As winter comes to a close, you may want to add some excitement to your lifestyle by livening up your home. If you’re thinking about affordable, spring-inspired decor on a budget, we’re here to share 10 decorating ideas with spring in mind to help you out. Whether you have a specific budget or not, it’s exciting to create a light, bright, optimistic home. Bring a piece of sunshine into your home, even if it’s still a little chilly outside and daylight hours haven’t increased just yet.
You may have already spring cleaned your office, and thrown away items that no longer belong in your home, after which you may notice that your space is not as bright and lively as you would like it to look. Spring will be here before you know it, so read on to find out just how you can easily decorate and prepare your home for spring without overspending.
1. Garland On The Mantle
An affordable way to decorate for spring is to drape a pretty eucalyptus or other spring plant garland over your fireplace or bed frame. A spring flower garland or wreath can be bought from most home stores at an affordable price. Alternatively, make your own DIY spring paper flower garlands – you can find templates and tutorials online. These are unique and simple ways to incorporate spring flowers into your home.
Pillows or pillow cases are an inexpensive way to add a flare of spring to your couches and living room. Pillows are easy to incorporate, there’s no need to worry about hanging them or putting holes in the walls when you want to change them. They can simply be thrown on your couches or bed for a new look. Also, if you buy just the pillowcases, they can be easily stored out of the way, so clutter doesn’t begin to build up. Keep them stored, readily on hand for whenever you want to change them.
3. Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers may not be able to make it onto everyone’s budget, but you may want to add them if you know the value they add to your life and home. Knowing how to take care of fresh flowers is important to get your money’s worth. You can always buy faux flowers so you have the spring aesthetic without having to water them every day and worry about them dying.
4. Fresh Cut Blooms And Branches
This is one of the cheapest spring decor ideas, as they are free. For some of us, we can simply head outside into the garden or front yard for some inspiration. Perhaps you live in an apartment or complex which means you may not have your own garden. If so, collect some clippings next time on a hike. Place your cut branches in a vase, they will do wonders to add to the decor of your home.
5. Pastel Eggs In A Clear Vase
Another easy decoration for inexpensive budget spring decor is using pastel-coloured eggs placed into the bottom of a clear cylindrical vase. You can top the eggs with an arrangement of flowers or natural branches. You may even want to add a base of sand and small pebbles.
Decorating your home for spring isn’t just about the decor. Spring is about fresh starts, so it’s time to get organised and sort through the things that build up over the year. For spring, it’s a good idea to embrace this and simplify your decor. Spring is the best time to put away some of your heavy throws and throw away extra items. It’s good to embrace a clean, crisp look, free of clutter. This may include sorting your items into throw-away and donating bags.
Simplification can also be applied to your home’s colour palette. Create a calm peaceful look by keeping everything neutral, everything white, or choose one colour for your decor.
7. Brighten Up Your Home
Use light colours in your decor, white, or light pastels. It may be a good time to get out a can of paint and brighten a wall or item of furniture. Paint is one of the cheapest and simplest ways to change up your decor. Every room in your home is unique so choose your colours carefully and make sure they match the rest of your home.
8. Grassy Centrepiece
Colour trends change from season to season and year to year, but living greens are always in style. Add some tranquillity to your home or dining table by making a grassy display in a reused drawer as your table’s centrepiece. You can even add more functionality to the accent by using edible greens like wheatgrass or lemongrass.
9. Hanging Mason Jars
This is another clever way to incorporate canning jars into the decor. Hang mason jars on iron coat hooks, and attach them to boards to provide a farm-like fresh backdrop. Add a flower to each one for a spring twist.
10. Colourful Pot Plants
Liven up your favourite piece of furniture by topping it with three pot plants. Succulents are low maintenance and can grow inside your house, they just need a little bit of sunlight. You can even mix and match pots or buckets of plants to create a one-of-a-kind assembly. Add more contemporary plant pots under the table or pots to tuck out in between.
Spring is the time for renewed hope and optimism after the cold days of winter. Spring decorating is exciting and doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to settle for less. Budget decor can be simple and elegant. When you’re on a budget, it’s important to make smart choices that are worth it for you and your home. We hope these 10 ideas inspired you. Start incorporating them into your current decor today for that added feeling of spring.