When the winter months have finally passed, spring brings both life and beauty with it. You can’t help but open your windows, do a good dusting, and begin to decorate accordingly. There are so many simple ways to ‘freshen’ up your home, showcasing the colors of this vibrant season.
When you think of spring, what comes to mind? Depending on where you live, you probably experience an increase in rainy days, followed by blooming flowers and lush greenery. After all, April showers, bring May flowers. There’s so much you can do outdoors in terms of gardening and landscaping, but what about inside your home?
As your outdoor space transitions into the colors of spring, so should your interior space. Allow yourself to enjoy this beautiful season, adding accents of color and life to your living space. If you’re looking for home decorating ideas, look no further — here are some of our suggestions, to liven up your home.
Green Home Decoration Ideas for this Spring
Sometimes, we’re eager to decorate but we just don’t know where to start or lack the necessary time. The truth is, you can create some eye-catching pieces and arrangement of flowers with little time investment and a small budget. If you’re ready to dive in to spring decorating, try your hand at some of the following ideas:
A Tabletop Garden
Depending on the look you’re going for, it’s generally best to keep a tabletop simple, yet thoughtful. You don’t need a lot to make a big impression. In fact, the less clutter, the better. If you have a large window in your living room, place a small table beside your couch or seating area.
Place a few small indoor planters on the tabletop itself, adding a mini greens cape to your home. You can even place few small plants in one larger planter, as long they have similar light and watering needs. Varying textures and colors can make a big impression, while allowing you to enjoy some natural beauty.
Welcome a Spring Palette
Sometimes all you need is a little fresh paint to sharpen everything up. Choose a soft, spring-like color — such a lilac or an eggshell blue. You don’t need to paint the walls if you don’t want to, however, an accent wall can add a dramatic effect. If you want to avoid painting large surfaces or looking for an alternative — try building a green wall.
You can find all kinds of old wooden chairs for next to nothing. After you sand and prime them, you can apply any color you’d like, adding a new spring vibe around your dining room table. If you don’t want to bust out the paint cans, add accents of color by purchasing a new rug or light fixture.
Jazz Up Existing Walls
Sometimes all you need to do is elevate an existing wall or space, adding a pop of color here and there. Artwork is an easy way to add an element of design to an otherwise flat wall. If you want to stick to the spring theme, paint or purchase pictures of brightly colored flowers or even geometric shapes.
Wood frames also add a springtime vibe, which can be painted a wide range of soft colors. Living wall planters or hanging planters also add a unique accent, while purifying your indoor air — it’s a win-win! With one of these planters, you can instantly transform your wall into living art.
Deck or Patio Accent
Hey, with the nice weather, you don’t need to just focus on inside your home, as you’ll probably be spending a few mornings on your deck or patio. After all, nothing is better than a cup of coffee outside, listening to the birds chirp away. Don’t be shy to get creative either.
A great piece of artwork is a stone birdbath, made into a planter. You can plant spring-flowering bulbs, adding a rustic and natural touch. If you’d like to really benefit from a new planter, why not invest in a stunning raised garden bed? You can plant flowers if you wish, but they’re also perfect for your own herb garden.
Nothing screams spring, quite like fresh, homegrown vegetation. If you like to entertain, one of these garden beds is not only pleasing on the eye, adding a beautiful feature to your deck’s design, but you can pluck fresh mint for cocktails, fresh basil for salad, and fresh dill for your barbecued salmon.
Whatever you choose, make sure it’s bright, alive, and colorful. Spring is such a wonderful season and it should be celebrated. Whether you’re focusing on your indoor or outdoor living space, planters are an easy and cost-effective way to make an impressive statement.
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