‘’No, mama, no hat! No hat and no gloves!’’- says to me my little boy every time put our coats on to head outside. His large eyes look straight into mine, with toddler determination grownups often loose over time. It feels like spring is just around the corner, doesn’t it? Ready to hide our puff coats in the closet and absorb some sun, we wait and wait. And yet cold February clouds rush through the sky all day long this week. Since spring has shown no signs of hurry-ing up, I’ve decided to bring some freshness into our home, using these simple ideas.
No better way to add a refreshing look (and aroma) to your home than the good old flowers. I usually pick up a bouquet at the local flower market or at a grocery store on weekends. You can of course buy flowers in pots – much better and long lasting alternative. The best part – you can use all sorts of barrels and plant pots to add even more color to you room ( these Wooden Rustic Flower Pots on Amazon just stole my heart). Another thing I love about flowers in pots – they offer an easy way to teach out little ones sustainability and love for nature. David is always eager to take his blue, fish-like watering can and help me water the plants.
Wooden decorative figurines
A wonderful and sustainable way of introducing color to your home is using one well known material – wood. There are a number of variations on the market, sold in both dollar stores (like mine) and super market chains.
Europe: Most stores like Bauhaus, Hit Food Chains, Carrefour, local dollar shops sell all kinds of Easter figurines.
Natural shapes and wooden rustic pots
Last but not least, a favorite of mine: using nature’s fruits (like pine cones, shells, etc.) as decorating base for almost every season. You can add these round beauties in a rustic wooden pot (dollar stores). Or simply display them on a white dinner plate.