Transitioning Your Home to Spring

Here’s how we’re making our spaces lighter & brighter

13 April 2020 -

There’s something about the signs of spring that make us want to clean, organize, and sometimes completely rearrange our living spaces. Especially lately when we’re spending so much time in our homes. However, transitioning to spring is about more than dusting every corner. 


Transitioning Your Home to Spring

We always say that bringing the outdoors in is one of our favorite ways to make a room feel alive. but, it isn’t just about a little greenery here and there. It’s also about integrating a seasonal flow inside that reflects the world outside to create synergy within our homes that feel organic. 

Here’s how we’re updating our styling to make things feel refreshed this spring:

  1. Refresh your textiles

While this year, we’re still prioritizing staying cozy and keeping our spaces inviting and warm, that doesn’t mean we can’t lighten and brighten our textiles. Shedding our winter coats of thick wovens and trading them for airy linens, vibrant patterns, and softer tones create the feeling of openness and space within our homes like nothing else.

Transitioning Your Home to Spring

It’s amazing what switching out a throw, and a few pillows will do, but that doesn’t mean you need to completely re-haul what you already have. Try moving things around from room to room, adding and subtracting, and experimenting with different combinations to see what you can come up with. 


Transitioning Your Home to Spring

If you don’t have a stock of textiles, consider investing in a few pieces, you can rotate and use for years to come. We love to use baskets to store away our layers, and it’s always fun digging through them the next year to re-discover something in a new way. Plus, they make for added texture and interest wherever they are placed, double win!

Even something as simple as replacing a lightly colored throw with something darker peaking out of the top of a basket can make the whole room feel lighter.

Shop pillows and throws

2. Add life with greenery

We already mentioned the power of bringing life to a space, but we can talk about this enough! There’s nothing our stylists recommend more than using your surroundings as inspiration. We often get asked where we find natural structural elements, and the honest truth is, right in our backyards! Walk outside with some clippers, look high and low, and find something that speaks to you. It can be as simple as a dried branch with an interesting texture. Not only is this free, but it only takes a little bit to go a long way. Place a simple, sculptural budding stem in a jar on a console table, dining table, or really, any table! You’ll be surprised at how much it adds to the room. 


We love using stems to add height to a scape as well. One way to do this even better is through a really great vase with some structure and weight to it. We’ll probably never tire of the vintage vase and organic floral look. 

From our VP of marketing, Tawnee Madlen.

From our VP of marketing, Tawnee Madlen.

Transitioning Your Home to Spring

If you want to use florals, now is the perfect time to support local florists being affected by the current pandemic. Look to see if there are businesses in your area delivering, and toss them together quickly for an organic, natural look. 

Transitioning Your Home to Spring

Transitioning Your Home to Spring

Our favorite vases

3. Add functional storage

If you’re still thinking about spring cleaning, try adding pretty yet functional storage wherever you can to make tidying up a bit more enjoyable. Nothing says organization like stuffing whatever is on your countertops into a basket and calling it good, right? In all seriousness, though, we use baskets, trays, and boxes in nearly every room when design so our clients can corral their stuff. Because the truth is, no matter how much space you have or how organized you are, there are always those little things that just need a more accessible place to land. 


Transitioning Your Home to Spring

Look around your home and make a list of the top five, or even ten depending on the size of your space, things that are left out or don’t have a home on a daily basis. Maybe it’s that pile of shoes in your entryway, your kid’s toys in the living room, game controllers on the coffee table, or markers and crayons in the dining room. Once you have your list, account for the size of home those objects need, and pair them up with a solution. 


We love using large baskets in the living room for throws or toys, smaller baskets in the entryway for shoes, trays or bowls on coffee tables and entryway tables, and decorative boxes for those miscellaneous items that are better left unseen. I.e., charging cords, pens, etc. 

Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure our homes are live-able, which means letting go of sweating the small stuff and embracing the mess sometimes. If your partner insists on keeping items on their nightstand or on the coffee table because “It doesn’t make sense to put it away when you’re just going to get it back out,” try compromising with a box that can stay there but still looks good. Everyone’s happy! Did you know we also give relationship advice?

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4. Update your linens 

When you think of spring, you think hand towels, right? Maybe not, but if we’re honest, fresh handtowels sound pretty game-changing at the moment. Like pillows and throws, it’s amazing what switching out worn down or darker colored hand towels with a lighter, brighter option will do. Drape a vibrant, patterned one over your oven door handle, and it can make your kitchen look updated instantly. Replace the hand towels in your bathroom for fresh white ones, or even roll them up and place them in a basket near the sink for a different alternative. 

Transitioning Your Home to Spring

Transitioning Your Home to Spring

Fresh hand towels

However you welcome new seasons, creating a space that feels fresh will help you love your surroundings and see them in a new light.

What are your favorite ways to make your home feel updated in warmer months?

Date Posted
13 April 2020