How to Add Spring to Your Home

Happy Spring everyone!  If you are looking for ideas on how to add spring to your home, I would love to show you how I decorate my home for the season!

Flowers and Greenery:

During this time of year, everything is blooming and the stores are filled with all kinds of beautiful flowers.  Every year, I love adding colorful bouquets around the house.

pink tulips

Ways to Decorate with Tulips

Most of the time, I purchase my flowers at the grocery store.  First, I start with a large bouquet and I put them in a pretty vase.  As time goes on, I pull out the ones that are dying off, cut down the rest and place them in a smaller vase.  I keep doing this until the vases get smaller and smaller.  This way I get the most out of one bouquet.

shamrocks and flowers on round tray

Spring Vignettes:

Adding flowers also gives me an excuse to create some new vignettes.  Usually, I find it easiest to start with a tray like the one above and then just fill it with some pretty seasonal items.  My kitchen feels more inviting with some spring decor on the middle of the kitchen island.

You might have noticed my cute shamrock plant…

shamrock plant

For some reason my “shamrock” plant, otherwise known as oxalis is doing really well.  Why am I surprised?  Well I don’t exactly have a green thumb!  Originally, I had the plant in my dining room…

Bar Cart decor

Simple Ideas for Decorating with Green

Since I was decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, I thought a shamrock plant would be perfect to add to my bar cart.  Then I noticed it was drooping so I moved it to the kitchen window as you saw above.  Well, from what I have learned, the oxalis plant (aka shamrock) actually droops at night and perks up during the day.  Who knew?  Not me of course, but I have realized it is thriving now that I moved it to the kitchen window.  It definitely prefers a sunnier location.

fruit dish and white tulips

Each season, I love changing the vignette in my kitchen corner.  Simply by changing the dish to something springy and adding some flowers and greenery gives the spot a fresh new look.  I frequently mix live flowers with faux greenery.  Like I said, I don’t have a green thumb so I don’t need the pressure of keeping too many things alive at once!

blue and white

Spring Decor with Tulips and Bunnies

It’s hard enough just keeping tulips looking fresh.  Apparently, adding a penny to the water to make them last longer.  I think it helps but other types of flowers definitely last longer than tulips.

white cabinets over stove

That’s why mixing in faux plants makes life so much easier.  Although I don’t have too many Easter-specific decorations, a simple bunny above the stove will take us from spring right into Easter!

Table Settings:

One of my favorite ways to decorate for spring is with a table setting…

fruit plate on checked place mat

March 1st Table Setting on the Island

In the case above, it was actually a counter-setting but I have done other table settings for spring too.

Change Your Throw Pillows:

blue and white pillows

Changing throw pillows are a quick and easy way to update the family room for spring.  Since many of my pillows have zip off covers, I don’t have to worry about storing a huge pile of pillows either!

Add Spring Flowers to Your Front Door:

white tulips on front door

Spring Front Porch

When you add spring to your home, don’t forget the front door!  In the past, I have used simple forsythia wreaths, baskets and this tin hanger filled with faux tulips.  Either way, it’s nice to have a spring welcome to our home.

Open the Windows and Feel the Breeze!

open windows

In my opinion, there is nothing that says “welcome spring” more than a fresh breeze through the open windows.

Happy Spring everyone!

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32 Comments

  1. March 18, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Love all those gorgeous flowers. I am especially fond of tulips and yours are beautiful. Those pretty pillows speak to me too.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks, Marty! I always buy tons of tulips in the spring, even though they don’t last very long. We are finally getting some sunny weather here so I am excited for the change of seasons!

  2. paulasweetpea
    March 18, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    I need to treat myself to some fresh flowers for my home. I enjoy them so much when I do but hardly ever think about it when I’m in the store.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      I never spend a lot on mine since I usually just buy them in the grocery store. They have some great selections these days!

  3. March 18, 2019 / 6:03 pm

    Loving those pretty blooms! Feeling inspired to go pick up a bouquet (or two) and then throw open the windows and get some nice fresh air… thanks for the sweet reminder that spring is just around the corner!

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    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks! Yes, so exciting that spring is almost here!

  4. March 19, 2019 / 8:48 am

    I love all your spring! My shamrock looked something like that before I killed it…

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 19, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks, Jeanie! I am shocked my shamrock is still alive!

  5. Kari
    March 19, 2019 / 11:56 am

    Shelley thanks for the Spring tips and I love tulips even though they sometimes are a bit wayward. LOL
    And I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 19, 2019 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you, Kari and Happy Spring to you!

  6. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You
    March 20, 2019 / 5:25 am

    some really great tips here. I love changing my sofa cushions for lighter colours.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 20, 2019 / 7:45 am

      Thanks, Natasha! Yes, the pillow covers are an easy change that can make a big difference. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Tiffany
    March 22, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    Your home looks so fresh and inviting for spring! I think the bunny over the stove is my favorite part 🙂

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 23, 2019 / 12:07 pm

      Thanks so much, Tiffany! I don’t have too many Easter decorations but I like to bring out my favorite bunny to add to my spring decor. I am SO ready for spring but I wish our weather would just cooperate… Enjoy your weekend!

  8. March 23, 2019 / 10:53 am

    I love your bar cart! All your tips are so motivating. I am going to buy some fresh flowers today. Happy Spring, Kippi #kippiathome

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 23, 2019 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s become a favorite place to decorate in my home! I hope you find some pretty flowers…hooray spring is here!

  9. March 24, 2019 / 7:53 am

    Beautiful spring touches. I love, love your kitchen!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindyu

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks so much, Cindy! You are so sweet!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 24, 2019 / 1:49 pm

      Thanks, Karen! Happy Spring to you too!

  10. March 24, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    Your kitchen stove is to die for! Love the flowers on the door. I never would have thought of that!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 25, 2019 / 1:28 pm

      Aww, thanks so much, Hilda! Have a wonderful week!

  11. March 27, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 28, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Thanks so much, Marilyn! Enjoy your weekend!

  12. March 28, 2019 / 10:01 am

    Everything looks gorgeous and you know I love an open window in the spring.Tulips say Spring to me too. I know they dont last long and it can be hard to cut them from the garden. But, I love how after a day or two they droop over a bit. HUGs!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 28, 2019 / 11:07 am

      Thank you so much, dear! Yes, tulips really say spring to me too. Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comment!

  13. rawsonjl
    March 30, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    Great ideas for adding spring to your home! Thanks for sharing with us at the Welcome Spring party. Pinned.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2019 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks so much – and thanks for pinning! Hooray for spring weather!

  14. March 30, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    Such pretty decoration for Easter/Spring! This will be one of my features this afternoon at the Snickerdoodle link party!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      March 31, 2019 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you – spring is my favorite season! Thanks so much for the feature…I am honored!

  15. April 2, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    Love all your spring decorating. I had no idea there was such a thing as a shamrock plant? I love that! And the pictures with the breezes coming in through the window? SO PRETTY!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      April 3, 2019 / 7:11 am

      Thank you so much, KariAnne! Yes, isn’t that shamrock plant adorable? Shocking, that I have managed to keep it alive! Enjoy the rest of your week, my dear!

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