Spring Refresh in the Dining Room
I'm not going to lie, I've been in a décor slump. Ever since the holidays ended I've struggled to have enough energy to make a lot of décor changes besides taking down the Christmas stuff. Between work, some exciting business partnerships coming up and growing our baby - life has been really busy! But I have to say, Spring and some warm weather has snapped me into gear.
I love me some flowers. Take a look at how I've refreshed our dining room and gave it some life for the new season ahead. Besides adding some flowers and greenery, I brought in some throw pillows that we already had and rearranged a bit of furniture (like bringing a giant mirror from our bedroom downstairs because they're won't be room in there with our master/nursery project underway and putting my big silver chair at the end of the table). Color and greens - nature is blooming and I love seeing it in our house.
I'm going to let you in on a big home décor secret. You may be shocked. You can use faux flowers now. These used to be a major pet peeve of mine but let me tell you something - it is a different ballgame nowadays. Go to Michaels and check out the selection. I dragged my husband in there yesterday to get some project supplies for a few things I have going on for our little one and they had a "Spring Bloom" sale - 60% off. I asked him afterward if he was surprised byhow they looked and he said that he was - they didn't look like fake flowers. My trick is to mix real flowers with the faux. The faux will extend your budget and give you some regulars that you don't have to worry about wilting. The tulips and the pink leaved plants on the dining room table are real. So is the baby's breath on the china cabinet. Everything else, I'll admit it, everything else is faux.
To make the daffodil arrangements, I filled two special vessels with floral foam and Spanish moss. A trick with arranging faux florals in foam is to use a wire cutter and separate each stem - that way you are free to arrange naturally. I chose an antique crystal pedestal and my Grandma's old bread-rising pot as my vessels. The baby's breath is in different glass bottles and I love how that simple flower fills in the space. One of my favorite finds from Michaels is the little green wreath on the cabinet knobs.
I'm going to tell you another home décor secret that I tell you every time I talk flowers - find a farmers market or wholesaler! These little tulips and the pink-leaved plants beside them on the dining room table only cost a total of $6.00. I was feeling a little creative this morning and also created a banner by cutting out cardstock with scrapbooking scissors, and stenciling little birdies in mint green. I used miniature clothes pins that you can find in any craft store to hang the little images on the ribbon I have attached on the stairway. (You're going to see these little mint green birds somewhere else soon too!)
Thank you all for stopping by! I hope that you guys got some inspiration to bring Spring into your house - you can do it naturally and affordably! You don't need the spring appliqués to feel the season in your home (but you can do that too). And I HIGHLY recommend you check out some faux florals - they have come a long way. Move some furniture and pillows around and add some greenery and florals. It makes a world of difference. Remember to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest and that you can read me in the Apple News format. Until the next time!