This image is from Apartment Therapy’s re-nest article about green decorating tips and I find it so inspirational as you start to think about decorating for this weekend. There are so many items you can bring in from outside to brighten your home, including flowering branches, smooth stones, and potted herbs. I like to cut 1-3 large blooms and nestle them in martini glasses to decorate our table.
There are sure to be some yard sales this weekend too which is a great opportunity to find unique glass vessels to utilize in decorating. If you have a great collection of objects, such as seaglass, they will look beautiful in a collection of small glass jars of different heights. I like to use Bell Mason jars in the kitchen and as a decorating option. Fill them with a little sand, drop in a small candle, and you have created a little romance. If you have more creative endeavors, wrap some wire around the jars and hang from unexpected places in your home. The picture at left is from the new Pottery Barn catalog and I just loved the placement of their hanging candles.
I was also inspired by the new Fresh Home magazine, which is now a new favorite! They suggested bringing in some unique outdoor furniture inside to create an airy feeling. Some antique garden chairs would be perfect. They also used a vintage dough bowl as the centerpiece for a beautiful garden salad, and also accented it with mini terracotta pots filled with more vegetables. What a festive way to showcase your finds from the farmer’s market.
Spring is a great time for cleaning out the old stuff in your home, but step back and think about ways to repurpose what you already own. Give baskets a new life by filling it with blooming branches. Take an old tablecloth and cut it into new placements. Shopping in your home is a great way to challenge your creativity, and save some money.
Please share your ideas for how you have repurposed items in your home. I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks!
About Emily Roach
Green Boston mom of three young children. Focused on family nutrition, wholesome recipes, and an eco-friendly lifestyle.