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Decorating With Spring Flowers

Is it just me or did Easter really sneak up on us? The 5 inches of snow Chicago got last weekend could have something to do with it! It just hasn't felt like spring has officially sprung yet.

It also just hit me yesterday that I hadn't brought out any of my Easter decor and with just two days until the holiday, it sure isn't happening now! I did, however, start adding little touches of spring around our home by bringing in flowers (both the real and fake ones). Decorating with flowers and greenery is one of the easiest ways to welcome in the new season! 

Here's a few ways I'm using them in our home.

spring decor ideas for entry way

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If you're the betting kind, you should always put money on me having a wreath in our entryway. I always love how they help dress up the old vintage window. The wreath is always one of the first things I switch out at the start of each new season and let me tell you the Evergreen wreath that had been here since Christmas was probably pretty dang relieved I FINALLY ended it's life. It was pretty much a fire hazard by February and yet, I still carelessly let it carry on in our foyer🤣

I think everyone is much happier now that this faux hydrangea wreath has made an appearance.
(Pssst...if you're looking for a new spring wreath I have a big round-up of some of my favorite ones here)

The topiary sphere (on top of a candlestick holder) and the small artificial plant make for great lantern fillers and help add a pop of green.

easy spring centerpiece

Fresh flowers always bring in new energy and life into a room, don't you think?
I've always been envious of fellow decorators who magically manipulate grocery store bouquets into elegant floral arrangements. Example? Lucy, of Craftberry Bush. Is there anything this woman can't do? I felt really inspired to try my hand at my own arrangement for our dining room table after reading this tutorial she shared. (I especially loved her penny tip!)

easy spring floral centerpiece

I found the blue pot at Ross and then headed off to Trader Joe's (my favorite place for cheap flowers!) to pick up tulips and a mix of other floral beauties. I ended up having to add in a few faux leaves and flowers to fill in some of the empty spots (I underestimated how big the pot was) but all in all, I was pretty happy with how it turned out! I mean I won't be going into the wedding floral business anytime soon but it was a far cry from my "just throw 'em in a vase and walk away" days.

spring decorating ideas

In the kitchen you'll find more of the fake stuff. I use to be so against faux flowers and plants but I really think they've come a long way in the past few years. Some of them are so realistic looking! This bushy-purple-berry-thingamajig in the blue pitcher (which I believe was from Michaels) is probably one of my favorite faux flower purchases ever. If you've been around for awhile, then you'll recognize it because I decorate with it a lot.

decorating shelves for spring

Don't forget decorating with flowers for spring doesn't have to be limited to just arrangements in vases and pots, floral wall art is just as nice this time of year as well. I found this pretty framed flower print at Goodwill last week and am absolutely smitten with it! Blue and purple is one of my favorite spring-time color combos, so this artwork had my name written all over it.

decorating ideas for spring

The last space I added flowers to was our hallway mudroom. We had a handful of Pansies that our neighbor so kindly gave to us but I hadn't had time to plant them yet, so I simply just gathered a few of them in my wooden "flower" box. 

The greenery in the hanging white basket on the hooks, similar to my entry way wreath, also always gets changed out at the start of each season. It's my little way of bringing in a hint of the season to this space and to also distract from the chaos of coats that are usually hanging here😉

decorating with spring flowers
Blue Gingham Pillow (similar)

I hope you all have a lovely Easter! Our forecast is calling for sun and warm temps, which means we may actually get to wear our short-sleeve dresses with out sweaters. That pretty much never happens!

20 Beautiful Spring Wreaths to Welcome in the New Season

Happy spring! Let me tell you, friends, there were moments while home with my wild offspring during the Polar Vortex that I didn't think we were going to make it to see this season.🤣 But now that the LONGEST winter is over, it's time to bust out the spring decor!

If you been following Delightfully Noted for awhile, then you know my favorite budget-friendly way to welcome in a new season is by switching out a door wreath or hanging up a new one within your home. Yes, wreaths aren't just for outside! Hang them above a mantel, on an interior door, or as I like to do, on an old, farmhouse window in our entryway.

So while I've been busy perusing all the new seasonal decor online, I've also been gathering up a collection of spring wreaths that caught my eye, and am happy to share them with you today! I included wreaths from a range of prices. Some are as low as $16 as of post time!
inexpensive spring wreaths for front porch

The Simple Trick to Keeping Picture Frames Straight

I just realized that almost all of my posts for this year so far involves walls. First, there were the playroom wall shelves that saved my sanity, then the oversized artwork that saved us pennies, and last but not least, the newly hung gallery wall that saved our living room from an ugly, boring life. Well, today's post is staying right on theme, because today I'm sharing a super simple tip on how to keep picture frames straight.

how to keep picture frames straight