Spring Is a Time of Renewal for Ourselves and For Our Home Decorating – Here are Several Quick Ways to Freshen Your Home for Spring
Just as spring brings new life to nature, it prompts us to give a new look to our homes as well. When the days start getting longer and temperatures rise, it’s time to throw open the windows, bring out the light and sunny decor and imbue our spaces with warm-weather charm. Giving rooms a springtime update doesn’t have to be involved or expensive. It can be as simple as wrapping a wide pink or green ribbon around throw pillows or swapping out winter kitchen towels for light linen ones. If you tend to have fuller arrangements of florals and greenery, try some wispy bouquets of wildflower blooms and fern fronds.
Even a few cut branches of forsythia in a white earthenware pitcher can provide a cheerful touch to a table in no time. Accent your fireplace mantel with springtime favorites: perhaps a bird’s nest with tiny eggs set on a stack of whitewashed books or a few creamy yellow pillar candles tied with a bright polka-dot ribbon.
In the Spring issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, there are lots of ideas for adding seasonal charm to your home as well as general inspiration for revamping your rooms. Consider displaying your spring blooms with fun pieces, as we did with an assortment of old crates. Crates have such wonderful personality and can be used in all sorts of creative ways. In addition to the swaps already mentioned, consider other places to add light touches.
Replace a heavier pendant shade with a wispy wicker one, or use some floral fabrics to update an existing lampshade. You can even drape some sweet little hankies across a shelf for a nice touch, or throw a fun gingham tablecloth on your table to brighten up the kitchen. If you want to get even more creative, why not paint a piece of furniture in a bright spring color. You’ll smile every time you see it.
Spring is a time for new growth, and there’s no better place to start your life blooming than in a refreshed look for your home. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Spring issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style for lots of great ideas or purchase your copy here. And if you’re not already a subscriber, come join us! Subscribe to the magazine so you don’t want to miss any fun ideas throughout the year.