Simple Ideas for Decorating with Green
Happy March, everyone! Today, I’m sharing my simple ideas for decorating with green – as I join a fabulous group of bloggers for a Sharin’ O’ The Green Blog Hop! Thank you to Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting! At the end of this post, you can find a list of all the participants in the blog hop. Be sure to visit them all for tons of green inspiration!
If you are just arriving from The Painted Hinge …Welcome! I am sure you enjoyed Michelle’s beautiful post as much as I did!
Simple ideas for decorating with green…
Decorating with Green on a Bar Cart:
Since I don’t officially decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, I just added a few touches of green to some areas such as my bar cart.
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For years, these these pretty olive martini glasses have been stored away. What better time to bring them out and decorate my bar cart! A bunch of limes add more green color and are perfect to keep on hand for all those festive cocktails. Speaking of cocktails…(or I should say, “liqueurs”) we can’t forget the Bailey’s Irish Cream. After all, isn’t Bailey’s an “essential” when decorating a bar cart for St. Patrick’s Day? Cheers to that!
On the bottom shelf I added some Perrier bottles and a preserved boxwood for more splashes of green.
Decorating with pops of green makes the bar cart festive for St. Patrick’s Day and can continue to work into the spring season.
Though, the cute little shamrock plant I recently purchased is definitely a nod to St. Patrick’s Day! Hopefully, I can make it last through the spring since I don’t exactly have a “green” thumb! While rummaging through the garage, I found the green and white toile planter which was the perfect size for the plant. It’s always fun when you can shop your home! Obviously, you don’t have to spend a ton when you are looking for simple ideas to decorate with green! If you want even more budget friendly St. Patrick’s Day ideas, check out my St. Patrick’s Day table decor!
Back to the bar cart… Since it’s located in the corner of my dining room, it has become one of my favorite spots to display seasonal decor.
Just to let you know, I bought my bar cart at Pottery Barn but it looks like they no longer carry it. Though, they do have a great selection. Also, I looked around to see if I could find another and this gold bar cart looks similar to mine. If you would rather go with a chrome finish, this simple chrome bar cart is nice and I also like this chrome bar cart.
Simple Ideas for Decorating with Green on a Console Table:
Another area I update seasonally is my console table between the kitchen and family room.
Recently, I added a few faux plants for some touches of green. I also switched around the napkins in the baskets on the bottom shelf. By simply rearranging the green ones to the top, I was able to incorporate a bit more green without being too obvious.
Another easy way to add color is with books. Each season, I like to stack a bunch of cookbooks on the shelf to coordinate with the season or holiday. Since I have a huge collection, it wasn’t difficult to find a few green books to add to the pile. If I had thought of it, I would have asked my mom to borrow her Ireland book to add to my stack. A few years ago, she invited my kids over for a St. Patrick’s craft day using inspiration from her book. Such a nice memory.
But like I said, I don’t officially decorate for St. Patrick’s Day so I keep my decor simple and subtle.
Just “sharin’ o’ the green!”
Next, be sure to head over to Bluesky at Home to see how she is decorating with green! Carol always comes up with something special so be sure to pay her a visit!
Remember to also visit each of the participants on the tour for tons of green inspiration!
Follow the Yellow Brick Home /A Stroll Thru Life / Our Southern Home / Decor to Adore
My Thrift Store Addiction/ Let’s Add Sprinkles/ Art and Sand/ Petite Haus
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson/ Itsy Bits and Pieces/ Country Road 407/ Virginia Sweet Pea
The Painted Hinge/ Calypso in the Country/ Bluesky at Home/ Lora Bloomquist
Thistle Key Lane/ White Arrows Home/ Welch House 1900/ Follow the Yellow Brick Home (Host)
Thanks again for stopping and enjoy all the sharin’ o the green!
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How fun, I love your bar cart, so pretty with your green. Great tips and ideas.
Thanks so much, Marty! Great “hopping” with you!
So cute. What great ways to add green and St. Patrick’s Day decor. The Bailey’s bottle is genius.
Thank you, Katie! I thought the Bailey’s would work well with the St. Patrick’s Day theme.
I’m coming to your house to celebrate! That bar cart is fabulous.
Thank you, Laura! That would be fun – cheers!
