Spring Decorating Challenge
Is it looking like spring in your neck of the woods yet? We are getting there here in the Midwest! Our grass is green and there are fresh buds on the trees! Now that it's looking like spring outdoors, it's time to bring that feeling of spring inside! I love decorating for spring but it can be overwhelming to look at all the lovely homes all decked out in magazines and on Instagram. Spring decorating doesn't have to come with a high price tag. I decided to challenge myself to decorate using only things that I already had in storage. It was actually lots of fun! I hope these ideas inspire you to raid your closets, basements and attics for old treasures to create a new spring look for your home!
So I am starting with my 2 favorite stand-by items from last year - the wooden hymn sign and the eucalyptus garland. I can't help it! I am still really loving these two pieces. Anytime you make an investment in a large piece, you really want to try to make it go the distance in your decorating! Then I added in some old books! These books are actually antique hymnals (some from the early 1900's) and they were a gift from my friend, Marilyn. I really treasure these hymnals! I just stacked them in untraditional ways to show off their love-worn pages. If don't have antique books, you can replicate this look by taking the jackets off of the hardback books you already have and arrange them similar to the pictures above. Then I looked through my dishes and found a French country inspired milk pitcher that I placed on the stack of hymnals. When styling items in your home, try to add in height, color and texture for a more layered and visually interesting look.
Next, I added in the vintage mason jars that I have been collecting! Every time we stop at an antique shop or market, I am always scouring each shelf to look for these turquoise blue jars. Each one tells a story of the year in which it was made and sold. This beautiful aqua-turquoise color is perhaps my favorite color in the world! Finally, I wove a copper strand of fairy lights through the eucalyptus to complete the look at night with a cozy glow!
Chances are you already have all the items you need for a fresh spring look hiding somewhere in your home or maybe in your grandma's basement! Another great idea for adding spring freshness to your home is flowers. There are so many great spring flowers out now such as crocus and daffodils. Go pick a bunch or two and place them in your favorite vases or jars!
Remember that great, inspired decorating doesn't really have to cost you anything! Get creative and have fun!