Many of us spent the fall and winter staring at a house filled with lovely, albeit crowding, holiday decorations. With spring on everyone’s minds these days it’s only natural to want to punch up your living spaces with a new fresh look. Setting a new tone doesn’t have to be hard or expensive, here are a few easy trends to try to freshen up your home with help from some of the best retailers in the area.

1. Natural Materials

Layering natural, textured materials in your space can evoke a sense of calmness and serenity – and who doesn’t need more of that? Natural oak finishes on furniture coupled with stone and marble accents will give your space an elevated and clean feel. Oaks-area favorite Nest Home Decor has plenty of elevated neutrals to choose from, including furniture and home decor accents to pop in any room in your home.

2. Vintage Florals

I know what you’re thinking, florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. But vintage floral patterns are certainly making a comeback this season and jumping on this trend couldn’t be easier with all the great thrift and vintage shops in the area. Romantic designs on vintage china will add a touch of pattern and hominess to your kitchen.  Floral vases and lamps can be a great way to add a unique look to bookshelves, entryway tables, and desks. Make a day out of it and check out 2022 Happenings List thrift store winner Sweet Repeats Thrift Store or Main Street Vintage to go treasure hunting for these beauties.

3. Unique Greenery

It seems as though over the last few years everyone has been bringing more and more houseplants into their homes. And while houseplants aren’t going anywhere this season, their shape is taking a trendy turn. This spring look to incorporate more sculptural, irregular greenery into your home to add more depth and interest. Daniel’s Lawn and Garden Center in Harleysville is a Happening List winner from last year and has a great selection of plants to help you nail this trend.

4. Bold Colors

Magenta is this year’s Pantone Color of the Year and this vibrant hue is leading the charge for bold colors everywhere. Saturated tones and striking colors can be a little scary to work into a space, so try starting off small with couch pillows, throw blankets, area rugs, and even picture frames. If you’re feeling right at home with this trend try incorporating a strong accent wall into one of your spaces to add a punch of intensity. Need a little help incorporating this bold trend? Look towards the experts at Kelly Ruggeri Design, the 2022 Happening List winners are pros at getting their clients comfortable with color.

5. Antique Accents

The ultra-modern, sleek home design we saw over the last few years seems to be slipping away in favor of curated rooms with character pieces. Mixing in antique accents in the form of dressers, tables, and bookshelves among more contemporary touches will not give a more professional look to a room, but also let the vintage pieces really shine. And as any Montco resident knows, there is no shortage of great antique shops in the area including 2022 Happenings List winner  The Jackalope Interiors in Skippack. Whether you have an affinity for mid-century, colonial, or art deco pieces, this trend will work with any aesthetic.

For more places to find home inspiration check out the full list of 2022 Happenings List winners and be sure to vote for the 2023 Happening List here!


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