Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Color Palette

Every season, there is a new and inspiring color palette that nature introduces to us. One of my favorites is the spring color palette, which is full of fresh tones and soft pastels. After the winter months of cool neutrals and icy accents, it’s nice to be re-introduced to a wider range of color again that also suits the rejuvenating mood of the spring season.

There is tons of inspiration to be found in nature for every season. If you want to incorporate some spring flavor into your home in the form of accents or even an entire redesign, nature is a great place to start. Look for cool, crisp colors of the flowers and even in the fruits and vegetables that are in season.

I’ve gathered 10 spaces that also capture the spring spirit and bring it inside. They show off some of the best colors to use to capture the look in your home.

Rooms with a Spring Color Palette

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comMint green is an adorable, vintage-inspired color to use during the spring season. It looks especially great as a kitchen or bath accent against a white palette.
Source: Country Living

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comSunny yellow is a surefire way to brighten up any space and bring some spring cheer to your home.
Source: House Beautiful

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comSome soft yellow pillows with fun patterns brighten up this porch.
Source: Country Living

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comSoft blue tones look so fresh and clean in this kitchen. Some pink accents are a nice feminine touch to pair with it.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comSoft blue cabinets are so refreshing and delightfully vintage. The bronze accents bring it up a notch to give it a sophisticated edge.
Source: My Domaine

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comGreen front doors are very inviting. The blue pots make both colors pop even more.
Source: Southern Living

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comLovely lavender is so sweet in this bedroom.
Source: Architectural Digest

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comPink and teal are fun and funky in this chic office space.
Source: Pottery Barn

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comLight coral pillows brighten up this breakfast nook. They look super chic with the black and white palette and can easily be switched out as the seasons change.
Source: My Domaine

Inspiring Rooms with a Spring Palette | MeganMorrisBlog.comNothing says spring like fresh plant life. Here’s a very unique and stylish DIY idea for incorporating some greenery into your home.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Here’s to having a fun and stylish spring!

Warm regards,
Megan

Refresh Your Porch for Spring

Spring is the best time of year to give your outdoor space a makeover. Everything is in bloom, so it’s a great time to update your landscaping and give your outdoor living space a fresh look. There are some simple tricks to updating your porch or patio that are both quick and affordable. Introducing color, comfort and greenery and even rethinking the layout are some quick fixes that go a long way.

The following spaces are all fresh and full of life. They offer some great ideas and I’ve included some tips along the way to help you pull some inspiration for your own outdoor living area.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comA colorful outdoor area rug is a great way to define an area and infuse it with color. Introduce a variety of plants in pretty pots to get a garden feel.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comGet creative with your seating. This daybed brings a unique, cottage vibe to this outdoor space.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comNew table settings are inexpensive and can totally transform your table. To save money, use white plates and only switch out the table runner, napkins and centerpiece.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comPillows aren’t only for the inside ─ they add a ton of comfort and style to your outdoor living areas, too.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comSwitch out your cushions to a bold new color to transform the palette. Don’t shy away from hanging art on the walls or even a chic mirror to make it feel more cozy.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comString lights add a festive vibe to any outdoor space and can be purchased very inexpensively.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you are feeling bold and want a change, painting the ceiling could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comStriped lanterns add a chic, festive appeal and take only minutes to hang.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comSimple touches like lanterns and a basket for towels will make you feel like you’re at an upscale resort.

Refresh Your Porch for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comThe yellow wooden screen is an easy touch that helps define this adorable outdoor vignette.

What are your plans to update your outdoor space this spring?

Warm regards,
Megan

Images { 1 – HGTV / 2 – Domaine / 3 – Home Depot / 4 – Jones Design Company / 5 – Better Homes & Gardens / 6 – Southern Living / 7 – Coastal Living / 8 – Midwest Living / 9 – House Beautiful / 10 – Better Homes & Gardens }

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

Spring is the perfect time of year to freshen up your home. The weather and the foliage offer plenty of inspiration, so it’s smart to take advantage of it. There are lots of easy, inexpensive ways to give your home a new lease on life without doing major renovations. The question is, where to start?

