Get your home ready for the warmness and energetic spirit of spring 2021 with these five easy home decor ideas.
We are not sure how, but 2021 is already rushing towards April. Some of us are just getting rid of the Christmas tree, to be honest. Since spring is almost here, we thought you’d like to be prepared to welcome the new season with five easy home decor ideas. You are probably well ahead of us in #4!
1. Pantone never goes wrong
A sure bet is to always check Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement. 2021 is a special case in that regard because it has not one, but two colors: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating.
This powerful combination is, according to Pantone’s release, “a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly”.
We happen to think that it also perfectly reflects the transition between winter and spring. Ultimate Gray’s thoughtfulness relates to the last cold and snowy days of March, while Illuminating’s strong shade of yellow hints at the brightness of sunny April. After all, spring is just around the corner.
Be sure to use the first color as a base and the second one as an accent. Maybe try painting your room gray and then get a bold yellow lamp or yellow teapot to bring that spring punch to the place.
2. Wallpapers are back in the game
Instead of keeping a consistent color over every single wall in a specific room, patterns are making their way back to home decor 2021 trends. And spring, of course, means flower patterns are the way to go.
As Insider cleverly points out, self-adhesive wallpapers are a great way to change the seasonal feel of a room without committing to a serious (and expensive) remodel. Perfect for tenants, we think.
3. Kitchen or garden?
Time to get those plants in the kitchen. As so much time is spent at home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more and more people are getting into indoor gardening. A huge part of that game (that is also incredibly useful to up your cooking skills) are edible plants.
Growing carrots and onions inside an apartment may sound like too much work (which it isn’t!), but you can always start small. Try regrowing pieces of leftover lettuce, celery or onions in containers with water, and you’ll never have to buy them at the supermarket again!
Once you get a handle of those easy leftover veggies, you can start getting the fancy colorful pots to give a fresh new look to your kitchen.
4. Natural home decor
Indoor plants and kitchen gardens go hand in hand with natural textures in your living room. Think of rattan fruit baskets, wicker lounge chairs, or cool hand-woven tote bags to give an airy feeling to a room of any size.
If you go for natural rattan instead of synthetic one (which you totally should), you also have the benefits of a durable and eco-friendly material for a relatively low price.
5. Spring boosts home productivity
Another offspring of the lockdown lifestyle. If you’re spending a lot of time working from home, chances are that your productivity tools and gadgets are all over the place now. Spring cleaning is a great time to set them properly and make them look balanced. You want to look sharp on those Zoom meetings, don’t you?
Placing unobtrusive and stylish blackboards in your fridge or decorating your improv office corner with hanging light bulbs could really help ease the mood between productivity and rest in a shared space. The idea is to integrate your professional props (like calendars, notebooks or even stationery) with balance and consideration to your surroundings.
Whether you go for a yellow new mug for your kitchen or an indoor plant for your bedroom, any of these tips are really easy and affordable. With little cost or effort, you could start making your home look brand new for the most energetic of seasons. Don’t forget to share your own home decor ideas in our social media!