It’s easy to see why people love the transition to warmer seasons – trees are bursting into life, flowers are in bloom, lambs are frolicking in fields and the days are finally getting lighter and longer. Moods seem instantly lifted with the welcoming of brighter skies, and new opportunities are hanging in the air, particularly when it comes to home decor.

If you’re ready to embrace the new season in your home, we’ve rounded up our favourite ways, both big and small, to brighten up your home ready for spring and the summer months ahead.

1. Add some beautiful blooms

Stanmore 3-seater sofa | @samanthajoyhome

Bring the outdoors in with a stylish new vase and some fresh seasonal flowers such as daffodils, hyacinths or tulips in spring and peonies, dahlias or sweet peas for summer. If you need some inspiration, check out our blog on styling with flowers.

2. Spruce up your hallway

Patterned tiled hallway with dark blue walls featuring the St. Ives grey painted hallway unit with shoe storage and coat hooks.

St. Ives hallway unit | @castlenumber19

Swap your wintery boots and cosy coats for new season alternatives, but don’t forget to keep your wellies and brollies to hand in case of those surprise showers!

3. Wake up your walls

Morgan sofa | @home_of_ivy

We’re all guilty of having endless photos on our phones, so why not make now your time to print off some pictures to frame? You can create a personalised gallery wall with favourite family snaps, or simply make a statement with single larger frames.

Navy blue bed styled in light blue bedding.
Hope wall art | Langham table lamp | @layered.home

If you want to add personality to your home then artwork is one of the best ways to make an instant impact. When choosing your wall art, go for a statement piece that ties in with the other colours in your room, or team several prints in similar colour palettes to unify the look.

4. Add lighter accessories

Oak Furnitureland grey Malvern corner sofa in a neutral living room with a cream rug and wooden coffee table.
Malvern sofa | @thelarchhome_10

Swap around your soft furnishings to add slightly lighter touches to your home, but you might want to keep a blanket to hand for those occasional chilly evenings.

5. Swap your curtains

Copenhagen 7-drawer unit in a children’s bedroom with colourful artwork and topped with books and accessories.

Copenhagen chest | @renovating_wynd_house

Take down your heavy curtains and swap for a sheer, lightweight alternative that’s more suitable for the warmer weather and lets in the light.

6. Give your bedding a refresh

Shay grey painted tallboy in an elegant grey and neutral bedroom.

Shay tallboy | @rachelducker

There’s nothing nicer than slipping into fresh bedding. It’s almost time to dig out your lighter duvet and treat your bed to a new set of sheets. There are lots of brands offering luxurious bedding, with some of our favourites including beddable, Christy and the Secret Linen Store.

Exchange heavy blankets for lighter throws for a simple way to refresh your bedroom style.

7. Switch up your space

Dark grey panelled wall room with a Parquet small sideboard and a puppy in the foreground sitting on a rug.

Parquet sideboard | @insidenumber.3

Rearrange a shelf or corner to inject a bit of newness into your space. Add houseplants to freshen up your room, with green tones perfect for adding a contrasting colour to your interiors. Stuck on how to style them? Check out our guide to decorating with plants for help.

8. Add some springtime scents

Oak Furnitureland cream loveseat styled with pink cushions and a throw, featuring a table in the foreground with flowers and a candle on.

Evie loveseat | @barn_owls_and_butterflies

Whether you prefer candles, diffusers or incense, give your home fragrance a fresh update. Some of our favourite scents to welcome the new season include lavender, jasmine, lemon, and fresh cotton.

9. Plan a deep clean

Two sofas and coffee table-living room-two seater sofa-wooden coffee table with drawers

Newton coffee table | @livingwith_sienna

Ready to tackle that looming list to help get your home feeling like a fresh haven again? Make use of our simple guide to start on that spring cleaning you keep putting off, from decluttering tips to cleaning spree hacks.

10. Get things organised

St Ives larder | @barn_owls_and_butterflies

Our larders and dressers are perfect for keeping things in order in your kitchen/diner. Alternatively, opt for a handy blanket box to tidy away clutter at the end of the day.

Read our guide on reorganising your home to find a place for everything, from kids’ toys to kitchen supplies.

11. Moodboard your next project

Parquet bedside table | @my_interior_motive

Give yourself something to look forward to. It could be adding some new colourful accessories or even taking the time to create a Pinterest board or moodboard to help you re-decorate a room or two.

12. Pick up a paint brush

Newton desk | Newton tall bookcase | @littlehouseinlondon

Add that feeling of renewal to your home with a fresh lick of paint. If you’d rather not commit to changing all of your walls, try painting a door or the skirting to add interest to the space.

We hope this little roundup will give you some inspiration to transition your home into the new season. Do you have any tips and tricks on how you get spring/summer ready? Share them with us on Instagram, along with any snaps of your updated homes by tagging #OakFurnitureland and #GrowYourHome in your posts.