How To Transition Your Home Into Spring

Spring is here and that means it’s time to say goodbye to winter. From gathering friends in the back yard to opening the windows to enjoy the breeze, it’s time to ready your home to celebrate the season. Here are some subtle changes you can make that will help you transition your home into spring in style.

Living Spaces

Remove heavy draperies that keep you warm in winter, and replace them with linen or light sheers. You can also update your room with blinds or shades. Also, swap out thick wool rugs for flat weave versions or keep floors bare.


Change out plush rugs for flat weave versions. Add a plant or a vase with fresh flowers. Then add hand towels in bright spring colors. You can also change your hand soap to one with a light scent.

Dining Room

Swap out heavy drapes for light sheers or consider keeping windows bare. Add greenery to your room. Invest in light colored dinnerware, adding punches of color with accent pieces or even edibles, such as oranges and apples.


Freshen up your entryway by removing heavy coats from the closet and putting away boot trays. Hang a festive floral wreath on your front door, and replace tired doormats and throw rugs. If you have a table in your foyer, add a vase filled with greenery or fresh flowers.


Clean and store heavy linens, and replace with fabric such as cotton or linen, and a light coverlet. Breathable fabrics will help you stay comfortable as temps heat up. Add a vase with flowers to your nightstand, and update spice-scented candles with fragrances such as spring flowers or beach.

2014 Spring Looks from the New York Runway

If you want to get a peek into the interior design trends of the future, pick up your favorite fashion magazine. The looks designers show during the acclaimed New York Fashion Week often make their way from the runway to your home.


We saw several trends emerge for Spring 2014. Designers were showing black and white, geometric and graphic prints, subtle details and flowing lines. Sometimes subtle and sometimes not, you can find these influences in home décor. Take a look at some of the fashion-forward furniture available at Art Van Furniture, and the runway looks they resemble.


Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 Ralph Lauren Chair


Ralph Lauren channeled the ‘60s for his Spring collection, sending shifts, patent leather and black-and-white prints down the runway. The look was unexpected from the man who defines classic American style. Our Jazz Accent Chair matches the feel. With its sleek silhouette, the geometric pattern in black gives the chair a tailored but not too serious feel.


Abbey Chair Fashion Match Abbey Leather Chair Spring Fashion


Czar by Cesar Galindo created a collection that was described as sporty elegance, with crisp bright colors and bold, flowing prints. Our Thread & Feather Abbey Accent Chair offers a similar look. In deep blue genuine leather, its uniquely shaped back has deep tufting detail, which shows off the blue and teal accent pillow.



Purple Chair Fashion Henderson Purple Chair


Supima is America’s luxury cotton brand. Since 2008, the company has held its annual Supima Design Competition to give exposure to emerging talent. While he didn’t win, we love the looks created by Will Riddle of Kent State University. In deep purple and black, the color combination is rich and dramatic. The same can be said for our Thread & Feather Henderson chair. Its deep purple velvet fabric is wrapped in a wood trim that frames it in sophistication.


Mila Chair Fashion Mila Chair Spring Fashion


The Zimmerman collection was filled with a light palette of seasonal pastels, creamy whites, ivories and metallic. Prints included floral, stripes and checks, such as this garment in a subtle houndstooth. The Style Collection Mila accent chair is an excellent example of a subtle piece of furniture that adds a crisp detail to a room. With its curved lines and small-scaled houndstooth pattern in grey and tan, it is an example of simplicity and effortless style.


Afton Spring Chair  Afton Chair Spring Fashion
The theme of the Richard Chai collection was “soft geometry.” With stripes and shapes in tropical colors, the look was bold and eye catching. Our Thread & Feather Afton Chair also makes its presence known. Its upholstery features a bold pattern of gray and coral, and its geometric-inspired straight lines are set off by its dark wood trim.