While there are a lot of ways to decorate the interior of your home for spring, what could be better than adding plants and flowers? New green and growing things can breathe new life into a room and add a sense of freshness.
One of the best ways to make your home look like spring is to bring in whatever is currently blooming outside. Whether you have tulips, daffodils, lilacs, or any other flower out in your yard, you can cut a few to bring inside.
Vases of flowers usually look the best on a table of some sort, whether it’s the dining room table or the coffee table. Make sure that you consider the size of your table when choosing a vase; a giant vase full of flowers might overpower a smaller table, while a thin vase with just one flower might look lonely on a bigger table.
Make sure you also consider the color scheme in your room. A vase full of bright yellow tulips can brighten up your kitchen, but you want to make sure that the vase and the flowers complement the rest of the room, rather than clashing with it.
Plants tend to thrive when they’re close to windows, so windowsills are a natural spot to place sun-loving plants. When placing plants on a windowsill, make sure that you choose plants that do well in sunlight, rather than shade.
If you have small windowsills, you might be limited to the kind of plants that you can keep there. However, you can either use smaller plants, or you can place plants next to the window instead. Keeping a plant next to your kitchen window can help brighten up the space, as well as keeping dishes from piling up.
If all else fails, you can hang your plants from the walls or ceiling. Suspended plants can be a great option if you live in a smaller space, and you can be creative with their placement and your pot choice.
You probably never thought about using living things as accents in your home, but plants can be fun and unique accent pieces. Tiered plant stands work well in corners for smaller plants, or you can also place smaller plants in bathrooms or bookcases. Larger plants can go in decorative pots in corners, or in the small unused spaces between other furniture. Green plants can make a room more peaceful and soothing, while brighter flowered plants can add color and a sense of spontaneity.
When selecting plants, make sure that you consider the amount of sunlight that they need when deciding where to place them. You should also be careful with plant placement if you have small children or animals around. And, of course, don’t forget to water them! If you know that you are forgetful when it comes to plant care, choose plants like geraniums or cacti that don’t need water as often.