LIVE LIFE LIKE IT'S SPRING...
When I see my bulbs start to bud, I know it's time to feed, water, provide plenty of sunlight, & weed the garden bed! That gives them the nutrients & clean space plants require to produce beautiful, healthy new blooms...
The same can be said for us. Look around the house & ask yourself these questions:
Tie-Dye is a favorite spring project for me. I've not had a kiddo tell me they didn't enjoy tie-dying! In fact, I've had kids beg me to do this project so they could learn different patterns.
Wear gloves to protect your hands from being dyed! Do the process outside to avoid making a permanent mess inside!
Although this winter has been warmer than any other, it's still winter... That means boots & umbrellas with plenty of cold rain... Even the cats are bundled up.
I love the rainy weather, I just don't like to get out in it! Like the cats here, I'm most relaxed watching the weather curled up with a cozy blanket, hot drink, & not a care in the world! Sometimes I art around, read/research, or blog.
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During the winter months, I change out my light-textured linen or cotton curtains for heavy weight velvet or blackout drapes. It helps switch up the decor, but it also helps keep out the drafts (if you have drafts). That doesn't mean they have to be dark in color. There are plenty of options that have a light hue or pattern, but plenty of heft to keep out the cold!
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Change the bedding, couch pillows, curtains, rugs, art or paint the walls. The dark color on the walls absorbs much of the light in the room, so light furniture or floors are used to balance out the light.
Go wild & use it all over or stay reserved & sprinkle it around, either way this rich hue has a lot to offer this year! From a country kitchen to a modern lounge, & everything in between.
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If you're one of the many people who incorporated last year's coral color & want to add this year's color, you're in luck because they are complementary colors! Blue & orange have been paired up for ages. So, no matter what shade or tint of orange you choose, it'll be fantastic. I love orangey copper metals because they come in a wide variety of shades & patinas...Since yellow is close to orange on the color wheel, brass & gold are lovely with blue as well. However, silver, nickel, & chrome are always a classic with classic blue!
Tall plants are great for corners, adding filler to an otherwise empty space. Light can often be an issue for corners, so adding a little extra light to the plant is helpful. There are so many plant lights to choose from these days. No matter which you decide to use, make sure it's LED. LEDs save money & don't put off lots of heat, which can scorch your plants.
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Another decorating tip is to add a variety of heights with plant stands. If you have a lot of smaller plants, get a stand that holds several to maximize space.
Utilize the vertical space with plant hangers & shelves. Small pots are perfect for the classic macrame hangers.
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