Hello & happy Spring! Aren’t you so glad it’s spring again? I know I am. I am ready for warmer temps and lots of sunshine. Of course I live in Texas so that means I’ll be complaining about those exact things in a few short months. Well, besides the weather the change of seasons also means it’s time to refresh our homes. Bring some outdoors in along with color. That’s exactly what I want to talk about today. And get ready, there are lots of pics in this post.
So, I don’t claim to be an expert in this area; however, I have learned a few things with years of practice. Here’s the strategy I use when I want to change things up a bit, but don’t necessarily want to go out and buy all new stuff.
First, I gather my decor items in one area and start the room with a clean, empty slate. By doing this I feel free to change things up from what they were before and see items in a new way. Also, sometimes just by moving things around it feels like everything is new again.
Okay, so here’s all the stuff I have to work with for this project.
And, here’s my living room that I’ll be working on.
Now, one rule of thumb I try to use when arranging items for a table is:
- place a vertical /tall item – think signs, candles, statues, art
- add a horizontal item – think books, art, trays
- bring in something shiny – metals, mercury glass, mirrors
- add a natural object – anything of interest from nature (even if it’s faux)
So, I began my work with my console table. For the bottom shelf I added a metal turquoise tray for my vertical item. Next I brought in a wicker basket for my horizontal item. I added flowers to the basket for my natural item. For shiny, I have sequins on the bunny and a light up candle. However, after Easter I will be changing out the bunny and added some mercury glass.
For the top, I added a sign and a horse statue for my vertical element, a mirror for my horizontal element, a small pot of grass for my natural, and my lamp and gold sculpture are my shiny. I also added a couple of framed pics and another touch of turquoise with a small bird.
Next, I needed to work on my accent table. This sits between two chairs. On this table, I have a tall lamp, a horizontal metal tray that’s filled with a bird’s next and eggs. I have also added a small vase of tulips.
I used the same formula for my coffee table. This time, I corralled all the items in a turquoise tray. However, I still have a shiny mercury glass candle, a tall bunny figure, and a vase of peonies sitting next to a short stack of books.
And, here’s a close up pic of the tiered tray that sits on my kitchen island all ready for spring. For this, I filled it with spring blooms and a few small Easter touches. However, I save the bottom tier for our fruit.
So, that’s my simple formula for refreshing my space. I hope it helps you to do the same. I think by having a set of “rules” to follow it makes the task a little easier. Otherwise it can feel very overwhelming. And just for fun, here’s a few more pics of some spring decor.
So, how do you style for spring? Do you have any rules or formulas that help you to get the job done? I’d love to hear them. So, make sure to comment below. Also, don’t forget, you can sign up to receive my posts delivered straight to your inbox here.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time~