Summer is the time to wear your swimming attire and hit the beach. Winter is the season to gather around the fireplace and drink hot cocoa. Fall is the time to go apple picking, bake pies, and go on a hayride. But the best season of them all, spring, is the time to get your hands dirty and plant beautiful flowers, shed those stuffy winter coats and sweaters, and invite friends over for a barbecue party. And it’s no wonder that you may want that same spring feeling in your house so that you’ll have a festive mood all year round. So, we will teach you how to make it feel like spring in your home all year round.
1. Color up.
Spring is about bright and happy colors, colors like red, blue, yellow, orange and green. So, what better way to incorporate spring into your house by having these colors?
You can incorporate these colors into your house by utilizing food coloring. Mix it into the water, and put the water in glass vases around your home. And best of all, if you add white colored flowers, they’ll absorb the hues of your water, and their petals will turn into those colors.
2. A very cheery cup.
You know why it’s called spring? Because flowers, fruits, and vegetables are springing from the ground all around! Flowers are one of the things that always remind us of spring. And for many people, spring is the time to sit on your porch and read a book while sipping a hot cup of tea or coffee. So why don’t we mash up the two together?
Fill up your coffee cup with a handful of blossoms. You can use your old cups or even a teapot as alternative vases.
3. Have a happy Eggster.
What happens during spring time? Easter! And what do you do during Easter? You go egg hunting, seeking out eggs that are full of treats, like cookies, candies, and other goodies.
Get a large clear cookie or candy jar. Inside, put a clear drinking glass. Fill the space between the glass and jar with hard-boiled eggs that have been dyed or hand-painted. You can also put candies and treats alternately. And then, cut the stems of flowers, such as roses, gerbera daisies, and hyacinths, and carefully add them to your beautiful egg-filled jar.
4. Go green with your greens.
One of the primary colors of spring is green; a color that brings the feeling of new life, growth or renewal. And there’s nothing greener than green leaves. A great way to have that sense of spring is to have life growing plants in your home, especially in your kitchen.
Get a large clear container, fill it with distilled water. Then, put carrots inside it, make sure that their scrubs are showing off. You can also add potatoes, kohlrabi, or large green cherry tomatoes, adding variety to your ‘greens.’ And to make the water in your vase look clearer, put a silver-plated tray under it. Viola! You have fresh (and aesthetically pleasing) vegetables within your reach for your fresh salads.
5. You can boom with a little bloom.
You might think it’s cliche to see floral printed clothes during springtime, but you can’t deny it that people love wearing them during the season of growth. It’s an urge that people can’t resist; the urge to wear something pastel colored with dainty details.
You can use the love of floral printed clothing to your advantage by putting on your table. You can cut and sew several of your old blouses or tee shirts to make a spring-like and one of a kind tablecloth. Remember those old fake flowers you have hidden in storage somewhere? Take them out and reuse them. Put those colorful flowers in a plain white vase, to tone it down. Remember to wash those flowers and clothes before working on them.
6. Your edible bird’s nest.
When it’s springtime, it’s the time to hear birds twittering everywhere. It’s the time of the year that they feel like singing all the time. And where do birds come from? Eggs.
Boil some eggs, wrap rubber bands around them, and dip them in funky color dyes. The rubber bands will create linear designs. Buy two to three bird’s nests from a craft store, place them on a cake stand. You can then put the eggs on the bird’s nest on the cake stand. And if you want to get more creative, you can make some paper wings and glue them to the eggs. Place the cake stand in the center of your dining table, and you now have a very edible bird’s nest!
Spring is the most festive time of the year; it’s the time where everyone feels like there’s nothing that can go wrong. The season brings endless possibilities for fun activities, such as flying kites, treasure hunting, or grilling some steak in the backyard. Having a spring theme in your home can make you feel that feeling, even during summer, winter, or fall. The tips above are some of the things that you can do to make your home feel like spring all the time. We hope you like these tips from Brosa.
Caroline is an interior designer who’s helped clients over the years create a beautiful living space. She currently writes for brosa.com.au and loves to help those who may have an interior design disaster. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family.