10 trendy ways to spruce up your home this spring
Out with the old and in with the new!
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I don’t know about you, but I’ll use just about any excuse to redecorate my home: Mercury is in its seventh house. The cat doesn’t like this throw pillow. Ralph Lauren came to me in a dream and said the duvet cover is outdated. All valid reasons to change my decor.
However, spring is actually the perfect time to spruce up your home. Not only are the year’s hottest new trends in full swing, but spring is also a time of rebirth and fresh starts. With that in mind, here are 10 of our favorite home decor trends to help give your home new life this spring.
1. Vibrant floral wallpaper
I know what you’re thinking: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” However, if you can quiet down your inner Miranda Priestly, you really can’t deny that temporary floral wallpaper is the perfect way to inject a little personality into a dull room.
This Peel and Stick Wallpaper has so much potential! You could cover a whole accent wall in it, use it inside open cabinets or bookcases, or even give old furniture a facelift. It’s versatile, vibrant, and oh-so appropriate for the season. Plus, when you’re tired of it, you can just peel it back off—no harm done.
2. Bubbling indoor fountains to soothe your soul
You can bring the soothing sounds of nature into your home with a tabletop indoor fountain. Many of this year’s hottest trends revolve around bringing nature indoors, and what better way to capture the essence of spring than with a gentle trickling fountain? The relaxing sound will make you feel like you’re at the spa, and we love that this particular fountain even has a place where you can put a sweet little tea light candle.
3. Decorative olive trees, both real and fake
Fiddle leaf fig trees are so last decade. (Honestly, I’m glad to see them go, as they’re nearly impossible to care for.) This year, olive trees are ready to step into the limelight as the new “It Plant.”
You can find both real and faux olive trees to decorate your home, and if you decide to get a live one, make sure to provide it with good drainage and ample sunshine so it can thrive.
- Get the Faux Olive Tree & Large White Fluted Planter Set from West Elm for $378
- Get the Olive Tree from Williams Sonoma for $69.95
4. Designated coffee stations for your daily caffeine fix
One of the best home decor choices I’ve ever made was to create a coffee station in my kitchen. It’s just so convenient to have everything necessary for my morning cup of coffee right in one place!
Coffee stations are especially trendy this year, and if you want to carve out a coffee corner in your home, you’re going to need an amazing coffee maker. If you ask me, drip coffee makers are the way to go, and this particular model from Technivorm wowed us during testing. It may be pricey, but it’s worth the expense—especially if you drink coffee every day.
5. Stylish freestanding bathtubs
Built-in bathtubs are officially out, and this year, it’s all about freestanding models. These sleek bathroom features become the focal point of the room, so make sure you pick a stylish model, like this modern-inspired design from Mulhouse. If your vibe is more old-school, you could opt for a vintage-inspired clawfoot tub instead.
6. Garden rooms filled with plants
As a plant enthusiast, I wholeheartedly support this trend. More people are starting to appreciate both the aesthetic and health benefits of real, live greenery, which has given way to the rise of “garden rooms.”
If you’re looking to create your own plant room, you can build your collection every month with a subscription to The Sill—they’ll send you a new plant and pot every month, and you can pick from different collections, like beginner, pet-friendly, or low-light plants.
7. Elegant canopy beds for a magazine-worthy bedroom
Nothing elevates the appearance of a bedroom quite like a canopy bed. These elegant bed frames will make you feel like royalty as you drift off to sleep each night, and they come in a huge range of styles to match any aesthetic.
If you’re looking for a solid selection of high-quality canopy beds, Pottery Barn is the way to go. This brand offers a wide range of stylish options, and whichever product you pick, it's sure to make your bedroom look like it belongs in a magazine.
- Get the Toulouse Canopy Bed from Pottery Barn for $1,258.99
- Get the Farmhouse Canopy Bed from Pottery Barn for $1,699
8. Sustainable—yet still stylish—furniture and decor
In recent years, more brands have started focusing on creating sustainable and ethical products, and the movement has officially reached the home decor space. There are a number of sustainable home decor brands to choose from, including one of my favorites, Coyuchi.
Coyuchi offers incredibly stylish bedding and bath products, and the company uses organic materials, ethical manufacturing processes, and Fair Trade factories. Basically, it’s home decor you can feel good about buying!
9. Welcoming earthy tones to bring the outdoors in
Many of 2020’s biggest trends revolve around bringing natural elements inside, so it’s really no surprise that earth tones are huge this year. We’re talking greens, browns, and tans, all of which lend a gentle, welcoming vibe to your space.
Parachute is one of the best places to shop for earth tone linens, as they offer a wide range of top-rated bedding and bath products in all sorts of muted, rustic hues. For instance, this Desert Pillow Cover would look stunning on your bed or couch, and it comes in both natural or ivory colorways.
10. Rustic patina accents (even if they're fake)
Patina is that greenish brown film that forms on the surface of copper, brass, bronze, and wood when the material is left outside in the elements for a long time, and this aged look has become incredibly popular for home decor accents.
Even if you can’t find a natural patina accent for your home, you can give an aged look to your existing decor with this Paint Oxidizing Finish Kit. The three-step kit includes everything you need to create the distinctive, timeless look of patina on any paintable surface—metal, wood, drywall, plaster, canvas, plastic, and more.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.