Spring decor ideas – 23 beautiful ways to decorate your home for the change in season

These spring decor ideas will ensure your home feels refreshed for the changing season

Spring decor ideas
(Image credit: Tori Murphy/Little Greene/Michelle Yorke Interior Design)

There are so many beautiful spring decor ideas to inspire your space, and as we say goodbye to winter, it's the perfect time to give your home a joyful refresh for the season ahead.

Color, pattern, and lightweight materials are some of the key decorating ideas to focus on when curating your interiors for spring. Introducing floral and botanical prints, as well as styling with plenty of fresh foliage and beautiful spring flowers is also important, establishing a synergy between the inside and out.

We've spoken to the experts for their top interior design tips for bringing a springtime feel to your home decor. From simple accessory additions to transforming a feature wall, these spring decor ideas will have your home feeling new and rejuvenated in no time.

Spring decor ideas for a seasonal refresh

As the days become longer and brighter and we start to spend more time outdoors, we often feel a change in our mood which comes with feelings of renewal, happiness, and vitality. 

Spring decor ideas often reflect these seasonal changes through palettes of bright colors and inspiration from the natural world, with a space filled with uplifting patterns and prints. 

Don't forget about summer decor ideas, as many of your chosen spring decor designs can go on to work in harmony with these, too.

1. Curate a spring tablescape

Spring tablescape

(Image credit: Cathy Nordström/Fanny Radvik)

Just like festive tablescaping, a spring table can be a beautiful way to celebrate the season with friends and family when dining both inside and alfresco, establishing a unique, stylish, and inviting atmosphere around your dining table. 'A pastel color palette makes a great base for creating a fresh, energetic finish,' says Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design manager at IKEA

'For a modern take on Easter table decor, incorporate relaxed and tactile layers – add textured glass or natural accents for an elegant look. If you want a memorable setting, consider adding personalized accents like place cards or flower arrangements to your table,' suggests Clotilde.

2. Decorate your front door with a spring wreath

yellow front door porch with spring wreath, traditional lantern, stained glass, patterned tiles

(Image credit: Annie Sloan)

Spring is a season associated with new life and beautiful blooming flowers, with many seasonal blooms reappearing. So, why not mark the return of your favorite flowers with a pretty spring wreath? A front door or porch area deserves as much attention as our interiors, and this spring decor idea is a fitting choice.

'Blossoms and bulbs can be fleeting, so I love to capture their beauty in a spring wreath,' says Andréa Childs. 'It's a way to display the growth of the season in a decoration you can see every day, especially if you use flowers in your spring door decor to bring brightness and cheer to the front of your home,' she adds.

If you're looking into making your own spring or Easter wreath, follow our step-by-step guide on creating a DIY spring wreath.

3. Introduce soft furnishings in pastel colors and floral patterns

Colorful, pink living room with patterned cushions, tiled fireplace, artwork on walls, floor lamp with floral decorated shade

(Image credit: Molly Mahon)

A quick, easy, and inexpensive way you can transform a room to feel fresh and colorful for spring is to style your space with new soft furnishings, such as throw pillows and blankets. This is particularly useful when planning spring bedroom ideas or a seasonal living room refresh.

Mary Jo Major, founder and principal designer at Rise Interiors explains, 'You can never go wrong with floral pillows or pillows that have brighter colors than you normally have out. For a big impact, switching up one or two pillows with pops of pink or patterns that pull from nature to automatically make the room feel different for springtime.'

When styling your soft accessories for springtime, Molly Mahon says, 'I find a room full of textures, layers and colors exciting and uplifting and for this reason, I love to mix, match & pile my cushions high. As a guide, the best-sized cushions are 50x50cm for sofas, 60x40cm for beds, and small little frillies for armchairs and gifts.'

Reserve soft furnishings in thicker, cozier materials for winter and use lighter materials with brighter color palettes or floral and botanical printed designs for spring.

4. Create a fun Easter display

Hallway console style with two table lamps, wrapped gifts, bowl of small easter eggs, black and white rabbit wallpaper, artwork on walls

(Image credit: Simon Brown Photography Ltd)

Lots of us associate spring with the religious holiday of Easter. A time to get together with friends and family, with many of us exchanging chocolatey gifts and taking part in Easter egg hunts and games, an Easter display can enhance your celebrations with a little dose of fun and charming decoration.

