Spring Trend: Playful Elements

We love the Spring season because it’s all about rebirth, rejuvenation, and regrowth. Flowers are blooming, the weather is heating up, skies are bluer and Summer is right around the corner.

We feel this should be no different in your home! Adding playful elements into your home is a great way to to bring new life to what you have already created. You’d be surprised the difference a few fun items can bring to uplift a room. 

Acrylic Accents 

Acrylic pieces are attention grabbing due to their unique transparency. Mix and match an acrylic coffee table or wall accents among your traditional furniture for a fresh modern twist.

Hanging chair swing in sunroom from Laguna collection for Ballard Designs

Hanging Chair

The relaxation of a hammock with the ease of a porch swing. We don’t know how much more fun seating can get than this. Your family and guests will be dying to take a seat when they see this hanging around.


Drapery without Windows

You don’t always need a window to dress up your room with drapes. Drapes are a great option for filling white space and creating a dramatic focal point. We love using a colorful print like our Ida Coral fabric around our Claudette Headboard


Lemon print on Eton sofa designed by Ballard Designs

Cheeky Fabrics

Oh the places new fabric can go. Adding unique fabrics is a great way to liven up a bland piece of furniture and we offer many great fabrics, from bright colors to quirky patterns. For added fun, mix and match patterned pillows or add fabric to an ottoman or bench. 


Use a bold wall color to inject bold personality into a bedroom

Bold Wall Colors

Winter is over and it’s time for your walls to stop hibernating. Sometimes a fresh new coat of paint is all a room needs to wake up.


Custom Elements

If you really want to put your personal touch on a room, customization is the way to go. While it may sound like a daunting task, you don’t have to be a designer to create your own one of a kind piece. Our customization tools put the power in your hands to unleash your inner decorator. 

For more Spring decorating inspiration, check out our Spring blog archives.

Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.


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    May 5, 2019

    I’d love to know a little background about Abbey Nolte. I see she’s been credited with some of these posts lately, and I like her fresh outlook!

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      Abbey Nolte

      June 5, 2019

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’m new to the Ballard team but I have always had a love for decorating and design. Thanks for reading!