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8 Simple Ways to Add Spring to Your Home

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8 simple ways to add spring to your home will guide you in the transition to a new season with ideas for pillows and more!

8 Simple Ways to Add Spring to Your Home

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Spring is in the air here in the south. We even had quite a few teaser days in the 70s.

The birds have been so active. I think that even our pets have a bit of spring fever.

spring family room

Of course with the promise of spring and the warmer days ahead comes the onslaught of pollen. We started seeing pollen about two weeks ago.

secretary in a family room

It will be early May before we can truly enjoy our outdoor spaces.

I'd like to give a huge shout-out and thank you to my dear friend, Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life. She organizes our seasonal home tours. It's not an easy task, but she does it with such grace and organization.

If you are visiting from Calypso in the Country, welcome!

You will find the complete list of the spring home tour at the end of this post.

I used to decorate with all things spring when my kids were younger…..all the bunnies, Easter grass, and cutesie Easter eggs. They loved it. I loved it.

The older that I get, I crave simpler ways to decorate for the seasons. My kids are now in their 20s and both are officially engaged to be married. Very soon, we will have a truly empty nest.

Ashlyn got a nice record player for her birthday, and we love sitting in here and listening to albums this spring.

After a long winter, it's fun to decorate your home with a fresh spring look.

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8 Simple Ways to Add Spring to Your Home

Here are 8 simple ways to add spring to your home in subtle ways. These ideas can be applied from the front door and dining room to the living room. The change in seasons is also the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning as your usher in the new season.


spring pillows on a couch

A great way to add new life to your space with lighter fabrics, bright colors, and a similar color palette of spring. New throw pillows are a great addition this time of year. Many are found affordably from your budget-friendly stores like HomeGoods, Walmart, and Target.

pottery barn pillows for spring on a couch

Through the years, I have gravitated more towards using pillow covers. Pillow covers are perfect for small space decorating.

Great Sources for Pillow Covers

Pillow covers allow you to change for the seasons easily with fewer pillows to store. Covers fold easily and store on shelves and in drawers.


Flowers whether fresh or faux are a great addition to the spring season.

Fresh spring flowers are an inexpensive way to add a touch of spring.

My favorite way to get this look is a quick trip to a grocery store like Trader Joe's for fresh flowers.

spring flowers on a mantel

While doing a mix of flowers is striking, I lean towards using the same flower with a little greenery mixed in. It's the best way to achieve a pretty look quickly.

spring flowers on a mantel

I do use faux flowers a lot. I have a metal bucket in my craft room that I store them in out of season.

spring vignette

It's quite fun to “shop” from my bucket.

A craft store is a perfect place for faux flowers as well as Amazon.

High-quality faux flowers that really look realistic can be found at Afloral and Pottery Barn.

spring decor vignette

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I so look forward to our yard in bloom for fresh clippings. The greenery and stems of buds are gorgeous in simple arrangements.


bunny rabbit statue on a coffee table

Chinoiserie Balls

Nothing says spring like pretty bunny rabbit statues and figurines.

An easy way to add spring subtly is by adding a rabbit to an entry table or coffee table vignettes.

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spring family room with blue and white

Once I pull out my rabbits for spring, I usually use them in our home and outdoor spaces until fall.

spring family room with blue and whtie

Don't be afraid to search your garden center and concrete shops for outdoor rabbits. They can work indoors as well.

spring decor

Just take care when placing them on surfaces. You may want to place a runner under them or a bit of cut felt.


Now is a great time to prepare your space for warmer weather.

spring family room

Pack away the faux fur throws. They are a bit heavy on the eyes for spring.

spring family room

Instead, opt for lighter-weight throws in spring colors.

They add texture and color when draped over chairs and the backs of couches.

HomeGoods is a favorite shop for throw blankets. They usually have an amazing selection with prices under $24.

I like this blanket and this one from Amazon.

