We’re so excited to have partnered with The DIY Mommy herself - Christina Dennis for a little spring design inspiration to get you started on refreshing your home now that you’re spending so much time there! Here are her top tips for decorating this spring:
Hi everyone! Christina here :) Creating a cozy and beautiful home for Spring doesn’t have to cost a lot, and by creatively using things you already have on hand your space can be transformed for the new season. I find creating a lovely home on a budget a fun challenge, and these 5 ways to decorate your home for Spring each cost $20 or less!
Play “musical furniture”
Swapping furniture between rooms might sound silly, but it can make a huge difference in how your home looks without costing you a penny. I’ve moved accessories like pillows and rugs from one room to another, and even larger items like chairs and sofas! It’s interesting to see your old furniture in a new light by placing it somewhere else, and you may even find that its new spot suits it much better.
Use nature as decor
If you have a backyard or can walk somewhere that allows you to bring home a natural souvenir, harvest some branches, rocks, moss or flowers to decorate your home. I love using pussy willow stems in a large vase for Spring decor, moss and rocks in a terrarium table-top display, or branches to make wreaths. Fresh cut flowers from the garden are my favourite thing to decorate with later in the season. Natural items always look beautiful in any room!
Decorate with printable art
Cost: $5 or less
There are many free printables or inexpensive printable art available online that you can frame and display in your home. Search Etsy.com for free printable artwork, or look on Pinterest.com for free art ideas. I found some lovely watercolor butterfly printables that I’ve framed with frames I had on hand and displayed on my mantel and in my hallway.
Make a DIY no-sew throw pillow
Cost: $15 or less
Even if you don’t know how to sew, you can create new throw pillows for your home with cloth napkins and fabric glue. To make some Spring pillows for our living room this season, I used colourful cloth napkins from last year’s decor stash and FabriTac glue. I attached the napkins together on three sides with the fabric glue, let it dry, and then inserted a pillow form. Finally, I adhered the final edges together with fabric glue. You can find the full tutorial for this easy DIY right here.
Paint furniture or accessories with DIY chalk style paint
Cost: $20 or less
Did you know that you can make chalk style paint with latex paint you have on hand mixed with plaster of Paris? Chalk style paint is a thicker type of paint that covers furniture and accessories easily, and it can be distressed with sandpaper to create a farmhouse chic look. I painted our originally silver-coloured metal chairs with white chalk paint and distressed them with sandpaper, and I love the look! You can also paint smaller accessories like vases, pots, and picture frames for an easy refresh. Find my easy DIY chalk style paint recipe with painting tips right here.
I hope you enjoyed these 5 easy ways to give your home a refresh this Spring on a budget. Get creative with colours, materials, and placement and not only will you make your home cozy and beautiful, but you’ll have a ton of fun DIYing. Happy Spring!
Christina Dennis is a DIY decor blogger and YouTuber who loves to create cozy and beautiful spaces on a budget. She lives on an acreage west of Edmonton with her husband, three daughters and 2 dogs. You can find her work and more simple DIY & decor ideas at thediymommy.com.