In the Netherlands everybody talks about ‘Lente Kriebels’ which means ‘Spring Tickles/Itches’.
I feel as if I have this already – I have been itching to spring clean and bring some beautiful spring décor into our home.
With all the lovely décor accents you can find lying around your home, outside in the garden and in the shops it’s so easy to freshen up the look of your home and add a little bit of fun to the mix.
I finally managed to get to the shops to buy a few bits to make a start on my spring décor.
I found some lovely white tulips, cherry blossom twigs, narcissus and hyacinth bulbs which I knew would be perfect to brighten the place up.
Easy Spring / Easter Decor
Here’s what I came up with …The eggs are actually plastic and attached to a battery-powered led light garland.
These little lights look lovely when turned on in the evening, together with the candles it gives the room a really cosy feel.
In the glass jar I have put sugar-coated chocolate eggs – these are already driving the kids mad because I have told them they are just for show and not allowed to be eaten until Easter (ha – how mean am I? what a terrible mummy!).
Hyacinths are always a great choice for creating spring arrangements. They are cheap, come in various colours, very easy to care for and have a lovely scent.
Pastel Spring Accessories
In addition to the plants and flowers I also managed to find some fab pastel coloured accessories from one of the discount stores here in the Netherlands (Action)
I think the little ceramic birds were about 80ct and the vases a couple of euros.
With home decorating accents that only cost a few euros it’s hard to say no!
Easter Bunny & Burlap Idea
The little green heart that says ‘beterschap’ (get well) together with the grey stone heart holder was given to me by my daughter after I had had my knee surgery.
The burlap was left over from another display and the bunny was from Action (a discount store).
Side Table Display
The gold bowl and mirror were junk shop finds and you guessed it – I sprayed them!
The mirror was just a cheap white plastic one and the bowl which was a terracotta colour were both given a quick update.
I put the tulips in large vase together with a few cherry blossom twigs and some fake plastic crystal rocks. I displayed this on the kitchen bench to create a little visual divide between the living and kitchen area.
This is what I came up with for the mantel for now – although this is still work in progress as I am working on a large canvas (well I’ve got as far as buying one and looking for inspiration 😉 )
The feather cushion on the hearth was 99ct (again from Action)
Cherry Blossom & Narcissus
This is what I did with the rest of the cherry blossom twigs and the narcissus.
I can’t wait until cherry blossom twigs bloom.
They are so easy to force indoors – just cut and bash the bottoms of the twigs and pop them in water.
(boy I’m so professional!)
So there you have it, that is what I have done so far to bring the ‘lente’ (spring) into our little home.
As you can see my style is somewhat eclectic and tends to be a combination things I love, things I already have and things I have managed to up-cycle.
What accents have you used in your home?
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