7 Simple Ways to Welcome Spring

by hookedonhouses on March 17, 2009

House Beautiful

1. Bring a little yellow into your house!

Phoebe Howard Designs

2. Wash the winter off your windows and let the sun shine in.


3. Organize your laundry room.

4. Invite some bunnies in, and 5. Fill a glass jar or vase with fruit.

Phoebe Howard Designs

6. Put away the heavy blankets and lighten up.

Better Homes & Gardens7. Frame your fireplace with flowers.

Now it’s starting to look like Spring! What do you do to welcome the warmer weather?

Photos: House Beautiful, Phoebe Howard, Domino, BHG.

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Emily@remodelingthislife March 17, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I love your ideas and the photos!! Things we’re doing here to welcome spring are filling vases with flowers, hanging clothes outside on the line to dry, we’ve gotten out the hammock to relax in outside, and we have fresh fruit everywhere! Nothing like open windows and sipping fresh squeezed lemonade to welcome spring.

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Rona March 17, 2009 at 8:50 pm

It’s time for me to purchase new bedding and pillows for the bedrooms.
I also love the photos. As a renter and frequent mover it’s nice to look and dream.

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katie March 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I am so proud of myself that I have done many of the things on your list. I have a cluster of yellow sunflowers in a milk vase right now on the side of my sink that is making me smile every time I do the dishes and that in itself is amazing! I am also currently cleaning out the pantry and adding a fresh coat of creme paint to the shelf and both are making me feel lighter by the minute! Thanks for your post!

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Pat March 17, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Hi Julia!

We’ve beem working on the deck at the condo, to welcome Spring. Accomplished quite a bit today, but there is still work to do. The forsythia is blooming here at the lake. It’s wonderful!

Pat’s last blog post..~Spring Fluffing at the Lake~

Lindsay March 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I have added a planter of spring flowers to my front porch. It’s very welcoming!

I love the pictures!

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Troischats March 17, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Oh, the photos are lovely – I especially like the yellow one. Here in Australia we are preparing for winter … sigh … I will be rehanging the heavy curtains and rolling out the thick rugs!

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Amber Filkins @ {ae filkins} March 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Love it all, Julia!! Beautiful pictures.

I love flinging all the doors and windows open in the afternoon, and just enjoying the breeze.

Another great way to welcome spring is to spend a little time on the front porch. Take all of the furniture out onto the grass & hose it down {it’s also great for the grass!} Sweep or hose everything down, place a few soft pillows on a chair. Plant a few flowers to enjoy while you sit down and put your feet up, and soak in the rays!

I’ve got the cleaning done, now I need to spruce! :)

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Debbie March 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm

HI Julia, I love this post. I love your pictures you showed…very inspiring…need to put away winter completely and air out things….love that airy feeling. Hope you are well.

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Lisa~ March 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

I love turning the winter decor over and celebrating the spring. Your photos and ideas are great. I also love to use eggs for spring decorating. It’s not just for Easter, but for a reminder of the new life everywhere. I just did a post about decorating with the eggs from my chickens (http://livingmybestlife-lisa.blogspot.com/2009/03/incredible-edible-egg.html). Love your blog! Lisa~

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janet March 17, 2009 at 11:14 pm

very nice inspiration pictures and fantastic ideas

Jenny March 17, 2009 at 11:20 pm

I love the pictures! Our home is yellow, exterior and interior! LOL!

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amy March 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm

you are so right!! Nothing like fresh flowers!! And a little color!!!

Susan March 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Hi Julia…great ideas! My windows could definitely use some washing! I think I’ll wait a few weeks ’til pollen season is over though. :-) Spring has certainly come to Blogland this week…I see it everywhere…and I’m loving it! Susan

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Victoria @ DesignTies March 18, 2009 at 12:27 am

I need to buy some flowers!
You’ve inspiried me… I’ll bring home a bunch or two tommorow!! :-)
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desiree March 18, 2009 at 12:59 am

I like to open the windows and air out the whole house. Fresh flowers always do the trick for me and a springy table cloth or runner.

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Tam March 18, 2009 at 12:59 am

I like to put a vase of flowers in my bathroom right on the vanity. As always I so enjoyed your post-terrific photos and makes me want to get busy! Hope you are having an awesome week~Smiles~Tam!

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dusty March 18, 2009 at 1:05 am

Thank you for this post I think I needed it. Living in AZ I think I forget the change of season’s and how glorious they really are. Oh and I think I could live in that laundry room it is awesome!

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Wayfaring Wand derer March 18, 2009 at 6:31 am

I’m sort of addicted to yellow right now! That’s a great tip. It is such a happy color :o)

I am also addicted to making these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21571934

Organizing my laundry room is soooooo on my list.

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Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality March 18, 2009 at 7:36 am

Hi, Julia, I love all of these!! Great ideas on bringing in spring. I just took the flannel sheets off our bed & went to some crisp cotton ones. Love all your pics.Thanks for playing with me!

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Jane Doe March 18, 2009 at 7:36 am

Lose the flannel sheets off the beds!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality March 18, 2009 at 7:37 am

OK, so are the bunnies on the tray and glass bowl of lemons in your DR??

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*~Michelle~* March 18, 2009 at 7:39 am

Thanks for the great ideas! I just saw a few vases at the Good Will yesterday that I was tempted to buy, but couldn’t figure out what to use them for…..I am heading back today thanks to your suggestion of the fruit!


