At the beginning of each new season it it SO tempting to go shopping and pick up shiny, new, pretty things to decorate my home. They are everywhere! Big box stores, craft stores, home improvement stores and even the grocery stores all have beautiful things out on display.
This year think about taking a different approach. Before heading to any store take inventory and see what you already have to work with. You may need to purchase less than you think…or even nothing at all!
8 Simple Spring Decorating Ideas You Can Do Today Without Spending Any Money
1 – Shop Your House First
Before you are tempted to purchase anything new, shop your home for Spring decor items. Go room to room keeping an eye out for anything brightly colored, egg-shaped, with bunnies, birds or flowers. Look everywhere…kids’ rooms, closets, china cabinet (think pretty platters and serving pieces), kitchen, drawers and cabinets. Gather all the items together and spread them out so you can see everything you have to work with. Within about 15 minutes I had quite a collection!
2 – Don’t Overdo the Bunnies
I love Easter, and I do use adorable bunnies in my spring decor. But don’t forget that spring lasts way beyond Easter. If all your spring decor revolves around bunnies it will quickly become outdated. Stretch your decorating budget by decorating for the whole season, not just the Easter holiday.
3 – Decorate With Food
A well placed bowl of jelly beans or a simple lollipop topiary are quick ways to add spring colors. A couple of years ago my daughter had a Rainbow Themed Birthday Party. I used the same flower pot and ball of styrofoam from the party. I just had to purchase more lollipops. Do you have decor items from a past party that could work for spring decor?
4 – Eggs In Natural Colors
Several years ago I purchased these plastic eggs. Instead of brightly colored eggs, I chose more natural colored ones. Remember, think “spring” not just “Easter.” I leave these natural colored eggs on display weeks past Easter every year.
5 – Use Versatile Decorations
I love these letter blocks I got a couple of years ago. They are fun to customize for any occasion. My kids have even been known to spell out words and see how long it takes me to notice. When purchasing decor items, look for pieces that you can change and customize.
6 – Serving Platters
You may already have some beautiful serving platters that don’t get used often. Look through your china cabinet with new eyes and display those platters on easels. I’ve accumulated numerous easels over the years. You can get easels in a wide range of colors, sizes and made of plastic, wood or metal.
7 – Flowers
Nothing says spring like flowers. In spring decor I like to use white flowers or anything with buds. The artificial sprigs pictured above were displayed in a wreath on my front door a couple of years ago. This year they get to come inside. Don’t keep artificial flowers past their time. When they get faded, it’s time to get new ones, but you can usually get more than one season out of them. (My Redeemer Lives print above is available for printing HERE.)
8 – Framed Bible Verses
This is one of my favorite decorating tips for any season. There is truly a Bible verse for any season. I love creating printable artwork to display in our home. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to keep the decor fresh, and it’s takes only minutes to update and change with the seasons. (He Is Risen print above is available for printing HERE.)
This year after shopping my home, displaying some spring snacks, updating my block words, displaying some pretty platters and framing some Bible verses I only had to purchase one tiny plastic easel. My husband was thrilled!
I hope I’ve inspired you to use items you already have to dress your home for spring. I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below with your simple, inexpensive spring decor ideas.