for some fresh flowers. Choose ones that will match the kind light you have in that room so they are sure to thrive. Flowers will add some color and a beautiful scent to your room- just be sure to keep the kids and pets away.
Get some new throw pillows
Swapping out some old pillows for new ones is an inexpensive way to add some new feeling into your living room. Clearly my lobster pillow isn’t exactly “spring”, but still beautiful!
Add some color to a table
A new candle or mini plant is a great way to add some spring into a room. They can match the season or your mood!
Get a new printable
One easy way to give some new love to a room is to have a printable in a frame. Any frame can be painted to match your room, and there are more printables online for free that cat videos, so you’ll have an easy time finding the perfect one! I have this gray frame I painted on my mantle and I swap out a new picture for each season or holiday.
Add a new wreath
If your door needs some new decorating, buy or make a new wreath! They are simple to make or usually fairly inexpensive to buy, so they can be easily switched out and will make a big impact! If you like this wreath here, check out my tutorial on how to make it.
Brighten a corner with some faux flowers
While I love real flowers, it’s not always practical to have them everywhere. By adding some faux flowers to a corner you will brighten any space. If you buy a pot or jar that matches your room, you can easily swap out the flowers for a different holiday or season- or leave some neutral ones up all year!
Swap out that lampshade
Lampshades aren’t always something we think of switching out, but they are an easy way to really change up your space. Again, this lampshade pattern is “falling florals” from Minted. Obviously I just loved this design, and since my dining room and living room are fairly close together, I felt like using the same pattern helped to connect the rooms. This shade is the medium 12 in drum shade, but there is also a smaller and larger version. You can get a traditional harp filling or the under the light bulb kind too. There are SO many patterns on here, it can a (good) challenge to choose the perfect one! They also have tons of kid patterns and designs too- if you are in the market for your children’s bedrooms or playrooms.
Minted is also well known for it’s printed stationary, invitations, birth announcements and cards. If you are searching for the perfect baby shower invite, or wedding gift or birthday party invite- the selection at Minted is unbelievable! Each piece is stunningly designed and are truly one of a kind. They have personalized stationary too, that would make the perfect gift for a friend, coach or teacher. They have everything you would need to prepare for the perfect party. To see more examples of their work, check them out online, on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest.
If you love what you see at Minted, I am excited to announce that I have partnered with them to offer one lucky reader (US residents only, 18 years old and up please, giveaway will last one week) a $150 credit to Minted! Come enter here and you will be directed to Minted to enter on their site: Minted Giveaway.
So, what is your favorite way to add some spring into your house?
Disclosure: I received a gift credit to Minted in exchange for my opinion, all written options are 100% my own.