The last two years of my life have been the first time I’ve experienced real, almost-true seasons, by Florida standards at least. I know summer all too well, my love of fall knows no bounds, I’ve gotten a glimpse or two of winter, and have newly grown to love spring as a Tallahassee resident.
As an interior designer and, you know, an extremely sentimental human, I love to decorate my home with subtle nods to the seasons. While I definitely go all-out for Christmas (see some photos here), I’ve learned to love and appreciate the other seasons as well--the fact that they’re not permanent and beautiful in their own respect.
Deep thoughts aside, here are a few ideas to spruce up your home for Spring!
THROW BLANKETS | It’s no secret that I love a good throw blanket. I drape them over the couch or armchairs according to the season, and then stash the out-of-season ones in a cute basket in my living room for guests to use when they visit. I like the colors and patterns of this one as a good winter-to-spring transition--Target and Homegoods are also great places to get blankets at a reasonable cost!
FRESH FLOWERS | I know I know, for spring, groundbreaking...but flowers are to spring as Christmas trees are to winter. You’ve just gotta do it. I’ve made a habit of grabbing the cheapest pretty bouquet to kick off my weekly Trader Joe’s run, and arranging them throughout my house in little jars or vases. I recently picked up potted gerbera daisies in a buttery yellow and coral pink for a longer-term floral investment...we’ll see how that goes.
WREATH | I’ve yet to purchase a spring wreath, and I’ll be real--I miss how happy my door looked with a wreath during fall and christmas. I’m eyeing this one and this boxwood number--I’m not big on fake florals, and I think a natural looking, light and green is bold and fresh enough to stand on its own! I’m also considering a DIY with a grapevine and some eucalyptus…
OVEN MITTS + KITCHEN TOWELS | Sounds weird, but one of the first things I swap out at the start of a new season are my oven mitts and kitchen towels. I like to grab particularly pretty seasonal oven mitts and towels on sale at places like Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma--pretty sure I got my spring and Christmas ones for $4 a pop!
- SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS | Another silly little thing--but it’s so fun to change these around throughout the year and keep them out on the dining table. I suggest the Pilgrim Pair (a timeless classic that I’m pretty sure everyone’s parents have on their Thanksgiving table) to start--fun ones are always hiding out at thrift and antique stores when you’re ready to grow your collection :)