The southwestern decor trend is taking the interior design world by storm. Its quintessential bold and colorful patterns, mixed with neutral and organic materials, have made it a staple around the world. Want to jump on the southwestern design train without investing a ton of money? Here are three inexpensive, quick and super easy DIY projects that will bring a touch of the southwest into your home.
It’s spring, so you finally get to turn those visions of sugarplums and snow into visions of tulips and bunnies scampering around.
Easter is on its way, and even if the weather where you live is still flirting with an occasional snowflake or two, here are a few ways you can bring some springtime whimsy into your home until your thermostat catches up.
Flowers are blooming, trees are sporting leaves, grass is starting to grow and birds are tweeting – all signs of life emerging for a brand-new season. Therefore, choose a mix of pastel colors to replace the jewel tones of the holidays, which makes for a softer color palette around the home. This bedding ensemble combines spring colors in a paisley pattern that mimics the effect of a fun Easter tradition – dyed eggs. A dining room table in purple hues (think this year’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid!) with Easter accents makes for an inviting setting for Easter brunch.
If you have a table in your entryway, try a twist on the typical spring bouquet and opt for something sweet! If you have a mirror above the table, add a spring wreath of colorful eggs and ribbons. On the table, place a pastel fabric runner as a foundation and add apothecary jars filled with candy or glass egg dishes filled with jellybeans. They’ll reflect beautifully in the mirror and give your guests something fun to enjoy when they visit. This display recalls memories of Easter baskets filled with chocolate treats, but these non-edible goodies last forever!
Tabletop space can be livened up with signs of spring. Bird nests, geese, baby chicks and other springtime favorites can be displayed among floral garland. Cluster pillar candles of varying heights on a platter and use jellybeans as decorative filler around the base of the candles. Add a basket of colorful plastic eggs and fill them with little toys or candy for your youngest houseguests! Here, you’ll see glittering sequined boxes in the shape of butterflies, fireflies and more, flanking bunnies ready for an egg hunt. A strand of egg lights illuminates a large bunny and egg-shaped topiaries.
For a more sophisticated approach to Easter décor, focus on flowers and items made of glass or ceramic. A vase with faux tulips and battery-operated light-up branches creates a welcoming display for a front window during the day and night. You can often find a conversation piece that you can use as a focal point. Here, you’ll see a pair of bunnies as the basis for this mantle display. Individually, they flank a vase of them depicted together, which, along with a strand of soft pink lights amid flowers and willows, creates a bunny love story.
You don’t have to wait until Christmas to decorate a tree. You can find potted branch clusters at popular home décor stores, which you can enliven with clip-on butterflies or birds from your favorite craft store. Buy a swag made of twigs that you can hang above an entryway and suspend egg ornaments from the branches. Remember when you saw those crazy-colored Christmas trees half off in January? You might have wondered if that hot-pink or light-blue tree could ever find a home. Here, you’ll see a narrow, purple Christmas tree, reimagined as an Easter tree, decked out with eggs, bunnies, birds and more! If you have Easter ornaments, you can find faux trees with white branches like this one to showcase all things spring. You can add lights to the tree or surround the base as seen below.
Spring is here, Easter is coming and it’s a great time to embrace the season of new life with whimsical décor for your home. Do you have any tips for spring decorating?