It's April and spring has sprung! These are my Top 3 must haves to spice up your home decor this spring!
My soul has felt so much lighter the past two weeks. I know, logically, that winter only lasts for a few months, but I felt like we were trapped inside our house for YEARS. Now the weather is warming up and I've been sprucing my home up for spring.
I started with the outside. Two devastating freezes this winter took out some of my shrubs and I'm crossing my fingers a few of my trees will come back. I've spent hours digging up dead foliage, planting new, and laying down mulch in all of our beds. Did you see the REEL I made with my window box tips? If not - check it out here! Also be sure to keep any eye out as I walk you through all my favorite gardening tips next week - Gah, when did I reach middle age and start enjoying gardening? I think it was around the time I started having kids and realized gardening = quiet!
While I enjoy giving our exterior a refresh, I'm also switching up things inside to make our whole home feel bright and springy! In all of my reorganizing and shopping, I've put together my Top 3 Home Decor Trends that you need in your home this spring!
1. HOUSE PLANTS
House plants have been making a big comeback in recent years and this year they are downright exploding! Without a doubt the most popular house plant right now is the Olive Tree. Real or faux, these trees offer a nice small canopy of small, pretty green leaves with pops of black olives. They are a great way to bring in some greenery with a subtle silhouette.
My very favorite real house plant is the snake plant - they are seriously hard to kill which makes them perfect for my home which isn't exactly a certified plant sanctuary. In fact, if you even take half decent care of them, they'll multiply and within a year or two you can have MULTIPLE plants!
Other popular houseplants include Palms, Fiddle Leaf Figs, Succulents, and Dracaena. My favorite use of a house plant is putting a tall one in an otherwise blank corner. I also love to put them on shelves to add a little life to all my man-made decor.
2. NATURAL FIBER DECOR
Natural fiber decor and furniture is all the rage and won't be letting up anytime this spring or summer. Beautiful pieces made of cane, bamboo, rattan and jute bring natural, earthy vibes into any space while also adding some warm neutrals.
Last year I added this woven sphere and rustic, coastal tray to my outdoor living space and I plan to reuse them this year. Since then I've also added natural fiber in the form of smaller interior decor pieces such as cane file organizers and rattan mirrors.
Trays and baskets are an easy way to bring this trend into your home. Use the trays as serving platters or as anchors for a decorative table scape. In my current stage of life I'm obligated to use baskets as catch-alls for toys, but these would be cute for holding blankets or beach towels, or even as a container for house plants!
I've shared this cane chair and jute pouf before which I won't even pretend to apologize for, because they deserve a second mention! This natural fiber trend might be my very favorite because not only is it pretty and durable - there are SO many options! If you're on a budget or maybe on the fence, you can work this trend into your home in small ways such as with the cute set of coasters that would be a perfect accent to your patio.
3. EARTHY POTTERY
Raise your hand if you've been traveling in the past year? Ha ha. I can almost hear the proverbial crickets are we all consider the days and months we spent close to home last year. Pottery and stoneware are coming in hot on the home decor scene and I think it's pretty obvious why - they bring a cultural flare to our otherwise Western styles and make us feel like each item has been individually curated in places far away.
Big pots, jars and jugs have me absolutely swooning right now. The bigger, the better if you have space for it, but small pieces can have major impact too! Clay, stone, ceramic, and terracotta are showing up on every retailer's websites and I am all over this non-trend.
I would style this terracotta bowl by placing it on top of a stack of books and adding some dried artichokes and maybe a strand of beads!
These vases are pretty enough to stand on their own, but would also be gorgeous with a number of faux stems - my favorite being cherry blossoms and eucalyptus.
What are your favorite home trends right now? Are you excited to get on board with any of these? Let me know if the comments what you're loving right now! Until next time.