Three Decorative Ways to Freshen Your Home for Spring

A living room with yellow and pink furniture - perfect for spring.

There may still be snow on the ground and a chill in the air, but now is the time to start thinking about spring.  Here are three decorative ways to freshen your home for spring.

A spring-inspired living room with a chandelier and a coffee table.
Fresh spring colors and brass accent this living room (betterdecoratingbible)

Straight from the runways to your home, the gingham craze is hot.  This classic check pattern has been a part of interior design for years, gracing homespun and elegant interiors alike.  Gingham can be used in a variety of interiors and with other patterns for a crisp look this spring.  Go for all-over gingham or mix it with floral patterns.

 

A collection of models walking down the runway in plaid skirts and spring tops.
Gingham on the runway for 2015 (Elle)

 

A spring-themed bedroom with a blue and white checkered canopy bed.
A bold all-over gingham pattern (pinterest)
A living room with purple curtains and a fireplace.
Gingham mixes well with florals and other patterns (pinterest)

Use fresh colors of gingham to bring a bright new look to interiors.  Spring greens, yellows and blues enliven a space.  Vibrant red gingham looks great in the kitchen, especially when paired with red accents.  Classic and fresh, try some gingham in your home this spring.

A living room with green and white furniture and bookshelves, inspired by spring.
Fresh spring green (designmodernfurniture2013.blogspot)
A living room with green and yellow furniture, perfect for a spring ambiance.
A room with fresh color and gingham patterns (lovelyhomedesigns)
A kitchen with a checkered bench.
Red gingham is a natural in the kitchen (pinterest)
A living room with black and white curtains.
Gingham even blends well in a more contemporary setting (decoratingfiles)

While those in Hollywood are taking golden statues home, you can bring some metal into your home as well.  Right on trend, brass is making a huge comeback this year.  The versatility of brass makes it a star in the home.  From the rich patina of antique brass to the high shine of polished brass, choosing the right finish for your home style is easy.

A living room with blue walls and gold accents, perfect for spring.
Brass tables shine in this living room (topicsusa)
A gold spring-themed sunburst mirror on a wall.
A beautiful starburst brass mirror (interiorsbystudiom)
A spring bed in a bedroom.
A classic brass bed (eyefordesignlfd.BlogSpot)

Brass tables and stools add a nice sheen to a room.  Brass fixtures and cabinet hardware freshen up a kitchen.  Brass accessories throughout the home lend weight and brightness to a vignette.  Brass lamps and lighting fixtures gleam beautifully.  The classic brass bed is a must for those seeking a romantic bedroom.

A gold console table with a spring tree on top.
A lovely sculptural brass table (achadosdaliedaqui.tumblr)
A pair of gold side tables on a spring-themed rug.
Brass stools and accents (labdal)
A towel hangs on a spring cabinet.
Brass hardware on kitchen cabinetry (thekitchen)
A dining room with yellow curtains.
A brass chandelier highlights this dining room (cocozy)

Botanicals truly bring nature to your interiors and freshen up a space for spring.  Prints, fabrics and live potted plants bring the outdoors in and provide a bright spot to any room in the home.  The beautiful green symmetry of ferns look great framed or on upholstery.

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A living room with white furniture and green plants, perfect for spring.
Botanicals abound in this light and airy room (pinterest)
A living room with green walls and white furniture, perfect for the spring season.
Framed fern prints accent this bright room (pinterest)

Terrariums filled with mosses, ferns and herbs are a fresh addition to the home.  Accents of mosses and other greenery add wonderful life and texture to a room.  Botanical drawings and prints of flowers and herbs add a classic touch.

Glass jars filled with ferns on a wooden table.
Terrariums filled with plants bring nature indoors (pinterest)
A table with spring-themed vases and potted plants on it.
Fresh botanicals accent the tiles in this space (periodliving.co.uk)
A living room with a white couch and green pillows, perfect for spring.
Moss and natural accents pick up this fresh green room for spring (decoist)
A living room with framed pictures.
Fresh botanical prints bring life to this living room (housetohome.co.uk)

Eventually, the snow will clear and spring will come.  Get inspired now for bringing a fresh new outlook to your interiors.  Incorporate the classic styles of gingham, brass and botanicals into your home.  Start small with accents and let those inspire you.  Gingham, brass and botanicals really never go out of style.  They are just making a strong comeback.  Here’s to spring and the freshness of your home.

 

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