5 Ideas To Brighten Your Dining Room For Spring
Spring has sprung! Crocuses, daffodils and tulips are popping up all over. Birds have returned from their winter migration, and their songs fill the air. More and more sunlight streams down with every lengthening day. When all of nature is being refreshed, it makes you want to spruce up your home, too. Get started with the dining room. Here are 5 ideas to brighten your dining room for spring.
Add a burst of color
It's amazing how easily a bright color can lift your spirits and set the scene for a memorable dinner. Concentrate on the colors of spring, such as bright green, pink, lavender, and especially yellow. Introduce these colors through chair cushions, serving bowls, placemats, and other tabletop items. Don't neglect the walls. Colorful artwork, with lots of yellow, is a foolproof way to brighten a room.
Bring a touch of Mother Nature indoors
Spring is all about nature renewing itself. Dormant branches burst with new life. Bulbs push up their blossoms, sometimes even through leftover snow. Bring some of that freshness into your dining room. Line up pots of daffodils or tulips down the center of your table, or bring home a bouquet of fresh flowers for a centerpiece. Fill a floor vase with cut forsythia or pussy willow branches and stand it in the corner, or buy a large potted plant from the local nursery.
Let the sunshine in
Now that spring has brought us an abundance of sunlight, it's time to replace those heavy, energy-efficient drapes on your windows. A pair of sheer, gauzy curtains will allow the light to filter through, yet they maintain a sense of privacy. Consider pastel shades of yellow, green, and blue, as well as the classic favorite, ivory.
Enjoy the music of the birds
Hang a bird feeder right outside your dining room window to watch the birds up close and listen to their songs. As the weather warms up, you can open the window to hear them better. The presence of birds right outside the glass will breathe new life into your dining room.
Fill the room with flowers
For many people, spring is all about the flowers. We've already talked about Mother Nature's blossoms; now let's consider flowers in the decorative arts. You can add flowers to the dining room with a floral rug under the dining room table or floral curtains at the window. Think about buying new dinnerware in a floral pattern, or at least a set of flowery plates or mugs. Tablecloths and placemats are available in a wide range of floral designs, and flowers in artwork are a perennial favorite.