Spring Awakening: Colorful Accents To Refresh Your Home Space

Spring Awakening: Colorful Accents To Refresh Your Home Space

Five easy ways to rethink your home for the new season.
Five easy ways to rethink your home for the new season.

S pring is the perfect time of year to refresh your home; bursting with color and new life, the season offers no shortage of design inspiration. Once you’ve made it through a thorough spring cleaning, take a moment to reevaluate your living space and how you want it to look, feel and function. Whether you’re ready for a total design overhaul or are just looking to add easy spring pops of color, we can help you choose unique home décor items to make your space feel lively and reinvigorated. Read on to discover our top picks, from interior designer-approved armchairs to whimsical art prints for your living room gallery wall.


Chinese Export Trompe L'Oeil Peach, Mid 19th Century.

The easiest and most affordable way to add pops of color to your home décor, eye-catching decorative accents make your space feel instantly refreshed. Celebrate spring in full bloom with lush tablescapes that bring the outdoors in: for a look as vivid as it is visually playful, we like to pair arrangements of fresh flowers with fruit and vegetable-form vessels like this trompe l’oeil peach. The whimsical wares date back to the 18th century and have enjoyed steady popularity ever since, thanks in part to fashionable collectors like Bunny Mellon, Jackie Kennedy and legendary interior designer Mario Buatta.


Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Moon Flask Table Lamps, Circa 1920.

Any interior designer will tell you that lighting is the quickest and most impactful way to transform the look and feel of a room. While a single statement piece (like this stunning Morning Glory floor lamp) can go a long way toward creating the perfect mood, the real secret to making your space feel balanced and inviting is to layer your light sources. Accent lighting is a great way to imbue a space with richness, depth and versatility, while also showcasing your unique decorative flair. For an easy spring update, mix in colorful pieces like this pair of botanically inspired Chinese blue and white porcelain moon flask table lamps.


Piccola Papilio Armchairs, Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia.

Looking to make a serious home design statement? New seating is a way to update the look – and comfort – of your living room. For a whimsical yet streamlined aesthetic, refresh your home with interior designer-approved styles from companies like Roche Bobois and B&B Italia. The Piccola Papilio armchair, a Naoto Fukasawa design that evokes the graceful movement of a butterfly in flight, is a particular standout. We can imagine this set of four anchoring a luxe living room vignette: the perfect setting for lively conversation in sumptuous comfort.


Turkish Hand-Knotted Floral Rug, Circa 1960-1970.

While wall décor tends to draw the most attention, rugs are the unsung heroes of home design. A well-chosen floor covering has the power to tie the whole room together, especially when it comes to creating a cohesive color story. Spring is a great time of year to experiment with your palette: try pairing a richly saturated rug with complementary throw pillows, throw blankets and other decorative accents to bring texture and depth to your space. We particularly love the verdant hues in this Turkish hand-knotted floral rug, which evoke the lush new growth of spring. If your home décor aesthetic tends more toward rich earth tones, this handwoven Turkish kilim is another visually striking choice.


Bananas by Jonas Wood, 2021. Nine-color screenprint on rising museum board.

Bring playful pops of color into your home for spring with a beautifully curated gallery wall. While it might sound intimidating, you don’t need to be an interior designer to create a cohesive arrangement. The key is to stick to color combinations that you already have in your space; echoing the hues found in your window treatments, rugs and decorative objects creates a visual connection that enlivens any room. We are currently coveting this Bananas print by Jonas Wood for our spring gallery wall refresh. In vernal shades of yellow, green and purple, the graphic print will make any home feel as lively and cheerful as the season.

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