Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to put away the warm blankets and bring out lighter coverings. Trade those jewel-toned accents for pastels. By adding softer flourishes around your house, you can enjoy flowering blooms, open those windows to let in some fresh air and enjoy that glass of lemonade.
If you’re looking for ways to welcome nature’s colorful beauty into your home, here are seven creative décor ideas to inspire you.
A fun alternative to a traditional round wreath, this is a unique way to welcome guests to your home with a nod to the rain and flowers associated with the season. Simply tie a ribbon around the middle of an umbrella (that has a hooked handle) to determine the bottom of the “vase.” Add artificial flowers into each slot and hang it from your door hook! You could even clip on a butterfly or bird from the craft store for extra whimsy.
Rain Boot Vase
Forget the typical glass vase! Turn a pair of rubber galoshes into a fun holder for artificial flowers that you can keep indoors or for an extra flourish to your front porch. Tie a coordinating ribbon around the “calves” of the boots to keep them together or use one boot as a decorative doorstopper!
These jars are a great investment for home décor, as you can easily switch out the contents for any season or holiday. Fill one large one or cluster a few in different sizes for a great display on a table or mantel. For spring and summer, try adding moss balls, faux flowers, bird nests, butterflies or a mini birdhouse. You can even go with a beach theme and fill the jars with shells, starfish, driftwood and more.
Watering Can with Crystal Water Droplets
If only watering cans sprinkled crystals when you poured them! They can if you follow these simple steps. According to Crafts by Amanda, pop the rim from the spout and string chandelier crystals onto wires. To attach them, run the wires through the holes and secure them on the inside of the spout with a bead on the wire. Twist and wrap to hold the wire in place, then reattach the spout and secure the edges with pliers. Hang from a shepherd’s hook if you have a cascade of crystals, or place the watering can on your deck or porch with a few short crystals attached to look more like individual droplets.
Birdcages come in all sizes, shapes and colors, and you can get creative with what you place inside. Add a few flower sprays, a bird’s nest, line the base with faux succulents or just weave ribbons through the slats. Showcase the birdcage on a mantel, corner table or as a centerpiece at your dining table. You can elevate the birdcage by placing it on a small stack of books and adding a floral wreath around the base so the books are not visible.
Show your love of the red, white and blue by taking a plain lantern and turning it into something Paul Revere wished he had with him on his ride. Grab a hot glue gun, choose silk summer blooms like red geraniums and white daisies, and incorporate patriotic ribbon for that finishing touch. If you don’t want to use a lantern, you can substitute one of those glass squares and fill it with a string of white lights, hot gluing the same accents for a different look. If you don’t want to make it permanent, simply glue the items together but don’t adhere the arrangement to the lantern or square.
Even if you don’t live near the beach, you can create a toes-in-the-sand vibe with a nautical or coastal themed wreath like the one shown here. Simple flowers paired with a sailboat and shells serve as the focal point, while fishnet is wrapped around the simple grapevine wreath. You can make your own version with seashells, a lighthouse, colorful fish or an anchor on a white grapevine wreath. For a nighttime look, add battery-operated string lights that have a timer!
What have you done around the house to welcome spring and summer? Share your tips and ideas in the comments below and be sure to check out my other tips on decorating your home with spring colors!
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