11 Décor Upgrades That Will Take You From Winter to Spring
Just like décor is as much about comfort as it is about aesthetics, upgrading your home for spring is less about going through a complete overhaul, and more about infusing a space with subtle warm-weather accents that will transport a room from cozy to breezy. The goal: keeping in line with seasonally appropriate activities and comforts, so that your home is always for enjoying the best of each season. Ready for spring? Scroll down to see more, and swipe right on each image to see décor updates happen before your eyes.
Swap Wool Throws for Breezy Stripes
While chunky wool knits and textiles become a little obsolete in warmer months, there are still instances where throws come in handy: a chilly spring night spent on the patio (or sprawled on a blanket for a picnic in the park for the city dwellers).
Swap Dark Dining Chairs for Lighter Seating
Stow the sheepskins away. Spring entertaining often happens outdoors, so dining rooms can get slightly deserted in warmer months. One eating station that remains: the breakfast table. Update your breakfast station with interesting chairs (or barstools) in vibrant colors, like this lovely mint green.
Swap Flannel Bed Sheets for Fresh Linen
Flannel does a great job at keeping us warm when the temperatures drop to below zero, but it’s scientifically proven that we sleep better when our bodies are cooler, so swapping sheets between seasons is not only aesthetically pleasing but also conducive to a better night’s sleep.
Swap Wooden Vases for Glass
Spring is the perfect time of year to fill your home with freshly cut flowers that signal summer is just around the corner. Use this excuse to refresh your vase collection with pretty glass vases or colorful ceramics.
Swap Muted Rugs for Livelier Flatweave Dhurries
While we may want to curl up on plush rugs in the winter, they can get downright irksome when temps rise. Swap them out for colorful flatweave rugs. Flatweave dhurries are also a fantastic alternative to chunky doormats and can instantly brighten up a hallway.
Swap Dark Wood for Lighter Options
Smaller furniture, like side tables, consoles, and accent chairs can easily be swapped. Even replacing just one dark accent table with a lighter texture like grasscloth will do wonders to lift your room. If you’re keeping the same console table, consider restyling it so that the accessories surrounding it feel more spring-appropriate.
Swap Cozy Plushes for Printed Pillows
Throw out the furs, and bring in the palm leaves! Swapping pillows is the easiest way to get your home ready for the warmer season. Consider going with lighter fabrics in bright colors or cheery prints.
Swap in Summer Textures
Summer vs. winter décor is all about texture. Heavier solid textures are great in the winter, but to lighten up your shades, how about a capiz seashell pendant that will bring an airy feel to your space?
Swap in Cheery Beach Prints
Art is one of the easiest ways to infuse your home with a seasonal flair—black-and-white photography looks great in winter, while beachy prints are fun in the warmer seasons. Even if you’re just swapping one frame in an entire gallery wall, a bright print can instantly change your wall and your room.
Swap Solid Frames for Wire
Driftwoods and other pale matte woods are reminiscent of summers by the seaside and carefree living. Refresh your wood accessories with lighter alternatives to get the beach bum look. Also, opt for less boxy, more open frames like this candle votive.
Swap Heavy Drapes for Sheer Linen
Heavy curtains are fantastic in the winter to control heat, but if you’re the type that loves opening windows in warmer months, consider breezy linen curtains to give your décor a fresh, flowy look.