Updating Your Home Decor for Spring: 2015 Edition
Spring is here and what better way to welcome the warmer weather and changing of seasons than by freshening up your decor! Fall and winter are all about the warm fabrics and darker, comforting colors, but spring is about new life, brightness, and color. Most of us can’t redo our entire decor, but just by adding in a fresh coat of paint, some accessories, rugs or throw pillows you can change up a whole room so it feels fresh and new. We have gathered some of our favorite and inexpensive ways to liven up your decor just in time for spring and we can’t wait to share them with you!
While you may want to change up every room (don’t we all!) we usually focus on one room at a time, so we have divided up our amazing collection by room. If done right, small changes can have a huge impact on our house and our mood. So this spring, start it off right by freshening up your home with a few of these ideas!
Say goodbye to your beige or tan paint, and update your home instantly with a wall makeover with Sherwin Williams! We absolutely love the latest and greatest home paint trend of the perfect grey, because it is classic and sophisticated and is still a fabulous neutral, and it is guaranteed to make your home look more updated and make those white, spring-time accents POP!
Sherwin-Williams Emerald® paint and primer in one with advanced stain blocking technology delivers best-in-class overall performance. To ensure a beautiful, smooth finish and stunning color for years to come, use the finest paint ever. Emerald prevents stains from penetrating, offers maximum resistance to water streaking and spotting, features truly remarkable hide and covers dark colors. With exceptional coverage and washability, it’s perfect for any room in your home.
Sherwin-Williams makes it easy to choose coordinating colors in their store, and they have many different grey tones available, so you’re sure the find the perfect hue for your home. While many prefer a warmer, brown undertone in their grey, Morning Fog is the perfect grey with a cooler undertone, and it looks absolutely amazing paired with the stark white of Ice Cube, in the same palette. Whether you love the white enough to paint on accent walls, a hallway, or simply trim work, both colors will take your dingy walls and brighten and lighten them up, just in time for Spring! Spend any amount of time watching HGTV, and you’ll see that grey is the new beige– and with Sherwin-Williams, there are far more than 50 shades of it. Bust out your roller and start up a weekend DIY project. If you’re looking to dramatically change up a room, painting will make the biggest impact of all.
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Shaking out your rugs from the collective months of winter-time funk is refreshing, but adding a new rug to your home can really help change your decor, without a ton of additional work or money. Whether it’s adding in a new runner by the back door, or a larger area rug under your breakfast table, we simply adore the Moroccan-chic design of this Lenox Tile Tufted Wool Rug from Garnet Hill. The simple, yet modern design is all the rage this season, and with classic, staple-neutral colors such as Nickel, Blue and Mineral Green, it will be understated in your home, yet will reign a beautiful addition to anywhere you place it.
The stunning plush rug works in just about any home decor or style, and is made out of 100% wool and is enhanced with a shimmer of silk art, making it sparkle in the right light, and adding sophistication to any space it graces. We absolutely adore the 3’6″x5’6″ size as an over-sized doormat, perfect to adorn your entryway and big enough to also be a functional space for your brand new springtime rain boots and umbrella. And with everything Garnet Hill, you will be awed at the quality of this rug, and will have no doubt that it will last for many seasons to come.
What better way to spruce up your home decor for spring than with some bright new family photos on the wall? Gallery Wrapped Canvases by Picture It On Canvas provide a beautifully custom piece for any wall in your home this season. The nicely wrapped sides and corners make every canvas a unique and polished accent to your decor.
Choose from a variety of canvas borders and frames and many sizes; there is sure to be one that compliments your photos and your decor. Each piece is custom-made by the Picture It on Canvas craftsmen and is sure to be a treasured momento for years to come.
Picture It on Canvas offers weekly deals, along with coupon codes and exclusive deals, so you can be sure to find something that is as affordable as it is beautiful.
Kitchen and Dining Room
If you’re serious about completely updating your home to a new color scheme, we absolutely adore Fiesta Dishes and their versatile flexibility to mix and match in our favorite color combos for spring. Bright white dishes paired with a stunning lapis blue makes an understated and classic combination, and, in the spirit of spring, we couldn’t resist throwing in a POP of color with sunflower.