I’ve got 10 quick ways you can give your home a spring face lift. They can even apply well to a home that is going on the market. Spring is most competitive time of year for home sellers, so it’s important to do everything you can to make your home stand out and make that valuable first impression.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com1. SPRUCE UP YOUR CURB APPEAL. Clear out any dead plants or weeds and replace them with new ones. Touch up the front door with a fresh coat of paint, pressure wash the driveway and path to the door, and add some fresh greenery or flowers in pretty pots to flank the doorway.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com2. CHOOSE NEW SCENTS. Smell is one of the most powerful senses, so to give your home a fresh appeal consider introducing a new scent into your home. You can do this through candles, home fragrance sprays, plug-in scents, reed diffusers and even several homemade natural remedies.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com3. CLEAN WINDOWSILLS AND BASEBOARDS. These spots are often overlooked but are an important detail that effects the overall cleanliness of the home. Wipe them down and touch up any nicks or scratches.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com4. APPLY A FRESH COAT OF PAINT. Nothing freshens up a space like a fresh coat of paint. Whether you want to try a brand new color or just touch up what’s already there, your home will feel newer because of it.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com5. SWITCH OUT YOUR AREA RUGS. If a room is starting to feel outdated, try switching out the area rug. It’s a great opportunity to introduce a new color or pattern into the space. If you love your current one but it’s starting to look shabby, give it a good cleaning.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com6. GET NEW WALL ART. This simple change can totally transform a space and give it a new dose of character.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com7. INCORPORATE SOME FRESH FLOWERS. Nothing says “spring” like fresh flowers. They can bring life to any space in the home and are versatile in the way of color and style of the vase you choose. Not to mention, it’s a very inexpensive addition.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com8. SWAP OUT THE PILLOWS. New colors and patterns can brighten up your sofa, arm chairs or bedding and are easy to switch out for each season.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com9. FRESHEN UP YOUR BEDDING. Switch out the comforter and/or pillows to make this space feel new. You can even change out the sheets to to really freshen things up.

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring | HomeandEventStyling.com10. BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR PATIO. Power wash your outdoor space and introduce some new color in the form of cushions, accessories and fresh potted flowers.

These tips should help you achieve that spring makeover your home has been needing without breaking the bank.

Warm regards,
Megan

Images { 1 – Better Homes & Gardens / 2 – Pottery Barn / 3 – One Fine Stay / 4 – House Beautiful / 5 – Better Homes & Gardens / 6 – Lonny / 7 – Style Me Pretty / 8 – The Glitter Guide / 9 – Traditional Home / 10 – House Beautiful }

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors

Some of my favorite colors are from the spring color palette. Though I love the warm tones of fall and the iciness of winter, spring colors are inspiring in how fresh and lively they are. It’s like taking a deep breath when you look at them. Decorating with these colors can infuse that feeling into your daily atmosphere to keep you on your toes.

It’s easy to incorporate these colors in temporary ways such as through pillows and other accents, but if you are looking for a more permanent way to bring them into your home, consider playing with paint options. Here are ten of the most popular options for spring paint colors in a selection of beautiful spaces that are alive with the spirit of spring.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comSEA FOAM GREEN: This minty green color has a coastal pigment that makes a fresh first impression in this entryway. The glossy finish really makes it look like water.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comSALMON: Salmon is a lovely shade of pink that is romantic and whimsical, especially in a dining room.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comCORAL: For a deeper, though equally as fresh shade of pink, try coral. This coral front door really pops against the white molding.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comTURQUOISE: Turquoise is one of the most favored spring colors and looks fabulous on an accent wall.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comAPPLE GREEN: If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, maybe the same can be said about these vibrant green walls in an entryway.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPASTEL YELLOW: A soft yellow is soothing and cheerful in this charming bathroom.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comSUNNY YELLOW: For a more lively look, a brighter yellow brings energy to this breakfast nook.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comPALE BLUE: How beautiful do these pale blue cabinets look with the warm wood floors and marble backsplash?

