Spring Decorating Ideas from the Experts at Pulte
In parts of the country, it’s been a long winter, but spring is finally on the horizon. If you’ve been spending snowy days stuck indoors looking forward to longer days, outdoor living, and a breath of fresh spring air, your patience will be rewarded. We’re here with some spring decorating ideas that are sure to make your home lighter, brighter, and even more functional than before!
You see, spring isn’t just about brightening up with the latest home décor trends. It’s also about shaking off the old and bringing a sense of renewed energy into your home. It’s about lightening up your daily routine and making everything run better. It’s about finding new ways to do things so that you have more time to enjoy the longer, fun-filled days with your family and friends.
Spring Home Design Trends
Just as you change your wardrobe with the seasons, your home style can and should change with the seasons as well. In winter, your home is dressed in flannel sheets, bulky knitted throws, and all things cozy and lush. Now that Spring is upon us, it’s time to pack away the wintertime look in favor of a lighter, bright spring one.
In addition, this is the time to rethink your home’s functionality. As we move into the warmer weather, energy efficiency becomes a top priority. As the days get longer, creating compelling play spaces becomes more important. And as we shake off the winter doldrums, entertaining is top of mind. Incorporating these spring decorating ideas will help your home embrace the season.
There is nothing as cheerful and fun as the addition of florals when springtime comes around. The key to using the latest floral home design trends in your own home is to use them in new and unexpected ways.
Forget throw pillows and chintz curtains. How about a gorgeous floral rug in your entrance hall or living room? Want to lighten up a formal dining room? Change out the seats with fabric in a new floral design. It’s one of the easiest and most affordable swaps you can make, and it really brightens up all of that dark wood.
Speaking of dining, how about floral dishes and cookware? This is a hot home design trend right now, with everything from stand mixers to crockpots to stockpots sporting big, lush blossoms. You’ll bring your kitchen and dining room right into spring with this update.
Finally, do away with those same old towels and add a new set in a bold floral pattern to spruce up your baths. Add a flowering plant in a sunny windowsill or corner plant stand — the steam will keep it happy and blooming with health, even if you don’t have a green thumb.
There are a couple of ways to go with color in your spring home décor. Pastels offer a lightened-up look that’s perfect on both sunny days and during April showers. Be careful not to let your pastels look too washed out -- choose hues in unexpected shades of pale pink, orange, and purple to keep it interesting.
Of course, you can also go with a bold palette, emerging from the darkness of winter with new, brighter shades. Don’t go overboard with this look -- settle on one or two key colors and add a neutral for contrast. Fuchsia and orange is a popular combo or try Kelly green and cobalt blue.
It’s a good time to think about adding new capabilities to your home design with smart home and home control options that help you make your space more efficient and functional. You’ll save money, energy, and time when you maximize the possibilities of updated and upgraded features in your home.
Smart home window treatments can help keep cooling costs low by blocking the sun during the hottest parts of the day. Taken in cooperation with smart thermostats, you can maximize your cooling budget and automate temperature adjustments.
Worried about April showers creating damage? Smart home water sensors can detect small leaks before they become big problems, protecting your home and saving you time, money, and headaches.
Room Ideas for Spring
Of course, spring is all about bringing the outdoors in. Think about changing up the design of your rooms to maximize the impact of the view and to optimize the flow between indoors and out.
- Clear a path to that outdoor dining space -- you’re going to be using it a lot more!
- Turn off the air and open the windows. Be sure to open windows on opposite sides of the room or the house to maximize air flow and bring in the freshness.
- Consider creating a mudroom or adding a shoe storage station for the kids so that they can splash in the puddles without tracking mud through your clean house.
It’s time to start planning that summertime garden! Start with some small containers of herbs on your kitchen windowsill, then re-plant as they grow larger. You’ll love the fragrance and the flavor in your lighter springtime recipes.
There are so many ways to make the transition between indoors and out more seamless. Think spring and see where the inspiration takes you.
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