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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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!
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.
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!
One of my favorite ways to decorate for spring is with a table setting…
In the case above, it was actually a counter-setting but I have done other table settings for spring too.
Change Your Throw 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:
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!
In my opinion, there is nothing that says “welcome spring” more than a fresh breeze through the open windows.
Happy Spring everyone!
What have you done to add spring to your home?
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