9 Refreshing + Budget Decorating Ideas for Spring

Update your home for the season with our refreshing (and almost free!) decorating ideas.

At the top on our list this season are some fresh and easy decor updates that won’t break the bank. We’re talking about things like bringing in flowers or greenery, updating with zesty new colors and switching out accessories for lighter, "spring-ier" options.

I’ve gathered up some of my favorite budget-style upgrades that will help you freshen up your space and welcome spring into your home with a bang.

Supermarket Flower Arrangements

Bohemian-Inspired Vases and Jars

Bohemian-Inspired Vases and Jars

With a few simple drawing techniques, make these bohemian-inspired jars to decorate your home.

Fresh flowers are one of my very favorite spring updates, and you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get that chic, florist-designed look at home. Most supermarkets these days have a great selection of fresh flowers. And if you’re less comfortable creating your own arrangements, simply buy several bouquets of one color or type of flower and put them in a vase.

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Groupings of Light Decor

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Using decorative, sculptural white elements can help take the focus off of pieces not meant to stand out. In this case, an assortment of hand-made ceramic sculptures was placed in front of a 42-inch flat panel TV. Although the TV is meant for use at night, during the day, the extra layer of decorative white becomes the focus.

Light, bright colors always scream spring to me. This is also a perfect example of how you can use groupings of objects to create some visual interest on a bookshelf, table or mantel. Even without flowers in them, vases work great as decor!

Other items like small bowls, little statues or bookends can be grouped together to create a similar effect. Other fun spring color options can include pinks, blues or coral.

These varied height vases from Z Gallerie would be a great jumpstart to your collection.

Make a Terrarium

Create a Water Terrarium Arrangement

Create a Water Terrarium Arrangement

Use fresh flowers and greenery from your garden to create this simple but stunning display.

Photo by: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

If you’re a bit gun-shy about bringing some large plants into your home that need to be cared for, you might want to consider making a small terrarium.

You can use a large glass bowl, vase or fish bowl and easily add some of your favorite small plants or succulents. You can also move your terrarium around your house, depending on where the best light is coming from.

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Add or Switch Out a Throw

Living Room Sofa With Globe and Throw

Living Room Sofa With Globe and Throw

Ever thought of using the colors of sherbet for decorating your home? Well, why not? The timeless combination of mint green, sherbet orange and white is certain to never go out of style. For best results, choose a shade of mint that falls into the sea foam family to ensure the color reads more green than blue or aqua.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

If you’ve had a cozy, furry, fall throw draped over the back of your sofa or chair, now is a great time to switch it up with something a bit brighter and lighter for spring. This is bright, beautiful kantha throw that would work great as a spring-y option in your living room or bedroom.

For a more budget-friendly option, consider simply using some bright, colorful fabric you have leftover from another project, or opt for a brightly colored scarf from your closet.

Use Fruit or Veggies as Decor

Galvanized Metal Tray

Galvanized Metal Tray

A galvanized tray with twine detailing houses candles and fruit in this newly renovated kitchen.

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Photo by: Todd Douglas / Getty Images

Todd Douglas / Getty Images

With many more fruits and vegetable in season, an easy option is to try using some lush groupings of fruit as decor on your dining room table or in your kitchen.

You can create a mixture of different fruits for a great pop of color, or stick to a simpler grouping for a more streamlined look. And of course, you should choose your fruit and vegetables based on what your family already loves to eat!

Here is a pretty hammered gold serving bowl that would work great for oranges and clementines, lemons or even bananas.

Put an Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

Windowsill Herb Garden

Windowsill Herb Garden

Create a kitchen windowsill garden for the winter months. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs hand-picked herbs, such as Thai basil, basil, lemon mint and rosemary, that need sunlight during the day.

Photo by: Casto Photography & Cinema

Casto Photography & Cinema

Another great option for dipping your toes into the world of gardening is to create a small herb garden in your kitchen. Just like with the fruit, these are both beautiful to look at, and super functional if you’re someone who already loves to cook.

A window is a great spot for your herb garden, but clearing some room on your counter works well, too. You can choose to use beautiful vintage tins or small flower pots from your local hardware store.

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Window-Mounted Hanging Herb Garden

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Light a Fresh Spring Candle

A close-up of the side table in the master bedroom of the newly renovated Eggers home, as seen on Fixer Upper. (after)

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

While decor and greenery is a great way to spring-ify your home, don’t forget about the magic of scent. A favorite, easy, seasonal update I always like to use is candles. Florals and fruity smells always remind me of spring, and this gardenia and fig candle is a fave of mine for this time of year.

Discount home stores always have a great, inexpensive selection of candles, so try to find your favorite spring scent and buy a couple different ones so you have options.

Switch Out Your Hand Soap

HGTV Smart Home 2014 Kitchen Cleansers

HGTV Smart Home 2014 Kitchen Cleansers

Continuing a focus on bright and spotless, these all-purpose cleaning supplies are fresh-smelling and tough-acting.

Photo by: Eric Perry ©2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Eric Perry, 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

In addition to candles, another great trick is to switch out your hand soap with a bright, fragrant spring option. You can update the soap in your bathrooms, guest bathrooms and even at your kitchen sink.

I think this lemon/mint scent from Method is the perfect spring scent.

Spring-ify Your Linens or Towels

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Photo by: Tomas Espinoza/Flynnsideout Prod

Tomas Espinoza/Flynnsideout Prod

Another easy spring upgrade is to simply switch out your towels or bed linens. Most of us have a few different sets of sheets for the beds in our homes, so why not save the lighter, brighter sheets sets for spring?

If you don’t have any existing spring options in your linen closet, consider making a smaller update such as adding a spring-y throw pillow to your bed or simply replacing the hand towels in your guest bathroom.

These minty-green hand towels would make the perfect spring upgrade.

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