Is it time for a spring refresh? I’ll show you how you can liven things up by bringing outdoor elements inside your home for spring.
The Many Phases of Spring Décor
I always think of spring décor in phases around our house. It’s the most confusing season to decorate for me. I think it’s because everything outside is changing so quickly!
- Phase 1: about a week after I put up my “winter décor” when the holidays were over.
- Phase 2: time for all the bunnies in the world to come out and play. This is also when the birds and the nests are seen throughout the house.
- Phase 3: I can see summer coming, there are blooms in the garden (that’s where I am right now).
- Phase 4: the lilacs are blooming, I’m moving onto summer in a week.
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Bringing the Outdoor Elements Inside
This is the fun phase for me when I am bringing ANYTHING that is blooming in the garden, indoors. Here are my favorites…
Fresh Cut Flowers
Depending on the time of the season, there are many cut flowers to choose from. That is even more true if you live near a Trader Joe’s, which sadly I don’t.
This is a great combination that is in my garden right now as I write this. Hellebores, Japanese Roses, and Quince.
Here are some tulips from Trader Joe’s.
Tulips are always so beautiful in the spring. I planted a raised bed full of them in my garden this year so I could cut them anytime I wanted to take indoors.
Tulips, stock, eucalyptus and roses make a great statement together. For this arrangement, I did go to a local flower shop. Totally worth it!
Daffodils and amaryllis are perfect spring bulbs to grow indoors and watch their progress.
Primroses, African violets, Begonias and Cyclamen are some of the flowering plants I grow indoors in the early spring.
House plants are a great way to bring the outdoors in for spring. But I do have a confession to make. This ivy plant is the only one I have in my house right now that is real. The other plants are faux.
There are so many beautiful tree and shrub spring blossoms that would look stunning in your home. Whether you force bloom them or bring them in as they just start to bloom, they will make a huge impact.
Faux Flowers and Greenery
When you don’t have the option of fresh flowers, faux flowers are the next best thing. And I have to admit, I sometimes like the faux version even more because they last longer, and I can add them to my baskets.
SHOP FAUX FLOWERS
And I love my faux succulents in this rusty vintage toolbox.
SHOP FAUX GREENERY
Fresh and Faux Fruit
Both fresh and faux fruit create a much needed pop of color for spring.
I hope this gave you an idea or two for bringing the outdoors inside your home for a spring refresh. Leave a comment if you have a fun idea to try.