In this post: Decorating with spring flowers brings the joy of renewal to your home. Here are 7 simple tips for styling a seasonal vignette to refresh your home for spring.
Have you ever felt that joyous lift when you see the first spring bulbs pushing through the dirt?
Maybe the snow is barely gone and you have to do a double take. Did I just see that? Were those daffodils? Did I catch a glimpse of color? Can tulips and hyacinths be far behind?
Does it make your heart sing?
I’m delighted to be joining with 5 other bloggers today to bring you the “Spring has Sprung” Blog Tour, hosted by my friend Sheila from Maison de Cinq.
We’re celebrating that amazing feeling of spring renewal and sharing tips and ideas for bringing spring into your home.
If you’re coming over from Decor Gold Designs and are new here, let me welcome you! Please be sure to check out the other posts linked at the bottom of this one. I’ll also be sharing Part 2 of the Tour on Thursday with 6 more bloggers’ posts.
One of the easiest ways to introduce spring into your decor is with a fresh vignette. It’s nice to make a statement this way, comprised of several seasonal elements, as they will have more impact presented in a grouping.
Pick a spot that’s prominent in your home so that you can fully enjoy it. Perhaps a table in an entryway to welcome you home or a mantel in the room you spend the most time in? I’ve chosen a well lit chest with a mirror above it so it can be seen from a variety of angles.
Here are 7 tips for styling a spring vignette to refresh your home for the season.
1. Spring flowers – I’m crazy about flowers all year long, but there’s something about spring flowers that’s exceptional. I love the burst of color they bring after a long winter, yet also enjoy the delicate mix of pinks and purples with buttery yellows that are the first to emerge. They’re softer than the colors that follow in summer and fall, and an arrangement that showcases classic spring bulbs like daffodils, tulips and hyacinths is the single most effective way to welcome the season. The gorgeous scent of hyacinths provides an added bonus that makes this ‘garden in a vase’ all the more special.
2. Eggs – Whether real or craft, using eggs in a spring vignette is almost a requirement. They signal rebirth and renewal and remind us of nature coming back to life. In soft shades of blue they are all the more charming and their small size makes them easy to work with in styling a vignette. Tuck them in your china pieces for a delicate presentation.
3. Floral china – All that floral china I put away when updating to white decor is perfect for pulling out to use in a spring vignette. The sweet little painted florals pick up the gentle color in the fresh flowers and complement the scene, perfectly. I didn’t overdo it, but selected a few key pieces to tuck the eggs into.
4. Birds – When I think of spring, the two things I think of are flowers and birds. In fact, one of the first signs of spring is the delightful sound of birds chirping. Using bird imagery is hence right at home in your spring vignette. I chose two wooden bird figures, but there are countless ways you can use birds in your spring decor.
5. Moss and nests – I often use nests in my spring decor, but using moss-like beds to rest your eggs on works just as well. Any nod toward nature gets the point across and I enjoy the contrast of the woodsy look against the delicate china cup. You could not look at this combination of elements and be confused as to what season it represents.
6. Blue and white chinoiserie – Of course, blue and white is popular all year long and can be utilized during any season, but there is none it’s so perfectly matched with as spring. The floral bouquet is enhanced by it’s porcelain planter, as are the balls of moss in the flanking urns.
7. Colorful books – I often decorate with coffee table books and here they are used, both as a riser for the floral arrangement and to add another note of spring color to work with the spring flowers. The color of the bindings helps to bring out the cheerful pinks and blues, almost creating a banter between the elements.
It is precisely the desire to style this type of colorful vignette that has influenced me to decorate my rooms more neutrally. Against a backdrop of whites and neutrals you can decorate for any season, without holding back for fear of clashing with existing elements. I will continue on this path to pull the color out of my rooms, but as you can see, it doesn’t mean I’m living without color at all. Quite the country, I’m laying the groundwork to embrace decorating for each of the seasons with a full palette of seasonal color!
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