Banish winter blahs and brighten up your home indoors and out with fresh flowers, cheery spring colors and whimsical Easter-themed touches.
Add a cheery pop of spring color to your foyer, living room, kitchen – or anywhere. Chalkboard spraypaint and inexpensive terra cotta pots are all you need. Once the bulbs have finished blooming indoors, plant them in your garden so you can enjoy their flowers for many springs to come. How to make spring chalkboard pots.
Why stay cooped up inside when dining outdoors in the spring is such a treat? Weather permitting, carry the dining table outside and enjoy your Easter dinner in the sunshine, surrouded by trees, bushes and flowers just breaking into bloom.
Your fireplace mantel is a great place to showcase seasonal displays – especially if it’s the first area guests see when entering your home. To spring-ify her mantel, designer Layla Palmer put her creamware collection to good use by filling pitchers with fresh-cut greenery. Pale green dyed eggs, wicker chargers and small faux bird’s nests add a organic touch.
Create an appealing, low centerpiece using eggs, flowers and an egg carton. To make this, pierce the top of a raw egg with a pin then gently poke the hole with your finger to widen it. Empty the whites and yolk carefully through the hole and rinse the shell with water. Fill with delicate flowers like sweet pea and mimosa. Place the eggs in a carton or individually in egg cups
Freshen up your front porch. Just a few pots filled with blooming plants will add a lot of impact for very little time, money or effort.
Dogwood branches add a happy pop of spring color. Like forsythia and cherry, dogwood branches can be cut before blooms appear and forced indoors by simply placing the cut ends in water. Better still, dogwoods are slow bloomers so the flowering branches will put on a colorful show for several weeks.
Don’t forget the bathroom. Small vases filled with fresh flowers are sure to brighten up rooms where guests may linger – like the bathroom.
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