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The unseasonally good weather we have had this February has made me languish for spring even more than normal. When the New Year begins I always feel that I am just waiting for new buds on the trees, for daffodils to push out the ground and a sign that warmer times are ahead. One of the best ways to anticipate for spring is by freshening up your home with a few new decorative pieces that can help you embrace the season via your decor. All the colour and scent of spring is so enjoyable, why not bring it indoors?
If you fill these ornamental jars with a more accumulated collection of blooms, then they are the perfect size to place on a bedside table or dresser. You do not want a huge vase of flowers in a room as functional as a bedroom, but this vintage style botanical jar looks perfectly casual and elegant. The head of the jar is thinner than the base which means that it can hold smaller, delicate flowers upright and securely, rather than have them flopping over the side of the vessel as the stem is cut short. Fresh spring narcissus will also give your room a powerful, natural fragrance.
These jars are only 14cm high and 7cm wide, so they are perfect to add in rooms that usually get ‘forgotten’ when it comes to styling. I’ve popped two of the mini botanical jars on the shelves in my bathroom to add some vibrant colour, but they would also work well placed on the sink or on a bathroom storage unit:
If I asked you to pick a colour that you associate with spring, chances are you would say ‘yellow’. Yellow conjures up thoughts of daffodils, the sun, baby chicks and is a warm and vivid hue. A great way to connotate a spring decor scheme is to therefore add in a small amount of yellow. I could not resist this Paris Shopping Bag by Grand Illusions with its woven yellow detailing. The bag is lined and is really light, making it the perfect spring / summer bag for sunny days out. I hang this Paris shopper up on hooks and door knobs in my home as it is the perfect styling accompaniment in a hallway or kitchen.
The vase really complements my blue walls, while at the same time really stands out against a more neutral, grey wall colour. Other great spring flowers that would work well in this vase include tulips, peonies and alliums.
So those are my top tips to bring in a touch of spring to your home quickly, easily and beautifully. Think about spring colours and think about what you associate to the season, then pick the perfect new products to make that happen! The products that I picked above to style in my home are my favourite pieces from the new collection from Grand Illusions. However, there are plenty more pieces that grabbed my attention! Here is a round up of some of my other favourites that are all available online to purchase now:
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