Spring is in the air… Why not let it into your home?

Here are some fantastic home décor ideas for spring that we’ve recently found around the web:

Elegant Flower Arrangements, Lushome
flower-arrangements-table-centerpiece-ideas-3Without a doubt, spring is all about flowers. However, the regular old arrangements of daisies and tulips can become… well, a bit boring. Lushome has got some wonderful ideas for sprucing up your springtime flower arrangements. We especially love the one pictured, as it allows the flowers to remain growing in pots instead of cut and placed into vases of water. After all, “Spring decorating ideas symbolize the signs of new life, welcoming fun and joy into home interiors.” What could be a more appropriate symbol of new life than something that is actually living and growing? Click here for more lovely ideas, complete with photos.

Flowers + Fruit, Home Design Ideas
3168481Another way to make your flower arrangements special this season is to add something that is also commonly associated with warmer weather: fresh fruit! Depicted here is a lovely use of sliced lemons; you could also use other types of citrus (limes, oranges, grapefruits.) Kiwis, pomegranates, or any other fruit that looks especially interesting when sliced would also be beautiful. Alternatively, you could leave the fruit whole for an entirely different effect.

 Wheatgrass, Dimples & Tangles
SONY DSCFrequently seen in baskets and centerpieces around Easter, bright green wheatgrass is synonymous with springtime. This blog shows step-by-step photos for potting and growing – as well as inspiration for how to use the living decoration. In white ceramic containers strategically placed around a room, the wheatgrass appears more elegant than rustic, and even – dare we say it – versatile. If you like the way it looks, you could easily leave it growing in your home throughout the summer. Once you tire of it, you can harvest the wheatgrass to be used in healthy juices and smoothies.

Colorful Wooden Floor Mat, Lowe’s Creative Ideas
101846847_PPBefore the flowers and wheatgrass can grow, however, we need some rain to fall. Depending upon where you are, you may be expecting a lot of rain this spring. If that’s the case, we’ve got a great DIY project for you! This rainbow wooden floor mat is easy to make and customize to suit the look and feel of your home. It’s bright and welcoming, functional, and practical. Click here for the list of required supplies and step-by-step photos to help you make your own.

Watercolor Butterflies, Ellinée
Butterfly1Add a touch of whimsy to your home décor this spring with these pretty DIY butterflies. Ellinée has got everything you need to make them yourself, from step-by-step photo instructions to downloadable PDF’s. Once made, you can use the butterflies in any way you choose: Dangling delicately from branches of pussy willow or cherry blossoms, threaded into a garland, or as a charming addition to a spring-themed wreath or centerpiece. They’re a great way to bring the outdoors in in a unique way while showing off your creative side this spring.

Sweet DIY Votives, Fellow Fellow
IMG_0078_sm2When warm and festive spring evenings require something special, why not try these adorable DIY votives? All you need to make them are small glass jars, light fabric of your choice, craft glue, and a few tools you’re sure to already have lying around the house. The full list of required ingredients, photos and instructions can be found over here. The blog also recommends using battery-operated tea lights instead of real candles, which is probably a good idea. Either way, this is sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your spring dinner party or other celebratory occasion.

For more fun spring décor ideas, check out our new Pinterest board. Of course, we’d also love to hear back from all of you – so please let us know in the “comments” section below: Do you do anything special to celebrate spring? Do you have any décor ideas or tips to recommend? Share with us, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a free gift from MyChelle!*

* Sorry – free gift offers are only available within the continental United States!

By Liana Orenstein