Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Once the springtime new growth and spots of sun show their face, I quickly transition our home to light and bright with spots of peach, blush, terracotta, and greens taking over. It doesn’t take any money to redecorate your home for spring vibes, but I’m not gonna lie – I love adding a few new items to rejuvenate our home. I want to encourage you to shop your home and move some things around, remove some heavier darker items, and with a little spring cleaning your home will sing with springtime in no time. I have a few easy ways to decorate for spring – they’re not original or new, but all together can create amazing spring vibes throughout your home.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Let’s start with textiles, do you swap out your pillow covers or pillows? I have seasonal pillows, and often change out the covers when IKEA creates new designs that I love. But I also reduce the number of pillows on our sofas to keep things light and airy. You can fill your sofa with lovely spring pillows, it’s just my preference to reduce the total number. I also like to add a light and airy throw blanket just to keep that casual and inviting feeling going, and some spring days require the air conditioner so a throw can come in handy too.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

The easiest (and free) way to add spring vibes to your home is to clip some branches and fill vases and pottery you already have. I love adding long stems to our kitchen island and shorter ones to side tables and the mantel. I actually cut some white blossom stems – they were gorgeous – and they stunk so bad. The girls weren’t happy, I was getting a headache, and I had to use my diffuser to remove the smell. However, cherry blossoms and myrtle stems seam to be just fine. The cut branches don’t have to have blossoms, bits of fresh green will revive your look and bring the spring growth inside. Adding plants, real or faux, around your home in general is a great way to add spring vibes.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Another fun way to add spring to your décor is to upcycle pots and containers your already have. I know a few smart people who save crazy containers, just in case, and I think these are the perfect pieces to upcycle. You can age them with acrylic paint, do color blocking with spray paint, or decoupage.

I also remove all the candles around the house. This isn’t necessary, but if I’m not burning them, I like to store them. There is the exception though, I like to have a candle in the powder room because its smell fills the small space without being burned.

Some quick places to swap out décor and add touches of spring are in your entryway, on your coffee table, on the kitchen table, the kitchen island, and the bathroom. Removing décor or swapping it out can often refresh the feel of a room even if the items aren’t exactly springy. One way to easily showcase some décor and create a manageable vignette is to use a tray. Even the Dollar Store has trays and they can be painted to go with your style. Trays can be used to gather items to showcase, to organize items, to protect a surface, and to add an additional layer of interest.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Have you noticed that some plants lend themselves better to certain seasons than others? Consider the real and faux plants you have around the house and maybe shift some things around – plants sometimes flourish better in different spots anyway, so shifting around your plants and removing the non-seasonal ones can really make an impact. I also love adding reindeer moss to a plain glass vase – it adds green and texture and smells nice too. Sometimes I add a small plate or saucer under a pot just to add some height and give it more interest. You can accomplish the same feel by placing your planters on risers, books, trays, or wood slices – you can get creative with it.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

If you are a vintage lover like me, consider vintage gardening items for inside your home. I have an old wooden tool box that looks beautiful with fresh greenery, but it can also double as a table centerpiece filled with mason jars to hold our silverware, a container for napkins, and our outdoor melanin plates and cups. The look is causal and carefree and feels like an indoor picnic. Vintage pieces can immediately be transformed by adding a plant or spring filler to it.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Lastly, the texture, warmth, and lightness provided by baskets not only give off spring vibes, but they work with so many décor styles and can be quite functional too. I’m sure you’ve seen basket plate wall galleries on Instagram – and I love these too but I’m talking about regular old baskets, decorative, storage, various sizes and colors. I especially love the lidded urn floor baskets I’ve seen at Home Goods for cheap when they’re over $100 elsewhere. Anyway, I love added baskets (rattan, wicker, seagrass, bamboo, etc.) to my shelves, my tables, counters, and floors. I think they can really make a bold statement when collected and displayed.


Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

Easy Ways to Decorate for Spring

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Once you do a little spring cleaning it’s easy to start decluttering and moving things around. I would encourage you to do just one thing to add spring vibes to your home. My favorite way is to clip a few stems from a bush or tree and add them to a vase you already have, any vase. Display your vase anywhere and enjoy a touch of outdoors inside your home. Little things can make a big impact and brighten your day. Let me know in the comments below your favorite way to add spring vibes to your home!


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My teenage daughter, Sawyer, loves the boho style and we’ve been planning her bedroom design for a while now. It’s fun to look through Pinterest together and brainstorm different ideas. We’re still working out the various ways that plants will decorate her space, but we quickly decided to incorporate this easy DIY faux succulent wall art design. The design was inspired by Pottery Barn’s faux succulent wall art – because it’s so gorgeous.

A one-minute video is at the end of this post – it includes a helpful tip for creating your own easy DIY faux succulent wall art!

We quickly determined that we could create our own faux succulent wall art and pick out a wood crate that worked for our vision. We searched some vintage shops and found several crates that were great, but they were a little deep for what we envisioned.

Finally, we stumbled upon this tall and shallow wooden shadow box – and it didn’t have a price tag. Sawyer took the crate up to the front for a price check and of course they had to contact the vendor to find out. We made it through the rest of the store before we got an answer. We were so excited to find out it was just $20. The price for this unique vintage piece was in our budget and we were thrilled. Our design was coming together piece by piece.

For me, patience always pays off when I’m searching for a vintage piece. If I just wait for it and keep searching, I usually find what I’m after for the right price!

The wooden shadow box was in perfect condition and sturdy for being so low profile and vintage. We measured it and were thrilled to find out that the depth of our foam would fit perfectly and we’d only have to make side cuts to fit the foam in each of the three spaces. If this were a live succulent wall garden, we’d use oasis floral foam, cactus dirt, chicken wire, and moss, but these are faux succulents so we only used heavy duty floral foam and glue to hold them up in our arrangement.


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Supplies to create this easy DIY faux succulent wall art:

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Rustic wood crate or this wood crate
Rustic wood crate
Hardware hangers
Floral foam
Wood glue
Roll of sheet moss
Steel chopsticks
Glue gun and sticks
Pack of 14 succulents
Pack of 16 succulents
Pack of 18 succulents

Easy DIY faux succulent wall art

Easy DIY faux succulent wall art

This DIY project is pretty easy to decipher just by looking at it, but here are the steps and a tip to save you time and frustration.

  1. Clean up and repair the wooden crate if necessary
  2. Attach picture hanging hardware to the back
  3. Cut floral foam to fit your crate
  4. Use wood glue to attach the foam inside the crate
    (Use books to keep the foam pressed down while the glue dries for about 24 hours)
  5. Fit and cut out the moss sheet to cover the foam
    (Do not glue down the moss sheet)
  6. Select a faux succulent and cut the stem shorter than the depth of the foam
  7. Poke a hole through the moss sheet and into the foam using a steel chopstick or screwdriver
    (Make sure the hole is the right size to fit each particular succulent stem)

    TIP: After you poke the hole, cut all four sides of the hole to make sure the thread backing on the sheet moss doesn’t get in your way when you install the succulent. See video below.
  8. Fill the hole with hot glue stick and immediately add the succulent stem (Continue steps 6-8 until you’re satisfied with your design)


    TIP: Start with the largest succulents first, then add the medium sized ones, and finally add the smallest ones to fill little spaces or tuck partially under the larger ones for a natural look.

That’s it, so easy and creative. If you make a mistake, this craft is very forgiving. You can pull out a glued-in faux succulent and fill the hole with some loose moss – no worries! Sawyer is thrilled with the final product and can’t wait to install it into her bedroom design. We are working on some additional DIY projects for her room and I can’t wait to share them with you! But until I get to those projects, check out these amazing boho-inspired DIY projects that are stunning in person!