As we start to shake off the gloom of winter and welcome in the warmth of spring, it’s the perfect time to embrace spring interior design trends.
The winter-to-spring transition is perhaps the most transformative of all the seasonal changes. Dark, cold days are replaced by brighter, lighter nights. Nature is awash with colour, and the sound of birdsong fills the air.
It’s only fair, then, that your home mirrors mother nature. After months of hibernation, it’s time to give your home a new lease of life with these easy spring home décor tips.
Before you can welcome in the new, it’s time to get rid of the old. Set aside an hour a day and tackle a designated area. Start with that drawer of clutter that you’ve been meaning to sort out. And always work in vertical sections from top to bottom.
Create ‘keep’, ‘donate’, and ‘bin’ piles, and be strict with yourself. Only keep items that you love and use. If you’ve found items you thought you’d lost, chances are you don’t need them – so get rid!
Start with a good spring clean
Once you’ve created a clutter-free space, you can do a thorough spring clean. Set aside an hour a day and clean a designated area using the same decluttering principles. Again, starting from the ceiling and working down to the floor.
Clean walls with sugar soap or a mild detergent and use a soft damp sponge. Avoid oversoaking your sponge as you could end up with water stains. Don’t forget windowsills and radiators.
When you get to your kitchen and bathrooms, take the time to tackle those often-overlooked areas, like vents, grouting, and seals.
Painting bathrooms and kitchens with a specially formulated mid-sheen emulsion will help keep these rooms looking the brightest all year round.
When your home is looking spick and span, you’ll be able to see any areas that need touching up. High traffic areas like hallways and living room doors are prime targets for a spring refresh.
For a bright interior, choose a gloss paint finish. The high shine encourages light to bounce around the space, whilst also offering durability. For a winter-to-spring transition, you can’t beat a bright white. We love repainting windowsills, doorways, ceilings, and skirting boards in this high-shine finish.
Mix up your furniture
After winter, your home can feel dull and a little lacklustre. One of our top spring home décor tips is to simply move furniture from one room to another. It can be something small like moving a cosy armchair from a living space to a bedroom or moving a sideboard from a dining room to a kitchen.
Furniture can be as flexible as you want, and there are no hard and fast rules about where pieces should and shouldn’t live. You can even take your winter-to-spring transition to a whole new level and paint furniture for a true transformation.
Why not paint wooden dining chairs in different colours for a pop of spring colour, or mix and match handles on a chest of drawers? If you’re painting lacquered furniture, you’ll want to add a primer and undercoat before adding a coat or two of specialist wood paint. If you’re looking to create a more farmhouse chic, then chalk paint is your fuss-free way to get that laid-back feel.
Change pictures and paintings
Instantly transform any space by hanging pictures and paintings. Adding new artwork with pops of colour that mirror the changing seasons can really welcome the spring.
Whether you’re a fan of an inspirational quote, an abstract portrait, a traditional landscape, or a combination of all three, just switching things up breathes new life into walls that have faded into the background.
If you’re afraid of colour and aren’t quite ready to embrace a feature wall, a gallery wall showcasing images bursting with colour is a great way to bring those bold spring colours into your home.
Bring the outside in
Spring home décor is all about heralding the awakening of the natural world, and what better way to celebrate than by bringing the outside in? Seasonal flowers like tulips and daffodils look great on kitchen tables, whilst a pot of hyacinths in a living room window will lightly scent the room to make it smell like spring.
Don’t forget to bring in house plants. We love adding palm plants to oversized planters and putting them in unloved living room corners. For other areas of the home, try aloe vera plants in offices and ferns in bathrooms.
Switch up soft furnishings
Changing your soft furnishings is a simple and effective way to transition from winter to spring. Pack away heavier fabrics, like fleece and wool throws, faux fur rugs, and fluffy cushions. Instead, replace them with natural and lighter materials.
Jute rugs in living rooms and hallways have a coastal feel to them, whilst light cotton and linen cushions are cosy without feeling too heavy. Of course, we know the spring can be unpredictable, and an evening by the fire on may still be necessary, so lightweight throw blankets draped over the sofa are a must!
Revamp your front door
What better way to embrace spring home décor than with a fresh lick of paint on your front door? Whilst you can’t beat the classic black front door, this year’s hottest colour is set to be cornflower blue. Evoking La Rochelle vibes, this easy-breezy blue is the perfect way to honour the return of mother nature at her finest.
Add a primer undercoat before you add your chosen colour to ensure the longevity and durability of your new hue.
Spring home décor inspiration
Explore Crown Paints for all the interior inspiration you need to revamp your home this spring. With hundreds of colours to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect colours for a refresh you’ll love.