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comMARIGOLD: Marigold is a stunning shade of orange that will make you feel like you’re in the Tuscany countryside.

10 Fresh Spring Paint Colors | HomeandEventStyling.comVIOLET: Violet has a soft, romantic vibe that looks elegant in this dining room.

It’s hard not to fall in love with all the beautiful colors of one of the most inspiring times of the year. What could they do for your home?

Warm regards,
Megan

Images { 1 – Elle Decor / 2 – Habitually Chic / 3 – Honey & Fitz / 4 – HGTV / 5 – House Beautiful / 6 – Coastal Living / 7 – Country Living / 8 – Better Homes & Gardens / 9 – House Beautiful / 10 – Jenn Feldman Designs via Houzz }

Giving Your Mantel A Fresh Look with Spring Decor

Decorating your fireplace mantel for every season is an easy way to change up your decor. (Not to mention a LOT of fun!) In most cases, the fireplace is the focal point of a room and there is so much you can do with a mantel’s decor to give the room it’s in some character. Each season, you can give your mantel an entirely new spirit that will translate through the whole room. Check out these tips and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

QUICK TIPS FOR A SPRING MANTEL

  • Incorporate fresh flowers in your mantel decor. The best way to do this is by putting them in two simple vases of the same height that can flank each end of the mantel. Some good spring flower suggestions are cherry blossoms, daffodils, tulips, petunias and carnations.
  • Use at least one spring-inspired color. The most popular choices are yellow, blue, and green but any spring color will do as long as it doesn’t clash with the rest of the room’s decor.
  • Branches are a great addition to your spring mantel to bring in some extra nature. You can put them in a vase on their own, mix them into a flower display or use them in other creative ways.
  • If you aren’t much of a “flower” person, consider a nice topiary or two as a simple alternative.
  • Some other spring-inspired elements to mix into your mantel’s decor are birds, bird cages, straw, fruit, and colored eggs.
  • Check local flea markets and thrift stores for cool items you can spray paint or re-purpose for your mantel decor.

This spring fireplace mantel kept things simple and clean. The daffodils are perfect for spring, as are the eggs in varying shades of yellow and brown. The vintage mirror is a great touch that is versatile for every season. Photo: Martha Stewart

Emily of DecorChick.com did a beautiful job incorporating spring elements in a cottage chic way. The antique shutters are a perfect focal point and she didn’t over-accessorize. I love the birdcage filled with colored eggs and the simplicity of the glass apothecary jars filled with a little bit of straw. Photo: Better Homes & Gardens

Alissa of 33 Shades of Green created a contemporary spring mantel using two glass apothecary jars filled with lemons and limes to set her color scheme. The use of metal and silver creates a clean and sophisticated modern look, while the two framed artwork tie everything together. Photo: 33 Shades of Green

This vintage spring mantel by Mallori of Vintage Finds gives a new take on spring using some typical spring elements with a twist. Keeping her tones neutral and subdued for that vintage look, she incorporated an illustration of a bird and a glass vase filled with twigs and greenery to capture the look of spring. The flowered book pages are a fantastic DIY touch. Photo: Vintage Finds

Layla of The Lettered Cottage created this beautiful mantel using nature-inspired elements and flea market finds. The white keeps things clean and sophisticated, while the foliage, eggs and baskets bring in that “spring” touch. I love the chalkboard with the quote and vintage frame- so cute! Photo: The Lettered Cottage

If you don’t have a fireplace, an easy DIY alternative is to hang a long shelf at the same height a mantel would typically be. Try reclaimed wood for a really cool, natural look in place of a man-made shelf. Then get creative with your own spring mantel decor using these tips and ideas. Have fun!

Warm regards,
Megan