Ideas to Add A Touch of Whimsy to Your Spring Decor

May 1, 2021

Ideas to Add A Touch of Whimsy to Your Spring Decor

May 1, 2021

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Are you into spring decor? Mine typically consists of fresh flowers, and that’s about it. However, this spring, I’m also trying to freshen up our house with a few bonus items. I love a bit of whimsy to make us smile – which feels especially needed in the dog days of this school year. If you’re in the same boat, here are some fun spring decor ideas to perk up your space.

spring decor flowers
Bouquet from Bonnie Brae Flowers, Denver

Whimsical Spring Decor

We are well into the spring season around here; soccer is routinely rained out and gardeners are itching to get past Mother’s Day and dig in. I tried to reboot our living space by shuffling around some houseplants and finally cleaning the baseboards. It didn’t quite scratch the itch to refresh, but guess what did?

This cheapo little shelf from the dollar bins at Target! Sometimes just one small item can help visually boost your spring decor, and this one did it for me. I just stuck it to the wall with sticky command strips and added a tiny faux plant. This is the first thing we see when we walk in the door.

spring decor shelf
picture frame (larger) | shelf | mini faux plant
spring decor entry


Once I was on a roll, I finally hung this sign in our kitchen. It totally cracks me up. It’s a Schitt’s Creek reference, but truly, who can deny those pretzels are delicious? If you also love a cute sign, check out Reconstructed Charm on Etsy; she’s got something for everyone. Did you spot my funky little octopus hook? That was a World Market find a few years back, but here is a similar hook.

mall pretzel sign
similar octopus hook | sign

To hang the sign, I just screwed in a couple of eye hooks and tied on a piece of string.

hooks on sign

Decorative Hooks

Hooks are an easy way to add an eye-catching element to your walls. Here are a few ideas for fun decorative hooks. I highly recommend starting your search for unique hooks at Anthropologie; they have an incredible selection.



Show Off Spring Decor on a Shelf

Shake up your shelves with artwork, books, or other decor. Spring decor doesn’t necessarily have to be bunnies and chicks, but it’s a good time to find fun accents to add to your home. I recently grabbed this rattan leaf shelf at Target and I haven’t yet decided where to hang it. It probably won’t last long, so here’s the link, in case any of you love it, too!

More Decorative Shelves


Shop Your Home

You might already have the inspiration for a refresh on hand. Do you ever try “shopping your home” for items?

If you have fun accents in your kitchen, break them out to put on display. I bought these little ceramic cactus salt and pepper shakers on a recent trip to New Mexico. (Here is a similar set on Etsy.) On the right below is my favorite thrift store find, a cute copper tea container that I use as a planter.

salt shakers and copper planter
similar salt and pepper set

If you collect anything (plates, pitchers, pottery, etc.), you might be able to shuffle items around for a new look. My basket collection is always put to use in this house.

spring decor
mirror | similar potted succulent | planter | dresser


Where to Shop for Whimsy

If you’re looking for something fun the next time you need a kitchen timer, tape dispenser, planter, etc., check these stores:

Anthropologie | CB2 | Etsy | ModCloth | MoMa Design Store | Target (specifically Opalhouse and Pillowfort lines) | Urban Outfitters | West Elm | World Market

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Celebrate Spring or Just Reset

However you welcome spring, I hope you’re enjoying it. This spring feels particularly challenging, as we continue to navigate COVID and dream of summer vacations. It’s nice to freshen up your living space and enjoy a new season. Be well and I’ll see you next Tuesday!

More Decor + DIY Inspo From List in Progress

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1 – Easy DIY Wax Melts to Make Your Home Smell Great
2 – 13 Inspiring + Affordable DIY Wall Art Ideas
3 – How to Apply Gold Leaf to Glass Decor
4 – Where to Buy Affordable Art for Your Home

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Hi! I’m Erin, a Colorado-based home improvement blogger and lover of all things DIY. I aim to inspire creative folks to tackle home improvement with confidence and style. Read more here

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