FIESTA® Dishes, produced by the Homer Laughlin China Company, were first released in January of 1936 in it’s flagship colors of Red, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Green and Ivory (and turquoise the following year.) For the next 30+ years, FIESTA followed the trends and colors of the decades, from the softer pastel colors of the 30’s to the warmer, earth toned colors of the late 60’s. At the end of 1972, FIESTA® was retired after 37 years of production and was only available to collectors.
In 1985, officials of Bloomingdale’s, the prestigious retailer in New York City approached Homer Laughlin about reproducing a dinnerware line from the past. Soon the two companies agreed that FIESTA® had the greatest chance for commercial success. In early 1986, Bloomingdale’s introduced a new line of FIESTA® with a new color palette and with improvements to the body and glaze. Homer Laughlin was the country’s leading producer of restaurant china and it was determined that the new FIESTA® should be made of the same durable, restaurant- quality china body as the company’s other products. Additionally, the ceramic glaze would be lead-free, a comparatively new innovation in the china industry.
The ability to mix and match makes Fiesta our favorite option for dishes this spring. The classic colors are simple, and Fiesta dishes are perfect because if you’d ever like to change your decor down the road, you can easily add colors to the set to usher in a different scheme. Collect your set all at once, or one 4-piece set at a time, depending on your finances. It’s easy to add, making it affordable china, for everyone’s budget.
Each four piece place setting comes standard with:
- 1 dinner plate
- 1 salad plate
- 1 bowl
- 1 mug
Fiesta dinner wear is versatile and casual enough to use every day, as well as being microwave, dishwasher and oven safe to boot. You won’t want to tuck these dishes away to only break out for special occasions (though you will also proudly show them off for those, too!). And an additional little bonus for those of us with semi-destructive children, Fiesta offers a 5 yr warranty on all china made by The Homer Laughlin China Company against chipping under normal usage conditions for a period of five years from the date of delivery.
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Once everyone comes out of hibernation, spring entertaining and decorating can finally begin. It’s time to stock up on all your entertaining and decorating gear so you can host the best block parties, baby showers, and barbecues. Mark & Graham has everything you need for spring parties and decor, from table linens and glassware to bar tools and serving trays. Mark & Graham gives all of their products an extra special touch; the ability to personalize most every item they offer, for free. Not only does monogramming bring a personal, unique detail to your home, it also comes in handy when too many glasses are congregating on one table.
Everyone needs a serving tray for either spring cocktails, glasses of water for thirsty kids, or for giving your entryway’s console table a cheery facelift. Mark & Graham’s lacquer rectangle tray is a clean lined, simple, and chic tray that is perfect for every home this spring. Available in several bright, bold colors and two size options, this tray features a wipe clean surface, soft linen bottom, and the ability to personalize it in any way possible with Mark & Graham’s extensive monogramming options.
Serve atop your lacquer rectangle tray Mark & Graham’s everyday acrylic glasses. In a classic, clean design, made from 100% acrylic for non-breakable safety, these BPA-free glasses are perfect for the kids on warm spring afternoons. The sandblasted monogram that you can add for free to every glass is great for being able to tell whose glass is whose. Don’t let the kids hog all these pretty glasses! Pour yourself a nice glass of wine into a personalized acrylic glass from Mark & Graham’s flared top glass carafe. This hand-blown glass carafe can also be used for displaying the spring bouquet you bought at the farmer’s market or for a bedside water pitcher. Monogram it in your favorite initial to give it even more love.
Extra: In addition to free monogramming on every order, Mark & Graham also offers free gift wrap on every order. Just another reason to make this company your go-to for everything spring!
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Brighten up any dining room or kitchen with colorful table linens by Pacific & Rose this spring. Their collection of beautiful global textiles offers many patterns and products to outfit your table in the finest of fabrics and loveliest of colors. The fabrics wash up easily and are made of quality materials and craftsmanship, so you will get years of use out of every one of their products.
“Founded in 2001 by Elizabeth James, Pacific & Rose brings a fresh, colorful interpretation to traditional Indian prints in a home textile collection.
Utilizing vibrant color combinations and organic natural fibers, the collections are either hand block-printed in India or screen printed in California. From a love of Indian handcrafted textiles, coupled with influences living on the California coast, a design fusion of East and West shines through in all of their textiles and products.”
All the items are screenprinted and made 100% in the USA, so you’ll know that you’re place is set at the table with only the best fabrics, meant to last meal after meal, and memory after memory. From tablecloths, to runners, placemats and napkins, Pacific & Rose has your table-top decor covered.