With many Easter decorations making for lovely craft ideas, such as painted eggs and homemade Easter baskets, to beautiful Easter tree displays and table centerpieces, you can be as creative as you like!

We love this more subtle Easter display on this console table in an entryway. With wrapped gifts shaped like bunny ears, finished with flowers and ribbons, and a small bowl of chocolate eggs, it establishes a wonderful welcome into the home, ideal if you're hosting and entertaining – and the rabbit wallpaper couldn't be more apt!

Why not embrace the Japanese art of furoshiki this year and wrap your Easter eggs or gifts in colorful and reusable fabric?

5. Add a feature wall with patterned wallpaper

orange and white bennison fabric used as fabric walling in a sitting room setting by kate guinness design

(Image credit: Kate Guinness Design)

For a spring refresh, introducing wallpaper to create an accent wall is an easy way to add instant pattern and color synonymous with the season. If you're not sure where to start, turn to floral room decor as your first option.

‘Nature-inspired wallpaper is a great way to achieve the biophilic look for spring,’ says designer Tom Kennedy from wallpaper and fabric brand Divine Savages. ‘Introduce flora and fauna in abundance, with delicate shades of pastel pinks and peppermint green to create a botanical statement that’s perfect for the season,’ he adds. 

Keeping the background of the wallpaper white is a wise move for brightening a naturally dark room. Brooke Wilbratte, founder and lead designer at Tribe Design Group says, ‘If a room is feeling dark and dingy in the spring sunshine, we paint the ceiling and trim our favorite white, Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore. It works well in every home we have put it in.'

6. Lighten up your window treatments

Farhouse kitchen table decorated with light linens and foraged flowers

(Image credit: Tori Murphy)

We pack away our heavy winter clothes once the days get warmer and brighter, so let’s use the springtime shift as a catalyst to switch our homes' ‘closets’ to something more appropriate to the season.

‘Ditch the dark and heavy winter drapes and change to lighter curtain ideas in pretty tones for spring,’ suggests editor of Homes & Gardens Jennifer Ebert. ‘Not only will you add a pop of color to your scheme, but your curtains will shift in the breeze if you leave the window open, bringing a fresh and airy feel to your room.’

Maximizing natural light in a home is a great way to signal spring has arrived, and your choice of window treatments play a key part. ‘Replace heavy window treatments with lighter-weight fabric, or take down the curtains altogether in public rooms to let in as much light as possible,’ suggests Mary Beth Christopher of MBC Interior Design.

7. Decorate with a seasonal color palette

Study with built in desk and storage units, decorated ottoman and sofa with green and patterned cushions.

(Image credit: ALECIA NEO)

If you want to bring spring decor into your home year-round, we know that room color ideas are key. This might be in wallpaper, perhaps you'll look to inspiring paint ideas, or even colorful furniture. Simple swaps like throw cushions can change the look of a room, but think about smaller furniture pieces, too, and even a bunch of seasonal blooms.

‘Seasonal ottomans and poufs can really change a decor vibe,’ suggests Allison Knizek, founder of Allison Knizek Design. ‘Apple green ottomans suggest the freshness of spring with their refreshing hue. For fall and winter, replace with a rich jewel or autumnal tone,' she adds.

8. Repaint with neutral and pastel hues

pink living room with white sofa and colourful armchair and accessories

(Image credit: Polly Wreford / Claudia Bryant)

Color is a simple but effective way to rejuvenate your interiors for Spring. Whether you brighten up a room with a warm neutral tones, or inject color with pastel hues, a lick of paint can transform your schemes.

'Spring is a great time for a fresh coat of paint! I like this neutral color from Sherwin Williams, White Duck. It's an off white with a hint of warmth and pairs nicely with White trim and white or wood cabinets,' says interior designer Michelle Yorke.

Neutrals are a great place to star, but if you want to introduce a touch of vibrancy to your home, pastel colors are a wonderful choice to introduce an essence of spring. ‘Pastel blues, yellows, pinks and mint green are the ideal tones for springtime,' says Amy Stansfield, an associate at Wallsauce.

‘Give a room a spring decor makeover by painting a room in one of these shades and choosing a range of décor in similar tones so that the color “floats” into the rest of the room,' Amy adds.

9. Layer your spring decor

Living room papered in Morris & Co wallpaper

(Image credit: Morris & Co Simply Severn wallpaper in Woad)

If there’s one thing we know about spring weather, it’s unpredictable. So, spring decor ideas need to be layered, welcoming and comfortable for cozy days at home. This might mean layering visually, with pattern and texture, like in the room above by Morris & Co, or literally, with cushions and throws. 

