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Spring Is Here! Inspiring Ways to Bring the Outdoors In


Our Favorite Outdoor-Inspired Decor Ideas for Your Home

Here at Urban Nest, we love spring blooms — Dahlias, Zinnias, and tulips, what’s not to love! While the gorgeous blooms are best admired during garden walks and outdoor strolls, spring’s rain often keeps us indoors. So why not bring the outdoors inside?

If you love spring as much as we do, check out these design ideas that will help you fill your home with colors and blooms of the season.

Birds of Paradise Shower Curtain

Bring a pop of color to your bathroom with a new shower curtain. It’s a simple, one-item fix, but a flamboyant bird of paradise shower curtain will bring a fresh, spring feeling to a neglected space. As you see the crisp and colorful floral print each morning, you’ll be ready to greet the season with open arms. On sale now, this curtain is a great way to bring the outdoors in!

Floral Wallpaper

Wallpaper is not dead, and it’s certainly alive and well in Portland! Local maker, Makelike, creates beautiful floral wallpaper that’s certain to add spring flavor to any room in your home.

If you’ve been crushing on the perennials flowers in your neighbor’s garden, bring those blooms indoors with Makelike’s Perennial Pink wallpaper. Hand-screenprinted on recyclable paper with water-based inks, this colorful paper looks great as a kitchen backsplash or a living room accent wall.

Sunburst Mirrors

This decor item checks two boxes: mid century trends and spring sun. Sunburst mirrors add a great touch to any home, as they reflect (literally!) the season’s sun. While you can purchase sunburst mirrors at West Elm or other high-end home decor stores, we recommend going vintage. Southeast Portland’s Midnight Sunlight has a few sunburst mirrors that are ready to go home with you, as you bring the outdoors inside.

Gravitate Towards Greens

While we love the bright blooms of spring, the season’s greenery is equally delightful. Lush leafy greens signal new life, and an exciting season to come. So take a walk outside, and note which hues of green line your streets and trails. Then let these greens help you build a palette to decorate your home — think curtains, accent pillows, and other bright pops of green.


Macramé Plant Hangers

Sometimes the best way to bring the outdoors inside is to physically bring the flora and fauna of the outdoor world inside. This spring, adorn your home with macrame plant hangers to let asparagus ferns, spring blooms, and other trailing greens add Spring flavor to your home.

How are you planning to welcome the outdoor spring life into your home? Get in touch with our Realtors today, and we’ll make sure you get just the right canvas for all your home décor touches!

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