When nature begins to show spring colors it's, also, time for us to do some spring decorating. Spring is a time of renewal. It is the time of year when we begin shaking off the final signs of winter by opening our windows and putting away the heavy winter clothes. It is the time of year that many people associate with cleaning but very few associate with home decorating. Sadly enough, there are very few times of year when it is more appropriate to decorate your home. To be truthful, for most of us, this is the only time of year that we are actually happy about cleaning.
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Spring is the one time of year in which our cleaning efforts are more of inspired then the rest of the year. Yet, it is also the spring when decorating inspiration may escape us. Maybe we're too tired from all of our cleaning. If this is the case with you, then my hope is that some of the ideas will help bring some decoration inspiration your way.
Spring is the time of flowers. They are all around us. Use fresh cut flowers and candles to create beautiful arrangement and centerpieces throughout your home.
While briefly mentioned above they deserve their own spot among the top five to say the least. Candles can be soothing, relaxing, invigorating, inspiring, beautiful, elegant, and simply smell good. Candles are great no matter what time of the year it is however, if you select candles in bright spring colors and fragrances you might be amazed at exactly how uplifting these candles can be. Handpoured candles are my favorite.
Yes I said towels. In your kitchen and your bathrooms you need bright, bold colors that signify spring, birth, and renewal. These little touches can make a huge difference in not only your attitude about cleaning and decorating but also your attitude about cooking. Buy or create some spring themed sack towels with country primitive designs.
While most people do not realize that the fragrances we use in our homes is a type of decoration. It makes our noses happy to some degree but also the potpourri and candles are often decorations in and of themselves. Put out bowls filled with brightly colored and lightly scented fragrance balls, dried fruit, and other delights. Gourmet potpourri can be found in all kinds of gift and fragrance shops and is a rather inexpensive way to add a fragrant touch to your home decorating as well as the fragrance of your home.
Just by changing throw pillows, you can create a new feeling in your home. Put away dark colors for some lighter spring colors. Pick some fabric patterns or designs that remind you of pretty spring flowers and nature waking up. You can take it a step further by switching out throws and quilts, too.