Sharing a bunch of fun, simple (okay, most of them) and affordable ideas for a Spring refresh of your home.
Like I’ve written in this post here when Spring comes to town I always feel significantly more motivated to do stuff, try new things, embrace new habits, tackle old procrastinated to-do-s, etc. And while many of those include both the fun stuff, like take more walks or have a picnic outside (which I eventually don’t do haha), and the not so fun stuff, such as clean the windows (that I eventually do), that list also includes home-related projects (many of which creative). Seeing as interiors are a passion for me, a little bit of seasonal refreshing around my home & making some changes this time of year, especially if some of them are DIYs I made, is a true pleasure.
Making these changes in my home, some of them smaller and subtler, others bigger and bolder, almost instantly affects both my creativity and productivity. I always feel more inspired, motivated, and in a much much better mood. So, if you’re in a need of some fun, simple and affordable Spring Refresh Ideas for both your home + mood, head on below.
Fun, Simple + Affordable Spring Refresh Ideas for Your Home.
1. Add fresh flowers and/or plants.
A pretty darn simple, #nobrainer idea to actually bring some of that Spring in, but can still somehow often be neglected. So, just buy yourself some flowers, arrange a few nice bouquets, and put them around your house. If you have cute planters – the better. Put some flowers in the bathroom and/or powder room, a little bit of blossom will make it cozier (not to mention fancier). Also, greenery! Adding a larger plant in, say your living room, can truly bring the entire space to life!
If you are interested in DIYing a fun planter yourself, here’s an idea (abstract face planter DIY). Also, these following are some cute planters I’m eyeing rn.
4. Ceramic Celfie Face Floral Vase
2. Declutter, Clean, Organize.
Oh, the shit I have, man! I am not proud to say that I do hoard stuff, and I mean it’s not out of control like on those TV Shows or whatever, but I do have a lot of unnecessary stuff for sure. This extends far more than just crafts supplies, I do this with clothes and pretty much everything (feelings too haha). And I can actually see where it really complicates my life. Example 1 – I once couldn’t find my new T-Shirt because it got eaten by a hoodie I have since I was 14, and some jeans I wore in high school. I was late because I was searching for the T-Shirt for like half an hour, and didn’t even find it (until some time later). Shame, shame, shame, right haha?
Example 2 – I often waste time trying to find my craft tools or shit like that, cause not only do I keep things well after I should’ve get rid of, I also didn’t organize my shit the last time very well haha. So, all of this totally proves that this area here is not my forte haha. But, but! I’ve watched a little bit of the Netflix hit show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” (didn’t we all?), and it totally changed the way I look at decluttering, organizing and stuff.
This was something that was always intimidating to me. My sister and I actually tried decluttering our old clothes once, but it was all so overwhelming, and well, what can I say except that was not a successful project at all haha. I also did this with my craft tools and supplies and shit and ended up only less organized with maybe a little less stuff hahasendhelphaha.
So, doing this with the help of Marie’s method (it’s all about whether something sparks joy or not, learn more about here), not only that it doesn’t seem scary, but it also seems fun and omg when tf did declutter and organizing my home became fuuuun? Anyways, it’s on the to-do list, I haven’t started yet because priorities, but it’s definitely in the plans. Will probably share how it all went once it’s done.
After getting rid of all the things you don’t need anymore & organizing the ones you do decide to keep, finalize it with a Spring clean. Too bad the clean only lasts like a week (at the best) amirite haha?
3. Introduce a larger, more impactful item in your space this Spring.
This doesn’t necessarily have to be something expensive, or new for that matter. It can be something you already have but used in a different room or way. Like for example, my mom gave my sister and myself her old nightstands and mirror, I used the mirror in the past, and then for a while, I didn’t… I’d put it out among other things I no longer use. I wanted to replace it with a new, larger one, but seeing as that didn’t happen, I decided to reintroduce the old one in the room. And while it wasn’t a dramatic change, it’s definitely noticeable.
Another Spring refresh idea and this is actually a more dramatic one, is reupholstering your old furniture. I actually did this a while ago, in Fall I think, and it changed everything! My couch used to be like champagne or something, I had it for years, and I simply didn’t enjoy it anymore (I’m gonna try to find a decent before picture) & was thinking about changing it. … Then I found the prettiest, softest fabric, and actually, just in the color I wanted to, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s a completely different room.
Omg this was ages agooo.. It’s the only photo I could find, it’ll have to do.
I’m still trying to choose a bolder change for this Spring, I actually saw this vintage TV stand in my late grandparents’ room, and with a few improvements I think I can make it work, but I’m still not entirely sure. Also, you’re more than welcome to share some ideas in the comments section below.
4. Display a new Art Piece.
Adding a new art piece on your wall perhaps isn’t exactly Springy, except of course if the art itself is with a Spring motif or something like that… Still, it does add a fresh vibe to the space. And again, it doesn’t have to be something expensive or whatever, it can even be something you, your friend, your kid or someone you love painted. Or a printed illustration (below for ideas). Or, or it doesn’t have to even be art actually. It can be a nice photo of you and your friend, family, or (again) someone you love, printed and framed.
5. Restyle Your Shelves.
I’ve recently restyled both the shelf above my office desk, as well as the large bookshelf, and I just love how different they feel. Even though I pretty much used the same shit, just put everything in different places haha. It doesn’t get more affordable than this haha. So, just mix things up a little bit, rearrange your books, improvise with what you have.
6. Add a new color/more color to your home.
If your home is decorated in neutrals, don’t be afraid to welcome some color(s) in your home this Spring. Start small, if you aren’t exactly sure what color(s) you’ll like best. Add a colorful pillow or two, or a colorful artwork, nothing too intimidating (like painting an entire wall, or changing the color of your furniture etc.).
7. Paint your walls.
If you’re the bolder type, then this Spring refresh idea would be great for you. Painting an entire wall in a brand new color is pretty bold since it’s (meant to be) lasting, and not to mention noticeable. But, it’s also the change that’s gonna make like the biggest difference, at least among all the things on this list. If you’re not ready for something like this, then just giving your walls a fresh coat of paint would revive your home.
So, what kind of these Spring refresh ideas will you be embracing this season? Any ideas to add to the topic? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel encouraged to share them in comments!