How to Update Your Home for Spring

Desk with a pink basket under

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There's something utterly renewing and rejuvenating about spring. After months of cold and dreary weather, we all feel an urge to spruce up our homes and embrace the sunlight and energy that comes with the new season.

If you're itching to update your home without making a drastic change, here are 15 easy ways you can embrace the spring season inside and out.

Sprinkle in Bright Colors

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal in the outdoors, so try having your interior mimic the same thing. While those dark colors felt right in the winter, it's time to swap them from bold pastels or neons. If you're really feeling daring, change out some of your old dining room chairs for ones with a pop of color, as seen in this beautiful space from naptimestyle.

Blue chair at dining table
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Decorate With Flowers

One of the easiest ways to update any room is to add a bouquet of fresh flowers like this one from _awkward_peach. From bunches of daffodils and tulips to sprigs of eucalyptus and hyacinths, take advantage of all of those flowers at your local grocery store. Decorating with fresh flowers is easy and can be done in every room in your house. Between stunning centerpieces and nightstand-friendly bud vases, there's no place in your home that couldn't use a few flowers.

Fresh flowers on countertop
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Use Lighter Fabrics

Put away the heavy faux fur throws and cable knit blankets and replace them with lighter fabrics like cotton or linen. As this light and airy bedroom from hemmainteriors_com proves, crisp neutrals can make a room feel bigger and brighter. Layering whites and pale pinks can be a lovely way to add a pop of color while keeping your space neutral.

Bed with light colored bedding
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Add Greenery

It can be hard to keep plants alive when the air turns crisp and the daylight fades away. If you've sacrificed a few plants to the season, start fresh and replace them with spring-friendly plants like these ones from coletteslittlehome. Before you buy, make sure to pick the right plant for your light to ensure they survive until next spring.

Desk with greenery
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Paint a Room

If you've got a weekend to spare, consider repainting a room for a quick and easy makeover. Though it may not be bright, we love this green living room from naptimestyle. Green is the color of rejuvenation and rebirth, and is a great choice for welcoming in a new season.

Living room with green paint
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Switch Throw Pillows

Looking for an easy upgrade you can make in just an afternoon? Swap out throw pillows and blankets throughout the home for a quick refresh that doesn't take any effort at all. Whether you opt for soft pink throw pillows, as seen in this bedroom from my_grey_place, or you want something a little more traditional, swapping out textiles is a great way to make a room feel brand new.

bedroom with pink pillow and blanket
Instagram / my_grey_place

Swap Out Candles

If you're someone who decks your home out with gingerbread and pumpkin-scented candles around the holidays, it's time to change those candles out for something a little more spring-friendly, like in this photo from dashlifestyles. Reach for floral or citrus candles to liven up any room in your house.

Entryway with a pink candle
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Add Baskets to Reduce Clutter

'Tis the season for spring cleaning, and adding a basket or two (as seen in this office space from restoringlansdowne) is a great way to reduce clutter and change up your look. A lovely woven basket is the perfect accessory to store everything from throw blankets to dog toys to stuffed animals, while still looking chic and stylish.

Desk with a pink basket under
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Update Your Patio Decor

Even if you can't afford a full-blown patio renovation, swapping out a chair or a side table for something new and fresh is a great way to give the illusion of an outdoor makeover. Though this lovely little outdoor space from roundthepenroses is simple, the bright throw pillow and fun side tables are perfect for welcoming in warmer weather.

Outdoor furniture with yellow pillow
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Swap Your Art

Okay, so updating your entire gallery wall is probably out of the question, but exchanging a few pieces of art throughout the home is a great way to make your rooms feel fresh and updated. This little console table from my.burleigh.reno features a large leaning art print that's super simple to swap out each season.

Desk with pink artwork
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Add in New Tableware

Another super easy change you can make in your home come spring is in your kitchen. Keep a set of lighter dishes and cups in storage to rotate when the seasons change. We love using all-white pieces, as seen in this image from  somutschlove, but bright colorful plates and bowls are also perfect for the warmer weather.

White dishes hanging on the wall
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Change Your Shower Curtain

Though the gorgeous wallpaper look in this bathroom from kellyvonweberinteriors may not be an easy spring update, the light tasseled shower curtain is. Just change a shower curtain is a super simple way to create the illusion that you've updated your entire bathroom.

Bathroom with wallpaper and white shower curtain
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Change Your Hardware

From your dresser to the kitchen cabinets, swapping your knobs and pulls out for something a little more modern is a great way to update your entire look. We love the gold-finished pulls on these cabinets from kaylalebarondesign, but you can even mix and match the hardware to create your own personalized look.

Black cabinet with gold pulls
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Upgrade Your Lighting

If you're still sporting that outdated ceiling fixture from 1995, this season is a great excuse to replace it with something a little more modern. We love the black woven lamp in this living room from my_grey_place, which transforms the space and acts as a centerpiece. Swapping out fixtures is simple, even for a novice, and a great way to update any room in an afternoon.

Living room with black and white decor
Instagram / my_grey_place

Display Your Own Prints

Even if you can't plan a real spring vacation, you can pretend you're sitting on the beach every day this spring by printing and displaying some of your favorite travel pics. We love this little corner from prettyinthepines's home because it features lovely travel photography that makes us want to book a plane ticket ASAP.

Console table with baskets and trays
Instagram / prettyinthepines

Try a New Doormat

Want to smile every time you come home this spring? Swap out your wintery doormat for a happy, modern one, like this piece from amilyshiplapanddunn. A new spring wreath or potted plant for your porch are also simple ways to remind yourself it is finally spring when you come home.

Front door with bench
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