You can pack away the heavy blankets but keep a lighter-weight throw to hand for fresh mornings and chilly evenings. It will add an instant color shot to your room scheme, too.

‘A beautifully textured throw is a perfect accent to drape over your favorite couch or at the foot of your bed, or to fill out any nook or corner,’ says Alice Kim, co-founder of NYC-based Comma Home. ‘A lightweight throw is a great transitional accessory to bring your home's aesthetic from cozy to fresh and modern,' she adds.

10. Declutter for spring


(Image credit: Cortney Bishop)

Spring decor ideas aren't just about adding to your existing scheme – it's also about decluttering. If you’re set on a spring clean, use the opportunity to clear your space visually and organize both open and closed storage.

‘Reevaluate what you have on display and decide if you have one too many tchotchkes cluttering up your surfaces,’ suggests Ginger Curtis, owner and principal designer of Urbanology Designs in Texas. 

‘A change of seasons is a great time to step back and look at what’s working in your space. Guaranteed, you will find inspiration for what can be improved, removed, or just simply moved,' she adds.

11. Fill your fireplace with foliage

Spring mantel ideas with green plants in white pots on white mantelpiece with green and white nature-inspired wallpaper

(Image credit: Little Greene)

When you don’t have a fire lit, your fireplace can soon turn from a focal point to an eyesore. The easy fix is to give it a spring makeover, with fresh foliage or flowers – and gorgeous artwork or a feature wallpaper that draws the eye for all the right reasons.

‘Style your mantel with a piece of artwork with soft pastel colors such as pink, blue, and lavender to bring in the spring season. It can be an abstract painting or floral print,’ says interior designer Alice Chiu, principal of Miss Alice Designs in the San Francisco Bay area. 

Add a vase of flowers on the hearth, to cover the space where the fire would be. And indulge in some spring mantel decor ideas too.

12. Rearrange the furniture

Modern living room with beamed ceiling, cream painted walls and ceiling, fireplace, striped rug, armchair, floor lamp, looking through to hallway


So, of course, you can do this at any time of the year. But this is about how we use our homes at different times of the year, as well as how we want them to look. 

In the springtime, you may find you use an open-concept living area more than a snug; move more often between the house and garden; or even open up a room, like a covered porch, that you close down in the colder months. Or perhaps it's just ensuring that the couch has a good view of the garden as it comes to life?

‘Easy and completely free, switching around the furniture can have a huge impact.’ agrees Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs. ‘It only requires a little muscle, and maybe a helper.'

'Even if you don’t move the main furniture in a room, such as the couch, you can play around with side tables, the orientation of the coffee table, accent chairs, and floor cushions. Before starting a top Dallas interior design firm, I staged homes for sale and clients were always amazed at the power of simply rearranging furniture.’

13. Infuse your home with a spring scent

Dining room with fireplace and beaded chandelier

(Image credit: Future)

Creating a scheme for spring is more than just visual appeal. Catering to all of the senses is key when decorating for the season, so don't forget to add a light, refreshing scent to your space.

'There are a few decor items and ways I suggest to decorate the home for spring.  I start by targeting some of the 5 basic human senses, smell, sight and touch. Items that meet our sensory needs are typically uplifting and bring simple joy to our days,' says interior designer Michelle Yorke

'New candles or home fragrance diffusers. I like the grapefruit scent by Nest Candles. The citrus scent has such a refreshing smell, but not too fruity or overpowering. I also suggest the Pura wall diffuser by Nest. It gives a continuous scent release,' she adds.

14. Decorate with spring flowers and plants

console table in hallway with green and white floral table cloth, bobbin framed mirror on white wall, cream table lamp, vase of flowers


Fresh flowers are synonymous with spring decor ideas but too often we focus on formal arrangements and forget the everyday bouquets that can bring the season into our homes. Just a few fresh-picked flowers or bowls of spring bulbs can transform the vibe of a space, taking it from winter austerity to spring optimism.

‘Bring the outdoors in by selecting perfectly hued blooms,’ says Cortney McClure of Oklahoma-based Cortney McClure Design. ‘Don’t save the floral arrangement just for the dining table! Fresh sweet peas and an espresso are the perfect combination for a spring morning!' 

