Spring is associated with many things, such as spring cleaning, Easter, springing clocks forward, the beginning of gardening season and the best time to sell your home!
Spring is a great time to change your home decor, and freshen up your shelving units, tables and wall decor. Bedding and pillows can be swapped out, too, for a lighter, fresher look.
I like to use fresh flowers when I can (Hello, Trader Joe’s flowers!), but I also love fake flowers and greenery, since many look nearly real.
One of my favorite fake flowers are pink and white peonies that I purchased from Amazon. I love using peonies to style tablescapes, and they also make a great addition to any shelf or coffee table.
Another favorite — when staging homes, as well as in my own home — are fake ferns. In the past few years, I have picked up several from the Studio McGee and Magnolia collections at Target. They come in all sizes, and I almost always choose one in a cream or black pot, for uniformity, and to use with any decor. The ferns can be placed anywhere, but, often, I add them to shelves, table tops and as a pop of green in bathrooms.
For other spring decor, I use my collection of rabbits and outdoor architectural items, as well as clay pots. Blue-colored Ball jars make great vases to hold flowers, and also can be used to hold candy, cotton balls, sugar and more.
Don’t be afraid to change up your home decor throughout the year … not just during fall and Christmas. Changing things up seasonally is a great way for you to do deeper home cleanings, and get rid of things you do not need, or that have gone out of style. With every seasonal change, bring in new pieces, rearrange your home decor, and move around small furniture. It will keep your home more interesting to you and others.
– Donna Broadus is a 28-year resident of Woodstock and the owner of Broadus Realty Group. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook for design/staging tips. broadusrealtygroup.com.