After months of cold, dreary days, we can finally see the light at the end of the wintertime tunnel!
And when warmer weather is on the horizon, there are two burning questions we always get:
- When should I decorate for spring?
- How can I decorate for spring on a budget?
If you’re looking to banish the wintertime blues and call in sunnier vibes as early in the year as possible, feel free to get a head start on your spring decor just after Valentine’s Day!
And when you’re decorating for spring on a budget, selecting inexpensive, repurposable spring decor is key. Luckily, there are plenty of lively and versatile accents you can add to your home that won’t break the bank.
Read on for affordable spring decor ideas that can bring a warm, welcoming, enlivened feel to any home.
Budget-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Home for Spring
Decorating for spring is all about creating a cheerful, rejuvenating vibe that gives your space a fresh, uplifting feel. Get started by selecting a nature-inspired color palette that gives a nod to the forthcoming season of new growth.
Choose a Color for Spring Decor
Opt for soft pastels like mint, sage green, sky blue, pale yellow, or lavender if you prefer a more delicate feel. Choose vibrant floral tones like coral, violet, chartreuse, watermelon, marigold, and aquamarine if you prefer more lively spring decor.
Accessorize for Spring with Buget-Friendly Decor & Furniture
Once you’ve nailed down your color palette, pick up inexpensive spring throw pillows, ottomans, and accent chairs in your chosen hues. Then, add pops of springtime color throughout your house to complement neutral furniture pieces and year-round decor.
Outdoor rugs also offer an affordable and versatile way to freshen up any area, as do indoor-outdoor poufs and pillows. You can easily transition these pieces to your backyard entertainment area when summer rolls around to create a vibrant look.
String lights are also budget-friendly and can be used indoors or out to lighten up a space, make a statement, and create a welcoming, cheerful springtime vibe.
Spruce Up Your Stoop with Spring Front Porch Decor
Freshen up your front porch for spring with vibrant spring flowers and wreaths! When you’re on a budget, opt for the artificial variety for low-maintenance spring decor you can enjoy year after year. Or, if you love the look of fresh foliage, live plants and flowers are perfect for lending a sunny, uplifting feel to any space.
Enliven Your Entryway with Spring Door Decor
To greet guests (and yourself!) with a welcoming springtime vibe, consider surrounding your front door with bright potted blooms and vibrant green foliage in nature-inspired planters. Hang a floral or fern wreath and put down an inexpensive and lively, spring doormat to tie it all together.
Snazz Up Your Seating Area with Outdoor Spring Decorations
Is your front porch large enough for seating? Why not use that space to showcase a bit more outdoor spring decor or outdoor seating?
A wood or wicker outdoor rocking chair is both charming and functional and gives a nod to the warmer, lazy days ahead. If you already have seating, consider adding vibrant solid or floral-patterned cushions for that perfect pop of color to tie everything together.
Dress Up Your Fireplace with Spring Mantel Decor
Make your mantel the spring-inspired centerpiece of your living room with inviting candle holders and candles, a vibrant wreath, decorative vases, flowers, and springtime signage. Budget-friendly live or silk plants like succulents will also usher in a springtime feel. Framed mirrors can add a nice touch since they reflect light, which will help brighten up the space without the addition of costly new lighting.
For max visual interest, layers are key. First, choose a backdrop—like a wreath, frame, or mirror—that’ll tie together all of your decor pieces. Then just layer everything else from there. To create balance, go for an asymmetrical look with same-height decor on each side, or use objects of varying heights for a more interesting effect.
Decorate Blank Surfaces with Spring Wall Decor
Liven up blank, bland, wintery walls with affordable spring wall decor! If you’re putting wreaths on the front door and over the mantle, consider hanging a few well-placed wall planters with foliage to tie things together. If farmhouse spring decor is your jam, framed floral prints, rustic wood wall signage, and antique-inspired wall cabinets will create the warm, inviting springtime vibe you need.
Window treatments also offer an excellent way to spruce up boring walls on a budget. They can instantly freshen any room’s aesthetic, and when you choose light, natural-textured fabrics, they’ll help create a more open, airy, enlivened space.
Adorn Your Dining Area with Simple Spring Table Decor
Whether you’re hosting an Easter or Passover get-together or celebrating spring solo, decorating your dining table is simple! Choose a versatile runner or tablecloth as your backdrop, then just start layering.
Floral or leaf-patterned napkins are inexpensive and add a pop of springtime color, as do colorful serving plates, trays, and even dishware. Choose a nature-inspired centerpiece such as a floral arrangement or a vase with flowers, then finish off your centerpiece with spring candle holders and candles.
Brighten Up Your Sleeping Area with Spring Bedroom Decor
Freshen up your bedroom and create an oasis for rest and rejuvenation with a few simple and affordable updates to your existing decor. Swap out any darker-colored accent pillows, throws, drapes, and bedding with lighter, neutral-colored, textured natural fabrics.
Whites, creams, and wood tones are excellent base shades, which you can accent with subdued pops of spring-inspired hues. Put down a new, light-colored rug and add complementary lamps to help bring even more light into your life. As always, live, or budget-friendly faux potted plants will also add a nice spring touch.
Spring is all about freshening things up, so we’d be remiss not to mention the sheer power of simplifying. You can easily revitalize any space by cleaning and decluttering to create a crisper, renewed look. After all, there’s a reason they call it spring cleaning!