Fun Spring Decorating IdeasApril 6, 2017
With Spring in the air and Winter finally behind us, it’s time to shake off the dust, knock out the Spring cleaning list, and get some fresh air in our home. However, what do you do once all the cleaning is done and your attic and garage are finally tidied up and organized?
Given the fact that it’s still rainy and a bit chilly during the early months of Spring, when we aren’t tending to the garden, we’re looking for new ways to add some color and interest to our home. If you’re looking for some fun and interesting design ideas this Spring, here are some of our personal favorites.
Succulents: The House Plant for the Not so Green-Thumbed
Not everyone has the necessary knack for tending house plants. Maybe you forget to water them, or worse still, you over water them. Some plants are more finicky than others and need some extra care and consideration. In either case, if you happen to be among the many that don’t seem to have any luck keeping houseplants alive, then succulents might be the perfect choice for you. Not only are succulents hardy and able to survive all year round, but they need relatively little water, about once a week in the Spring and Summer months and only once a month in the Winter. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Not only are succulents easy to tend but the also make for a great decoration. Succulents can be planted in just about anything that can hold soil and can even grow on a vertical surface, come in a wide array of colors and shapes, and are all around a beautiful plant. If you’re looking for a decoration idea this Spring that will last, then try using succulents.
Make a Spring Mantle Piece
Mantlepieces are also a great decoration point, giving your mantel something to do other than simply collecting dust. If you’re thinking Spring, then you’re looking at fun, fresh, and light colors. Pastels are the typical pallet associated with the season but don’t let that stop you. Try mixing creams and pinks alongside blues and greens to create an interesting and fun spring centerpiece. We’ve also seen some really neat designs and Spring wreaths created using grapevines and dried moss. Take a look at some of these Spring themed mantle piece designs from Better Homes and Gardens to get a little more inspiration.
Fluttering by the Butterfly
Interestingly enough, one of the newest design trends for 2017 is the butterfly motif and design. Not only is this great for a Spring decoration theme, but it also makes for a great year-round design. Butterflies have a beautiful light-hearted characteristic, which is the perfect setting after coming away from a long Winter. Additionally, given the color variations that are naturally occurring in butterflies, you can use them to expand your color palette, allowing you a lot more color flexibility without necessarily being overstated.
As with any design ideas, take some time and check out some other neat things that are happening in homes around the world to help you come up with something that is unique and perfectly suited for your home!