I am always a bit chilly inside so I appreciate the ability to easily grab a throw to have on me while watching TV or reading.


candles on the coffee table

I opt to use white candles in the spring and summer.

candles on a spring mantel

I love using battery-operated candles similar to these on our mantel. It makes enjoying them so my easier.

spring candles

Spring is when I like to bring out my glass candlestick holders. Most of mine were purchased years ago from Big Lots and dollar stores.

I do have my eye on this set.


wicker tray basket on a table with lamp

Wicker is a great touch for spring and summer. The texture is the perfect nod to warmer months.

spring basket vignette

I find a lot of pretty wicker pieces like this tray. It's a favorite piece. You can give wicker a simple makeover with this technique.

Candles are some of my favorite new items to purchase with the change in seasons. i really scored with this new wicker candle. I found mine at HomeGoods. The previous link is similar.


basket vignette

I adore decorating with books.

spring coffee table

You can see more ideas HERE for decorating with books.

I've collected books for years.

spring console table

You'll find me visiting our bookshelves and removing the jackets to find the perfect ones to decorate with.

Did you know that you can buy sets of books in particular colorways! I love these in blue, green, and creamy white.

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blue and white decor for spring

I've collected a few blue and white porcelain pieces through the years, but in recent years have grown to love it even more.

spring coffee table

Blue and white is timeless and works so well in our own home.

It's the perfect way to add a traditional touch.

console table with books and vases

It works throughout every season.

I have yet to try a floral arrangement that didn't work in them.

beautiful secretary with traditional decor

Most of my blue and white are from budget-friendly stores like HomeGoods, Tuesday Morning, Kohl's, Dollar General, vintage shops, and thrift stores!

In Conclusion

The easiest way to bring in simple changes is to first shop your home and use what you have!

Shopping my home is always the very first thing that I do when decorating.

This spring the only new item that I purchased for this room was the little wicker-encased candle. It's a simple touch that brightens up the entry table in the family room.

Always shop your home first. Do not be afraid to move items from one room to another for a new to you look.

Up next on today's tour is Cuckoo 4 Design.

spring home

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  1. This is amazing! I absolutely love your style. Your home is stunning! I would love it if you would share it on the Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday, and every Friday after that. You can find the link on my website. Hugs and blessings to you.

  2. Oh, Christy! Your home is like a breath of spring air! My favorite things are those bunnies perched on the books on your coffee table and that gorgeous pillow on your sofa!

  3. I always love seeing your beautiful home Christy…southern traditional is near and dear to my heart. And the bunnies flanking the coffee table for spring are too cute! I’m so happy to be included in this hop with you!

    1. Thanks so very much, Rhoda! It has been a fabulous tour with so many ideas. I sure love using my growing collection of bunnies. Happy spring!

  4. As always, everything is just lovely, Christy! You have some great suggestions for simples ways to add spring. That’s funny what you said about the birds and your pets having spring fever. We have the same thing, plus the squirrels have been going nuts too (pun intended lol).

  5. Christy, seeing your home always makes my heart skip a beat – it is just stunning! You’re so lucky to have warm weather – we still have mounds of snow here! I just love all of your spring touches and tips!

  6. Beautiful spring ideas Christy! I especially love how you styled your coffee table with the bunnies, candles and the lovely urn! I didn’t realize that both of your kids are engaged now. Wow, Congratulations!

  7. Now I want more bunnies! And I need new pillow covers too. Love all of your touches of spring. The bunnies, the balls, the candles, the greenery – it’s all perfectly spring. Glad I could hop with you this week. Happy (almost) spring!

  8. Absolutely beautiful tour! Love it! Congrats on your kids engagements. And I can so relate to craving simpler ways to decorate for the seasons. I didn’t grab even just one Easter bunny or egg 😉

  9. Thank you for the gorgeous tour! I love the bunny rabbits, they look lovely in your entryway and on your coffee table. You blue and white accessories are beautiful too and perfect for every season! So happy to be on the hop with you this week!

  10. What a beautiful spring tour with so many great tips! I agree with you on the pillow covers…so much easier to store than full pillows. I love all your blue and white and your pretty spring accessories. Great to hop with you again!

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