If Alfred Lord Tennyson had been a home and lifestyle blogger, he would have written, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love (of throw pillows.)”
Let me be honest here. I put an enormous amount of time and effort into decorating my house for the holidays, but I have never done much to style my home seasonally. In the spring I tend to pay more attention to my outdoor spaces. I buy plants for my planters, clean the bird poop off my deck, and wage a futile war against the rampaging herds of deer that ravage my yard in pursuit of newly emerging tender leaves. However, since I started this blog, I have been perusing the posts of my fellow bloggers and have come to the painful conclusion that I’m a seasonal decor slacker.
Frankly, one of the main reasons I have not given much attention to seasonal decorating is the expense. I know that there are people out there who have a whole different spring and summer wardrobe for their homes. When the days become warmer, they cover their rich velvet sofas with crisp white linen slipcovers and replace plush wool and fur rugs with light cotton or sisal floor coverings. While there is no doubt that this would provide a refreshing change of scenery, it’s just not in the budget for most of us. Nevertheless, not to be left in the dust by my colleagues, I have decided to see if I can step up my spring decor game on the cheap.
To this end, I raided my storage cupboards for pots, vases, and vessels of various kinds that could contain greenery. I have always been a fan of decorating with plants, flowers, and candles because they provide a lot of bang for your buck.
I don’t know if the lighter brighter throw pillows, candles, and flowers I have added to my rooms have transformed my home into a lush springtime bower but I do know that they make me feel refreshed, happier and ready to embrace the challenge of decorating for the seasons to come.
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