7 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

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Are you looking for some spring home decor ideas? Well, I have 7 ways to refresh your home for spring.

Spring Table with White ironstone pitcher in the center filled with white tulips for a spring refresh

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1. Refresh a Room by Moving the Furniture

View of my living room with the white sofa against the window, a chair to the right and a white coffee table in front. There is a blue and white rug on the floor, blue and white pillows and a throw on the sofa. Moved all the furniture around as a refresh for spring

I’m always moving the furniture in our home. It not only changes the look and gives it a refresh but it also forces me to clean under the sofa and chairs and when I know the house is really clean, it just brightens my day.


a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be

2. Add Greenery to your Home

In the spring, I always splurge on a few new house plants but I also use faux greenery to give everything a fresh outdoor feel. I especially like to use greenery in my bookshelves in spring.

Ceramic pot with a shamrock plant in it and a MacKenzies Child Rabbit hanging from the pot

I’ve also added a light garland to the fireplace mantel. I cute little bunny tucked into the vine, a bird’s nest, and some sweet birds add the perfect little touch to the space.

Spring Refresh with some light faux greenery on the mantel and brass candle sticks with white candles

Last year I wrote a post about freshening up my front porch for spring. You can read about that HERE

3. A Fresh Coat of Paint

This is also the time of year when sometimes a room in my house needs a fresh coat of paint. Paint is a relatively inexpensive way to brighten and freshen up a room. The walls in my great room are blue but not the right blue that matches my new blue & white rug. A fresh coat of paint is definitely in order soon.

I also have been wanting to paint an old coffee table that I picked up at a barn sale for $10. Well, it finally happened last week and I couldn’t be happier with it.

What a difference a coat of white paint makes!

4. Purging, Cleaning and Organizing

I always do really deep purge, clean, and organize in February. Along with many of my followers, we tacked that project and it just makes way for a spring refresh. Once I’ve lightened up your rooms, it gives you the chance to add those new plants and some spring decor.

I feel like I go all out for Christmas so when the spring decor comes out, I really do keep it to a minimum. I will say that I was inspired by my friend KariAnn Wood from Thistlewood Farms to RUN not walk to my local Target and get some of the cutest things from the “Bullseye Spot” (used to be the $1 Spot).

Coffee table with a vintage toy pick-up truck with some fabric carrots from target in the back of the truck all dressed for spring

How cute are these! And talk about decorating on a budget?

5. Switch out my Pillow and Throws

Very old shabby chic chair with blue pillow embroidered with colorful flowers and birds

Switching out my pillows and throws gives a whole new look to the space. I typically use blue and white but what if you added yellow to the blue and white or a cute tapestry multi-colored pillow like the one that I found at HomeGoods? I also got a light blue throw from Target. Even though it’s cable knit, the color just screams spring to me.

I have a new system with my throw pillows. I’m only purchasing pillow covers. That way I can keep all of my pillow covers neatly stored in a single basket in a closet and I only keep one set of the size pillow inserts that I use most often. What a space saver.

6. Refresh your Lighting

I moved a lamp that was in my kitchen to a corner of my bookshelves and boy did that make a difference. Bringing a floor lamp from my office and putting it in a corner next to my favorite reading chair made a huge difference. I personally prefer table and floor lamps for mood and task lighting to overhead lighting. It’s just too harsh for my taste.

a small table lamp on in the corner of a shelf in the living room. Using mood lighting to refresh for spring

Another spring thing that I do every so often is buy new lampshades. After a while, no matter how clean you are, lampshades just get nasty and need to have a fresh new shade, especially if you like crisp white shades as I do.

I will admit that I miss the little lamp that I took out of the kitchen so I will definitely be on the hunt for a replacement. Again, that little lamp in the corner of my kitchen countertops, just adds something to the space. Goodwill, I’m on my way!!!

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7. Fresh Spring Flower Refresh

Last but certainly not least is fresh flowers in the spring. I’m a sucker for tulips, roses, and especially ranunculus (when I can find it). We still have a good month or more before we will see our tulips from outside peeking through the ground but I’m so lucky to have a Trader Joe’s that’s close by and I’m probably one of their biggest fans. At least I like to think so. Their flowers are so affordable and fresh that I splurge almost every week for a bunch or two. I’ve even used Trader Joe’s flowers for two weddings last year. Our daughter Annie’s Wedding HERE and my niece Danika’s Wedding HERE.

If you Want Some More Spring Inspiration

Head over to my friend Michele’s beautiful home. She shares my love of vintage but her style is just impeccable. Visit her on her blog Vintage Home Designs.

My friend Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm has the most elegant decor imaginable. If you’re looking to blow your mind with spring decor, she’s your gal.

I hope I inspired you with my 7 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring!

Happy Spring my Friends!


Now that you’re in the spring decor inspiration mood, you have to check out my “Whimsical Spring Mantel”. You can find it HERE

If you’re a blogger or just looking for lots of inspiration, visit the blog on Fridays for our Fabulous Friday Link Party. I along with Diane from South House Design, Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm and Michele from Vintage Home Designs are hosting this fun event. It’ starts on Fridays at 8:00 am EST and ends on Mondays at 12 noon.

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  1. Sue Osborne says:

    Your post today was exactly the inspiration I needed! Moving the furniture is something I have been doing over and over- can’t seem to get it right, lol. One thing I am going to try is just removing some things altogether.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Hi Susan –

      I’m so glad that I could be inspiring! You just made my day. That is the whole goal of all of this 🙂

  2. Lynn, I love that rug! Your home is really so lovely – I could take some cues from you! Thanks for sharing your spring refreshing ideas. Pinned 🥰

    1. I’m hoping the blue & white rug things rubs off 🙂

  3. I love these ideas so much! I have you featured on the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop this Wednesday at My Homier Home. Have a great day!

    1. I’m honored Christin, thanks so much!

    1. You are so welcome! I just love all of your tablescapes and I’m just loving your spring decor in your home!

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