Vases aren’t just for flowers: Cut a branch or two from plants in your yard and place in a vase with water. “A sculptural branch off a bush or tree makes for an unexpected and delightful connection with the outdoors,” says Sarah Barnard, an interior designer. “Whatever is growing at the moment gets to be on your foyer table, and it costs nothing.”
Brighten your kitchen with a pop of yellow. Fill a white bowl or glass vase with lemons for sunny functionality. Not only are lemons inexpensive décor – they’re convenient to have on hand for whipping up, say, a fresh spring salad. Yellow daffodils also illuminate a room.
Press a flower
Display your favourite spring flora in a frame. “When the birds start chirping, I like to bring seasonal plants inside and brainstorm how to best appreciate them,” says Kara Butterfield, an interior stylist. “One way to do that is to place a pressed flower on colourful paper in a bright frame.” To press a flower, place parchment paper on a heavy book, followed by the flower and another piece of parchment paper. Stack another heavy book on top, and allow to sit for a week.