Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece

Spring is one of the easiest, most fun seasons to create centerpieces for. There are so many great sources of inspiration ─ the colors, the flowers, even the fruits and vegetables. Being creative with a spring centerpiece is easy because it’s almost like half the work is done for you. All the beauty is right there in front of you, waiting to be gathered together into something unique.

Here are 10 beautiful spring centerpieces that exude the essence of the season and capture some of its best qualities. The best part is that these are all easy to recreate and do yourself.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeExperiment with different heights and layers to create a more intriguing centerpiece that tells a story.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeIncorporating fresh (or faux) fruit into your centerpiece is unexpected and gives it some extra panache.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeA cake stand in a fresh color can double as a stand for a lovely spring bouquet.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeBring some glamour to your centerpiece with a gold spray-painted vase.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeLemon wedges add some texture and visual interest to these clear vases.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeFor an inexpensive DIY project, spray-paint tin cans in spring colors and fill them with lovely flowers from your garden.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeA wood box gives this centerpiece a rustic flair that contrasts nicely with the soft flowers.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeWould you ever thought of asparagus as a bouquet? It’s an unexpected and chic alternative. Tutorial: Good Housekeeping

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapeCarrots create a whimsical pattern in the glass bowl, while matching tulips spring from the top.

Inspiration for the Perfect Spring Centerpiece | HomeandEventStyling.com #spring #centerpiece #entertaining #tablescapePieces of firewood leftover from the winter can become the base of rustic centerpieces.

Which one of these spring centerpieces was your favorite?

Warm regards,
Megan

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10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots

Polka dots are such a simple, yet whimsical pattern. Though people often associate polka dots with baby clothes or little girls’ dresses, the truth is that these circles can be very chic in decor. It all comes down to color and how you choose to use them. They have experienced a surge in popularity in home design in recent years and it’s not hard to see why when you look at some of the inspiring spaces that have taken advantage of their timeless charm. Here are some stylish ideas for decorating with polka dots that will help you see this pattern in a different way.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white polka dots cover the ceiling and walls in this small bathroom for a bold touch of character. Mixing them with rich textures such as a wood frame and black lacquer cabinets elevate it to a more elegant appeal.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pillows bring in a nice punch of color, while keeping in line with the traditional essence of the space.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comThe polka dots on the bar stools bring some extra dimension to the kitchen island, playing well off the yellow paint color.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comGive your washer and dryer some whimsy with these DIY tutorials for stripes and polka dots. Tutorial: A Beautiful Mess

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comGold polka dots do double duty in this bathroom, adding texture and a metallic sheen for a contemporary edge.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comThese vintage floor tiles still look chic today, showing the staying power of the polka dot pattern.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comDress up the back of your bookcase with polka dot wrapping paper for some unexpected character.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black and white polka dots serve as an eye-catching backdrop to the emerald green accents for a fabulous first impression.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comEven your outdoor space can benefit from a dose of polka dots, like the red pillows warming up these simple fold-out chairs.

10 Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Polka Dots | HomeandEventStyling.comThis easy DIY wall art looks chic when matted and framed and could suit any space in the home in need of some art. Tutorial: Danielle Oakey Interiors

What’s not to love about decorating with polka dots?

Warm regards,
Megan

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10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character

Interior doors can be about a lot more than just closing off one area from the next. They can provide as much style to a space as any other element that it possesses. They are a great opportunity to bring some character and charm to your home in an easy way. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to update your doors. There are some clever tricks that can make your interior doors go from drab to fab and make a statement that will add personality to the entire space. Here are 10 ways to update your doors with character.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com1. Paint them in a color. Interior doors can bring some major punch to a space when painted in a color, whether it is bold or subtle. They don’t have to be strictly neutral.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com2. Paint them black or a dark color. If you want a neutral color on your doors but want to give them a bold, unexpected look, try painting them black or a dark color. They will look rich and elegant.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com3. Add molding. Doors with molding have a more upscale appeal than flat doors, but you don’t have to pay a fortune to get them. You can add molding right on top of plain doors for the same effect. Tutorial: BHG

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com4. Switch them out for French doors. They are great for a space such as a home office or sitting room because the windows allow light to continuously pour through, even when the doors are shut.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com5. Add medallions. Some doors come with medallion shapes built into them, but you can tackle another fun DIY project by purchasing ceiling medallions and creating the same look on plain doors. Mix them with molding and you’ll really have that upscale look you love.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com6. Get creative with paint. Stencils or patterns can bring a ton of character to an interior door. You can even paint the side in a bright color for a little unexpected dose of charm.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com7. Emphasize the details. Painting the border around molding in a color or even a metallic such as gold draws your eye to the details.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com8. Switch out the hardware. Sometimes, all you need is some new hardware to spice up your interior doors. Choose something a little more upscale to make the entire door seem more expensive.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com9. Hang a tassel on the door knob. This element requires the least amount of work, but definitely brings some personality and color to a door with a little vintage flair.

