5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Add Spring Vintage Home Decor
Looking to refresh your home for spring? Try these 5 easy and inexpensive ideas to add spring vintage home decor to the look of your home. Thanks for hopping by to see 5 of my favorite easy ways to add spring decor in our vintage style living and dining room! I hope these ideas give you some inspiration today!
Seasonal decorating is so fun and it’s something that I look forward to. In a way, it feels like something I can do to welcome the new season rather than wishing for time to slow down (though sometimes I do wish for that!). I especially love the chance to bring out the vintage spring decor and get our home refreshed for the season.
In this little corner of the world, I hope you can find some inspiration for simple, seasonal changes that refresh you rather than drain your time, energy, or budget, for that matter!
On that note, I’m excited to share some tips and ideas with you today that can help refresh your home and even use decor and accessories you may already have. (Actually, chances are, if you’re reading this blog post, you already love vintage decor and have some great pieces around your home!)
Today, I welcome you through the back door, into our living room and bonus dining room, known in our family as the “back living room” and “back dining room”. What can I say? We weren’t feeling too creative when we defined these spaces. 😂
However, they are some of my very favorite rooms in our home. So, welcome!
Let’s get started, chatting about some easy and inexpensive ways I added vintage spring decor to these spaces!
You can use these tips to easily add a spring style to your own vintage home decor too.
How can I decorate my home vintage style?
We are going to dive into 5 of my favorite ways to add spring vintage home decor around my home for the season. Here’s a quick list to refer to:
- Add inexpensive spring accents to vintage collections.
- Add fresh plants and flowers to vintage styling.
- Use architectural salvage for spring home decor display.
- Invest in vintage furniture.
- Add chippy garden elements for spring vintage home decor.
When should I decorate my house for spring?
Actually, I really dove into answering this question over on THIS POST and I encourage you to go and read it. Hopefully, it helps explain my process. Even though there is no right or wrong answer, I love a little method to the madness, so to speak, and this schedule just continues to work well for me year after year.
- February: Start slowly transitioning into spring by switching greenery and textiles, continue decluttering and organizing from January, begin the process of deep cleaning (spring cleaning) our home.
- March: It is “go time” for all of the spring decor
- Mid-March or depending on the date of Easter: Add simple Easter accessories and decor
Like I said, there is no right or wrong. This just seems to to suit our home and lifestyle, as well as the natural cycle of our Florida weather.
5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Add Spring Vintage Home Decor
Spring Vintage Home Decor Tip 1: Add Inexpensive Spring Accents to Vintage Collections
How can I decorate my house for the spring?
One easy way to get a vintage spring decor look is to simply add a few seasonal accents to your existing vintage pieces. For example, on this vintage cubby, I only added one white, ceramic bunny to the vignette on the top. That’s it!
You can find several perfect bunny decor pieces and my favorites all linked HERE for you!
However, it gives an instant look of spring.
My vintage cottage sign, white ironstone, and fresh plants all work together to create a bright look for this space, but all it took was one little bunny to create vintage spring decor in the dining room!
If you’re not quite ready for the bunny decor, I understand. Instead, try other signs from nature such as birds or flowers.
Here are a few bunny favorites:
Vintage Spring Home Decor Tip 2: Add Fresh Plants and Flowers
How do you style a spring house?
This is the time of year when I just want to stroll through the lawn and garden department! You too?! You can really get away with changing nothing else in your home and just adding some plants and flowers to instantly bring the spring vibes.
Even though we live in Florida and have green trees and pretty flowers year round, I still love to refresh my plants and flowers, inside and out.
One way to create vintage spring decor is by simply adding fresh plants or flowers to vintage vessels!
I love investing in pieces that I can decorate with and use year-round in our home. This big wooden trencher holds fresh topiaries for spring, but I can add jars of sunflowers in the summer, fill it with pumpkins in the fall, and add Christmas trees in the winter!
Pro Tip: Vintage vessels can be pricey but are worth investing in because you can use them in your home year-round. Only invest in the ones you absolutely love and you’ll find that you use them more than enough to make it worth the cost!
Tips for Finding Great Vintage Vessels
I shared some of my favorite ways to style flowers in vintage vessels over on this post, for more ideas!
Here are some vintage favorites, available online, for you:
- Large wooden trencher HERE and HERE
- Ironstone pot is perfect for a plant! ( This one also has free shipping.)
- Vintage European pickling jar looks beautiful with spring branches or flowers. ( This one isn’t vintage, but it’s a great dupe!)
- Add free spring branches from your yard to a vintage bucket! I love the height and gorgeous patina on this one! It’s a perfect example of an “investment piece” that I would use year round! You can find some pretty faux flower stems HERE!
