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Spring Decorating Tips: 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

Does anything scream new beginnings more than spring? It’s no coincidence that the season of nature’s rebirth reflects our personal lives as well – it’s believed that spring is the most popular season for buying or selling a house.


📷 Michelle


Whether you’re looking to welcome spring with such a radical change or simply want to adapt your space so that it feels brighter, livelier, and more inspiring, many little things can make a big difference.


Let’s take a look at five spring interior design trends for 2021 that will help you freshen up your home.


Make the Colors Pop


Pink cushions and green kitchen cabinets may be an option, but there’s an even trendier color in store. If you’re a design enthusiast, you must have noticed that this year Pantone chose not one but two colors of the year. Their light gray and bright yellow say it all… Spring 2021 is all about introducing bold elements into your home to convey strength and playful contrast.


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Yet, to avoid that Skittles explosion effect, know that you don’t need to go overboard. You can make colors pop only by introducing bright pillows, a cheerful art piece, or simply a statement armchair such as this Zipcode Design lounge chair.


If you want to use muted colors, stick to pastels to add that calming yet sophisticated feel. Either way, always bet on one monochromatic color family to achieve a cohesive look and layer in shades to add depth.


Stick to Wallpaper


Another way you can change up your space or introduce more colors is by exploring home decor wallpaper trends. This effortless solution, perfect for those fearing big commitment, allows you to experiment with different patterns and textures.


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As more and more options enter the market, from unique natural grasscloth and cork wallpaper to impressive 3D mural-style landscape panoramas, the only real struggle will be making a choice.


Wood Adds a Fresh Touch


Have you ever heard about friluftsliv? Yes, it’s a real word, and it’s pronounced free-loofts-liv – a Danish term for “open-air living”. This concept, which became popular during the pandemic, is all about bringing attention to outdoor spaces. However, if you don’t have a garden to enjoy, you can still bring the natural world inside this spring, particularly with wooden elements.


📷 Romana


Those of us who are eco-minded might opt for raw or recycled wood which are bound to bring warmth and charming rusticity. Materials like rattan, made of palm stems, match this trend too. Rattan not only works for traditional furniture such as coffee tables, but its versatility also makes it an excellent fit for wall hangings, bowls, or even mirrors (like this iconic Serena & Lily piece).


Don’t Forget the Greenery


In a further attempt to reconnect with nature, home decor has also seen a renaissance of floral and farmhouse elements. But if there’s a trend that we’re positive will never go out of style, it’s indoor greenery.


Go to your local farmers market, purchase some fresh daffodils, tulips, or lilies, and place them in an impressive vase so they can become the focal point of any room. Geometric vase designs have been especially trendy this season.


📷 Megan Koe


Plants like aglaonemas, dracaenas, or others that have air-cleaning benefits can be nestled in creative containers and DIY flower pots. Plus, hanging or wall arrangements can fill up a space in a non-intrusive way, so explore macramé for that clean, boho touch or metal hangers for a more minimalist look.


Bet On Sustainability


Last but not least, let’s not forget that spring is the season for renewal and rebirth. The pandemic has switched the focus from over-consumption to more sustainable ways of living. So, if you see the opportunity to incorporate an upcycled or repurposed design piece, now is the time.


📷 Selina


In contrast with “fast furniture”, crafts, handmade designs, and the powerful stories behind furniture pieces are now in the spotlight. As well as supporting local artists, know that you can become one too: If you own an object that perhaps doesn’t match your desired aesthetics anymore, before throwing it away, why not let your creativity run wild and rework it with some DIY? You can start small with a wine bottle pendant light or metal memo board. There are plenty of ideas to try out this spring.


As we adjust to new ways of living post-pandemic, having a place that feels truly like home is more important than ever before. Changing a few things up this spring can have great mood-boosting effects, too. So, what are you waiting for?


To see how some of the DecorMatters users handled our Spring design challenge, click here.