Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling

March 26, 2015

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

This month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers theme is all about emerging from winter hibernation and bringing a touch of spring inside as Easter approaches.

The timing is perfect, as I’ve been trying to find ways to add a bit of new-season freshness to our third bedroom. It’s currently being redecorated and at the moment consists only of a bed and a small side table, but it will be used by visiting friends and family over the Easter break so I want to make it as welcoming as possible.

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

I’ve been given a few hyacinth bulbs recently and I was very excited to discover from one of my all-time favourite blogs A Quiet Style that they don’t need soil for nutrients, so I decided to free them from their pots and transfer them into glass tumblers to display in the bedroom. All I had to do was gently untangle the roots of each bulb (I had some feline help for this bit!), then wash off the soil and put them in water. Voila!

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

I now have hyacinths dotted all over the house, including a cluster on the mantelpiece in the lounge. They haven’t fully bloomed yet, but they add a lovely pop of greenery and they look very striking next to vases of simple white flowers. Here’s hoping the petals emerge in time for our guests!

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling | These Four Walls blog

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series run by Igor of Happy Interior Blog and Judith of JOLIEX.com to encourage people to use plants in their homes. To see more, search #urbanjunglebloggers or check out the website.

Photography by Abi Dare

10 thoughts on “Urban Jungle Bloggers | Spring styling

  1. Igor

    Once again I am beyond smitten with your beautiful green stylings, Abi!! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful Urban Jungle Blogger!

  2. Cate

    Love how calming these shots are, I love having hyacinths dotted around the house at this time of year too, they smell so good! x

    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks Cate! I’m travelling in Portugal at the moment but they were just beginning to flower as we left, so hopefully I’ll return to lovely scent everywhere! x

  3. Tammy

    It all looks stunning ! Hope you have a great time with your guests, I know they will love staying over by looking at these pics ! x

  4. Judith

    Wow, Spring is here, Abi! Your styling looks gorgeous and and I can almost smell the hyacinths <3 I had a few bulbs last year and once they fully bloomed and faded, I put the bulbs in the ground in our garden. I didn't think of them anymore but the other day I saw 2 tiny hyacinths in the middle of the grass! I don't know if you have a garden (or a balcony with some extra pots, but it may be an idea to plant them somewhere in a few weeks 😉 Thank you for joining us again!

    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks Judith! That’s a great idea – I’ll give it a go. Really enjoying being part of the fantastic Urban Jungle Bloggers community!

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