Fresh Ideas for Spring Decorating

If you’ve been out shopping recently, you’ll know that retailers have moved on from Winter and are already gearing up for Spring.  {Actually, some stores are even ready for Summer, carrying a wide selection of swimsuits!  Really?!  I’m not ready to shop for a swimsuit when I’m still trying to lose the holiday weight!}  With retailers now carrying Spring decor, it’s time to think about how you want your home to look and feel this Spring.  Because the reality is, if you want until the warmer months to shop for Spring decor, it will be too late!  {Just like if I wait until Summer to buy a swimsuit, I’ll only be able to find parkas!}  So ready or not, it’s time to move out of the cozy blanket of Winter and into the fresh feel of Spring!

Spring always brings with it a sense of new life, delicate beauty and renewal.  As the seasons change, our moods change and thus, our homes change.  Below are 6 ways you can welcome Spring into your home!

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1.  Greenery

Okay, this one might seem a bit obvious but it wouldn’t have been right to leave it off the list!  Houseplants are a great way to freshen up our homes and add some life to otherwise, empty areas.

And if you don’t have a green thumb or just don’t feel like caring for a living plant, other greenery options do exist.  Consider preserved boxwood….

…or even a vase of leafy stems!

 

 

2. Shells

Sea shells have a way of reminding us of warm days spent in the sun at the beach.  You can bring those restful memories into your home by using shells as decorative accents.   Large shells can be used as bowls, planters or even standalone sculptures.

Smaller shells look beautiful in a vase, collected in a small dish or even mixed into your shelves.  Just remember, as with all collections, they look more organized and less cluttered when grouped together.

Tidbits & Twine Shell Collection

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Tidbits & Twine Shell Vase Filler

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Even items made from shells or made to resemble shells can bring the tranquility of the sea into our homes!

 

 

3. Spring’s Color Palette

Sometimes just bringing in the colors of Spring can alter the mood of your home.  The crisp blues, grass greens, sun yellows, and even cloud whites!  Whether you go bold or just use these colors as accents, they can breathe new life into our homes.

 

 

4. Animals

Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you bring any fury creatures into your home, but rather that you think about animals that remind you of Spring: butterflies, birds, bunnies, and even nests and bird eggs.  Incorporating images or other representations of these animals is one way to welcome Spring.

 

5. Botanical Prints

Another ways to bring the outdoors in is through the use of botanical prints.  Framed prints on the wall are beautiful, whether purchased from the store or even homemade!  {Here’s a link to an interesting tutorial for microwave flower pressing.}

You can also look for textiles with botanical prints, such as bedding or throw pillows.

 

6. Flowers

Fresh flowers always bring beauty into a home, whether they are cut flowers or flowering plants!

TIDBITS & TWINE Flowers on Nightstand

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TIDBITS & TWINE Flowers in Kitchen

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So farewell dark colors, traditional plaids and furs throws, I’m ready for greenery, flowers and a fresh start to the New Year!

 

How will you add a bit of Spring to your home?
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2 comments on Fresh Ideas for Spring Decorating

  1. Loribeth
    January 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM (4 years ago)

    On the 4th of January, I went to the mall to find a cocktail dress for my husband’s office holiday party. They had already packed them all up and brought out swimming suits. I thought for sure I’d be able to find a decent cocktail dress on sale right after the first of the year! They are completely rushing the seasons too much for me.

    Although… I am completely ready for switching to spring decor. I think we need to invent an in between season for the period between the holidays and spring… Because we’re all tired of winter, but we’re just not quite ready to pull out the cooler fabrics.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      January 19, 2014 at 6:06 PM (4 years ago)

      Oh dear! I hope you were able to find a dress! I knew that swimsuits were on sale now but I didn’t realize that cocktail dresses were already gone, which means I’m in trouble because I have yet to buy one for an upcoming event. An in between season sounds like a great idea to me…!

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