Here in NW Ohio, we've had a pretty mild winter. And yet, I'm starting to get antsy for spring. The days are growing longer & the sun is shining more, making it even harder to accept it's still winter for at least another month. Spring officially starts March 20th, but it's not unusual to experience the last snow in April here in the Great Lakes. So I've decided I'm going to start ushering in spring now--- indoors. The first thing I think of when I hear the word "spring" is green: plants sprouting through the earth, new blankets of grass, trees starting their cycle of growth with tiny buds. There's just no spring without green. Green is a color of renewal, fertility, freshness, and health. Green symbolizes tranquility, yet it provides a burst of much-needed color after the whites and grays of winter. Read along for my hand-picked items and my tips on decorating with green to infuse the upcoming season into your space.
Accessories are the easiest way to add/change color in a room—and can be the cheapest method also. These items in various hues of green are small ways to add this color to your room, but still pack a punch.
Another way to add green as an accent is with houseplants. Not only do they provide pops of color, they help clean the air and bring a natural energy to the room.
You don’t even have to use real plants to enjoy their visual perks. Check out my artificial cacti arrangements:
Bulbs are great to decorate with right now, because soon they will they start appearing outdoors. Growing bulbs indoors allows you to enjoy them now without waiting. Check out this mantle vignette that Rita from Design Megillah decorated. So vibrant and fresh!
If you want to commit to more green but are still hesitant on making such a big splash with it, you can decorate with green furniture or make over furniture with it.
I love this ombre dresser that Beth from Make Me Pretty Again created, because you get to enjoy more than one shade of green.
I dig the apple green that Myra from My Blessed Life used to make over this vintage dresser. Painting vintage furniture in a modern color is a sure-fire way to breath new energy into an old piece.
This kelly green campaign dresser that Emily from Emily A. Clark painted ties in so nicely with the black and white. It’s a classic color combination.
… the current trend of painting your ceiling…
… or even painting your floor.
Are you also yearning for spring? Do you incorporate the seasons into your decor or feel inspired when the seasons change? How do you like to decorate with green?