Spring has finally sprung! Now that we’ve dug ourselves out of the snow and we can finally see the sun when we leave work, it’s time to open the windows, clean, and update. In Amy’s most recent blog, she talked about spring cleaning. In this blog, I’ll talk about renewing your space with nature-inspired home decor. It’s time to bring in the budding colors and textures of spring into your home!
Bringing the outdoors in is easier to accomplish than you might think. Your first thought might be to add new floral to a vase, but there are plenty of ways to add nature-inspired decor creatively and easily. It’s all about bringing in lighter finishes, artful simplicity, and yes, greenery.
Make Everything Sweeter with Honey
This season honey and natural finishes are making a big comeback. What better way to invite nature into your home than to replicate the lightness and natural beauty of wood.
From tables to chairs to hardwood floors, honey and natural finishes create an open, fresh environment. These finishes have an organic appeal for those that love eco-friendly home décor and a rustic aesthetic for those that crave simplicity in design. It’s easy to mix and match these lighter-toned pieces as well. They tend to complement one another rather than contrast or overpower
If you aren’t keen to buy new room suites or take up the floor, no worries! It’s easy to introduce this trend into your home. Start small with natural frames for photos and art. If you want to work your way up, find furniture pieces that combine natural and industrial elements. The Jackson End Table featured here has unique charcoal gray wooden legs that make the natural tabletop stand out. You can easily introduce this piece into your space if you already have a great deal of darker finish furniture.
A Lesson in Natural History and Nature-Inspired Home Decor
Think back to elementary school. Did you ever work on a project where you had to catch butterflies and name their genus and species? Did you ever spend an afternoon outdoors with your science class sketching flowers and plants? That’s natural history, and it’s making its way into home décor.
This nature-inspired home decor trend can be an easy and affordable DIY project. Simply grab your pencils and start sketching! You don’t have to be a great artist to draw what you see. You can name your drawings and hang them in a natural finish frame (hint hint).
For those that prefer the ready-made route, these observational sketches and designs are showing up in plenty of art, wall décor, and prints. Try looking for these prints on unique fabrics like jute, linen, or burlap. It’ll add another level of rustic goodness that pulls in the natural vibe.
Preserved Boxwood–Gorgeous Greenery
Flowers are the first go-to for reviving a house in the spring. If you think about it, flowers mark the beginning of the season. The weather starts to feel warmer, but when you see the trees budding and tulip bulbs sprouting from the garden, you know that it’s finally spring. So, whether real or fake, flowers bring in that spring sense of renewal, a necessary pop of color, and sometimes an aromatic touch. Try taking that concept back to basics by using a simple preserved boxwood topiary.
Naturally, boxwood is a great plant for arrangements and topiaries. It grows in a round form that can easily be trimmed and sculpted into almost any shape. When bringing this wonder plant into your home, leave it unadorned. A preserved boxwood wreath or topiary packs a lot of color and charm into its bright green leaves.
No green thumb? That’s fine! The best thing about preserved boxwood is that it doesn’t require excessive care like real floral. Just keep it fresh with a light dusting, and keep it out of direct sunlight to protect that bold green color.
Combine any of these elements, and you’ll have a home that’s flourishing and thriving. And on one of those sunny, spring days, come on over to Kirkland’s where you’ll find anything you need to start spring renewing!