Spring decor ideas – 24 beautiful ways you can decorate your home for spring

Start the season in style and use our spring decor ideas to create a fresh and uplifting springtime look in your home

Three examples of spring decor ideas. Pink and green floral wallpaper in colorful dining room. Spring styled console table in bright white hallway. Striking patterned wallpaper in cozy windowseat, artwork on walls
(Image credit: 1838 Wallcoverings| Sarah Kaye Representation| James Merrell )

As we slowly leave behind the shady days and hibernation of winter, it is the perfect time to focus on spring decor ideas, and how you can give your home a joyful refresh for the season.

Color, pattern, and lightness of materials are some of the key decorating ideas to focus on for spring decor ideas. 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, start your interior seasonal shift with our collection of spring decor ideas. 

Spring decor ideas

As the days become longer and brighter and we start to spend more time outdoors, springtime often marks a change in mood and 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. Style a spring tablescape

Spring tablescape. Dining table decorated with floral tablecloth, vases of flowers, colorful napkins,

(Image credit: Truffle Tablescapes)

Just like festive tablescaping, a spring tablescape 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. 

Clotilde Passalacqua, interior design manager at IKEA (opens in new tab) says, 'a pastel palette makes a great base for creating a fresh, energetic finish. For a modern take on an Easter tablescape, incorporate relaxed and tactile layers – add textured glass or natural accents for an elegant look, and if you want a memorable setting, consider adding personalized accents like place cards or flower arrangements to your table.'

Explore our list below of some of the things you can use to create a stand-out spring tablescape:

2. Decorate your front door with a spring wreath

Front door decorated with small spring wreath, paper floral display on glass

(Image credit: Simon Brown Photography Ltd)

Spring is a season deeply associated with new life and beautiful blooming flowers, as many of our favorite florals come back in season, so why not mark the return of your favorite flowers with a pretty spring wreath? You can also take it one step further and design a pretty springtime picture scene to display on your door, as shown above.

Andréa Childs, Editor of Country Homes & Interiors says, 'blossoms and bulbs can be fleeting, so I love to capture their beauty in a spring wreath. It's a way to display the growth of the season in a decoration you can see every day, especially if you use one for spring door decor to bring brightness and cheer to the front of your home. 

My secret to a long-lasting spring wreath is: 

  1. Use a mix of living bulbs that gradually grow and open out to beautifully scented blooms – hyacinth and dwarf narcissi are great choices.
  2. Add fresh foliage, branches of blossom and flowers picked from the garden or picked up at the flower shop – bunches of daffodils are really affordable.
  3. Weave these into the wreath, then swap them out when they begin to wilt as your bulbs will still be going strong.
  4. When the bulbs have had their day, plant them in the garden where they can bloom again next year.'

If you're looking into making your own spring or Easter wreath, for more guidance, follow our step by step guide on how to make a spring door wreath.

3. Swap over your soft furnishings

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 pillows, cushions, blankets and throws.

Mary Jo Major, founder and principal designer at Rise Interiors (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) advises, '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. Focus on a feature wallpaper

Colorful dining room with green and pink floral wallpaper, green painted paneling, round stone dining table, two yellow dining chairs, large vase of flowers, pink rug, orange and white striped curtains

(Image credit: 1838 Wallcoverings)

For a spring decor refresh, wallpaper ideas are an easy way to turn plain walls into a celebration of the season by adding instant pattern and color. 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 (opens in new tab). ‘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.’ 

Keeping the background of the wallpaper white is a wise move for brightening naturally dark room. Brooke Wilbratte, Founder and Lead Designer at Texas-based Tribe Design Group (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). It works well in every home we have put it in.'

For the full effect, complement the wallpaper with colorful furniture and an eye-catching floral display, like in this room which features a beautiful V&A wallpaper design by 1838 Wallcoverings (opens in new tab).

6. Lighten up your window treatments

Romantic bedroom with privacy curtains

(Image credit: Gunter & Co)

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 Andréa Childs, Editor of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. ‘Not only will you add a pop of color to your scheme, your curtains will shift in the breeze if you leave the window open, bringing a fresh and airy feel to your room.’

‘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 (opens in new tab), located in Manhattan Beach, California. 

7. Pick season-savvy colors

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 (opens in new tab) in the San Fernando Valley. ‘Apple green ottomans suggest the freshness of spring with their refreshing hue. For fall and winter, replace with a rich jewel or autumnal tone.

8. Repaint in pretty pastels

pink living room with white sofa and colourful armchair and accessories

(Image credit: Polly Wreford / Claudia Bryant)

There’s a trick to repainting a room for a seasonal, spring decor refresh without it seeming a chore. 

First, if you keep your walls pale but change the shade each season, you can get away with just one coat of color. The alternative is to choose a full-coverage paint that can conceal a darker shade without showing through. And if your trim is in good condition, you only have the actual wall to decorate.

‘Pastel blues, yellows, pinks and mint green are the ideal tones for springtime. These powdered-down shades make us think of new life – daffodils, birds’ eggs, and the pink of a baby rabbit’s ears! And this is what spring is all about – new beginnings,’ says Amy Stansfield, an associate at Wallsauce (opens in new tab).

‘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.’

9. Layer your accessories

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 too. This might mean layering visually, with pattern and texture, like in the room above by Morris & Co (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab). ‘A lightweight throw is a great transitional accessory to bring your home's aesthetic from cozy to fresh and modern.’

10. Do a seasonal declutter

Kitchen

(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.

‘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 (opens in new tab) 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.'

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 (opens in new tab) 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

(Image credit: SARAH KAYE REPRESENTATION LTD)

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.’ agree 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. Take a lighter touch

Entryway

(Image credit: Future)

Lightly white-washing wood and matching it to pastel wall colors can instantly make a dark space feel bright. 