The Table Runner Chichen Marigold and Napkin Chichen Marigold are right on track with this year’s trends, and perfect to adorn your table and create an eye-catching setting, perfectly welcoming for all of your dinner guests to enjoy. Pair it with the Paisley Black Tablecloth for a more formal affair, as the addition of the stunning tablecloths black and white colors really make this mix-and-match company’s items coordinate perfectly.
All the designs are intended to mix and match, and add in color throughout the home, in various locations. Keep the placemats in a neutral chic grey color to really offset your dishes, and add in the bright colors with some eye catching yellow napkins. The City Palace Slate Placemat is the perfect, low-key placemat to emphasize your table decor, without overtaking it.
If you’re looking for a stylish workhorse for everyday kitchen tasks, look no further than this stunning Laura’s Garden Tea Towel. They are sold in a two-pack, and come with a twill hook perfect for hanging, and are designed to tackle your toughest kitchen messes with ease, as well as being machine wash and dryable. You’ll find, however, they are too pretty to keep in a drawer, and you’ll find fun locations to store them, also acting as a decorative towel, as well.
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Nothing sparks creativity and fresh ideas like a beautiful workspace. You can spruce up your home office just in time for spring with the lovely and useful items in the Cynthia Rowley line of office supplies at Staples. With a variety of colors and patterns, you will find everything you need to keep your space productive, organized and stylish.
Choose from abstracts to florals, and products from organizers to notebooks to binders. We love the Yellow Leaves Desktop Organizer to keep your desk neat and tidy while adding a vibrant pop of color. The Gold Abstract Document Box is the perfect way to disguise that unsightly stack of random papers you always seem to accumulate in your office space. And when it comes to note taking, the Cynthia Rowley line at Staples offers the most gorgeous selection of notebooks like this Floral Collection. These affordable accents will add a colorful touch to freshen up any space!
If your front entry needs a little spring facelift, you need to check out the new Doormat Collection from Garnet Hill. These mats are absolutely beautiful and will really make a statement as soon as you step up to your door. Each vibrant doormat design is hand made with coconut husk fibers, called coir. This completely natural material is not only stunning to look at, but is biodegradable too.
The Garnet Hill Doormat collection mats each measure nice and big at 24″ x 36″ by 1″ thick. The thicker nature will allow for more dirt to get trapped outside instead of being dragged inside your house. There are four all new spring patterns to choose from: Blue Suzani, Coral Flowers, Medallions, and Moroccan Tiles- each having their own color scheme and unique pattern. Pictured above is Blue Suzani which has a beautiful and bright rhythmic pattern of blues, gold, and corals. This mat will brighten your front door without any work at all!
So when the snow finally melts, brush all of the dirt away and lay down your new Garnet Hill doormat and get ready for spring!
For an eco-friendly area rug that is extremely customizable, you need to check out Flor. They sell modular carpet tiles that adhere to your floor and are easy to clean and replace as needed. They offer a variety of styles and colors–from more basic and neutral colors, to wild colorful patterns or even vintage inspired prints. The Twisted Spokes Rug shown here makes a great addition to any indoor porch, play room, hallway, or kids room. We like that this pattern is bright and fun, but not overwhelming. The multi-color Twisted Spokes set is designed to be a 2′ x 20′ runner style rug. However, since the rug comes in modular tiles, you can create any pattern that you like!
Aside from making great rugs that stand up to spills, kids, and pets, Flor is just an all around great company. They even have a return and recycle program–allowing you to return your old rugs, free of charge, to their facility where it is recycled and reused for other products. In addition, 95% of their product line is manufactured in the USA, so your dollars support an almost entirely U.S. made product.
Don’t go into spring with the same dreary house you had all winter – open those windows and welcome in the warm air and celebrate by adding some new life to your living room, kitchen, dining room, home office or patio. Stay tuned for more spring decor ideas for your bedroom, playroom, nursery and bathroom in an upcoming post!
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Michelle; full time mama, part time blogger, wife extraordinaire. This busy mama to three “peas” is a lover of all things running, crafting and baking. A New England native and current desert dweller, she is the brains and wit behind the blog Our Three Peas, where she writes about the hilarious reality that is motherhood. She strives to live a green and natural life and swears that most motherhood-related dramas can be solved by having a nice glass of wine at the end of the evening.