Posts Tagged ‘Spring Decorating Ideas’

Maybe it’s because there is snow on my lawn or because it’s freezing outside or because I’m ready for something besides the blah landscape of late winter.

Whatever the reason, I am more than ready for spring to arrive.

Until it does, I think I’ll force a little springtime to blossom inside my home with some things that remind me of spring.

Crocuses are always a hopeful sign that winter is fading away and spring is coming right around the corner. I love their cheery colors, especially against the winter grays and browns. Bring some of that eye-popping color indoors with accents throughout your home for an instant mood-lifter.

Flowering trees are so pretty and shout-out “Spring Is Here!” Some of my favorites are magnolias, dogwoods and Hawthorne trees. You can capture some of that beauty indoors by bringing in a few branches as they bloom or cheating by purchasing a few fake branches to  give a lighter, brighter look to your home decor now.

I love tulips. It’s hard not to smile when you see a bunch of them blooming in all their colorful splendor. My silly tulips are already poking their little heads through the soil, attempting to freeze their tops off. I think they are as ready for spring to arrive as I am. You can find bunches of tulips in florist shops or even the grocery store this time of year. Treat yourself to a bright bouquet and see if they don’t make you grin. A lot.

Robins are a sure sign that spring is coming. I saw a whole bunch of them yesterday and sighed in relief. Robins create the most spectacular shade of blue with their eggs. You can recreate a little of that miracle in your own home using a fake nest and eggs from the craft store. Or for a fun project, make a nest out of coconut and fill with candy eggs. It might not last long, but the smiles from your family will be well worth it!

She Who Can’t Wait for Spring

Read Full Post »

As the days start to get longer and warmer, it is natural our thoughts turn to spring. You can hurry it along indoors by bringing in some fun decorating elements. So even if your neck of the woods is still buried in snow, you can enjoy warmer thoughts with a few easy ideas.

Dogwood branches, especially pink, are a sure sign of spring. Purchase a few silk branches and artfully arrange them (interpret as stuff however you like) in a tall white vase. Set this in an entry, on a counter or anywhere you want to add an airy feel of spring.

Grass is definitely a symbol of spring. Those first green shoots poking their head above ground are always a welcome sight at our house. Create your own green oasis using bunches of fake grass. You can leave stems long and drape out of vase or use short pieces to cover a piece of styrofoam (whatever pattern you choose – could be oval, rectangle, square). Cover the outside and top completely with the grass and then tie a cheery ribbon around it. Set on a footed tray (a cake plate would be ideal) and enjoy.

Decorate with flower blossoms. Every time I go to the craft store, I am amazed at the new items available using floral blossoms. Choose a bright color like hot pink, citrus, apple green or robin’s egg blue or a few new throw pillows. Tack on a few flower petals in coordinating colors for both a unique and fun accent in your home. You can also use magnetic blossoms to brighten up a variety of areas in your home. Attach to a bathroom mirror, hang a metal tray covered in blossoms, leave a few on your fridge door.

Color is a must for spring. Think of colors that make you smile. Is it a sunny yellow, bright fuchsia or a gorgeous green? Find ways to easily incorporate those colors into your home decor through pillows, table runners or centerpieces.

Have fun with your decorating and remember the only limitation is your imagination!

Happy Entertaining!

from She Who Can’t Wait for Spring

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: