39 Spring Decorating Ideas to Celebrate the Season (2024)

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Kristin Hohenadel

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Updated on 02/21/23

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Spring is a time of renewal, the season when days brighten, flowers bloom, spirits lift, and hope springs eternal. It’s also a time when home decorators get a particular type of spring fever that has them itching for a deep spring cleaning, and game for a spring fling to freshen up their home decor. Decorating for spring can be as simple as a vase of tulips on a windowsill, a pretty spring table setting, a new pastel wall color, or adding more green. Shake off your winter blues and check out these seasonal decor ideas that will help you celebrate the joys of spring.

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    Under a Cloche

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    UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne from Lobster and Swan brought some flowers from her garden into the house, adding them to delicate vintage glass bud vases and placing them in a covered glass dome to give them a display case jewel box vibe.

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    Off-Season Mantel

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    Your fireplace might not get much action come spring, but you can shift the focus elsewhere by creating a shrine to the season on the mantelpiece. Blogger KariAnne Wood at Thistlewood Farms stuck with neutral tones and greenery, arranging decorative wood trees and birds at varying heights displayed against an old painted barn door that complements her rustic modern farmhouse decor.

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    Canopy of Roses

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    In this dreamy girls room, a poetic rose-covered canopy drapes around the bed made from Incandescent Rose fabric from wallpaper and textile designer Ellie Cashman of Ellie Cashman Design. A flock of decorative butterflies floating high on the wall is another sign that spring has sprung.

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    Garden-Inspired Table

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    Blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of Inspired by Charm created a springtime table with a flowering bulb centerpiece in shades of purple and yellow, vintage Bavarian dinnerware, crocheted glass cozies, bronze rabbits, and flower print napkins that is perfect for Easter or any seasonal occasion.

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    Coral

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    Adding a coat of fresh coral paint to the wainscotting is an easy DIY project that gives this baby room from Interiors By McCall a bright and breezy feeling that's right for spring.

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    Spring Collage

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    UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan created a spring collage from a stack of papers and magazines she had lying around, arranging them in a pretty gilded frame. This is a fun and easy DIY project for people of all ages that can memorialize the current season or act as a living mood board to remind you to enjoy what you love about spring while it lasts.

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    Print Gallery Wall

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    This green and pink flamingo print gallery wall from Casa Watkins Living is an easy and affordable way to rotate in some brightly colored spring decor that can be changed out when the weather and mood changes.

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    Bar Cart

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    Blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of Inspired by Charm gave his bar cart some springtime pizzazz with a shiny rose gold metallic bunny, clear glassware, and bud vases filled with hot pink and orange flowers.

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    Green Wall

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    Blogger Emma Chapman from A Beautiful Mess brought a year-round spring feel to her home office by installing a low-maintenance, high-impact DIY faux living wall of epic proportions. Made from astroturf and artificial plants, the faux living wall runs from floor to ceiling and gives off irresistible feel-good nature vibes, no green thumb required.

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    Embrace Pastels

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    Spring has always been the season of pastels, from Easter eggs to Sunday dresses to pastry shop windows filled with multi-hued macarons. In this plush, comfortable primary bedroom suite from Will Brown Interiors, a soft beige and gray base is warmed up with cool-toned pastel pinks, peaches, lavenders, and blues.

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    Bold Florals

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    Just because your NYC apartment bedroom is painted matte black doesn't mean you can't bring some spring bling into your home. Interior designer Alvin Wayne used a bold floral statement piece above the bed that is perfect for spring but right for anytime of the year. Bud vases filled with flowers that pick up on any of the colors in the artwork add balance on bedside tables and bring the color to the rest of the space.

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    Bookshelf Styling

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    Blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of Inspired by Charm styled his bookshelves for spring by editing his book display to include greens and blues, adding fresh greenery, and grouping vintage bunnies and farm animals under glass display domes.

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    Lucky Rabbit

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    Incorporating a whimsical element to an otherwise minimalist room can surprise and delight children of all ages. Adding a delightful bedside bunny lamp to a child's bedroom will have special meaning in spring, but warm hearts and keep spirits up all year.

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    Paint Something Pink

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    Pink has become so ubiquitous in recent years that it's practically a neutral. But the right shade can wake up a room like a touch of blush on pale skin, adding a healthy glow that feels natural and understated. This pink bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors is simple, fresh, and pretty, with two rosy hues to double the effect.

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    Vintage Floral Art

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    UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan spruced up her garden shed for spring with repurposed and thrift store finds like this inexpensive framed vintage-style poster of geranium variations. Source vintage or reproduction botanical art online or at a flea market near you.

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    Change the Pillow Covers

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    An easy way to freshen your decor for spring is to change out the accent pillows, swapping warm winter textures like wool and faux fur for crisp cottons in pastel hues. In this living room from Desiree Burns Interiors, springy pastel blue patterned and solid pillow covers complement the natural woods, woven elements, white upholstery, and walls of windows bringing in an abundance of natural light.

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    DIY Topiary

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    Bring some formal garden elegance indoors with a DIY topiary like this one from Thistlewood Farms that was made with a wire clothes hanger and some real ivy (but faux would work too for the self-confessed plant killers among us).

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    Baby Room

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    In this blush-toned nursery from interior designer Rebecca Simon of Maison Ellie, floral bedding and framed artwork adds spring vibes that will help cheer tired parents during long days and late night feedings.

