6 Must Have Spring Decorating Essentials


Are you ready to plan your spring decorating?  Let’s talk about these spring decorating essentials that you’ll want to make sure to have on hand.

Spring vignette with greenery and natural wood elements.Pin
It’s March 1st and I’m declaring that spring has officially arrived!  Okay, technically the calendar may not agree with me and the weather may not agree with me, but in my book, once February is over, that means it’s spring!

I’m ready to refresh the interior of my home and bring it back to life after the loooong and dreary winter.  I’ve found that always having these handy essentials on hand will make my spring decorating easy, effortless and much more pleasurable.



White goes with every thing during every season.  This time of year, it’s especially useful for adding brightness to any space.  Think white dishes, white candles, white pitchers, white artificial florals, white linens and so on.

Open shelves decorated with white dishes and greenery.Pin

Spring centerpiece with white accessories and greenery.Pin



I find that wood brings a certain element to a room that’s hard for me to define.  No matter where you use it, it adds warmth and texture and tends to soften the harshness of hard surfaces.  I use a variety of wooden candlesticks, different shapes and sizes of cutting boards and small wooden accessories, such as wooden birdhouses, tobacco baskets and doughbowls.

Wood birdhouse under a wire cloche.Pin

Doughbowl spring centerpiece.Pin



I have a mix of both real and artificial greenery spread throughout my home.  It brings life and texture to a room like no other element!  It just doesn’t make sense to always use a live plant in certain areas, such as places where the light is extremely low or where I can’t find a live plant to fit the “look” I’m after, so I no longer hesitate to reach for my artificial greens.  And what a long way they’ve come over recent years.  I use artificial wreaths, swags, sprays, individual stems and large and small potted plants.

Home office decor with painted furniture.Pin

Kitchen sink with bright green flowers lying beside it.Pin

Black and white pitcher filled with bright green flowers.Pin



Baskets – how I love thee!  Baskets aren’t always wicker or some sort of woven natural element – they can be woven metal or solid metal too.  During the spring, I love to fill these essentials with throws, pillows and armfuls of artificial flowers and greenery.

White fireplace decorated for spring.Pin



Oh my goodness – trays.  I use them everywhere!  They’re usually very affordable and are perfect for using as part of a display, corralling a grouping to help the vignette look intentional and cohesive and are one of my go-to ways to ground the centerpiece on a table.  I have trays made from woven natural elements, wood and metal and tend to use the lighter colored ones when I’m decorating for spring.

Round wicker tray on a coffee table.Pin

White kitchen cabinets with wicker tray leaning against the backsplash.Pin

Spring centerpiece with pink flowers in a wicker tray.Pin



This is a no-brainer item, but I wanted to say that I don’t generally switch out all of my pillows every season.  What I prefer to do, is to keep a “base” of throw pillows that I use year round and just switch out one or two in each room for the spring.

I prefer using pillow covers whenever possible to save on storage space and expense and generally size up on the insert for a nice full pillow.  For example, whether it’s a down or fiber-fill insert, I’ll fill an 18″ 18″ pillow with a 20″ x 20″ insert.

Foyer filled with spring decor.Pin

Porch swing with blue and white throw pillows.Pin

Beach bicycle throw pillow on a porch swing.Pin

Worthing Court BlogPin

6 spring decorating essentials poster.Pin

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. You have a beautiful home!

    1. Thank you so much, Ellen!

  2. I realize you may have had those white chunky candle holders for awhile, but would you please tell me where you bought them? I’ve admired them for so long.

    1. Hi Pat. I bought those candlesticks from Pottery Barn when they were on sale. Wish I had bought the smaller ones too!

  3. I love the way you decorate. Could you tell me where you bought your lanterns displayed on your dining room wall? Are they antiques?

    1. Thank you so much! Those lanterns came from At Home a few years ago, so they aren’t antiques. 😀

  4. Jayne Finkbohner says:

    Absolutely love your decorating and style. Very classic, gorgeous and current.

    1. You’re so sweet to say that. Thank you!

  5. Debbie Crosten Purcell says:

    You always inspire me! Do you remember where you purchased your bread bowl?

    1. I’ve had it for a few years, but I believe it was either Decor Steals or Antique Farmhouse.

      1. Debbie Crosten Purcell says:

        Thank you.

  6. Such a beautiful home! Can you tell me about the wood cubby/shelf hanging on the wall behind the desk? It looks similar to a printer’s drawer, but I’ve never seen one like that before. Curious to know what it’s called and where you found it.

    1. It’s actually an old postal sorter, I think. 😀 I found it at a local vintage market a few years ago.

      1. Such a clever use for it. Hope to find something similar one day!

  7. I love the bookcase with the sliding panel behind the desk in your office. Can you tell me where you bought it or did you have it built?