After months of cold, dark weather, the arrival of spring always fills me with the urge to reset my home and fully embrace the new season. I always kick off this process with some deep cleaning, followed by making a few simple decor changes. Afterward, my home looks brighter and feels refreshed.
While I love the concept of going out and splurging on lots of updated seasonal spring decor, I try to keep costs as low as possible with smaller, less costly changes. Admittedly, with the odd slightly-more-spendy buy thrown in here and there.
If you’re new to the concept of resetting your home for spring, it can be difficult to know where to start and what the best approach to take is, but trust me, with the right picks, it's ultra simple. Here is how to update and refresh your home for spring and a handful of decor buys that fit in with the process.
What is a spring reset?
Before we delve into the best buys for resetting your home ahead of the new season, let's take a look at what exactly a spring decor reset is.
*Spoiler alert* it's really not anything too fancy. It's simply the process of swapping out your warmer, cozier items — think: heavy throws, those pumpkin spice candles you’re obsessed with, and anything else that screams "winter" — for fresh, spring-inspired buys. The idea is that now it’s starting to get warmer (well, hopefully anyway), you want your home to feel a little fresher.
A handy tip for your reset is to opt to do your pre-reset deep clean with cleaning products featuring more summery scents, rather than using your favorite winter cleaning buys. Basically, you want to avoid anything with "spiced" in the name, or else you'll be stuck with a house that smells festive all year long. Instead, opt for products that are floral, fruity, or zesty, like my go-to grapefruit cleaning spray that I'm obsessed with.
To nail your spring decor reset, here's what you need...
Still got your fluffy winter cushion covers on? Well, I’m here to tell you that, with spring on the way, it’s time for a change. These neutral-hued pillow covers, which feature a subtle botanical print, are a great way to refresh your couch — or your bed — and totally revive the space. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference little changes like this can make.
Put away the chunky knit throws and faux fur blankets, and swap them out for lighter fabrics, like this lightweight but still soft and cozy throw. This ultra-soft, moss green blanket is perfect for draping over your couch for a lovely little pop of botanical color.
One of the simplest ways to add a spring flourish to your home is by adding a bouquet of flowers or greenery, whether you prefer a few sprigs of eucalyptus or a bunch of peonies. Instead of opting for fresh flowers, choose faux arrangements. These might cost just as much as fresh blooms but they’ll last a heck of a lot longer and can be displayed year after year.
Although you might be obsessed with your winter-spiced room mists, the time has come to swap them out for something a little lighter. Store them away for next year and treat yourself to this aloe, eucalyptus, and lavender room spray that’ll calm, soothe, and refresh with every spritz.
Swapping out your cozy winter rug for something a little sunnier is a great way to refresh and revitalize a room. I just love how bright and bold this yellow-hued geometric rug is. It makes such a big statement that it'll instantly give the illusion that you’ve updated the entire room.
For adding a more spring-friendly scent to your home, I can vouch for this unexpectedly powerful essential oil diffuser. Not only is it absolutely beautiful — and features a design that’s ideal for spring — it also diffuses essential oils wonderfully, filling your entire home with your go-to scent. I’d personally recommend trying the bergamot and fig collection because the oils smell absolutely divine.
If, like me, you’re someone who obsessively fills their home with gingerbread and pumpkin-scented candles come fall, now’s the time to swap those candles out for something a little fresher, like this mood-boosting duo candle that features neroli and orange in one compartment, and peach and mandarin in the other.
For a quick and easy upgrade, swapping out your throw pillow covers is a piece of cake. These pretty pastel-hued, ribbed cushion covers, which come complete with a pom-pom trim, will add an instant burst of color to your couch or bed, brightening up the entire room.
If your home is lacking a little greenery, this set of three faux eucalyptus plants comes pre-potted and could be a great buy. While real houseplants are fab, keeping them alive can often be a struggle, which is why artificial plants are a great alternative. They look just as nice and, honestly, who’s going to know the difference?