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    5 Fabulous Ways Spring can Inspire Your Next Home Makeover Project

    Rug above: Ophelia Collection


    Now that we’re nearly a month into 2019, you may be thinking about how you’d like to redecorate your home for the rest of the year. Sadly, we’re still in the depths of winter. It’s hard to find inspiration when the only thing you can see out your window is shades of gray and white. It can make the world look so devoid of color and life.

    Fortunately, Spring isn’t too far away! Once the sun starts to shine, flowers will bloom in a cascade of dazzling colors. Birds will return and fill the air with the sound of happy chirping. People will start to go outside, and the world will be filled with the sense of joy that only the warmer season can bring.

    If you love Spring, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a season filled with wonderful inspirations for home decorating. Below, we’ll explore five amazing ways that the Spring season can inspire your home makeover. We’ll also provide some helpful tips to get the most from your décor choices and allow you to create a home that will look fantastic, no matter the season.

    1. Incorporate Floral Patterns Into Your Design Theme

    Flowers are one of the most prominent features of Spring. They’re also a decor element that has been used in everything from rugs to bedspreads for many years now. These timeless designs can inject a subtle hint of beautiful color into your current palette or create just enough variety to create a unique appearance.

    Homedit.com has a  list of great recommendations to incorporate floral patterns into your design if you need help coming up with ideas. We’ve highlighted a few of their best below:

    Use Wallpaper with Bold Designs

    In the past, floral wallpaper tended to stick with one shape and subdued colors. Today, floral wallpaper tends to favor varying sizes, shapes, and colors in their patterns. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your wallpaper! You can use it in small patches to accent a portion of your wall, almost like an accent wall.

    Use Wall Art to Draw the Eye

    You don’t have to dominate your entire wall with flowers. You can use wall art featuring floral patterns to lead your visitors’ gaze to an element you want to highlight. For example, if you wanted to showcase your entertainment center, hang your floral art on either side of the TV. It will help channel focus between the two pieces.

    Floral Rugs as a Centerpiece

    You’re certainly not limited to just using floral patterns on your wall. Floral patterns are a very popular theme in rugs, and they create some of the most beautiful designs you can find. Floral rugs are particularly effective when used as centerpieces. If you use other dynamic designs sparingly in the rest of your room, it will really cause a floral rug to pop, and become the center of attention.

    Our  floral collection of rugs features a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Browse it today to give you some great ideas about using floral patterns in your design!

    Fable FB-05 Spice Rug

    2. Use Freshly Bloomed Flowers and Plants as Decor

    If you’re not a fan of floral art in your design, using the real thing can work just as well. Flowers and plants make for some amazing organic decorations. If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, you already have the perfect decor store in your own backyard! The thing you’ll need to focus on is how to incorporate them. There are some tried and true techniques you can use, such as:

    • Keep your flowers in a vase for tabletop accents.
    • Use the petals as potpourri for your dining room. All you need are some petals mixed with herbs and oils to freshen up your home
    • Make a wreath to hang on your door or wall. Wreaths look especially gorgeous when they’re used to accent mirrors and portraits.

    The main downside to using fresh flowers and plants is that you’ll have to change them out once they start to wilt. This can get to be both expensive and a real hassle. Though they can’t compare in terms of appearance, many imitation flowers can still create the look you want.

    Joanna Gaines Ophelia

    3. Use Spring’s Brightest Colors for Your Palette

    As we discussed in our post about  color theory in interior design, colors have tremendous emotional power. Spring commonly features colors that have come to represent life, happiness, and hope.

    Spring is unique in that it features a wide variety of both warm and soft colors, even though they’re all brighter than normal. Because the sun is such an integral part of Spring, colors tend to be brighter, cheerier, and more dynamic than any other time of year. Common Spring colors include:

    • Sky blue
    • Light green
    • Rose
    • Purple
    • Yellow

    If you want to truly capture the feeling of Spring in your home decorations, you’ll want toincorporate as many colors as possible. We’d recommend going with either a triadic or analogous color scheme to take advantage of multiple colors that don’t overwhelm each other.

    4. Use Décor Items Associated with Spring

    While flowers and petals are the most commonly associated shapes with Spring, they certainly aren’t the only ones. If you’re wondering what other shapes can be used to bring a Spring-like feeling into your home, all you have to do is look out your window!

    Items Featuring Spring Activities

    As soon as Spring arrives, people start to go outside to enjoy the warmer weather. It’s common to see children flying kites, riding bikes, playing softball, and looking for four-leaf clovers. Adults will start going on hikes, having picnics, and playing golf. You can use décor items featuring these activities to channel a rich feeling of Spring.

    Items Featuring the Natural Aspects of Spring

    Besides flowers, trees, ponds, and forest trails are also commonly associated with Spring. You could use art prints featuring a Spring landscape, wood carvings, or wallpaper that features these natural aspects.

    Items Featuring the Animals of Spring

    Animals play a big role in how we picture Spring. Bunny rabbits, ducks, certain birds, sheep, and horses are all animals that we tend to see popping up when the weather starts to warm. Animals are another popular theme that decorators use, and they capture the look of Spring perfectly!

    Joanna Gaines Pillows

    5. Focus on Springtime Fabrics

    When you’re choosing the throws,decorative pillows, and sheets that will complete your Springtime look, the fabric you use will play a big role in your selection. This can be a tough decision because fabrics not only have to look good but be functional as well. Spring is an odd time of the year - it can be burning up one day and chilly the next. The sun may be out in the morning, while a Spring shower dominates the afternoon.

    Since this is the case, your fabrics can’t be to be too thick or thin. They need to allow enough air flow that your skin can breathe, but still, give you a little extra warmth when you need it. Obviously, the environment you live in will also factor into your fabric choices.

    To help you get a better idea of which fabric might work for your design, let’s take a look at three of Spring’s most popular fabrics:


    Cotton is one of the softest fabrics you can get. It’s breathability and lighter weight means that it will feel perfect against your skin. Since it’s also hypoallergenic, cotton can be a big help in relieving those Springtime allergies. Cotton’s biggest headaches are that it tends to shrink, and stains very easily.


    Wool is a thicker, durable material that’s perfect for use in rugs and throws. It’s incredibly warm and repels stains while absorbing liquids well. Wool can be very itchy though, even if you’re not allergic to it, and it may be too hot to use for bedding.


    Linen is one of the most absorbent materials you can get. It can hold up to 20% of its weight in moisture, but is very breathable, and dries out quickly. This makes it perfect for bedding because it strikes the perfect balance between keeping the temperature regulated. It’s also a very durable material and improves in softness and sheen the more you wash it. The major downsides are that linen wrinkles easily and it is difficult to repair when it starts to fray.

    The Joy of Spring, All Year Long

    That’s all I have for today! I hope that you enjoyed reading and have started to think up some great ideas you can use in your home! Springtime designs are wonderful because they’re so warm, colorful, and inspiring. Having the perfect Springtime design can make your home as beautiful as the outdoor view during the season, and much warmer and comfier when the cold weather rolls back around.