7 Southern Decorating Tips for Spring

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Spring may not be knocking at the door yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start preparing. For those of us who live in a warmer area, like Charleston, spring often seems to come a little early and it is always a welcomed change after months of chilly weather. Even before the first blooms start to sprout, giving your home a refresh will help you make the most of the season that is to come.

If you’re wondering where to start, we’ve rounded up some Southerner-approved home design trends below that are perfect for spring spruce. Stop by our Charleston furniture stores to get all the necessary supplies and speak to one of our interior designers if you need any help!

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Reupholster Your Furniture

Tired of your sofa, chairs, and ottoman? When your fabric starts to look dull and thin, it’s time to reupholster it. Switching out upholstery is a really simple change that can make a big impact – often transforming the feel of the entire room. By adding lighter-colored upholstery to your home, you’ll instantly create a more open and airy atmosphere to welcome the warmer weather. We have a large selection of performance and luxury upholstery fabrics for spring at our Charleston furniture stores, so come by and speak to us about your fabric needs!

One of a Kind rug

Roll Out a One-of-a-Kind Rug

While some rugs don’t do much for a room other than serve as an extra layer to stand on, we take care to stock rugs that actually make a strong impact. A Persian or Moroccan style rug will inject some personality into your space and give it flair, while at the same time adding texture. Plus, our rugs have been known to make even tiled floors cozy! We provide a bespoke service where we can cut rugs to fit your most unique spaces if needed.

Spring Art Pieces

Layer Green Accents

When spring arrives, it’s time to bring in some fresh, new touches to your home. One surefire way to give your home a stylish, contemporary springtime feel is by adding in pops of green to your decor. From vibrant floral prints and chic moss plants to geometric pillows and abstract paintings, there are endless ways to infuse your home with the color most commonly found in nature.

Colored Glassware

Brighten the Table with Colorful Glassware 

Whether you’re hosting a family brunch or enjoying a glass of wine while you cook dinner, investing in some colorful glassware will bring a bit of whimsy to your beverages. Glasses like our Regalia sets or these glasses by Estelle are beautiful and festive, plus they’ll be perfect for any springtime event you have planned. Remember: when in doubt, go for green!

Floral Wallpaper

Add Floral Wallpaper

Wallpaper is really popular at the moment, particularly floral prints and hand-painted designs. If this is something you would like to experiment with, start small with a powder room or closet. This way, you can get a dose of mood-boosting florals and bright colors without having to invest in a huge project. The spring wallpaper will add a welcoming touch that will delight your guests.

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Switch Up Your Bedding 

Most of us do this to some extent, but switching out your bed linens each season is essential to maintaining balance in your sleep environment. Lightweight, breathable and pretty linen bedding makes an elegant touch in springtime bedrooms. You can also consider changing out heavy quilts or comforters for light cotton sheets from Pine Cone Hill for a look that is fresh, modern, and effortless.

Scalloped Edges

Add Southern Charm with Scalloped Edges

A staple in Southern homes, scalloped edges recall seashells and warm walks on the beach. These pretty frills can enhance curtains, pillows, lampshades, and more. A scalloped edge trim will help draw eyes up or down depending on where you place it; if you want to highlight furniture legs or other elements in your room, add a scalloped edge at the bottom of drapes or curtains for a beautiful effect.

Stop by GDC For All Your Springtime Needs

As we begin to put away our heavy winter coats and blankets, there’s no better time to add a bit of sunshine to your room with lighter colors, patterns, and textures. Whether you are looking to update an entire room or just freshen up a few things, we hope these springtime decorating tips have brought you some inspiration. For any other decor needs, please stop by one of our Charleston furniture stores and we’d be happy to help you get the look you want.

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Regalia Set of 4 Old Fashioned Glasses

The ornate emblems of royalty inspired Vietri’s unique collection of Italian glass cups, handpainted in 14-karat gold.

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Linen Sheet Set

100% Belgian Flax Linen. Includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and a pair of pillowcases. (Twin set includes 1 pillowcase)

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India Duvet

India owes its playful sophistication to an original take on embroidery. Along its narrow, scalloped flange, Matouk has carefully stitched parallel lines in two distinct tones.

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Seeded Recycled Glass Table Lamp

Eco-friendly translucent green recycled glass of the Seeded Recycled table lamp, evokes texture and shine. Complimented with an oatmeal woven linen drum shade and fitted polish nickel hardware to complete the coastal look.

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