As the days grow longer and we find ourselves emerging from the cozy cocoon of winter, it’s important to be intentional about inviting spring into our homes. In this article, Vanessa Hunt shares 5 simple farmhouse decorating ideas on a budget to refresh your home—and your heart—this season.
Spring forward: two words filled with so much meaning. While intended to represent the changing of our clocks, this little phrase is also the perfect way to describe what happens in our hearts and homes as we welcome the new season. The weather changes from one moment to the next. Spring attempts to shake off the seemingly never-ending cold days of winter. We begin to embrace the warmth of longer bursts of sunshine and the new growth it brings.
Springing forward means our days become filled with anticipation. We know the bare branches outside our windows will soon be covered in bright, green leaves. The bulbs planted so many months ago will begin to peek up through the soil before bursting forth in all their glory. This is the season of hope. It’s when we honor the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When we are reminded of the fact that what appears to be dead and buried will emerge alive and made new.
The days grow longer and we find ourselves emerging from the cozy cocoon of winter. As we do so, it’s important to be intentional about inviting spring into our homes. It would be easy to overlook this season as merely the time between the winter holidays and summer. But there are many ways to refresh your home decor that will, in turn, refresh your heart. Here are 5 simple farmhouse decorating ideas on a budget to get you started.
1. Clean the Slate
As you welcome spring to your home, the most important (and inexpensive!) thing you can do is to take the time to clean and organize. Pack away any remaining winter decorations. And, while you’re at it, sort through those items to determine if you want to keep them for the following year. Dust off tabletops and mantels before bringing in new seasonal decor. And don’t be afraid to leave your surfaces bare for a while. Just as opening the windows to fresh air helps reinvigorate our homes, taking the time to slowly and thoughtfully freshen up your spaces will allow you to gently transition to the new season.
2. Consider Real Plants
We all know having live plants in our home releases oxygen and takes up the carbon dioxide in the air. But did you know studies have shown they can also improve your mood and productivity? As we emerge from the winter months, it can be hard to find the energy to tackle the projects and tasks that we’ve been putting off. A real plant isn’t just visually pleasing. It’s also a perfect, inexpensive way to put a spring back in your step.
3. Incorporate Faux Moss
A bag of moss from the craft store will cost less than $10 but offers so many uses. You’ll want to go for the bright green variety to really get the most spring bang for your buck. Put a little bit on a vintage plate and top it with faux Easter eggs. Place a candle in the middle of a bowl and tuck the moss around it. Or simply create a mound of moss in an urn for an elegant look. Wherever you place the moss, you will find that the pop of green will help to brighten the space and your spirits.
4. Utilize Glass Jars
With longer stretches of sunlight streaming in through your windows again, there’s nothing better than glass to capture and reflect the warmth. Consider placing it on a side table or a fireplace mantel. A glass jar or bottle can be a great, inexpensive way to welcome spring. Fill up a glass vase with faux Easter eggs or tuck in some fresh branches from your yard. For a more pronounced statement, group together glass vessels of various heights and fill them with anything that reminds you of the season.
5. Download Seasonal Printables
For less than 5 dollars (sometimes even for free!) you can download beautiful printables that will add the perfect spring touch to your home. Framed prints on your wall can be swapped out for an Easter quote or botanical artwork. This will add a simple nod to the new season. If you print them on cardstock paper, they will even look like you purchased them from a home decor store. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you could decoupage a printable onto a piece of wood or a plate from the dollar store and display it on your tabletop.
As you usher your home into spring with these simple farmhouse decorating ideas, never forget the most important thing you can do is to create spaces that are peaceful and welcoming. No amount of decoration—even things that are simple and inexpensive—can take the place of the feeling that is present in a home that reflects the love of the Lord to all who cross its threshold.
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