Spring Home Refresh: Ballard Designs Friends & Family Event

It seems like all of the bloggers I follow share Amazon Home finds, and they do have some great stuff, but I’m a sucker for Ballard Designs when it comes to home decor. Whenever I’m asked where I got the wall art and accent pieces in my home, and they are usually from Ballard.

The quality is excellent, but more than that, I just love their style. They do such a good job at reinterpreting classic designs in a contemporary way, and I also get lots of decorating inspiration from their catalog.

I’m getting ready to switch my winter throw pillows and other home decor over to spring, so I was perusing the Ballard website for a few new accent pieces to freshen up my home for the season, and there are so many pretty things! I decided to do a roundup in case you’re also doing a spring home refresh and need some new ideas. Also, they just so happen to be having a Friends & Family Event, so you can get 25% off (30% off for cardholders) if anything strikes your fancy!

Spring Flowers & Greenery

I love to use faux flowers and greenery around my house to keep it looking fresh. I have a few large vases throughout, where I swap out the stems with each change of season. I also like to update the wreath on our front door.

Bunny Williams Faux Apple Blossom Stem // Olive Branches in Burlap // Faux Floral Hydrangea Wreath

Throw Blankets

I’ve been listening to my friend Myquillyn’s House Rules podcast, and she’s a big fan of decorating seasonally rather than based on the holidays. I love this because (other than Christmas) I’m not one to buy a lot of holiday decor, but I do like my home to reflect the season we’re in.

That made me realize that I change out my florals and greenery, but I don’t usually think about decorative pillows and throw blankets as seasonal decor items. I tend to keep the same ones on my furniture all year ’round, but that’s about to change! I plan to pack away my cozier blankets for spring/summer and get a few lightweight pieces, like the ones below.

Rope Fringe Cotton Throw // Summer Bamboo Throw

Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books are a great way to add interest to your occasional tables, plus they’re fun to look at. I always keep a stack on my foyer table or living room coffee table and I’ve had the same ones for years! I think I’m going to order a new one from the selection below to add to my stack. The question is, which one???

Making A House A Home // Suzanne Kasler Edited Style // Beautiful All American Decorating

Also, speaking of Myquillyn and coffee table books, I have her new House Rules book on pre-order. She promises that in addition to it being useful, it will look gorgeous sitting on a table in your home.

Decorative Accents

I’m also guilty of leaving the same decorative accents in the same spots for years on end. I usually change out the ones on my foyer table with the seasons, but I want to get better about the other areas in my home. The ones pictured below are all things I have my eye on. I especially love that Agave Sculpture, and how they have it setting on a book.

Marble Clock // Agave Sculpture // Lyla Vases

I know I said I don’t usually decorate for holidays other than Christmas, but those Hanging Easter Eggs are calling to me. They’re both elegant and festive. The little bud vases are super cute too, and that wicker tray is similar to the one I have on my upholstered coffee table in the family room.

Melissa Bud Vases // Hanging Easter Eggs Set of 12 // Braided Hyacinth Tray

Fresh Throw Pillows

Of course, throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to update your home decor for the season. I have two of the Becca Pillow in my living room, but I want to add a few more in other solids or patterns to make it more interesting. I also could use a few new ones for the family room. I rounded up some of my favorites below.

Becca Pillow // Thea Wave Stripe Pillow // Isadore Floral Pillow // Adela Floral Pillow // Isabella Pillow

I realize these items can be pricey, but like quality clothing, you will have them for years. Of course, not everyone is looking to make that kind of investment in home decor, so let me know if you’d like to see a similar post from Amazon. Amy actually went through and found similar-for-less options to each of these. Meanwhile, here are some other Ballard Design items I own and recommend.

Ballard Design Favorites I Own

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13 Responses

  1. Would love an Amazon post….especially pillow covers. I have all the throw cushions and is much easier to store just the covers then to have all new pillows.
    I hope your trip goes smoothly….as long as you can travel you should go.. your family can help you and will still be nice to get away together. The trip may look differently then you thought but can still be a great time. Might just give you an excuse to stay back the odd day and enjoy the pool/beach with a good book.

  2. I only decorate for fall and Christmas. The rest of the time it’s neutral. In my bathrooms I do decorate more seasonal. In my kitchen I have seasonal towels. I just don’t have enough storage space to change my decorations every season. I would like to see Amazon decorations. You have good taste so I’d like to see what you show us. I hope everything goes well today. 🙏

  3. I am a long term blog reader of yours, but I am also a long term Ballard Designs employee! Thanks so much for posting this! You’ve made some great picks. The new spring/summer line is gorgeous; we were all excited to see it when we put it out in the store recently.

  4. Such a lovely post, thank you, Jolynne, especially for NOT choosing to feature Amazon. I know it’s trending to promote Amazon products since you can make a good income from affiliate marketing, but Amazon doesn’t sell planets and we are living in a climate crisis, literally on the clock. Thanks again!

  5. Similar for less please! I love finding dupes for the expensive stuff!! Thanks for offering. I like to change based on the seasons too. It just feels fresh and current.

  6. Love, LOVE Ballard Designs! We updated our bedroom decor a few years back and I splurged on the Sakura Blossoms canvas grouping….so pretty! I’d love to see the dupes post as well. I find some things are splurge-worthy, sometimes a cheaper version will do. I hope you get good (or at least not too bad) news today.

  7. Love this post! Ballard has great decor items! Praying you have answers and healing soon and can enjoy quality time with family as planned!

  8. Thanks Jolynne!
    I love Ballard Design and thanks for bringing their sake to my attention!

    Keep resting, I’m sure your ankle will heal up, and you’ll be your active self soon!

    Enjoy your trip – even if you have to take it easy you’ll still have fun with your family.

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