Winter is now behind us, and what better way to turn over a new spring leaf than with a home décor refresh? At Shea, all our model homes are professionally and thoughtfully styled, so when you walk in, you can truly envision your lifestyle here. To help you get that model-home look, we’ve collected some fresh décor tips to try, inspired by real Shea Homes model homes.

Sit back in a statement chair

You don’t always have to do a major overhaul to make a big statement. Often, even updating one piece in a room can refresh the whole space. Try something different and forego the standard dining or kitchen table chairs, and opt for something more inviting and eye-catching. Elegant quilted backs, modern Eames-style designs, or even different colors and styles to highlight the head of the table—in a statement chair, you’ll recline and dine like never before.

Watercolor at Stepping Stone Plan 5022 Great Room
Watercolor at Stepping Stone Plan 5022

Freshen up with flora

Liven up your home for spring by bringing in some outdoor greenery. While many model homes default to showcasing fake plants and flowers, here at Shea, we find that even in our model homes, adding some real greenery just adds that certain something that cannot be imitated! Not only do live plants add a pop of color, but they generate more clean oxygen in your home, making your family happier and healthier. Add a potted floor plant or a tabletop succulent to your design style, and enjoy the freshness of springtime whether you’re outdoors or in. Learn more about low-maintenance plants for your home, along with other ways to use greenery in your décor.

Tranquility at Sage Plan 3 Kitchen
Tranquility at Sage Plan 3

Opt for open shelving

When it comes to home design, sometimes less is more. This year, go for a minimalistic look with open shelving in your kitchen and dining room. This design trend helps to create an airier aesthetic, allowing the items that you store to also act as decorative display pieces. Open shelves can be very versatile and require less hardware, giving you more time and space to live freely.

Meadow Walk at Bay Meadows Plan 2 Dining Room
Meadow Walk at Bay Meadows Plan 2

The trend of styling open shelves is becoming so popular this season, you can get additional style inspiration by searching the #shelfie hashtag on Instagram!

Lighten your living spaces

Give your living space new life by lightening up your home with neutral color palettes mixed with natural woods. Splash shades of sand, pebble, and cream on the walls (check out our painting tips before you get started!), and pair them with wooden bowls and barstools, or throw a white table runner over an oaken surface—the light colors create a sense of cleanliness and refreshment and can make your room feel brighter and larger.

Harmony at Vivace Plan 4132

Want to explore these and other décor trends in person? Visit a local Shea Homes grand opening or open house, and find more inspiration at a variety of our model homes. Don’t forget to tag any of the design ideas you see and love on your open house tour with #SheaDifference!

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