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Jen R Sanctuary Arts March 18, 2009 at 7:54 am

Those are lovely! We actually hit 70 yesterday and I saw some crocuses come out! yay spring!

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Songbirdtiff March 18, 2009 at 8:24 am

I’ll put just about anything that blooms into a vase and bring it inside! No flowers are better than free flowers. :)

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Kim @ Forever Wherever March 18, 2009 at 8:34 am

Well, we’re gonna paint the house yellow soon. Now that’s celebrating Spring! :-)
I’ve already put fruit in bowls and have been opening more windows and doors. Fresh air flowing through the house really makes it seem like Spring has arrived.

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Sue March 18, 2009 at 8:47 am

Great suggestions. I’m on top of #2. Yesterday the window washers were here, it makes such a big difference in the light quality in the house. Great post, thanks for sharing.

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Jane @ Beach House March 18, 2009 at 8:52 am

They had an ironing board cover like that in Marshall’s. May have to go rescue it to freshen up the laundry. Thanks for the inspiration.

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melissa March 18, 2009 at 8:55 am

This whole post is light, airy, and fresh. I love it! My favorite way to welcome spring? Cadbury mini eggs! Best candy ever made…

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Chari March 18, 2009 at 9:07 am

Hello Julia…

Happy Spring Fluffing! What great tips for ushering in the Spring season, but I must admit…it sounds like alot of work…hehe! Love that beautiful photo from House Beautiful with all of the yellows…it really doesn’t get any prettier than that!!! Thanks so much for sharing these great tips…guess I better get busy!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!

Angela March 18, 2009 at 9:18 am

Great ideas! I am digging my “spring decor” out of the attic this weekend, and I will definitely be applying these techniques! Thanks for sharing!

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Amy @ Living Locurto March 18, 2009 at 9:43 am

Good ideas! I got in my garden yesterday and got rid of all the dead stuff… so now I can open my shades and look outside! ha. What a difference that makes:-)

Oh, I don’t know if our laundry room will ever be organized. EVER! ha.

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Kathy :) March 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

Lovely post Julia…..I am making my way through blogland humming the “Bunnie Hop” and thinking S P E I N G !!!!

Have a great day,
xo Kathy :)

Amanda March 18, 2009 at 10:05 am

Oh, I just love all the beautiful colors in these pictures! Thank you for the inspiration!

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Amanda March 18, 2009 at 10:06 am

I also meant to say that I almost bought an ironing board cover just like that the other day, but didn’t. Now I think I might have to go back and get it!

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home March 18, 2009 at 10:34 am

I just sent the blanket on my bed to the cleaners. I bought a new shower curtain and shower liner. I have began swapping out some winter clothes and shoes. I am ready to “spring” into action but the cold weather is not quite through here in Nashville.

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Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs March 18, 2009 at 10:48 am

Great ideas and great pictures!

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SoBella Creations March 18, 2009 at 11:28 am

I’m so ready for Spring!

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Helen March 18, 2009 at 11:34 am

LOVED this post …. I am going through our home with a different perspective today!

melissa @ the inspired room March 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

I’m working on my hall closet and laundry room right now, so thanks for the inspiring pics!

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j March 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

What’s the best way to clean windows? I feel that it’s probably not miles of papertowels and gallons of window cleaner.

Hadley March 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

AWESOME inspiration! I actually just put my lemons in an apothecary jar!! I will have to go find some forsythia. That may be just the thing I need!

I can’t wait to put more ideas to use!

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Gennaro March 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I’m ready for Spring, for sure. I love that the season is synonymous with bright colors as depicted in the beautiful photos.

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bungalow_bliss March 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Wonderful tips, Julia! I’m so beyond ready for spring, when everything is so fresh and happy! :-)

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Sofia March 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Love the bunnies and lemons. Not time to take the heavy comforter off here just yet but I agree.

lylah ledner March 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm

ooohhh..lala….I used the turquoise-ish color in my laundry room (Domino pic). Was one of the best choices I ever made. Love the display you have here.

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jeweledrabbit March 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I’m all for inviting some bunnies in. LOL

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Tami March 18, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I am going to get the rest of my Spring stuff out tomorrow just because I saw this article you put together. I am also doing the Spring Fluffing Blog Party, but I only have my pretty Spring dishes out so far.

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Kathleen Ellis March 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm

What wonderful spring time inspiration…love that laundry room!

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rue March 19, 2009 at 7:56 am

Good morning Julia :)

The main thing I do is open as many windows as I can (blasted storm windows!) to let the fresh air in, especially at night because it helps us sleep better.

Great post!

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Linda@Lime in the Coconut March 19, 2009 at 11:27 am

I used to plant rye grass seeds in an old soda crate and watch it grow (much like potting up narcissus in winter). A big ole tray of fresh grass is a great bedding for easter eggs on the kitchen table!

Happy Spring!

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le March 21, 2009 at 12:27 am

I love the idea that you are going all springy while I am finding the winter woolies … isn’t this world an amazing place …. cheers le

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Ms.Tee March 24, 2009 at 12:14 am

What a great list! I wish I had a forsythia bush now! ;)

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laura @ the shore house March 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm

I can’t wait to add forsythia. IF IT EVER GOES ABOVE 30 DEGREES HERE! ;-)

Great post…fab ideas!

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