Spring is finally here, so it’s time to take down the decor you’ve had up all winter and start with something new. These finds scream spring and will leave your home as bright and airy as the season itself.
Nothing announces the arrival of spring like brand new blooms stretching out of the ground. Bring nature’s beauty inside by displaying those flowers in a new vase. This Kate Spade Larabee Dot Bud Vase can be picked up at Lord and Taylor for $60. The polka dots add just the right touch of playfulness to this gorgeous piece.
A new throw pillow on the sofa can transform your entire living room. Pick one in the colors of spring to brighten your decor and lift your spirits. This Iris Lane Pillow by MaryJane’s Home is as pretty as a picture (or postcard) and can be picked up at Elder Beerman for about $25.
It’s time to get those bird feeders back out! The birds are back in town, and they’re looking for food. Use brightly colored bird feeders to jazz up your back yard while you make sure the birds and squirrels are fed. These fun Crackle Glass Birdfeeders hold up to three cups of any type of seed or fruit, and they’re big enough that most birds can hop right inside. Order yours from gardeners.com for $25.
Outdoor drink dispenser
Once the weather warms up, you probably spend a lot more time outside. Whether you’re outside with the kids, throwing a party or lounging alone with your favorite book, you’ll need to stay hydrated. Fill an outdoor drink dispenser with your beverage of choice before you head outdoors and save yourself countless trips back in to the fridge. This Outdoor Jug dispenser from Pottery Barn is adorable and can be used for water, juice or more “adult” beverages. Pick it up in their stores or online for just $59.
Make sure your guests know you’re celebrating the arrival of spring with a snazzy new doormat. The Spring Daisies Doormat from Target is a steal at just $13, and you’ll welcome your guests with the colors of spring.
Watering cans are big and bulky, so why not get one that will complement your decor when it’s not in use? This Russian Flower Print Watering Can from Bed, Bath and Beyond is made of galvanized steel and is as functional as it is gorgeous. It’s a deal, too, at just $33.
Sometimes you want your dinners to be a little fancier than everyone gathering around the grill. For those occasions, you’ll need table linens that express your love for the season. The Spring Trees and Polka Dots table toppers and napkins from Etsy fit the bill perfectly. If these colors don’t match your decor, check the rest of the seller’s inventory — she has several colors in similar styles.
Soak in the beauty of the season with a picnic. You’ll need a picnic basket that can carry all of your food (and maybe more) to make the process more fun than hassle. Try this Appalachian White Woven Picnic Basket from Crate and Barrel. It’s tall enough to accommodate a bottle of wine or 2-liter of pop and sturdy enough to tote your gear without fear of breaking.
The parties move outdoors once spring arrives, so make sure you’re using dinnerware that doesn’t need to be handled with care. Melamine is a great material for plates and serve ware — it looks like something fancier, but it’s made to take a beating and still look beautiful. The Catalina Cove Collection at Pier One is bright and colorful and includes everything you need for a fabulous outdoor soiree.
Spring is the start of a busy season for many, so you’ll need a bag that you can take along anywhere and fill with everything you’ll need for the day. This Rug Bag from Dash and Albert is simple enough to dress up or down but cute enough to add a fun touch to your outfit. It’s strong and durable, so it’ll go wherever you need it to and hold most anything you throw its way. Grab yours for $60. If this bag is too much for your budget, check out the handbags and totes at HomeGoods for a huge selection of designer bags at a great discount.
You don’t have to buy all new to make way for spring. Go through your older pieces and see what you can give new life to with a fresh coat of paint.