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While some like to say: "new year, new you," we’d paraphrase it to: "new year, new home décor." Winter may be in full swing but there’s nothing better to get you excited for spring than a home makeover project. And with interior design, a little can go a long way. You don’t have to invest in a full-on renovation, a few new pieces of furniture and a couple of décor accents will do the trick just fine.
And there is so much to be excited about when it comes to 2020’s décor trends. Nature and sustainability are having a moment, so now is the best time to zen out your home with plants and natural materials. Another trend everyone is talking about? The so-called “grandmillenial style” which is basically mixing up traditional décor with modern accents (think ruffles, embroidered linens, chinz curtains, and pleated lampshades.)
In terms of colors, bid adieu to whitewashed walls and get ready for bold monochromatics and dramatic prints. Don’t be afraid to add a little character to your rooms—it’s all about standing out.
Check out our favorite home décor pieces for a spring-inspired home makeover.
Serena and Lilly Fallbrook Wallpaper in Palm Green
Add a tropical vibe to your living room courtesy of this Serena and Lily watercolor-inspired wallpaper. Not only is the leaf-motif in green perfect for spring but it will also add so much energy and character to any space. For a nature-inspired look add a few pieces of furniture crafted from wicker or another natural material.
To buy: $148/roll, serenaandlily.com
Antique French Rococo Noble Pastoral Style Tapestry Inspired by Francois Boucher
This antique hanging tapestry depicting an idyllic landscape in the French countryside will instantly become the focal point of your living room. And since there are plenty of trees, foliage, and animals in it it’s also a beautiful and creative way to bring the outside in without filling up your rooms with plants. It was crafted in Europe in the 19th century so it will also add a bit of Old World charm to your home.
To buy: $14,620, 1stdibs.com
Serena and Lily Leather Sling Chair
Spring is all about airy, uncluttered spaces so store away your bulky chairs and invest in a couple of these sleek foldable sling chairs. Their simple silhouette works to their advantage while the leather adds a luxury touch to their design. Whether you place them in the living room or out on the balcony (to soak up the sun), you will be enjoying them well into summer.
To buy: $998, serenaandlily.com
Classic Wool Rug
Traditional doesn’t have to mean dull. Case in point? This stunning one-of-a-kind wool rug crafted in Pakistan features an embroidery-inspired pattern of florals in off-white and indigo and is a beautiful and more pared-down take on traditional Oriental rugs that tend to be opulent and more colorful.
To buy: $3,000, abchome.com
The easiest and most effective way to add a pop of color to any room? Pillows in bold colors and prints like this one inspired by traditional Ayacucho designs. The vibrant hues will add vibrancy and so much character to your home. Layer a few of them on your living room sofa or your bed and watch them instantly brighten up your room.
To buy: $120, abchome.com
Matouk King Charlotte Duvet Cover
A fresh set of bed linens will “open up” your bedroom so much and make it feel more airy and bright. This Matouk duvet cover is crafted from the highest quality 500-thread-count Egyptian-cotton and sports a vernal floral pattern printed in Italy.
To buy: $525, neimanmarcus.com
West Elm Metal Frame Mirror Arched Floor
Now is the best time to finally get that floor mirror you’ve wanted to add to your bedroom for a while. It’s no secret that mirrors make rooms look bigger and brighter which is great for spring. This one dons an arched silhouette which also adds a surprising architectural element. It has a metal frame in a warm antique brass finish.
To buy: $549, westelm.com
Rove Concepts Nico Sofa in Solstice
This sofa is an absolute winner in terms of trends since it’s upholstered in plush velvet in a classic blue hue, which, according to Pantone, is the color of 2020. Trends aside though, the most important thing for a sofa is comfort and this one is exactly that thanks to all-around cushioning, filled with three layers of high-density foam and goose feathers. We sense you’ll be spending plenty of time on it binge-watching your favorite shows.
To buy: $2,155, roveconcepts.com
Bradburn Home Birch Commode
Want to add a bit of grandmillenial vibe to your place? This commode in mint and cream is the way to go. It has classic ballerina legs and ornate brass pulls. We love the traditional countryside vibe it oozes and we’d place it in the dining room under a mirror with a brass frame for a matchy look.
To buy: $1,979, onekingslane.com
20" French Country Round Basket
This rattan basket is one of those multipurpose home décor items that you can use for storage in every room: fill it with magazines and place it next to your sofa in the living room, or fold a couple of blankets in it and put it on your patio for when you’re enjoying a drink outside in the evening. It is a great way to add a natural element to your home this spring.
To buy: $210, onekingslane.com