Entry #3353, March 21, 2014
Now that spring is here, there are still several areas of the world that have snow!! No worries, spring will be coming to your part of the world in no time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use spring to inspire your interiors. Whether you add color to your walls, install new blinds and window treatments, or make an indoor garden, spring can be here instantly! Here are a few tips to bring spring to your interiors, even though the outside may still feel cold.
How to Bring Spring Inside your Home this Season
Bring color and warmth into your interiors:
Add colorful yellows, blues, greens, and spring colors to your interiors for a warmth that can be seen and felt. Try painting an accent wall or transform your bedroom, kitchen or living room walls. Bathrooms are ideal for quick color changes with bath linen, towels, area rugs and more. Consider changing window treatments to suit the weather too. Often times heavy winter curtains were perfect for colder weather but now blinds, sheers, or even lighter weight fabrics are ideal. Window treatment brands, such as ashanging.com have a great ideas for mounting artwork, drapery, and more, as do your local home improvement store. Ask an associate for the right window treatments for your geographic location to help!
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Create your own indoor garden:
Replicating Mother Nature’s magic indoors is harder than most people think. However, the end results are usually worth the effort. Many homeowners grow indoor plants for spring décor. Others do so to save space and protect susceptible plants. Whether you’re growing an indoor garden for fun or out of necessity, follow these tips for success.
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Choose the Gardening Style
Indoor gardening is divided into two styles: hydroponic gardening and container gardening. A hydroponic garden uses fertilized water and a non-soil starter. It is suitable for those looking to grow many plants in a small area or those growing plants that are highly susceptible to pests and diseases. Container gardening on the other hand refers to growing plants in containers using traditional gardening soil. It is a great option for those who want to eventually transplant their gardens outdoors.
Select the Right Space
It is important to choose the right space for your indoor garden. Pick an area with a window and sunlight, possibly an east or west-facing window. Avoid areas near vents or fans as these can dry out the plants or damage them. Also avoid rooms with cold temperatures like garages or attics as they can kill or decrease the growth of your plants.
Control the Environment
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You can control the environment of an indoor garden for lovely spring decor. While this can be tasking, it significantly increases your garden’s success when done properly. There are 3 vital things you must control for a beautiful indoor garden:
- Soil condition
- Air temperature
- Water frequency
These are usually determined by the system of gardening you use and the specific plants you grow. However, there are some helpful tools you can use to easily control the environment.
Heat Soil Mats
These are electric mats that heat pots from the bottom and regulate the temperature of the soil. They create the right environment for plants to thrive (75-85ᵒ Fahrenheit).
A Drip System
It can be easy to forget watering your plants. Instead of setting daily reminders, get a drip system. The device has a timer and small tubes that supply water to each plant.
Windows let in a little light which may not be sufficient for your indoor plants. Fluorescent lights are a good option for artificial lighting. They are inexpensive and produce great results. You can also buy a heat-lamp for your indoor garden.
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