To truly add a sense of spring, opt for flowers displayed in pretty vases that epitomize the season. 'I like to bring in fresh spring flowers such as tulips, daffodils, or lilies, especially around Easter,' says Michelle York. 

'Or include a few live plants, such as a maidenhair fern, or greenery arrangement. Local floral shops usually have plant baskets ready to go for gift giving, treat yourself and pick one up for your own home!  Consider adding a kitchen counter Herb garden as well,' she adds.

15. Introduce pattern in uplifting spring-like hues

Living room decorated with spring patterns

(Image credit: Michelle Yorke Interior Design)

The pattern-drenching trends leans perfectly into spring decor ideas. Mixing patterns and adding a touch of floral flair, it's an eye-catching way to introduce spring style. A fully drenched scheme might not be for everyone, but adding an element of pattern will make a welcome change.

For a more subtle approach, swap out smaller decorative items such as throw pillows and rugs. 'I'm always a fan of changing out accent pillows! They can easily change the look of the room for every season,' says Michelle Yorke.  'Select lighter fabrics such as linen or cotton prints. Mix in some floral patterns, even a small subtle print can bring a fresh spring look to a room,' she adds.

16. Swap out your artwork

Cozy book by window, window seat covered in patterned cushions, striking rural themed wallpaper, three framed pieces of artwork on wall

(Image credit: James Merrell)

Too often, paintings and photographs become permanent fixtures on our walls – and when they stay the same, we tend to stop noticing them. But just like an art gallery will put up a new exhibition to generate excitement, you can shift or swap your artworks to bring a new visual dimension to your interior decor. 

‘Your art can definitely reflect spring, too,' says interior designer Rosanna Bassford of Eggshell Home, based in the San Francisco Bay area. ‘Change out or rotate your artwork with pieces that reflect what spring means to you. It can be a bright, happy color, a subject or a place,' she adds.

17. Replace heavy textiles with lightweight alternatives

Master bedroom with bed with green headboard, white linen and cushions, green accent cushion, red table lamp on black bedside table, pressed flowers in frames above bed

(Image credit: Future)

Just like window treatments, textiles used around the home in spring should be lighter and more natural. This applies to bedding, upholstery, throw blankets, and lampshades, just to name a few.

‘An easy way to update your space for spring is to swap your textiles for lighter-weight fabrics – wools for silks, velvets for wovens. It lifts the space for the warmer weather,’ explains Anastasia Casey founder of IDCO Studio of Austin, Texas.

Anastasia is a fan of florals for the spring season, too. When looking for these lighter textiles, infuse pattern in a way that feels timeless. ‘It’s definitely time to bring florals into the mix,’ she says. ‘My favorite way to do this is using handprinted block patterns from Indian makers. I also typically move more toward grays from browns, and from deep moss to paler sages.’

18. Decorate with potted plants and flowers

Outdoor terrace with bench seating, round coffee table, potted flowers, white curtains

(Image credit: Serena & Lily)

Bring uplifting greenery and florals inside with vases of flowers and houseplants, as well as style your outdoor spaces with flower baskets, potted plants, and containers.

‘When spring flowers start blooming, I love to pick them up at the market and sprinkle them throughout our homes in vases,’ explains Brooke Wilbratte, Founder and lead designer at Texas-based Tribe Design Group.

We love this versatile Fluted Planter from Serena & Lily, which can be used both indoors and outdoors to house beautiful botanical displays; ideal for on a console or dining table, or for use outside beside a front door or on a balcony, terrace or patio.

19. Shop your home for spring decor

A white kitchen with an island and shelving

(Image credit: Future)

More often than not, we have plenty of spring decor already in our homes, they're simply hidden away or lost their appeal in other rooms. A quick search around your space, you can switch out different decor to bring new life into multiple rooms in one go.

‘Another free and fun way to freshen up your home is to take a look at the other rooms and see which pieces you can swap. This goes for furniture and prints, pillows, candles, dishes, plants – the list goes on,’ says interior designer Ginger Curtis. ‘Check your cabinets for interesting vases or baubles patiently waiting for their time to shine,' she adds.

In a kitchen, look to open shelving to introduce spring decor. Rearrange your space and display new kitchenware, add a pot full of greenery, or introduce a floral artwork to add a nod to the season.

