I'm going to start this post by saying that we got 4 inches of snow yesterday. 4 inches?! On April 2nd?! I feel like I've been waiting and waiting for spring to get here and, just when I get my hopes up, the cold temps and snow move in...again. Sigh. I've decided that even if Mother Nature isn't cooperating, it's still going to be spring inside my home!
So on that note, I rounded up 5 things I'm loving right now that won't break the bank and that will instantly bring a little piece of spring indoors...regardless of what it's doing outside! Check 'em out...
They say smell is one of the biggest triggers for the mind and good memories. So it makes sense to surround yourself with floral scents if you want to channel spring, yes? Thymes (the maker of my favorite holiday/winter candle in the history of forever) just launched its new Millefleur collection and it is the absolute essence of springtime. Jasmine, hyacinth, lily of the valley, orange blossom and raspberry combine in this subtle and fresh scent that's available in a variety of products, including this cute Flower Pot Candle. This gorgeous ceramic candle comes with a hang-tag filled with flower seeds...so once the candle is gone, re-purpose the container and grow your own blooms! Not only is this the perfect way to bring spring into your own home, but it's a great springtime gift, too -- think hostess gift, Mom's Day gift, bridal shower gift, etc.
I'm not one to go huge on tablescapes, but I love to sprinkle in seasonal touches here and there when I'm setting a table. And nothing says "springtime" to me more than delicately-colored, pastel glassware. These pressed glass glasses from World Market come in pale blue and lavender. Their intricate pattern and beautiful hint of color remind me of Easter eggs, but they aren't just great for holidays...they'd be the perfect addition to your springtime luncheon or dinner table. I think they'd also look just as cute displayed in a cabinet, on a bar cart or on a tray on the counter!
I mean, obviously, flowers are a big part of spring...so here they are again on my list. Around my neighborhood, forsythia is one of the first blooms you see when the weather finally turns. When I catch that first glimpse of golden yellow -- fresh or faux -- I have a hard time containing my excitement and my day instantly gets 40% better than it was! I've been eyeing up this oversized forsythia wreath from Pier 1 for my front door and may just have to pull the trigger...especially after yesterday's freak snowstorm!
Bright and Fun Throws
One of the easiest ways to update the decor around your house is with new pillows or throws. I love these cool throws from Target's newest home line, Opalhouse (I just posted about this new line on my Facebook page if you want more details). Whether it's stripes or a global-inspired pattern, you can't go wrong with a pop of pink, in my humble opinion!
Seasonal Wall Art
Wall art might not be something you think of changing out seasonally, but why not? I rotate the wall art in several rooms of my house based on seasons. I try to stick with pieces that are similar in orientation and size...that way, it's easy to just use the same nail and hang something new for a change of pace! Kirkland's recently launched a new line called Terrain Lane and it's all about natural decor. This framed lemon canvas is bright, cheery and kinda like fresh-squeezed lemonade for your walls! OK, maybe that's a weird analogy, but this piece really is perfect for channeling those spring and summer vibes. Cheers to warmer temps!