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Bedroom Ideas, Home Accessories Ideas, Home Decor & Furniture February 21, 2017

Putting the Bloom in Spring Style

Spring will be arriving soon. And with it will be all of the beautiful flora that many of us miss during the winter. You know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Vibrant color, fresh scents and pleasant temperatures are upon us. The season also brings back one of our favorite fashion and interior trends – florals.  Just when you think you’ve had enough of them year after year, they reinvent themselves. This season, florals are opulent, painterly, and delicate.


Large scale and full of engaging colors, these will make an undeniably fresh statement in any home.


Beautifully artistic, the painterly effect gives these floral pillows a lovely softness around the edges as if painted directly onto the fabric.


These blossoms are smaller in scale and less ornate, perfect for those who love styles that are simple yet attractive.

Psst. Did you notice the poppies? They’re popping up everywhere! Share your floral furnishings and decor with us on Instagram using #MyAshleyHome for a chance to be featured. And don’t forget to pin your favorites below:

Health & Wellness, Seasonal, Spring Inspiration April 26, 2016

Get Outside: Inexpensive Activities For Spring

The ground is thawing and flowers are blooming which means springtime is officially here! It's time to dust off your hiking boots, dig out your bike, and get some clean, fresh air. Here are fun and (if you own the equipment) free outdoor activities to do during this time of year.



Lace up those hiking boots and take a hike, literally. Hitting the trails is one of the best ways to exercise and explore nature’s most beautiful spots. Head outdoors and take full advantage of the natural scenery as you walk and climb the trails.


Bike Riding

Now, this activity is perfect for the entire family. Pump up the tires and grab those helmets, it's time to get pedaling. Take your bike to the trails or just cruise around the neighborhood, either way, you’ll you be taking in the clean, fresh spring air. Don’t forget a windbreaker; it still might be a little nippy outdoors especially for the young ones.


Running or Walking

Ready, set, go! Grab your running shoes and gear up for a run around the block. Want different scenery? Find a nearby track and relive your high school days by doing the mile run. Too much nostalgia? Do a light jog or take a walk around the track. Keep your feet moving and blood pumping for long-lasting health benefits.



Get out those binoculars and head outside to do a little bird watching. As the birds are gliding and chirping away at the return of spring, watch and observe them in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to bring a camera and snap pictures of these beautiful creatures. Who knows the types of birds you might spy with your little eye. Depending on where you live, you might see a Cardinal, Belted Kingfisher, Pacific Wren, Heron, Woodpecker, or even a Mockingbird; the possibilities are endless.




Bring out those protective gloves and revive your garden this spring. To get it back into tip-top shape, start off by removing weeds, revitalizing the soil, trimming old plants, and adding mulch. Are you ready for the fun part? Bring a new look to your garden by adding a variety of shrubs and flowers such as pansies, snapdragons, tulips, or lilacs. All you have to do is wait for a show of blossoms.


Now, that we’ve shared a few of our favorite outdoor spring activities. We would love to hear how you're celebrating the return of spring.