Simple Spring Decorating Cozy Cottage Style

As we head into spring, it’s time to revive our cottage style, and craft some thrifty home decor DIY tips all rolled into one. A cottage style approach to spring décor is all about curating a stylish, comfortable home that pairs the rustic simplicity of cottage décor with the greenery and freshness of the season to create a warm and welcoming home. Our tips will help you turn your home restyle on a budget.


Nature’s Palette

If you want a home makeover that captures the colours of spring, incorporate the soft pastels and vibrant green tone that become associated with the season. Here’s a few of our favourite ways to bring the spring palette inside:

  • Throw pillows and blankets: Replace the heavy, winter textiles with pastel or floral pillow and blankets.
      • Wall Paint: Go for a new coat of paint in a light, airy colour to make a room seem brighter straightaway.

    Floral Arrangements: Colour and a feeling of renewal also can be injected into your home by having fresh or faux floral arrangements displayed in key areas.


DIY Floral Wreaths

Nothing quite says spring like a wreath of flowers on your front door or walls. The how-to below is a quick reference for your decor this season:

Materials: You’ll need a wire wreath frame, a long strip of floral wire, and a bag of assorted faux flowers and greenery.

Frame: Secure stems of greenery around the frame to form the base. Attach flowers to the base with floral wire.

  • End it all with a flourish: Flower arrangements and greenery are complete when you are satisfied with the composition. Hang it with a ribbon.

The project is all-things-flowery created by you, and personal; your wreath is totally your own – no one else’s.


Repurpose and Upcycle

In its truest form, cozy cottage style is all about upcycling, taking things that were previously old or unwanted and breathing new life into them as home decor accessories. Here are a few ideas:

• Furniture Facelift: Give a bit of furniture new life by redoing it with paint and new hardware. Go with pastel or distressing to bring in the cottage look.

* Vintage Finds: On the hunt for vintage objects, do a good sweep of thrift stores and even the good old Sunday flea market. Take an old ladder, say, and turn it into a rustic bookshelf or plant stand.

  • Creative Storage: Wooden wicker baskets or old crates are excellent for storage.


Bringing the Outdoors In

If you want to create a cute cottage feel, using nature in your decorating scheme will help soften and warm up your rooms. Here are a few ideas on how to do that.

  • Indoor Plants: Attractive plants can keep the air clean indoors as well. Choose hard-to-kill species such as the snake plant or pothos.
  • Organic Textures: Incorporate natural materials into your decor – wood, rattan or stone. A wooden coffee table, rattan chairs or a stone vase are welcome here.
  • Windows: Natural light can be maximised through light, sheers curtains, or by leaving windows uncovered during the day.


Light Up the Space

Lighting is important in setting the mood. Soft, warm lighting can evoke a sense of relaxation.

  • Fairy Lights Hang strings of fairy lights around your windows, mirrors or along shelves to add a bit of magic.
  • Candles: Candles in different sizes of various scents can be placed in the living room as well as the bedroom to use soothing lights and aromas.
  • DIY Lampshades: Customize lampshades with fabric or paint to match your spring decor theme.



Q: How can I decorate for spring on a budget?

A: Just look for the little things that will make the biggest impact – maybe fresh flowers, new pillow covers, or some DIY project you made from things you already have.

Q: What are the best spring flowers for indoor decorating?

A: Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and peonies are among the flowers often associated with spring because of their colours and fragrances.

Q: Can I mix different styles with the cozy cottage theme?

Yes, start small by adding boho, modern or farmhouse details and you’ll find you’ve created your very own cozy cottage style.

Recommended Resources

• DIY Project Tutorials: Instructables offers tutorials to reinvent your home décor. For example, homemade artwork, wooden name tags and plant petals wallpaper.

  • Thrift Shopping Tips: Best vintage and second-hand decor – Thrift Store Hauls, Reddit.
  • Inspiration for colour: get colour schemes and ideas on how to decorate in cozy cottage style at Pinterest.


Spring is a season of renewal and rejuvenation

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