5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Home for Spring

March 16, 2016Add a CommentPosted By

There is so much to do in the great outdoors in the Omaha area, which is one of the reasons we look forward to spring year after year! The mild yet warm temperatures make it one of the best seasons to be outside.

One way to bring the beauty of spring indoors is with some bright decorations or home improvement projects. We are confident that you can achieve this cheerful look without recreating an over-the-top Alice in Wonderland nightmare. There are several subtle additions or alterations you can make that are sure to liven up your interior.

We hope these ideas inspire you to get in the springtime spirit within your home!


Paint a wall.

One bold way to decorate for spring — and keep spring in your home beyond the length of the season — is to paint an accent wall a bright and cheerful color. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with your color choice, knowing you can easily repaint that small area at any point in time.

Check out how these accent walls really brought their respective spaces to life.

Accent Walls

[SOURCES: Better Homes and Gardens, Mrs. Boho, Ikea + Better Homes and Gardens]

Accessorize boldly.

Small yet bright accessories go a long way in your home’s decor, as they add pops of color and excitement to any space.

One of our favorite collections of accessories is from a local Omaha-based artisan who sells her weavings on Etsy. Sarah of East Parlor sells unique weavings ranging in style, color and size; but the best part is you can request a custom order! So you can have Sarah create a bright and springy weaving perfect for your home’s color scheme.

If you share our love for open shelving in the kitchen, display some bright kitchenware and springlike knick-knacks on an open shelf. You can keep things basic with some bright cups and plates or explore your wild side with an eclectic floral print.

As is custom, we looked to Anthropologie and found a floral print perfect for springtime. This Sissinghurst Castle set — including a dinner plate, side plate, mug and bowl — is an undeniably adorable addition to any home, particularly during a season filled with flowers.

Another way to bring spring into your home is through bright decorative throw pillows, to rest on an armchair, a bench, a sofa or your bed! It’s an easy way to switch up your space, add some intense color and for our purposes, “springify” your decor.

Bright Pillows for Spring

[SOURCES: Flower Patch Farmgirl, Amazon, Room Decor Ideas + The Glitter Guide]


Add some [plant] life.

Springtime is known for blooming flowers, lush green plants and green grass. Bring the outdoors indoors this spring with a fresh inventory of houseplants. Green is one of the most common spring colors, so it’s time to increase your home’s greenery!

We’ve talked about some great winter houseplants, highlighting their hardy and resilient qualities. The best part is that these plants do well in the home during every season of the year. There are some wonderful nurseries in the area that carry these particular plants — and many more!


We are particularly fond of Earl May Nursery and Garden Center, Lanoha Nurseries and Mulhall’s. Their garden experts on staff will help you find the perfect plant for your space, style and price range.

Wherever your purchase your new pet plant(s), they are one of the easiest and most natural home decorations to outfit your home for spring!

You might also use your plant life for seasoning in your next meal by creating your own indoor Tabletop Herb Garden using an old pallet. Imagine grabbing cilantro straight from your kitchen table to spice up your pasta dish!

Mulhall's Omaha


Paint a piece of furniture.

Another way to decorate for spring in a bold way is by painting a piece of furniture a bright, cheerful color. You can transform a thrift store side table, an inexpensive Ikea dresser, or your mother’s hand-me-down bookshelf into something you love. Painting furniture is a fun and easy way to make an existing, functional piece come to life and take on a whole new look!

Bright Painted Furniture

[SOURCES: Architecture Art Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Little House of Four + Style Your Senses]


Get crafty.

There are so many ways to create your own springtime oasis by tackling a DIY project for your home. Here are a few ideas we think are unique, creative and downright adorable.

Welcome guests in the spring with one of these Fruit Slice Welcome Mats you can create using a plain circular mat, paint, and …some coins?

Apparently these Macrame Hanging Planters only take 30 minutes to make, and the end result looks amazing! What a fun way to display some earthy plants in your home.

If you’re the artistic type, follow this step-by-step (…by-step-by-step…) Watercolor Flowers Tutorial to create your own springtime print to display in your home! You’ll be so proud of your hard work you might want to display your creation all year long.

You’ve probably seen those elegant boxwood wreaths for sale at various home decor stores, especially during the springtime. Make your own Faux DIY Boxwood Wreath in a matter of minutes using a few supplies you can easily find at the craft store. This makes for a wonderful addition to your front door or a wall elsewhere throughout your home.

DIY Home Projects for Spring


How do you bring the beauty of spring indoors?

We’d love to know what spring decor ideas you want to try, or ways you’ve successfully created an indoor springtime oasis.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF: Brit + Co., Daisy PickersMulhall’s, The House That Lars Built, Brit + Co., The Postman’s Knock and Anderson and Grant

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