15 Spring Decorating Ideas
Move Your Living Room Outdoors
The screened porch of this Maryland farmhouse has all the comforts and panache of an indoor living room: cozy seating, a chic cocktail table, and a rainbow array of throw pillows that punctuate the orange, light blue, and apple green palette. Why spend spring inside?
Get the Look: The vintage sofa is from Ficks Reed; the chairs are from Brown Jordan.
Hang a Sunny Textile
Green and yellow are a naturally cheerful pair, and in this master bedroom, they mingle together—with fun patterns, too—for a truly springy look. The yellow-and-white striped curtain behind the bed creates a buoyant backdrop for the happy room.
Use Watery Hues
Sea glass-inspired lamps and decorative accessories bring the color of the ocean into this airy, cottage-style living room on Bald Head Island, North Carolina. The pastel greens are echoed in the artwork and throw pillows.
With a rug as lush as a well-manicured lawn, this kid-friendly bedroom is perfect for sleep and play. Soft blues and greens add a pretty pastel touch that keeps the room light and bright.
Go Au Natural
A grass-green backsplash wraps this coastal cottage kitchen in tone-on-tone color. White cabinets, a butcher block-topped island, and warm stone floors give the pretty hues top billing. Not ready to make a big backsplash overhaul? Bring in pops of green in a less permanent way, with cute, storage-friendly cannisters or a potted plant.
This soothing, blush-pink space was inspired by the hues of a conch shell, says designer Celerie Kemble. The large-scale floral artwork echoes the soft same tones of the room, creating the perfect springy statement.
Add Vibrant Lighting
The custom coral chandelier brings a vivid burst of color to this Montecito, California, living room, designed by Massucco Warner Miller. It also draws the eye up, accentuating the vaulted ceiling.
Paint Your Porch
This sunny Abaco Island verandah beautifully illustrates the power of paint. Its light lemon interior walls evoke a cloudless day at the beach.
Get the Look: The wall paint is custom; for something similar, try Farrow & Ball's Dayroom Yellow. The Adirondack chairs are from Amazon.
Soak Up the Sun
Longer days mean more sunshine, and in this South Florida guest room, more rays mean more freedom with color. Interior designer Franco Biscardi of Brady Design used the room’s abundant natural light to temper the strong, almost neon hue. The takeaway? Sunlight is a great balance for bold color.
Work in Whimsy
This coastal Georgia breakfast nook, designed by Jane Coslick, has a sunny outlook, thanks to bright yellow chairs and a sky-blue bench that pop against crisp white walls. Vintage art gives the space a playful touch.
Get the Look: The vintage wall art is from Habersham Antiques. The yellow chairs are from Cost Plus World Market.
Embrace Bright Textiles
The vibrant décor in this Long Island living room, designed by Cortney and Bob Novogratz, makes the airy space feel like it's in full bloom. A couch with an energetic butterfly print, a bright rug that spells out “family,” and a grouping of color-saturated throw pillows hold their own against the breathtaking view.
Get the Look: The walls and ceiling in the living room are painted Chalk White by Benjamin Moore. The crinoline wicker chairs are from B&B Italia. The knit pouf and Novogratz rug are from CB2. The leather chair and butterfly sofa are from Anthropologie. The throw pillows are from Layla.
Mix and Match Pastels
For a sweet spring look that’s not overly precious, pair bedding in varied pastels and prints. In this kids’ room, designed by Elizabeth Cooper, a wall of woodland creatures adds a spirited touch to the space.
Get the Look: The bedding in the kids' room is by Raksha Bella Organic. The anchor lamp is vintage.
Green Your Indoor Spaces
Vibrant green draperies in a fig leaf pattern frame the windows in our Coronado Showhouse master bedroom, designed by Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey. The shade is echoed in the sweet bedding accent stitch. A blue and white chevron rug adds a soothing touch to this beachy escape.
Deck out a Dining Porch
Abundant windows wrap furniture designer Mitchell Gold’s airy dining porch, making it the perfect place to savor the sights and sounds of spring among the trees on Lake Hickory in North Carolina. A custom floor design, painted by a local artist, evokes a starry night.
Create a Sleeping Porch
When it comes to taking a snooze on a breezy spring day, nothing beats a sleeping porch. This one on Tybee Island is outfitted in a spirited mix of springtime hues, from the brilliant yellow exterior walls to the turquoise pillows and blush pink bed.
Get the Look: The chandelier and bed on the sleeping porch are from the Jane Coslick Cottage Collection.