3 Easy Ways to Update Your House For Spring


Do you guys decorate seasonally? I know some people go all out for every holiday--with shamrocks and Easter eggs and lots of pastels right about now--but I prefer to do more simple updates every season. Even if you keep your house mostly the same all year long, the transition from winter to spring is one of the best times to make some changes. It feels SO good to shed the heaviness of winter, let in some more light, and make your house feel a little bit fresh and new! But don’t worry--you don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of cheesy “spring decor” in order to accomplish that. Here are three easy ways to update your house for spring (and bonus, they’ll also stretch into summer quite nicely).

3 easy ways to update your house for spring

1. Sheer linen drapes. I just got these ones, and I’m in love with how light and breezy they are. It’s hard to tell in my photos, but the weave is sooo beautiful. They’re from Barn & Willow, which is a great brand that you should definitely know about. They work directly with manufacturers, so their prices are amazing without compromising on quality (all their drapes are made from the highest grade of luxurious Belgian linen). You can read more about them here. And if you’re thinking of ordering, you can get up to five swatches for free so you can see the quality for yourself, and pick out just the right color for you!

Sheer Belgian linen drapes from Barn & Willow

Sheer linen drapes for spring

2. Flowers & plants. Flowers and plants are the easiest way to (literally) add life into a room. And they feel especially right for spring! I grabbed this bunch of tulips from Trader Joe’s for $5 and their bright colors instantly cheered up the room. And if you have a bit of a black thumb, I definitely recommend air plants…I’ve been able to keep mine alive for almost a year now, which is HUGE for me.

Tulips for spring

P.S. Those billy balls are from our wedding--they still look just as cute dried, almost five years later!

3 easy ways to update your house for spring

3. New pillows and accessories. One of the easiest ways to update your home is switching out pillow covers and accessories. Pillows are one of my favorite things to decorate with--they’re great for adding a pop of color and making a room feel fresh and new, without having to spend a lot of money. I like to switch out pillow covers seasonally, so I can fold up the covers that I’m not using and store them easily. This pillow is my newest addition, and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. I switched it with a cable knit pillow that I had during the winter. I love the blue color (and cotton feels more right for spring).


3 easy ways to update your house for spring

Barn & Willow Belgian linen drapes and cotton pillow

What are your favorite ways to update your home for spring?

Thank you to Barn & Willow for partnering with me on this post! Keep an eye out for their new 2015 collection, which will include more sheers, pinstripe patterns, and 100% linen and cotton printed pillows and throws from Tanzania and Lithuania. 

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  1. Posted by dianna on Monday, March 16th, 2015

    I don't go all out for each holiday and I agree with you on simple seasonal changes. I always prefer FALL decor as opposed to Halloween decor. Pumpkins/gords/cornstalks/twiggy things instead of paper witches and spider webs! I love the bright tulips! It's amazing what a simple bouquet of flowers can do to a room!
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, March 16th, 2015

      Totally! Seasonal decor always feels less cheesy than something really holiday-specific. And yay for tulips! I love them too.
  2. Posted by Hannah S on Monday, March 16th, 2015

    Beautiful!!! Love spring and all the amazing flowers and how cheerful it makes everything seem.
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, March 16th, 2015

      Me toooo! Especially after a long, dark winter…spring feels SO good.
  3. Posted by Debbie on Monday, March 16th, 2015

    I change my pillows, I change my throw rug that is at our entrance, and change out my vases. I have a fall/winter set, and a spring/summer set. I also roll up my winter throw blankets in a basket when spring arrives. Jonquils and tulips are definitely a necessity right now. Those little changes totally change the feel of our home. Welcome spring :)!
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, March 16th, 2015

      Nice! I think that’s the perfect way to do it--fall/winter and spring/summer. I had to google Jonquil just now…I always thought of those as daffodils! So pretty. I love them, and tulips too, of course. YAY, SPRING!
  4. Posted by kelsey on Monday, March 16th, 2015

    drapes yes! i have sheer-ish white drapes that make my space lovely!
    ladies in navy
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, March 16th, 2015

      Classic and simple = the best!
  5. Posted by Raquel (En estado de Rachel) on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

    Simply change the curtains for a lighter and add flowers, creates a cooler environment at home.
    Ready for spring!!!
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

      Exactly! So ready :)
  6. Posted by Lauren B on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

    I am obsessed with that air plant display!! Did you make the mini pallets yourself?
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

      Thank you! I did--you can find the tutorial here:
  7. Posted by Amy @ Homey Oh My! on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

    Flowers are for sure my fav way to decorate for Spring, and always ;) Such a gorgeous home, Aileen. That pillow was meant to be on that chair.
    I'm still kicking myself in the butt for waiting so long to decide on that rug- It's SO perfect for your space!!
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, March 23rd, 2015

      Thanks, Amy!! And yes, I wish I could have fresh flowers in every room of my house, always. You should get that rug! Then we can be twins even more.