Home Decor

Home Improvements

This year, forget spring cleaning and opt for spring shopping.

Scouting new pieces to add personality to your abode is twice the fun—and much less work if you start with these picks we’re loving.

Accessorize a humdrum space with colorful tripod bowls crafted by local ceramics maker Sweet Destructor ($26, from Hand & Land). Their bright interiors add a burst of color where you’d least expect it.

Mimic the bright green popping up outdoors inside with this rug ($300, from Hand & Land) from Brooklyn, New York-based homeware company Caroline Z Hurley. Pieces are all crafted by individual makers and inspired by a specific city, making the rug both an eye-catching decor element and a conversation starter.

Fill the air with fragrance via Shine Candle Co. candles ($18-$20; from Hand & Land). The KC company’s small batch candles are hand-poured and made using sustainable soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks, with its natural candle product line scented using therapeutic-grade pure essential oils selected for their aromatherapy benefits. Unplug and recharge with the Relax candle, featuring lavender, marjoram, patchouli, mandarin, geranium and chamomile.

Fancy phone friendly speaker systems abound, but there’s something to be said for going old school with your music. This Bam Jam speaker ($15, from 5B & Co. Candlemakers) is an all-natural way to give your phone’s sound a boost, plus it’s funky enough to leave on display even when the music stops. Bonus: Unlike those high-tech options, this speaker won’t send you into a panic when you realize it got left outside after the last barbecue.

One easy way to lighten up your home? Adding white to the mix. If the fear of stains makes you shy away, start with versatile white vases ($10 and $8, from 5B & Co. Candlemakers). Add a few of your favorite colorful blooms (real or fake—we won’t judge) and voila, spring has sprung, minimal effort and cleaning required.

Photos by Aaron Lindberg