During the long, cold winter months I make sure our home is cozy and inviting. I layer extra snugly throws around the living room and bedrooms, light candles to ward off the cold and tend to decorate with a minimalistic approach to match the barren, wintry landscape out our windows. Outside are freezing temperatures and blowing snow, but inside, our home is a cozy haven.
But by the beginning of March I start to feel a little restless as I anxiously await the return of sunny days and warmer temperatures. Spring is just around the corner and even though I know we still have a few more weeks of snow and cold left to endure I start to shed all of those cozy layers and begin to infuse little hints of spring around our home.
I started by tackling the bookshelves in our living room. Throughout the year, I enjoy styling the living room bookshelves to reflect the changing seasons, and they are often the first place I start when decorating for the holidays (you can see how I styled them in our Christmas home tour). They are a great place to display our collections, DIY projects and one-of-a-kind items we’ve found over the years.
I removed all traces of winter, from the moose head silhouette (see how we created this adorable art), to the ceramic deer head and all of the mixed metals I displayed over the winter months.
I usually keep a majority of the items already on the bookshelves but simply re-arrange them. Then I pull different pieces from around our home and mix in a few new items to keep things fresh!
I love to layer in vases, vintage books, some of our favorite photos (I’m especially loving the photos Nick captured of me during my pregnancy), one-of-a-kind items like antique doorknobs from my parents home and driftwood found at our cottage, and of course, I make sure there are a lot of baskets for extra storage – always a must with open shelving!
I kept things light and bright for the spring with lots of whites, creams and silvers and added in pops of turquoise (by far my favorite color!). I also made sure I had plenty of greenery, plants always help to breath new life into a room (I’ll be posting more on how I decorate with plants later this month).
Re-arranging and restyling your home for spring really helps to lift your spirits and brighten your mood. I’ll be working from room to room to make sure our whole home feels fresh, bright and spring-like!
I’d love to hear how you transition from winter to spring in your homes!