Leanne Ford makes this living room feel as bright and fresh as a spring day with a white palette that bounces light around the space. A handful of quirky, character-rich details like the unusual light fixture and vintage cabinet help the room feel special.
A beautiful bay window floods this white and green living room in soft light. A modern coffee table mixes with a traditional end table, and a white, slipcovered sofa and green armchairs add simple elegance.
A blue trellis is used to display violet and white flowers, which are growing inside a garden pot that has been cut in half. Below, on metal shelves, are two other containers in which grow varieties of flowers and foliage plants.
The white exterior of this house creates a beautifully bright look in the sunlight. A black front door matches the window framing. The brown mulched yard compliments the shingled roof and allows the plant life to shine. Blooming flowers and turquoise pots add extra color to decorate the yard.
Grow a crop of good cheer with the friendly faces of pansy flowers. An eye-catching blend of purple shades, white and yellow make ‘Promise Marina’ an easy favorite for pots and planting beds in spring and fall. Better still, pansies are a plant that doesn’t draw Japanese beetles.
An arch of mirrors surround this vanity for easy viewing and a bright, reflective feel. A vintage stool is perfect for the feminine feel. The white marble floor is echoed by a marble accent strip above the vanity countertop. A pair of lamps and small flower pots creates a mirrored look for the decoration.
Josh Swanson is mixing his passions, buying flowers that match the colors of his favorite NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings. He selected yellow mums, and white and purple pansies. Marigolds are the most popular annuals among millennial organic gardeners (24 percent), followed by pansies, geraniums, zinnias and impatiens (13 percent each), according to The Home Depot 2015 Fall Gardening Survey.
Dutch hyacinth is a fragrance powerhouse. Its stocky blooms open in midspring, around the time that daffodils are hitting their stride. The blooms release a rich, full fragrance that can fill the spring garden. Indoors, pots of forced hyacinths bring spring scents to life in the heart of winter. Plant bulbs in fall for a spring show in the garden. Choose flower colors in many shades, including purple, blue, pink, salmon, white and red. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.