Shelley, I just love how you styled your bar cart–limes and all! Happy to be joining you on the hop today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you, Cecilia! Great to be joining you on the hop as well!
All of your touches of green are so pretty, Shelley! I am loving your whole bar cart set up!
Thanks, Linda! My bar cart has become my favorite thing to decorate lately. Cheers!
Well that is the cutest abest styled bar cart I’ve ever seen! All of our green touches look perfect for March.
Thank you, Cindy! You are so sweet. I am definitely craving some green today after the 8 inches of snow we just got last night! Great hopping with you!
Shelley, you and I think alike. We have a round bar cart too. I’m starting to decorate it for a tablescape blog hop. Can’t have a bar cart without limes! Love your pretty green decor throughout. Thanks for leading the way and hopping ahead.
Thanks Carol! Aren’t bar carts fun to decorate? I will have to check yours out. Great hopping with you!
Shelley, you have the right idea including Bailey’s on your festive bar cart. Love all your green accents including pretty green toile planter and the limes. Simple and elegant!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Michelle! The Bailey’s was the only alcohol from Ireland we had on hand but I figured it would be perfect. If we were setting up the bar cart for a party, I might buy some kind of Irish beer or something like that. The Irish do love their pubs, don’t they? Thanks again and great hopping with you!
Your house looks great, Shelley. Love your bar cart, btw. Have a great week.
Thanks! It’s amazing how many things you can come up with when you shop the house! Cheers!
Your bar cart is the perfect spot to display seasonal color, Shelley! It’s all so crisp and fresh; love it!
Thanks Lora! It has become a favorite area for me to decorate lately. Great joining the blog hop with you!
I love it! Especially the perrier bottles or Pellegrino. Can’t remember now but you know what I mean. Very clever!
Thanks, Jeanie! It’s always nice when I can shop the house.
I love your beautiful bar cart! You styled it for St. Patrick’s Day but I would leave it like that all year long! So pretty!
Thank you, Angelina! I am always changing it for the seasons but it will probably stay green for awhile!
Your bar cart looks great decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. Those olive martini glasses are festive and are sure to be a conversation starter when guests see them. I also love cookbooks. It was fun to see which ones you found to display for spring.
Thanks, Paula! I always love moving things around where I can appreciate them. Great hopping with you!
I love all the green touches throughout your home! I especially love your bar cart – the Bailey’s cream is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! So happy to be hopping with you!
Great to be hopping with you too, Michelle and thank you for your kind words! Have a great week!
Such cute and festive ideas! I love the toile planter with the shamrocks! Great idea to use the green napkins on top of the baskets for peeks of green color too.
Thanks so much for sharin’ your green decor with us. Happy almost spring!
Thanks, Amber! I had fun putting it all together and I loved being part of your blog hop! Thanks again!
I love the simple green touches on your bar cart – classy! Have a terrific Tuesday!
Thanks Tanya! I don’t have many actual St. Patrick’s Day decorations so I went with the green things I had. Enjoy your Tuesday as well!
Well if that isn’t the cutest bar cart. I wish we had space for one because I would have so much fun styling it like yours.
Awe thanks, Carol! I have had the bar cart for almost a year and have enjoyed styling it every season. Thanks for your sweet comment!
What a fun way to bring in green! I’ll have a glass of Bailey’s please! 😉 Love your faux florals too! ~ Kristin, White Arrows Home
Thanks, Kristin! Cheers!
I love green and bar carts! I am getting excited about St. Pat’s Day. Have a great day, Kippi #kippiathome
Thanks, Kippi! Yes, doing this blog hop makes me excited for St. Patrick’s Day too…but not enough to eat corned beef and cabbage – ha! Thanks for stopping by!
I love your touches of green. Simply beautiful!!
Thanks, Jann! Have a great weekend!
Beautiful decoration!Love your charming bar cart!
Thanks so much! It’s so much fun to decorate it. Thanks for stopping by to comment!
I love how you styled the bar cart! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! I will be featuring your post this week. The link party post will be live at 7:00 p.m. CST this evening. I do hope you will share more of your projects and decor! Hugs!
Thank you so much, Benita! I really appreciate the feature!
Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!
What a nice surprise – thank you, Marilyn!