10 Ways to Update Your Doors with Character | HomeandEventStyling.com10. Try high gloss lacquer. It will give a door a much more glamorous, chic appeal just by changing out the type of paint you use with something with a lot of sheen.

Any of these ideas can turn your interior doors into a fabulous piece of your home.

Warm regards,
Megan

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10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas

One of my favorite things to change up throughout the year is my dining table’s centerpiece. This is the perfect spot to change according to seasons and holidays. It’s easy and inexpensive to swap out and give your home some seasonal flair. For the fall, it’s all about incorporating warm colors, seasonal flowers, and other elements from nature such as pumpkins and gourds. The pieces that can make up a stylish fall centerpiece can often be found right outside in your background or at your local market. Here are 10 DIY fall centerpiece ideas to inspire you.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comClean out a pumpkin to create a festive vase for flowers with a fall palette. Other smaller pumpkins extend the centerpiece, while candles set a warm glow.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLarge decorative gourds suit the contemporary look in this space while still applying a seasonal vibe to the space.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSmall pumpkins look great sitting atop candle holders. Some leaves and small candles can complete the look around the base of them.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCandles in fall colors surrounded by large pieces of potpourri not only bring a beautiful scent to the space, but look great as a free-flowing centerpiece.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWheat stalks make an eye-catching, but very simple DIY centerpiece. Just tie some ribbon around them and add some accents along the table.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSome pears, acorns, and leaves fill a rustic basket for a simple but beautiful centerpiece that pops on the green table runner.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPumpkins painted white with black silhouettes of fall leaves look great on white cake stands. Pops of orange flowers over smaller white pumpkins pull the look together on the place settings.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA wood slab holds a rustic setting of candles, gourds, grapes on a bed of wheat stalks.

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSucculents over moss and a pumpkin or water melon creates a beautifully natural centerpiece full of color and life. Tutorial: Better Homes & Gardens

10 DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCandles shaped like pears are interspersed with real pears over fall leaves and a wood slab for a long centerpiece.

Dress up your table with any one of these fall centerpiece ideas for a setting that will surely impress your guests.

Warm regards,
Megan

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10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Fall is here, so it’s time to break out a whole new season of decorating. This is one of my favorite seasons; there are so many rich textures and colors to work with. One of the most iconic symbols to decorate with in the fall is the pumpkin. There are so many fun ideas to take pumpkins from their typical orange state and elevate them into something fresh and creative. In fact, pumpkins can be downright chic and fit any style or color palette your home possesses. Here are 10 DIY pumpkin decorating ideas you can use to get your home stylishly ready for fall.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSpray-painting your pumpkins white and wrapping them in fall-inspired twigs makes for a simple, but creative centerpiece. The berries really pop against the white.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPaint can totally transform your pumpkins. You can play with stencils and have them flow right with your existing decor.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMetallic paint and shiny accents such as sequins and chains give these pumpkins a glamorous vibe.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comClean out the pumpkins and carve pretty patterns on the outside, then place candles (real or electronic) inside for a beautiful glow.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA black cake stand holds a stenciled pumpkin for a chic, yet very simple piece of fall decor.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCandle holders and a cake stand showcase color-blocked pumpkins in bold colors that are modern and unexpected.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comDipping these pumpkins in metallic paint (and even painting one black) gave these pumpkins a fashionable new vibe.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGold-dipped leaves glued to a creamy-white pumpkin create a beautiful, unique pattern.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese creepy kitties are made entirely out of pumpkins and other fall vegetables painted in a high gloss black paint.

10 DIY Fall Pumpkin Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis pumpkin was painted white and then dipped in gold paint for a feminine, chic look.

The possibilities are endless when decorating pumpkins. You can make them to suit any color palette or style your home already has, making them the perfect piece of fall decor.

Warm regards,
Megan

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