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    Pop of Yellow

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    Spring is about fresh air and sunshine, so why not celebrate the return of fair weather by adding some cheerful lemon slice polka dot wallpaper to any room in the house, like this cute girl's room from Mindy Gayer Design Co.

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    Vintage Tray Gallery Wall

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    Blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of Inspired by Charm turned his collection of vintage metal trays—many of which are painted green and illustrated with birds and flowers—into a decorative display wall in his spacious pantry that is perfectly suited toward spring.

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    Sunhats

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    This entryway shiplap wall display from Mindy Gayer Design Co. is as simple as a collection of straw sun hats and woven baskets, an easy breezy ode to warm, carefree spring days.

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    Bird Wallpaper

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    Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona installed woodland bird wallpaper in her dressing room that makes the space come to life with springtime whimsy. If installing wallpaper feels like too much of a commitment, consider peel and stick variety, or add an inexpensive print or wall decals.

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    Flower Power

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    This bedroom from K Shan Designs celebrates florals with a vintage flower-shaped rattan statement headboard and a dark floral thrift shop painting.

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    Spring Table

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    UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne from Lobster and Swan planted flowering bulbs in a big terracotta pot and displayed them on a midcentury cabinet to create a springy indoor table display that will bloom throughout the season.

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    Repurpose

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    When decorating for spring, don't neglect unexpected corners of the house, where catching a glimpse of seasonal decor can have a surprise mood-boosting effect. A spare watering can filled with spring flowers makes an eye-catching vignette on a lonely side table in the rustic modern farmhouse hallway at Thistlewood Farms.

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    Easter Egg Colors

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    This cheerful window seat from Rise Interiors is decorated with uplifting Easter egg colors that contrast with the pale gray walls and complement the leafy view from the window.

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    Colored Glass

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    In a neutral space it doesn't take much to make a big impact with color. In this room from Leclair Decor, a glass vase in a fresh shade of robin's egg blue and a bunch of tall flowering branches signals that spring is in the air.

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    Lighten Up Linens

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    The change from winter to fall generally requires a wardrobe change. Don't forget to give your home a seasonal update by swapping out heavy, fluffy hotel-style towels for lightweight, quick-drying fouta, hammam, Turkish, or Peshtemal towels, as seen in this laundry room from Mindy Gayer Design Co.

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    Jewelry Box

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    UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan added bright color and floral print to her bedroom by pairing a fuschia lampshade with an antique lamp base, adding a large-scale floral pillow on the midcentury modern style bed, and styling her nightstand with a DIY jewelry box made from a repurposed cigar box lined with floral fabric.

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    Add Plants

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    A sunny yellow armchair and a maximalist approach to houseplants adds serious springtime vibes to this living room from Casa Watkins Living.

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    Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Green

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    In this modern kitchen designed by Velinda Hellen for Emily Henderson, fresh green lower cabinets add interest while keeping it neutral, and complement a sunny window box over the sink filled with real leafy green plants.

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    Mixed Florals

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    UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan used her stash of Liberty floral print fabric to whip up some springtime pillows for a seating area in her rustic chic garden shed. Don't be afraid to mix floral patterns on throw pillows to create a freestyle English garden effect that will add charm to any space.

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    Wildflower

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    Turn a child's bedroom into a year-round spring wildflower meadow with wraparound floral wallpaper, like this charming kids room from Emily Henderson Design.

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    Seasonal Veg

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    Blogger Katie Shelton of A Beautiful Mess made this DIY indoor spring wreath from felt and burlap ribbon, crafting leaves in shades of green and fashioning trompe l'oeil baby carrots that celebrate one of the season's star vegetables.

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    Green Your Open Shelving

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    If you've got open shelving for vases, pitchers, and other display items that you don't use every day, turn it into a seasonal spring vignette by adding stems of random greenery or simple flowers, like this pretty wood shelf from UK-based stylist Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan. You can change out small stems of greenery as you like, or let leaves and branches dry naturally, which will last throughout the summer, winter, and fall, until spring brings its bounty and you can change them out for fresh blooms.

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    Colorful Baskets

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    Colorful African baskets on the wall and blue and green glass accents add globally-inspired spring flair to this dining room from Casa Watkins Living.

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    Neutral Flowers

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    If you're allergic to color but still want to inject your neutral interior with a little spring spirit, there is no shame in opting for a vase of seasonal white flowers. In this stylish black-and-white dining nook in a kitchen by Brady Tolbert for Emily Henderson Design, a simple bunch of tulips in a black vase is an instant mood boost that also complements the interior in a cohesive and subtle way.

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    Fresh Wreath

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    Hanging a wreath on your door isn't just for fall and winter holidays, it's an easy way to make your guests feel welcome in springtime, too. Blogger KariAnne Wood at Thistlewood Farms made this DIY spring wreath with eucalyptus leaves and spring flowers to cheer up her back door.

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    Leafy Greens

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    Create a rotating natural centerpiece on a dining room table, kitchen countertop, or a scallop-edged round table like the one in this spacious home entry designed by Becca Interiors to showcase whatever greens or flowers you can scavenge from your backyard garden, neighborhood florist, or local bodega. Watch freshly cut leaves or flowers shine, then fade, wither, and wilt, while you contemplate the fleeting beauty of spring and the meaning of life.

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