Spring with Green

Pantone has released their new Spring Color of The Year, and has declared it as “Greenery.” A color that is natures neutral and sprinkled around everywhere within Mother Nature herself. As greenery can be a bold beautiful color, (check out Pinterest, and other Pantone inspiration HERE.) I can understand how it can be a little intimidating to style with in your home. For most of us, you can interpret the Pantone color of the year to be the light fresh yellow green you see within lemon trees, but as for I, I can interpret it another way….

Before I even knew about the Pantone color of the year, I already a color scheme already selected for my living space to represent the spring season. Below, I had my obligatory Target ‘Bloom,’ garland, styled on my Craigslist purchased IKEA hutch, with birch wood logs, and my birds/bird cage sitting high above.

To me, this represents the spring season perfectly within my home. With small touches, a festive garland, and Ross/Michael’s Craft store items, I was able to create a small vignette of spring, using a bit of green hues.

The shade of greenery can be bold and brave as it reminds me of greens and foliage. I love incorporating the color with small touches of its authentic form….Through fresh foliage and green plants.

Below, is a picture of my current dining room. I love simplicity, with a touch of rustic, and distressed wooden textures. From pastel greens on my wooden buffet table to my distressed wooden end chairs of my farmhouse dining table. I love painting furniture with a little green inspiration. Wooden textures are my favorite, so styling with something as fresh as wild florals and a green house plant, gives off the fresh feel vibes of greenery to the room.

The greens from the fresh foliage automatically gives the mood of spring don’t you think?!

If you want to know more about my decorating ideas, especially budget friendly furniture, check out my Decorating Page of my blog!

I swoon over textiles, furniture, and organization! My house is always changing. Just like how I like updating my mugs! I go through obsessions of styles, patterns, current trends, and always shop with a frugal budget. I’m constantly adding new things to my shelf, re-arranging, and also styling with decorative boxes, baskets, and throw blankets. Who doesn’t enjoy a good throw blanket?! This is the area of my blog, where you could see all the corners of my home, from buffet table styling, to coffee table reads!

have you incorporated the Pantone color of the year within your home?! Or at least tried — like I did?

Indoor House Plants

Nothing instantly energizes a beautiful home when filling it up beautiful indoor plants. Besides thrifting, I love going to HomeDepot or a local nursery and picking up a few cool greens to add to my living space.

 

Every morning when I come downstairs, I immediately feel refreshed seeing my healthy greenery nesting perfectly around my home. They give good energy, purify the air and according to the rules of feng shui, they sharpen focus and improve your health. (Amen to that!!)

My husband also works from home, and is 99.8% home all week, without leaving. I honestly, love the man for that, because I don’t have to worry about our packages getting stolen. But as for the occasional leave in the afternoon for coffee or lunch, he’s usually home. With a high-pressure job in tech (he’s a front end web developer), he’s glued to the screen in his office. I wanted to make sure my husband gets clean and fresh air to help himself, and our family at our best!!

Fun Facts about indoor plants:

  • Foliage improves concentration
  • Potting mix purifies the air
  • Flowers boost creativity
  • Leaves reduce illness
  • Plants = Good Mood

My current favorite plant is the Fiddle Leaf Fig-Ficus Lyrata

You’ve all probably have seen this plant so many times on design blogs, Pinterest, and magazines. I’ve been searching high and low for this baby! After frequent visits to HomeDepot, I finally spotted one for $24.99! This majestic specimen is a huge trend right now!!! Lush and sculptural, they make for excellent eye candy in photographs of some of the most beautiful interiors you see all around the internet!!

Since moving into a new home, I’ve been dying to have plants up even before putting up art and picture frames on the wall. I was craving it so bad, I even expressed to my younger brother I wanted plants, and plant stands for my 30th birthday.

…And so my wish came true, my brother delivered with my birthday wish with this Ikea bamboo wood, and white plant stand.

IKEA Stand SATSUMAS ($29.99)

Size: 30 ¾ “
This plant stand makes it possible to decorate with plants everywhere in the home. I actually keep moving the stand everywhere around the house. It’s usually placed with the day light hits it the best in the afternoon.

Check out other IKEA Plant Stand & Movers

I love having plants in my home! It gives a little bit of that outdoor feeling when we are hard at work for hours (for my husbands core-purpose) and also brings that wonderful airy feel of good energy all around!

What is your favorite indoor houseplant?