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How to Update Your Home Décor for Spring

May 19, 2015

Wondering how to give your home décor a refresh for Spring?  We asked event and lifestyle expert, Jamie O’Donnell, to share her tips on some easy and affordable trends that you can use to add new life to your home this season!

Aqua and Indigo!

The best way to brighten your house and your mood for Spring is by adding the colors of the season – Aqua and Indigo!  Quick and easy changes like simply adding a few new accessories or pillows will make you feel like you walked into a whole new room.

Try these great accessory finds:

Anthropologie – Garden Gate Euro Sham - $68

Williams-Sonoma – Art Glass Vase - $99

Jamie O’Design Tip: The key to home décor is being surrounded by things that you love and make you happy!

Naturally Beautiful and Industrial Chic

Natural Elements are so on trend right now so add in some woven baskets and a natural wood serving tray to your living room or kitchen or try a natural jute rug under your coffee table or some wooden art on your walls to bring the beauty of nature inside.

Pottery Barn - Jute Lattice Rug – Flax/Ivory - $129 - $549

Anthropologie – Woodshop Monogram Letter - $22

Add some aqua, indigo or even mint green accessories or glassware to your tray for a fresh new look that is super affordable. 

Crate and Barrel - Del Mar Margarita Glass, Wine Glass and Pitcher -  $9.95 - $29.95 on the Ike Tray - $39.95

Try some new woven placemats for your kitchen or dining room table or a new bright aqua dinner plate for a pop of color that adds some visual interest to your space and displays craftsmanship in design. 

I found some amazing bright Spring dinner plates at Anthropologie for $28.

Anthropologie – Forbury Dinnerware - $28

Mix it up!

The whole look of the season is mixing traditional pieces with industrial chic pieces.  Things no longer have to match and I love that!  Don’t be afraid to mix in some great metals or deconstructed materials, it gives your space a unique personality with a lot more interest and character when you mix styles together.

Try adding in this industrial chic piece to “mix up” your space:

Anthropologie – Wire Script Sculpture – “Bonjour” “Goodnight” - $48

Jamie O’Design Tip: The key to mixing styles is to make sure there is a thread of something in common in the pieces you are trying to bring together.  Use similar base color tones like aqua or metallics or look for similar shapes or forms in the pieces you are mixing… Pieces with a common thread will work great together even if they are traditional mixed with industrial!

Note to Self

Typographic design is still big this season.  So surround yourself with great “notes to yourself” in your pillows and artwork.  It can be a great way to keep some positive reminders in your daily life or highlight words or places that make you happy!

Pottery Barn – “All You Need is Love” Sign - $50

Pottery Barn – Home Sentiment Lumbar Pillow Cover - $39.50

Final Tip

Don’t be intimidated by change, go for it and try something new.  You will love the results and have a new cheery environment to “spring” into the Season!

Jamie O’Donnell is a featured event and lifestyle expert focused on easy solutions and upcoming trends to nationally syndicated shows The Daily Buzz and NBC’s Daytime TV as well as FOX 35 Good Day Orlando.  She is also a contributing writer and resource as needed to Orlando Magazine, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, Orlando Weddings Magazine, Lifestyles Magazine, TravelHost Magazine and Smart Money Magazine. Find Jamie at and follow her on Twitter @JamieOandCo and Instagram JamieOandCo

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