How to Transition Your Home for Warmer Weather
Gone are dark days and long nights—
—and we’re ready for a refresh of our home to start the winter to spring transition. As the promise of warmer weather approaches, we’re starting to get the itch to start fresh in certain rooms of our house, taking it from warm and cozy to bright and airy. One of the most common questions we get is, “how to transition your home décor with the season change?”
We’ve gathered up a few simple ways to start bringing in some spring home décor and thus packing away the heavy velvets and knitted throws that kept you cozy over the winter. Here, four tips for the winter to spring transition.
Tip No. 01 | Lighten Up
A foolproof way to go from winter to spring is to go for a lighter color palette. Switch out your heavy wools and shags for lighter rugs, like woven jute or a worn vintage rug. When the weather is hot you don’t want to be walking around on heavy, thick material. We love indoor/outdoor rugs because they’re versatile, can be easily layered, and are easy to clean.
This also applies to blankets and throws around the house. We like to use lightweight throws that will still keep us comfortable and cozy without overheating in the warmer months.
Switching out throw pillows from time to time is so refreshing, and now is the time to add some bright colors and patterns into your collections. Pack away the boucle throw pillow and opt instead of a light, floral print or a whimsical check pattern.
Fill your home with fresh linen. If you want a more major overhaul, invest in a fresh set of clean white cotton towels. Lightweight towels are bright, natural, and refreshing for your bathrooms and kitchen.
In your bedroom, try crisp cotton or linen sheets, and pack away that heavy down comforter. Opt instead for a light quilt that isn’t heavy on your body but will provide some warmth in the middle of the night.
Tip No. 02 | Bring the Green
Introducing some greenery into your home is a nice way to freshen up the space and bring in a sense of growth and life. It’s the perfect transition from winter to spring. Use pots, planters, and bowls to hold greenery, florals, fresh herbs, or produce. Displaying herbs and fresh fruit is not only beautiful, but convenient, especially when so many yummy things are starting to come into season.
Decorating with natural elements creates an open, natural feeling in your home. It’s not just the greenery that creates this feeling but utilize textured pots and woven accessories to your advantage. Light ceramic and classic terracotta are staples of spring home décor styling.
Tip No. 03 | Switch Scents
Bringing fresh scents into your spaces is an instant mood booster and a surefire way to initiate the winter to spring transition inside your home. During cold, winter months, the scent vibe is all about being cozy with stronger smells of cinnamon, vanilla, orange spice, and cedarwood. But in the spring and summer, it’s all about bringing smells that elicit thoughts of growth and renewal. We love white gardenia, sea salt, pear, lavender, and fresh herbs.
Switch out your holders for smaller ones that hold a delicate tea light or your candlesticks for light, playful colors.
Tip No. 04 | Clean Up & Clear Out
The easiest way to transition your home décor from winter to spring is not by swapping out what your eye can see, but cleaning out those drawers and closets that are rarely seen by anyone but you. What feels fresher and fuller of life than an orderly closet or pantry? We love to spring clean and there’s a way to do it while also introducing some new décor elements to your home. Utilize boxes, baskets, trays, bowls and jars. These beautiful pieces not only help to organize but they’re pleasing to the eye when you open up a drawer or door to see what’s inside.
Where is the sconce from?
Hi Jenn! Cedar & Moss!
in the bathroom
I love the patterned tall vase next to the kitchen sink. Can you share where that can be purchased?
It’s from our shop! We love it: https://www.mcgeeandco.com/collections/vases-jars/products/taupe-and-white-vase?variant=31242260932
What kind of wood is on the floating shelves? Your decorating style is stunning!