How to Transition Your Home to Spring: 6 Ideas to Lighten and Brighten Your Home for Spring

As winter gives way to spring, I’m always looking for ways to help our clients refresh and rejuvenate their favorite spaces. I find that the changing season is a perfect excuse to try out a new look—whether you’re hoping to incorporate a few new accessories, reimagine a color palette or anything in between. 

 

No matter what your plans, rest assured that transitioning your home to spring doesn’t need to be a huge undertaking. Instead, I always encourage our clients to incorporate seasonal elements with subtle yet impactful changes in botanicals, scents, and textiles. 

 

If you’re ready to bring a sense of spring into your home, consider this our shoppable guide curated just for you. 

 

BOTANICALS FOR SPRING

 

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Spring is the perfect time to introduce new life into your space, and fresh plants will do just the trick. Whether you opt for a classic fiddle leaf fig, our signature olive branch arrangement, or a citrus wreath for your front door, you can’t go wrong with a touch of green as a nod to spring. This is prime time for blooming branches as California’s fruit trees begin to blossom.

 

For fresh plants, pay a visit to your local nursery or take a walk through the yard. Our favorite arrangements are casually clipped from branches in our own yard. While we will always opt for fresh cut foliage in our designs, but we do love McGee + Co’s carefully curated collection of faux.

 

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COLORS FOR SPRING

 

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Layering in some new color tones is a great way to rejuvenate your space for the changing season. If you’re looking to add color without a long-term commitment, opt for easy-to-swap accessories like throw pillows, wall decor, coffee table books, or vases. For spring this year, we’re loving a powdery blue, dusty lilac or simple tone on tone neutrals.

 

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SCENTS FOR SPRING 

 

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It’s officially time to tuck away those winter candles and turn to scents inspired by spring. Nothing smells like spring like scents of Jasmine, Orange Blossom, and Basil. Take a few steps to swap out hand soaps, candles, diffusers, and dish soaps, and you’ll immediately feel more immersed in the new season. 

 

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TEXTILES 

 

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One of the easiest ways to add a touch of spring into your space is by introducing lighter, airier, and more breathable textiles. Chunky blankets, velvets, and wool knits can take a hiatus as spring favorites like linen or linen-cotton blends take center stage in your home. 

 

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ORGANIZED FOR SPRING

 

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As you embark on a deep spring clean, don’t forget to prioritize organization systems to keep your house humming. Extra baskets, trays, shelving, hooks, or entryway organizers are all excellent ideas to keep your home fresh and clutter-free. 

 

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TEXTURES FOR SPRING

 

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As a designer, I believe seasonal decor doesn’t have to be over-the-top. Instead, I like to draw inspiration from the season by working with interesting textiles and accessories. Woven baskets, chunky beads, and wooden decor objects are some of my go-to’s for that fresh and organic feel. 

 

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