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Finally, the rain has come in and the weather is getting much nicer. Most of the Spring cleaning is done but the desire to decorate in softer tones and with fresh flowers have kicked in full force. Not everyone wants bright and bold colors, nor is changing the decor to every room possible. So if you are on a tight budget, here are a few natural home accents to freshen up your space for Spring and Summer without going the traditional brightly colored route.
Create Inexpensive Art
Large prints are expensive which is probably why the idea of a gallery wall was so popular, you were able to buy smaller less expensive pieces to swap out when ever you’d like. However, creating your own oversized print is very easy by using a shower curtain like these prints by Deny, bring nature into the room in a huge way. Staple the curtain to a large canvas and you have instant oversized art.
Add Metal Accents
Whether in furniture or decor, using metals adds so much to a home in an unexpected way this season. Try something as simple as a metal pitcher like this one or glass milk bottles in a metal carrier, to use in place of a vase to hold wild flowers, freshly cut lavender or my favorite, Eucalyptus to add a bit of that “garden” influence to a kitchen.
Create an Herb Garden
If you don’t have a lot of space for an outdoor garden, create a small herb garden in the kitchen by the sink or window sill. My favorites are Basil, Mint, Sage and Thyme. Make it part of the decor placing your herb garden on a decorative serving tray like this one, a fresh mint colored tray or this unique carved style. It is more stylish than planting pottery alone.
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What rooms are you looking to update this season?