If you're going to do this, ensure there's plenty of welcoming texture and pattern to bring the space to life. You can introduce the latter with soft furnishings; texture can be added with indoor plants.

14. Get fresh with flowers

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

(Image credit: SARAH KAYE REPRESENTATION LTD)

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 (opens in new tab). ‘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!'

Explore the very latest floral trends to see which blooms will take center stage this year.

15. Bring out the bold botanicals

Green and yellow botanical wallpaper on landing, wooden console table, yellow table lamp, vase of flowers

(Image credit: V&A)

Decorating with botanicals is a sure way to embrace spring decor. 

‘We love the bright colors, verdant greens and cheerful patterns associated with spring,’ says Tom Kennedy from Divine Savages. ‘Embrace bold botanicals and fantastical florals to lift the spirit of your home this season.’

Decorate with a striking botanical wallpaper or use accessories to bring instant spring freshness. ‘Pile sofas high with vibrant cushions, and illuminate darker corners with statement lampshades boldly boasting luscious leaves and flamboyant flowers,’ Tom suggests.

16. Refresh 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. For an even faster fix, buy a new print online and display it in your existing frame.

‘Your art can definitely reflect spring, too,' says interior designer Rosanna Bassford of Eggshell Home (opens in new tab), 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.’

17. Trade in your textiles

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)

‘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 (opens in new tab) of Austin, Texas.

Anastasia is a fan of florals for the spring season, too.

‘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 (opens in new tab).

We love this versatile Fluted Planter from Serena & Lily (opens in new tab), 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

Dining room - Scale in interior design

(Image credit: Rapture & Wright)

Yes, the spring sales can start in your own front room.

‘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.’

20. Add a jewel touch

Little Greene's Massingberd Blossom wallpaper

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

Not everyone appreciates soft, pastel shades, which can make the shift to traditional spring decor feel unwelcome.

‘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 (opens in new tab), who specializes in creating spaces that support wellbeing.

With Viva Magenta announced as Pantone's color of the year (opens in new tab), expect to see this rich, deep pink across interior trends – especially for spring and summer.

As well as creating a personalized color palette, Sarah suggests other ways to give your springtime interior a feel-good touch. ‘Celebrate the arrival of spring by creating a visual experience that is deeply rooted in nature. Utilize natural textiles with illustrations or embroideries of birds, butterflies, and blooms to bring the benefits of the natural world into your home.’

21. Work spring into your home office

Narrow study area with parquet floor, dark blue grey walls, glass wall to garden small white desk and Eero Saarinen tulip chair with green cushion.

(Image credit: James Merrell)

So you’re sat at your desk, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brighten up your work day with a little spring decor. File it under ‘must do’. 

‘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 (opens in new tab).

‘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. Instead of putting flowers in a vase, bring a full tree into your space for spring. And to encourage you to go into the porch or garden, put out a beautiful pitcher and some glasses on a tray in your outdoor space.'

We love this cozy study space that the outside has been considered too, with a well-placed pretty planter establishing a lovely focal point beside the window.

22. Create a display in spring decor colors

Dining room with wooden dresser decorated with two table lamps, colorful glassware and candle holders, decorative plates on wall, wooden dining table with vase of flowers

(Image credit: Jonathan Bond Photography)

Hanging plates on a wall or stacking up pottery on shelves is a wonderful way to add color and pattern to a room, but pick spring decor shades and you will inject a fresh feel into your room without having to decorate – and of course, you might be able to shop your home for these items. 

23. Add an element of exuberance with summery shades

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

(Image credit: Drummonds )

Yes, of course we are focusing on spring decorating ideas, but we're hopeful that summer weather will follow on quickly – and you can bring that sunshine into a spring-styled room with just a single splash of bold yellow. 

Yellow room ideas are guaranteed to turn up the heat – and they needn't be overpowering. 

24. Bring spring decor outdoors, too

Outside terrace with pergola, outdoor seating, coffee table, fireplace and rug

(Image credit: Lulu & Georgia)

The backyard as a living space is a trend that’s set to continue, and spring is the time to create an outdoor living room that works for you.

‘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 (opens in new tab).

For spring, you may still need heat outside, so furnish your porch or outdoor living space with a heater and cover or screen to protect from sudden showers. Make sure you have comfortable seating so you actually stay long enough to make the most of the space. And dress it for the season with colorful accessories.

We love this indoor-outdoor space, styled with furniture and accessories from Lulu and Georgia (opens in new tab), with the overall design establishing a cozy and comforting space to sit, relax and unwind and enjoy the season of spring.

How can I decorate my house for spring?

'If you’re looking for a simple way to spruce up your interiors for springtime, try adding flowers,' suggests Karin Sun, textile veteran and founder of Crane & Canopy (opens in new tab). 'Whether it’s a bouquet of them or just a few picked from your garden, they are guaranteed to transform your room into a spring oasis. If you are unable to put flowers into your bedroom, try adding a throw pillow that has a flowery print instead.'

Floral prints also bring the springtime feel to a home, so good spring decor ideas include flower-patterned accessories such as china, rugs, throw pillows and even towels.

What are the best spring colors?

Pastel tones such as pink, pale blue, lilac, and soft green are associated with spring, as they reflect the flowers and blossoms you'll see outside. Karin Sun from Crane & Canopy (opens in new tab) is also a big fan of yellow.

'The color yellow symbolizes the sun and can be seen in a variety of spring flowers. It also brings a happy feeling into the home with its bright hue, which is exactly what we want for spring,' she says. 'If you want to make a bold statement, use a yellow duvet or quilt. If you’re looking for something subtle, a yellow throw pillow.

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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