Here are 5 of my favorite low cost spring decorating ideas.
1. Swap out your plaid throw for a cotton knit throw. We carry beautiful throws in our North Carolina shop by Pine Cone Hill, one of my all time favorite bedding and pillow lines. Try a fun pastel color or a lighter color that will brighten even the most mundane of sofas.
2. Add greenery. If you love to get out in the garden, there's nothing like filling decorative vases, urns and jars with beautiful boxwood. I love using my vintage blue ball jars of varying sizes and gathering them along the center of our mantle. I typically have lots of boxwood leftover from pruning and it can last months if you change the water frequently. I like to add a bit of jute twine tied in a simple bow at the lip of the jar for a shabby feel. These always make wonderful last minute hostess gifts as well.
3. Add a fresh set of towels to your bathroom. Spring is a great time to go through your linen closet and rediscover things you forgot about and get rid of worn or tired linens. Try adding a new set of towels which you can enjoy every day.
4. Swap out your heavier comforter for a beautiful woven cotton blanket. Brahms Mount makes some beautiful cotton blankets that can refresh your entire bedroom look. Keep your duvet cover or comforter folded at the bottom third of your bed for cooler nights. Consider adding some crisp new shams or pillow cases to complete the look.
5. Shop your shelves first. You'd be surprised at what you have laying around the house underutilized. Before adding anything to your home, shop your kitchen and china hutch first for decorative accessories for spring. Floral motif or white cake plates and platters can make wonderful wall decor when hung in groups and teacups and ironstone pitchers make wonderful vessels for creating home made floral and greenery arrangements without breaking the bank.
These are just a few tips that I use to refresh my home in the spring and to re-decorate my house for spring on a budget and I hope you'll try them when you can!