Freshen Up for Spring: Green and White

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Spring is in the air and that means I’m thinking about green!

Plants, books, fabrics, accessories, paint, lighting, vegetables or fruit, it doesn’t really matter what it is, I just think adding a bit of green makes a room come to life. This time of year I especially love a fresh green and white color scheme. At my house I find myself looking around for green books to stack here and there, and for other green accessories to bring out. And of course, I always have plants!

Have you ever noticed that in magazines every room has something organic in it, like a plant or bouquet? I love bouquets but I don’t love how short-lived they are. Years ago I asked my husband to bring me a plant instead of cut flowers because it would last longer (ha, I guess my practical side won out of the romantic side)! I really do love plants in a room. Yeah, I know, sometimes they die. But they don’t always (and if they do, they usually long outlast a bouquet!), so it’s worth experimenting to see what does well in your home!

I can take photos of my plants and show you in a separate post soon, I think I’ve found quite a few that seem to tolerate my black thumb.

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Do you like green?

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I took a little jaunt to the market the other day (such a strange word, jaunt?). Anyway, there’s a market up in Poulsbo not too far from where I live that I love shopping at. It’s mostly food but they have a fun little flower area. I love looking at their spring blooms. They had such beautiful colors and varieties of flowers and greenery I couldn’t help myself. I kept picking up new stems, trying different combinations and texting photos to my daughter Courtney showing her how delighted I was with all the colors and shapes. She’s used to my exuberant texts when I find pretty things and is always so gracious to stop what she is doing and have fun discussing important matters like flower combinations with me. Soon I found just the right ones!

Note to self: PLANT MORE SPRING FLOWERS IN THE YARD for cut flowers. Must.

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When I got back I removed the winter stems out of my door basket, filled up three jars of water in the basket (basket is from World Market) and put the springy blooms in. Instant JOY, it just looked so pretty! I was so inspired by the door that I cleaned up the porch and got rid of some random things that were on it (including a moment of shame, a tiny shriveled moldy pumpkin hiding behind a few planters, awesome — that’s happened two years in a row now!). It only took a few moments to spruce up the porch and door, but I was so glad I took the time. Sometimes I feel like we are so quick take care of everyone and everything else that we don’t always take the time to treat our home or ourselves to the TLC we deserve.

So, if you haven’t already, let’s say goodbye to winter!
Go treat yourself to some pretty flowers this week.

 If it’s still snowing there (I’m sorry!) you definitely need some spring blooms on your table.

10 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring {on a Budget}

10 Ways to Refresh Your Home For Spring - The Inspired Room blog

While it’s always so fun to do the big projects, like remodel or get nice new furniture for your home, truly loving your home for the long haul is mostly about enjoying the little things that are free or budget friendly! This is the kind of stuff I do around my own home more than anything else to keep myself inspired and content right where I am.

Here are 10 easy and affordable ways to refresh your home for spring!

1) Bring a burst of spring to the entry.

Add a little something new to brighten the mood!

2) Decorate your mantel.

Use what you have! Say goodbye to winter and then gather up a stack of pretty books from around the house in colors you like, display a favorite spring-inspired collection, put a bouquet in a vase or frame a favorite family photo.

3) Get into a springy mood and rearrange some shelves.

Sometimes simply moving things around a bit will get you inspired! Try a new arrangement on shelves or console tables.

4) Set a pretty table.

You know, that table covered in clutter doesn’t inspire you, right? Clear off the table, wipe it down and make it pretty with simple spring table settings!

5) Shop at a flea market.

Go on a treasure hunt for an affordable second hand find. Bring it home, mix things up, rearrange, try things in a new place.

6) Plant a 5 minute garden.

Something about working with plants is so therapeutic! Succulents and small plants make gardening easy!

7) Line the inside of a door or a wall with inspiring art or postcards.

Do you have a dream vacation or a fond memory of one? Print out art and postcards to inspire you. Or maybe paper a wall with maps of your favorite places!

8) Freshen up the bedroom.

Add a new pattern or color to liven up your space!

9) Spray paint something.

Look around your garage or closets and find a fun accessory that just needs a little love. Candlesticks, small statues, even small toy animals! Spray paint them white, or gold! Here’s one of my little spray painted guys!

10) Clean out a drawer and make it pretty inside.

Because why be sad when you open a drawer? That’s a question I like to ask myself. :)

What could you do to bring a little spring into your home this week?

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