I love to style and decorate homes. Today I am sharing five spring home decor styling tips that I think all of you might want to know.
You don’t need an interior design degree to make your home look great. Just follow these five simple spring home decor tips and you’ll be on your way to success. Ready, set, go!
I often get asked where I learned how to decorate our home. I can’t wait to share my story and also share my favorite five home styling tips.
The first thing you need to know is that I am not professionally trained in interior design. Rather, I spent years combing through decor magazines, watching every DIY and fixer-upper show I could find on TV, and studying the homes I saw everywhere, including in the movies.
Eventually, we bought our first home, and I jumped in with both hands (and feet) and decorated my first home.
Did I make mistakes? Absolutely.
Did I pick some paint colors and fabrics that I would never use today? Of course.
But every time I tackled a remodeling project, I stayed true to my heart and always styled my home with things I loved.
Now, I love to mix new with vintage. It’s what I call “my footprint”.
Over the years I have found there are five styling tips that I use over and over. I am excited to share them with you today.
Five Styling Tips
#1 – Have an Anchor Piece in Every Room
If you are familiar with my home, what would you say the anchor pieces are in our living room, dining room, and family room?
The Living Room
Some of you might think our fireplace is the “anchor piece” but I honestly think it’s our vintage “general store counter”. I love styling it every season, especially when I use my spring home decor.
I bought this amazing vintage piece from a guy here in Los Angeles. He was introduced to me by Judy at Vintage Junktion LA, and once I saw this piece I knew that I had to have it. Fortunately, I got this for a steal!
I should also mention, that the seller told me this furniture piece used to be in Sharon Stone’s house. I am not sure what to believe but it sounds good to me.
The Family Room
I saw a DIY ladder chandelier many years ago (on Liz Marie’s blog) and I ended up making one in our family room here in Southern California (the DIY is here). I loved it so much that I decided to make another one for our Waco, Texas home. (Click the link for the DIY for the Waco ladder chandelier.)
This is definitely the anchor piece in both of these rooms.
The Island in Our Waco Home
There is no doubt the anchor piece in our kitchen is the island. Anytime I post a photo of our kitchen in Southern California or Waco, I get tons of questions about our kitchen islands.
Our Waco kitchen island, pictured above, is a vintage piece I bought at the Round Top vintage sale in Texas. The color is original and I love it! And doesn’t it look great decorated with spring home decor?
I found it so early on my shopping trip that I almost didn’t buy it. I am so thankful that my friend Debra Hall talked me into it!
The Island in our California Home
Our island in our kitchen in our home in Southern California was built twenty-one years ago by our contractor and cabinet maker.
One fun fact about our kitchen is that the countertops and island are 2″ taller than the standard height. We are a very tall family and this was a very smart decision I made many years ago!
#2 – A Neutral Palette
My second home styling tip is to consider a neutral palette. Having a neutral palette in your home is more calming and easy to work with. A few years ago I sent all of my couches and chairs to my upholsterer and had slipcovers made in neutral tones.
I just love this spring home decor.
Actually, every slipcover was either white or off-white.
I got rid of the patterned bedspreads and drapes and went neutral in the bedrooms too.
Why did I do this?
Because now I can add color anytime I want because I have a neutral palette to start with. Typically I add color every season. I just went through a huge pink phase and I am moving into a green phase next!
#3 – Styling Essentials
My third home styling tip is to narrow down your options. I think we all should have some styling essentials that we use in our homes for styling. My favorite essentials are cake plates, apothecary jars, wreaths, pillows, and vintage items. what are yours?
If you keep it simple and collect a few items such as pillows or wreaths or apothecary jars you can use them all year long with seasonal decor.
Spring Home Decor Ideas
Here are a few examples where I have used my favorite spring home decor styling essentials in our home.
I love to add pillows to my decor and I actually make most of them! Here are some of the ones I have made. You can click on any of the links to see the DIY.
#4 – Adding Color
I mentioned earlier that I love to add color every season to our home. My fourth home styling tip is to not be afraid of color.
It’s easy to add color with accessories (which I call styling essentials) and of course, paint is an easy option too.
Just don’t be afraid to use color. Color not only adds style but also adds warmth and personality to any room. Especially when you use color in your spring home decor.
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#5 – Develop Good Resources
My last home styling tip is to develop good resources. It is important that you develop good sources where you can find wonderful, reasonably priced items for your home.
Shop Your Own Home
Whenever I am redecorating or redoing a room, I always shop my home first. If you look closely at my photos, you will always see something in a room that came from another room.
I love shopping my home!
I have some favorite retailers in town and I love to shop their stores every chance I get. We all need to support these businesses whenever we can.
Vintage Flea Markets
My favorite place to find items for our home is at a vintage sale. I love going to vintage flea markets. Most of the vintage pieces in our home are from flea markets.
I love the hunt, the fun, and discovering pieces that I know will fit perfectly in our home. You can find my favorite all-time flea market finds here.
I love the ease and convenience of shopping online and I usually shop on Amazon and link the items here. After so many of you asked about the items seen in my posts I found it was easier to link them upfront!
Have you seen my Amazon Store where I have singled out all of the items I have bought on Amazon, plus more? If you want to check it out you can find my store here.
Are you ready to start styling your home? Browse below for some of my favorite styling items.
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