January can be a confusing time of year for décor. We are past the major winter holidays and have taken down our show-stopping trees and merry mantels, leaving some bare spaces in our homes that need to be filled. This time of transition is when I choose to look forward into the glory of spring! It might be wishful thinking since we have a few months of cold weather ahead of us, but I find that slowly adding spring décor to my home this time of year gives me warmth and cheer despite the outdoor conditions. In the shop we do the same! We have already begun to switch from “Christmas cheer” to “spring splendor”, starting with our mantels, tables and pillows. Look closely – you might see some of our winter staples that have been transformed!
For our mantels, we keep it simple this time of year! Why not give them a breather after being buried under all of that Christmas décor for so long? 😉 We love adding ginger jars and fresh spring stems to breathe a bit of new life and color to our fireplaces. This also leaves plenty of space for adding more accents as the season progresses.
With our tabletops, we take things a little more slowly. In fact, we still use a number of the same wintry, holiday elements while adding fresh new textures to bring them into this new season. We freshen up our plaids with bright coral accents and soft green textiles and trade out our pine wreaths for boxwoods to bring in the spring! Something as easy as a simple tablecloth change can completely change your table.
One staple (or a faithful foot soldier as Mary Carol would call them) that makes a huge difference when changing seasons is the throw pillow. There are so many options! You can use them to bring in floral accents or brighter colors and even more natural textures. By slipping a few new shams onto your pillows, you can seamlessly go from winter wonderland to spring.
What are the first signs of spring in your home? Tell me below in the comments or show me on social media by using the hashtag #nellhills. I can‘t wait to see how you’re beginning to welcome the new season in your space! Don’t forget our Upholstered Furniture Sale is going on now through February 15th, so shop now to save 20% on upholstered furniture! Until next time – happy decorating!