Ah, spring is in the air! The trees are blooming, the grass is turning greener, and the sounds of children laughing and playing outside are flowing through your open windows. These are not only the tell-tale signs of spring, but also of the new season of interior décor! Here are some of my go-to tips for transitioning your home from appearing like the inside of a snow globe to, instead, looking like the inside of HGTV’s spring magazine!

It’s the Little Things: Accent Pieces

You know those HomeGoods aisles that you get lost in for a few minutes (or hours) at a time? Those little accent pieces – which are very hard to search for online, by the way – are one of the simple ways to keep your home fresh throughout the seasons! One of my favorite Christmas pieces in my house is an eight-inch white dog sculpture with gold antlers. No matter how much I love it, it’s time to put that puppy away (no pun intended) and replace it with a more relevant sculpture. Bunnies are always great for spring, and bird sculptures are a beautiful mainstay!

Photo frames are another accent piece that can be changed out seasonally. During the winter season, blue-and-white or green-and-red photo frames tend to overcrowd the house. Rotate those frames seasonally! Keep them light-and-bright in the spring and summer months. Pro tip: if your family has seasonal family photos, consider changing those out, too!

And don’t forget about candles! While I’m one of the biggest advocates for hoarding Yankee Candle’s Balsam & Cedar candles, there’s a time and a place for them. Remember that your home shouldn’t only look fresh, but also smell fresh.

Freshly-Cut (or Faux) Flowers

Speaking of smells, strongly consider keeping some fresh flowers in vases around the house. One of my favorite vases was once owned by my grandmother, so putting flowers in it not only will brighten the room, but also provide unmeasurable sentimental value.

If you’re not known for having a “green thumb”, you can always opt for fake flowers. Nearly every retailer has some fake flowers in adorable pots, so there’s no shortage of inventory. Consider finding tulip, hydrangea, and/or peony arrangements for the spring. And speaking of fake florals, remember that you can always change up your vase filler!

The Comfy Stuff

Ahh, one of my favorite things to talk about! As you’re transitioning your home from season to season, some of the easiest and most noticeable items to change out are also the comfiest. For instance: bedding. Not only should you change out your bedding seasonally for warmth, but also consider switching up patterns. Keep the flannel sheets for winter, and bring out the fun patterns during the warmer months. Greyscales also work better in the spring and summer months compared to the winter, as the natural sunlight we see in these seasons will “brighten” the greys up compared to the already-grey skies we experience in winter.

Other comfy items to consider switching out between seasons are throw pillows and decorative blankets. While purchasing several throw pillows easily adds up, there’s always the option to purchase throw pillow fillers and then change out the covers seasonally. Stores from Amazon to Wayfair have covers for cheaper than a meal at your local take-out chain!

Show it Off: Outdoor Décor

Saving the best for last, some of my favorite seasonal décor is that which stays outside. While M/I homeowners enjoy the landscaping around the front of their homes, some additional décor helps spruce up the overall curb appeal! First and foremost: wreaths. Wreaths are probably one of easiest items to find in stores or online, and they make a big impression. I personally have two wreaths on my front door: one outside, and one inside. A door is double-sided, so why not enjoy double the floral wreaths?

Welcome mats are also a cute and affordable way to freshen up your exterior décor. I’m a big fan of layered mats – where you layer a colorful or color-block rug under a traditional welcome mat – and this is a great way to change up a mainstay in your home! Change out the rug or the mat, or even both. The opportunities are great here, and they lead your guests into your home, which has now been updated to be cover-worthy of the next major magazine!

Do you have any go to tips for changing up the décor in your home throughout each season? Let us know!



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Nicole Skrocki

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Nicole has a passion for real estate; she has over 15 years of professional and personal experience in new home sales. She fully understands the new construction process, as her career started by selling townhomes in the Naperville/Aurora area, and she has personally built new herself. Nicole joined M/I Homes in 2013 as the Internet Sales Manager for the Chicago Division and loves helping customers with their new home search! She is a dedicated listener equipped with a wealth of knowledge to guide new home buyers in the right direction. Nicole’s top priority is customer service: she’s been recognized by M/I Homes as one of the top Internet Sales Managers in the company! When Nicole is not assisting homeowners buy or maintain their home, you can find her spending time with family and friends. Nicole enjoys running and watching her son Nate swim and her daughter Natalie cheer. She has been married to her college sweetheart Nathan for 18 years.