Posted by Gina O'Brien on 14th Mar 2012
ADD A BIT OF SPRING TO YOUR POST-WINTER DÉCOR
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and even if it seems as though the snow on the ground will never melt, spring is getting closer. Regarding your home décor, it’s time to start transitioning from plush, cozy fabrics and rich jewel tones to lighter textures and more delicate hues. Spring is a time of rebirth, and the transition from winter to warmer weather is an opportune moment to bring about a décor renaissance.
When you think of spring, do you picture farm animals grazing, fields of fresh flowers and fresh morning dew? Incorporating country decorating in your home can evoke those same images and help drive away the winter doldrums. It’s easy to redecorate with a few key items. Instead of changing your entire paint palette, consider hanging a country sampler on the wall. Country quilts in light pastel colors can open up your space and provide a feeling of warmth at the same time.
If your windows have worn thick draperies all winter, let more light in by hanging some country curtains in a sheer or lightweight fabric like tobacco cloth or lace. Swapping candles for more natural light can make it feel like spring even before the season arrives. Incorporate other elements of nature into your country décor with sprigs of flowers or bulbs growing in flowerpots.
An easy way to bring the outdoors in is with a few artfully placed branches. Gather some winter branches and spray paint them with a powdery pastel hue. Arrange them in a vase for an arrangement that will last all season. Work floral patterns into your country décor with a few artfully placed pillows or a swag of fabric draped over a curtain rod.
Another way to incorporate spring into your home is with water features. A small fountain can create a soothing atmosphere and evoke freshness. Create a unique spring floral arrangement by floating flowers or candles in a glass bowl filled with water.
When it comes to decorating for spring, work in florals, airiness and freshness to invite the season into your home. What are your spring redecorating plans?