Spring Decorating Ideas: How To Decorate With Plants and Flowers? Beautiful fresh spring flowers and greenery brings beauty into a home. There are several ways to decorate with plants and flowers.
Who doesn’t like fresh flowers in the home? Many of the groceries stores have beautiful bouquets of cut flowers. I enjoy grabbing a bouquet on sale.
This time of the years the tulips are being to bloom. Did you know that there are tulip farms where you can go and cut your own this time of the year? Fields and fields of gorgeous tulips in every color of the rainbow.
This week, I picked up this lovely bouquet at Harris Tweeters for $5. You can arrange cut flowers in beautiful crystal vases, Irone Stone Pitchers (one of my favorite ways) or in a vintage Mason Jar.
The cut flowers add a beautiful pop of color to the entry area. Neutral walls are the perfect backdrop for these lovely tulips.
Add blooming plants that can transfer outdoors
Another fun and beautiful way to bring in some spring is with blooming plants. My favorites to use are Daffodils and Hyacinths. If you are looking to have them in your home for Easter, you will need to plant them where they have not yet bloom or about bloom the week before.
The Hyacinths I have out now will not last until April. However, you could add cut flowers to your table and enjoy these blooming flowers now like me.
Hyacinths have the most amazing fragrance. One of my white ironstone soup tureen is being used as a planter. The white ironstone that I have are not used for serving food. They are used more as decorative pieces in my home.
Look how lovely the vintage tureen looks on the buffet with live flower plant. When it is done blooming the bulb with be saved. The bulbs can be placed in a paper bag, add some vermiculite and give the bag a gentle shake to cover the bulb. You should store the bag in a cool, dry location with a temperature of about 65 degrees Fahrenheit. and planted. I live in Zone 7 and the bulbs can be planted at the end of the summer for outdoor bloom in early spring the following year.
Using vintage dishes or containers
Most of my vintage dishes are found at vintage markets, thrift store and yard sales. You can find good deals. Vintage dishes there is the possibility of lead. Therefore, it is best to use them in the home for decorative purposes.
Soup tureens, sugar bowls with no lids, covered dishes where the cover is gone and chamber pots. These vintage dishes are all make wonderful containers.
A white ironstone covered dish is being used with Daffodils. Lowes had these miniature Daffodils for $2.89. At the bottom of the dish, you can add is small pebbles. Next add Miracle Grow Potting Soil and begin to work in your Daffodils. You can let the bulbs show some. The finish touch is to add some moss over top of the soil.
It looks so beautiful on a table on on your kitchen counter, buffet console table or the coffee table. The possibilities are endless as to where to place.
You would follow the same process as the Hyacinths to store the Daffodil bulbs after they have bloomed.
Here is another vintage soup tureen with Grape Hyacinths. Last week, it was on my dining table and the blooms were just poking out. Today, here is the plant in the living room with the blooms making it’s way out more.
My next week my home is going to smell amazing.
Other types of blooming plants
Other types of blooming plants that are wonderful, African Violets and Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana “Flaming Katy”.
My grandmother loved African Violets. It’s a new plant for me in my home. It’s been keep a live for over a year now. Violets One of the reasons African violets are so well-loved is that they can bloom mostly all year long with the right care.
The root system on the African Violet cannot penetrate soggy, wet soil. You should let the roots dry out before the next time watering the plant. Do not let the leaves come in contact with the water. The recommended way to watering them is to place pots on a saucer that contains water to water from the bottom.
The temperature of the water matters too. Warm water is preferred. Do not use soft water as it will increase acidity. With proper care this African Violets can live indefinitely.
I am new to raising Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana “Flaming Katy”. This plant is considered to be a succulent and loves bright light (fun sun). It is important to place this plant in a sun spot. My plant is on my fireplace next to two windows.
Apparently, this plant hold waters it in leaves. Therefore, you should keep the soil moist at al times and the soil around this this plant can be allowed to dry out completely between the watering. It should be in a well drained pot. Therefore, I will be repotting this plant into a planter with a drain hole and saucer.
When styling your home, I believe that adding greenery to your space is the finishing touch. There is something about the pleasing aesthetics that pulls any room together. During the spring the pops of green from the plants brings the outside indoors.
Not only does it bring nature and color in to the room, it has many health benefits too. Many houseplants absorb toxic substances such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene, found in man-made materials that are known to “off-gas” pollutants into the air in your home. Who knew right?
We may be talking spring decorating ideas here but why not add something that gives us health benefits too. Right?
Indoor Plants increase oxygen levels in the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during photosynthesis. They also help to improve the overall air quality in your home.
Plants release water vapor into the air, which increases humidity, and this can help improve respiratory and skin health with an incredible benefit to individuals with respiratory issues, headaches, and allergies.
One of my favorite and easy indoor plant are Epipremnum Aureum “Golden Pothos”. They thrive in low light. If you forgot to water them one week, the leaves with drupe reminding you “please water me”!
Here is a sneak peak of the guest bedroom that I am working on. This Golden Pothos was propagated by me from that large plant in the kitchen. This plant can be easily propagated.
Golden Pothos would be a great plant to add to your home. These plants help to purify the air of formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide while also helping eliminate odors. In addition, Pothos can help alleviate eye irritation after long days of staring at screens.
Adding color to Your Room with your Plant containers
You can also add some pops of color through containers for your plants for the spring.
These containers ties in some blue and white into my kitchen. If your kitchen in neutral like mine, you may want to add a little color.
Keeping it neutral
If you love neutrals, then let the plant be the show stopper with it’s beautiful green leaves. You can use all white containers with various textures with your plants.
You can add annual herbs on your counter or window sill. A canvas bag over a plain pot can add some texture. I found it at a vintage market.
All white containers keeps it neutral and the plant is center stage. By keeping it neutral, you can move the Plant from room to room.
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