20. Opt for uplifting jewel tones

Little Greene's Massingberd Blossom wallpaper

(Image credit: Little Greene's Massingberd Blossom wallpaper)

Soft, pastel shades don't work for everyone's interior design style, but that doesn't mean you can't introduce spring colors into your space. The nature associated with spring also embraces deeper hues, so don't be afraid to go bold with your decor.

‘While pastel hues are often associated with spring decorating, a contemporary approach embraces jewel tones reminiscent of vibrant blossoms and deep sunsets,’ says California-based interior designer Sarah Barnard, who specializes in creating spaces that support wellbeing.

In this dining room scheme, a floral pattern repeat has been chosen for the wallpaper, but rather than opting for a pastel pink shade, a brighter, deeper pink hue has been used, offering a nod to the spring season without feeling too muted and whimsical.

21. Work spring into your home office

Home office painted in Farrow & Ball Dead Salmon

(Image credit: Julie Soefer/Marie Flanigan)

Working from home is the new norm for many people, so ensuring your home office gets a spring refresh should be at the top of your to do list. With so much time spent in these spaces, you can't go wrong with adding color and greenery to make the scheme feel more uplifting.

Start with the photos and art already used to decorate the space. ‘Keep two or three personal photos in your workspace and rotate them with the seasons. For spring, have outdoor photos with trees and flowers in bright pink or yellow frames,’ suggests Elizabeth Sandler, workspace designer and CEO of Echo Juliette.

To add a spring focus to the more practical elements of your office, consider how to bring spring hues in a way that feels intentional and useful. ‘Brighten up a memo board with floral peel and stick, magnets, or push pins in spring colors. Take those highlighters and colored markers out of the drawer and put them into a glass on your desk,' suggests Elizabeth. 

Finally, make the most of any connection you have to outside. Rearrange the room so the desk faces the window, making the most of the beautiful natural view. Add a small tree in an empty corner, and your office will feel more inviting than ever!

22. Add a pop of color in the bathroom

bathroom with yellow painted bath, wallpaper with yellow floral design, wicker mirror, metal storage

(Image credit: Drummonds)

There are plenty of colorful bathroom ideas to consider, but when it comes to spring, introduce vibrant hues to make the scheme feel warm and homely. How you choose your spring decor depends on the scale of change you're considering. For a smaller update, introduce towels and bathmats in spring colors.

For a bigger refresh, opt for a floral wallpaper on the walls and add interest with a contrasting color on the woodwork. The pairing of the delicate yellow floral wallpaper with the blue door trim offers a joyful err of spring to the bathroom. 

Of course, if you're planning a bathroom renovation this spring, why not go bold with a vibrant colored bathtub? Make sure it's a hue you will enjoy for a long time, but adding a statement bath tub creates a wonderful focal point in the room, and gives you a jumping point for the rest of the decor you introduce.

23. Add spring decor to outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living room decorated for spring

(Image credit: Barrett Oswald Designs)

Indoor/outdoor living has become an integral part of the way we live and use our homes, and it's a trend that’s set to continue. As winter passes, spring is the first time we use these outdoor spaces, so introducing spring decor will make them all the more enticing.

‘Exterior spaces are getting significant makeovers, with people devoting more time to the care of their homes in general and exteriors in particular. We’re moving a step above lush gardens and manicured landscaping to create more outdoor living and workspaces,’ explains Dave Adams from furniture brand, BDI.

In this outdoor living room design, seating has been given a cozy touch with plush seat padding and patterned throw pillows. A jar full of flowers gives a nod to the season, while a wood burner has been designed to look like a traditional fireplace, creating cohesion with the living room inside.

There are so many spring decor ideas to take inspiration from, but they all have a few elements in common. Introduce a spring color palette, whether you keep things simple with warm neutrals or add a vibrant touch with pastels or jewel-toned hues. Pattern, particularly botanicals, bird prints, and fruit-inspired designs, feel core to spring style, and making everything feel lighter and more airy will make all the difference to your home.

Andrea Childs

Andrea has been immersed in the world of homes, interiors and lifestyle since her first job in journalism, on Ideal Home. She went from women's magazine Options to Frank. From there it was on to the launch of Red magazine, where she stayed for 10 years and became Assistant Editor. She then shifted into freelancing, and spent 14 years writing for everyone from The Telegraph to The Sunday Times, Livingetc, Stylist and Woman & Home. She was then offered the job as Editor on Country Homes & Interiors, and now combines that role with writing for sister title homesandgardens.com. 

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