The birds are singing and the trees are budding, whether or not temperatures in your home city fall into the category of springlike. Traditionally spring is the season of new beginnings, so it’s the perfect time to do a little bit of low-key decorating to make your space feel like your own.
Of course, living in a furnished Blueground apartment comes with the advantage of a professional eye. Each one of our move-in ready homes in cities in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America is individually designed and laid out by our team of talented interior designers.
Here are some easy, inexpensive decorating hacks to get your apartment ready for spring. If you’re looking for even more design inspiration, check out our roundup of some of the top design trends of the year.
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Plants not only add a touch of greenery to any room, they make the air cleaner as well. In fact, Country Living UK has named “biophilic design” – a fancy way of saying decorating with plants – as one of its 10 biggest design trends for the 2022 spring/summer season.
Hit up a nursery or garden shop near you to find a few plants that are beautiful and easy to care for. Peace lilies, spider plants, and ZZ plants are all excellent options for anyone who lives in an apartment. You can also use an online plant-delivery service like Plants.com to fill your space with greenery. (Blueground guests are eligible for special discounts from Plants.com. Please check the Blueground guest app for more details.)
Adding a carefully chosen vintage object like a clock, vase, or magazine rack can change the tone of any room. Repurposed finds are also sustainable, so you can feel better about the purchase than if you went to a big-box store. ““Whenever I can use vintage, I will,” designer Athena Calderone told Vogue. “From a design standpoint, vintage is the protagonist of every room—it has the power to influence the storytelling and direction.”
Antiques shops and flea markets are great places to look for vintage pieces, but you don’t have to shop in person. Ebay and Etsy are also great places to score vintage and handmade knickknacks.
If taking care of plants is too much commitment, you can always use cut flowers to bring nature indoors. Tulips are a classic choice for spring, and roses and orchids are classic choices no matter what time of year it is.
The flowers you buy from a florist will last much longer than a bouquet from the grocery store. You should also consider a flower subscription from a virtual florist like Bouqs so that you can count on fresh, seasonally appropriate flowers every month. (Blueground guests are eligible for special discounts from Bouqs. Please check the Blueground guest app for more details.)
Scented candles are another clever decorating accent that can bring spring indoors. Delicate scented blends, for example Voluspa’s Lavender Cade or Seda France’s Tulip candles, are subtle ways to infuse your home with the smell of flowers.
You could also go a little more abstract with scents like Boy Smells Hackney Garden candle, which mixes the scents of spring flowers with patchouli and vetiver.
Whichever scent you choose, remember that candles with soy or coconut wax burn cleaner and are generally more sustainable.
Elle Décor has identified copper as the “hot” metal of the year. There’s a lot to love about this rosy alloy.
You may find that a copper vase or a set of copper flatware makes for a perfect investment piece. A copper tea kettle is as beautiful as it is practical.
We hope these ideas to bring springtime indoors have inspired you to spruce up your space. We want Blueground guests to feel completely at home as they experience new places, whether they stay for a month, a year, or even longer. Find out more about the Blueground experience.