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Top 5 Spring Decorating Ideas for your Home

Spring is here! The down side of the season is we lose an hour of sleep but the upside is we get more sun and flowers! Transitioning your home into the spring can be exciting and fun! With spending so much time at home, it's the perfect time for a refresh. Decorating for spring is easy to do on a budget.

Even though we weren't able to have large family gatherings for Easter again this year, it's still nice to enjoy the elements of spring and see it as a season of renewal. The snow has melted and it's time for April showers, giving us beautiful spring flowers, greener grass, buds on the trees and allergies. Fresh spring colours, neutrals and earth tones are on trend for home décor items this year. If you want your home to look chic, look for items made of natural materials that have lots of texture or have old world charm. With spending more time at home than ever before, being surrounded by things that make us happy is so important!

Here are my top 5 spring decorating ideas!

1. A Wreath for the Front Door

The front entrance is a great place to start your spring decorating. Hanging a brightly coloured wreath on the door will make a big impact! Adding a planter with spring flowers, such as tulips and pansies, will add some beautiful colour and texture to the entryway giving it that WOW! factor.

Photo Credits: WreathandVine;;

2. New Decorative Pillows

Moving inside, you don't need to go over the top but it's nice to see fresh pops of colour! Blue is my favourite! We're spending more time in our living rooms and family rooms, to curl up with a good book (I'm accepting recommendations), play games or binge watch Ozark or Country Comfort like I've been doing. A great way to make the family room look like spring is to swap out the decorative pillows on your couch or chair.

It's all about the pastels, blues, greens, blue-greens, yellows, corals and terracotta. There are a lot of options at stores such as HomeSense, Bouclair and Urban Barn, just to name a few (this can be an inexpensive item to change with the different seasons).

3. Fresh Greens and Florals

Fresh flowers are always the best option, however artificial flowers and greenery have come a long way and often times appear exactly like the real deal. Having an arrangement of spring flowers adds a fresh splash of colour and sometimes a sweet aroma, to any interior space. I don't know about you, but flowers make me happy! In spring, my go-to flowers are tulips and irises. It's all about bringing mother nature indoors (minus the bugs).

Photo Credits: - BunnyFlowerBoutique

4. Painted Brick

Discover the power of paint! Lighten up your brick fireplace or wood paneling with a coat of cream or white paint to freshen up your space. The transformation will be worth the effort! In this makeover, the brick was painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White and styled to give a more coastal look (which I love!).

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5. Spring Scents

It's nice to see things that remind us of spring but people often forget to change the scents in their home to match the season. Remember the sense of smell is more closely linked with memory than any of our other senses. You don't need your cranberry hand soap (my favourite at Christmas) kicking around from the winter to drag up memories of ice, snow and frigid wind. No thanks! Adding a seasonal soap to your sink in the washroom (especially the powder room that your guests will day!) is one of my favourites because the scent usually lingers on your hands. My favourites right now are Blush Tulips by Bath and Body Works and Ocean Breeze by J.R. Watkins.

Another great way to experience the fresh aromas of spring is by lighting a beautiful candle that you can enjoy while you're relaxing in the evening.

The light and fresh scents will make you feel good after the cold and dreary winter!

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With these simple touches and key additions to your home, it's a great way to welcome the milder spring season with a refresh that won't break the bank.

If you have any questions, please send them my way as I would be happy to answer them!

I hope everyone remains healthy and safe!

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