- These double handle European zinc buckets are perfect for spring plants and flowers! (And you can use them year round too! Mine are always in circulation somewhere in my decor!)
Spring Touches in a Casual Living Room
Spring Vintage Home Decor Tip 3: Use Architectural Salvage for Spring Decor Display
What are decorations for spring?
This is the time to pull out your favorite bunnies, eggs, bird-themed decor, flowers, plants, and fresh colors. However, no matter what spring accessory you’re adding, you can use this tip to turn a simple accessory into a home decor statement piece.
Whether you’re adding a fresh plant, a cute bunny, or a decorative faux egg, you can add a vintage look to your spring decor by adding architectural salvage.
Literally, elevate your decor with vintage patina!
On my console table, I grouped a collection of cloches and combined several spring accessories. What makes this vignette really have a vintage spring decor look, I think, are the salvage pieces.
They offer variety of height, lots of character, and great texture to the whole vignette.
Tips to Find Architectural Salvage
Chippy salvage is always on my hunting list when I go to vintage markets, antique stores, and flea markets! I love having a collection of different styles, colors, and sizes and I rotate them throughout my decor year round.
Here are a few favorites available online:
- This chippy riser would be perfect under a cloche!
- I take fragments like this (great price too!) and lay them them down for a base or you can stand it up for texture too!
- A chippy plinth like this is great for a small base or you can make a simple DIY wall vase like we did over on THIS POST!
- The straight lines of this salvage column base make it great under a cloche or plant!
- These risers are perfect for any room and can mix with a lot of decor styles!
Spring Vintage Home Decor Tip 4: Invest in Vintage Furniture
Let me be clear! “Invest” doesn’t have to to mean a ton of money. However, vintage furniture is worth investing a little more budget, some elbow grease, and some creativity and imagination!
Our coffee table in the back living room is an antique library table with the original zinc top. I fell in love with this table on an online auction. We didn’t get it for a “steal” but definitely reasonable!
I immediately imagined it as a large coffee table for this living space. While it is a smaller living room area, the large coffee table functions perfectly for us. We cut the legs and it makes a perfect coffee table for our family!
We use it often for family games and puzzles and it is great to have the open space to do so. With the great texture and patina of the table, it gives the vintage look I want even when I use “new” accents in my vignette.
As you collect vintage pieces that you love, they slowly transform your home into a charming, unique space. You can add decor pieces that you like, new or vintage, but with great vintage furniture as a backdrop, you always get that vintage look regardless of the season.
You can find some of my tips and ideas for looking for vintage furniture HERE, HERE, and HERE!
If you find a great piece but it needs some work, check out these posts!
Vintage Decor Tip 5: Add Chippy Garden Elements for Vintage Spring Home Decor
How can I spruce up my house for spring?
Bring some of the outdoors in! Actually, nothing says spring quite like garden accessories. While vintage Easter items are a little harder to find (at least ones that I love), you can often find chippy, vintage garden accessories at flea markets and antique malls!
You don’t need a lot of them. However, a few pieces added to your decor can really give that spring vintage home decor look!
In this back living room space, I added a chippy concrete planter to my coffee table vignette. Of course, it’s perfect to hold a plant. The concrete planter style gives it that garden vibe, and the chippy blue paint brings a touch of color, texture, and vintage character!
Thrift stores are a great place to look for old garden tools, worn terra cotta pots, imperfect baskets, old concrete garden pieces, straw hats, and other items that come to mind when you think of spring gardening!
And remember, it doesn’t take much! Just this one, chippy planter gave my back living room that vintage spring look I was hoping for!
What is popular for spring decor 2023?
2023 is a fun year for decorating. Even though a great neutral base is always in style, adding touches of earth tone colors are really on trend. Woven textures and natural materials continue to be inspiring home decor designers, no matter what exit home decor style you enjoy for your home.
Warm colors, woven textures, such as rattan, and plants are staples that carry over from 2022.
Great news for the vintage home decor lovers is that the use of vintage furniture is on the rise in 2023! This is a great time to really embrace using those favorite vintage furniture pieces around your home.
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of some of my favorite rooms in our home, especially with some of my favorite vintage items decorated for spring! Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope you have fun pulling out some vintage favorites and incorporating them into your spring and Easter decor too!
You may also enjoy these spring home decor posts:
- 3 Easy Ways to Decorate a Dough Bowl for Spring
- How to Create Beautiful Spring Vignettes for Your Home
- 5 Beautiful and Easy Ways to Style a Glass Cloche for Spring
- How to Easily Make Your Porch Decor Pretty for Spring
- How to Beautifully Decorate a Coffee Table for Spring
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