5 Spring Accents to Sweep the Winter Blahs Away

(Hanging Terrariums from CB2 and Sprout)Janet Ramin - Spring is in the air and naturally, thoughts turn to spring cleaning, plants and flowers, and warmer weather! To bring a fresh breeze of spring into your home, we recommend the following decorating tips and accessories.

#1 - Hanging Terraria

The easiest way to bring the outdoors inside is to create a terrarium. These small landscapes under glass are a great way to exercise your green thumb without great expense or time. You can use a fish bowl or you can use these hanging vessels, from CB2 and Sprout. Sprout also offers classes on terrarium building.

#2 - Lively Bedding

Another easy step for spring decorating is to swipe out your winter linens with some bold and bright spring colors. The striking duvet pattern in turquoise, tangerine, and lime is called Frankie and is available from Serena and Lily. Frankie will banish out the winter blahs and invigorate your bedroom décor.

#3 and #4 - Trendy Pillows

Complementing the spring colors of Frankie, we have these pillows, Batik and Sanibel, from Crate and Barrel. Both have the citrus and turquoise colors that reflect the trendy spring colors of 2012. 

(Frankie duvet from Serena & Lily, pillows from Crate and Barrel)

#5 - Bright Pouf

To add a touch of whimsy and lightheartedness to your décor, there's this elephant pouf from Serena and Lily. A crewel-work pink elephant is poised against a background of warm tangerine – the color of the year. Put all five of our fresh spring accents together, and you'll be adding some extra punch to your decor and help your home transition out of the dark and into the light of a new season!

(Elephant Pouf from Serena and Lily)

And since we know our Design2Share readers are always curious about how great design comes about, here's the video story about the real-life partnership behind Serena and Lily.


If you're interested in learning more about interior design and accessories, explore the Sheffield School, New York, NY. Sheffield began as an Interior Design school in 1985, and then expanded its course offerings to train people in other design-related fields, including Feng ShuiWedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. With thousands of active students and more than 50,000 graduates, Sheffield has trained more design professionals than any school in the world.