spring decorating

Shop the House: Five Ideas for Easy Spring Decorating

Fresh spring decorating doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Shop around your own house for things to brighten up your space!

Lori Carlen shares five ways to utilize what you already have for easy spring decor.

Find more decor ideas from Lori on Instagram, @loris.place


Shop the House:  Five Ideas for Easy Spring Decorating 

Not wishing the winter day away over here, but if you have been afflicted with a case of spring fever – here’s a cure. Open up a corner of your heart and home for a shot of life and spring color.

First tip:  Shop the house! Walk the house and gather up items you already have that might lend themselves to a spring décor display. Look for dishes, vases, greenery, small signs,  cloth napkins or small tea towels.  Grab jars out of your pantry and maybe a few spring flowers or tree blossoms from around your yard. You could involve your children and turn it into a fun Spring treasure hunt. Lay out all the items you have gathered on a table or kitchen counter to take inventory. You will be surprised how many spring decorating items you will find around your home. This makes decorating your tray very budget friendly.

Fill a tiered tray

Place items of varying heights and colors. This is a self-contained look that works well on one corner of your kitchen island.

Gather garden everything

Collect old water cans, garden tools, seed packets, bird nests, branches, vases with fresh or faux flowers. Arrange to fill a shelf. This display will be seasonal right into summer!

Layer signs & graphic images

Lean and layer framed images on a mantle or shelf, in this case, with a Peter Cottontail theme. Lori’s suggestion: Invest in one nice spring picture each year. Watch for early spring sales, especially on Instagram.

Make Spring items “update” to Easter

Start with items from you home that have a spring feel. Closer to the holiday, add in bunnies, eggs, birds, birdhouses and greenery. Easter items can easily be removed after the holiday and the rest of the decor can remain up until summer.

Anchor your display with a shiplap board & wreath

A large, framed piece of plain shiplap anchors this display. Add items of meaning and memory that you already own. In Lori’s case, it is a small crock; an antique store find. The bunny picture is a free printable from @blakebydesign on Instagram.

Lori’s favorite home décor shopping spots of the moment:

Krumpets Home Décor, St. George, Utah

J&J Garden Center, Layton, Utah

Sugar N Milk Co.


The Sassy Barn

@Blakebydesign on Instagram

@Greybirchdesigns on Instagram

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  • Loved this segment so much!!! Lori had so many wonderful ideas to incorporate spring into your home. I hope to see her again on studio 5