Decorate A Dollhouse Porch For Spring
By Julia Morrison
Does it ever feel like time stands still in your miniature? The dolls stay the same age, and there's no sign of holidays or seasons passing them by. Every season, I like to decorate a dollhouse with special accessories to help bring the outdoors in. When it comes to decorating, whether your own home or a miniature home, spring is the most important time of year. It's time to get excited about giving the space a fresh new look inspired by the vibrant colors and burst of activity all around you.
With springtime on its way, now is the time to decorate a dollhouse porch with all of the miniatures of the season. The expansive porch of many houses provides the perfect opportunity for a springtime scene.
Every porch, large or small, needs seating. Install a porch swing to give your house the charming feeling of a relaxed springtime morning. Next to it, place a small table with a tiny glass of lemonade. Can't you imagine a member of your dollhouse family relaxing on the porch, sipping lemonade and reading a good book? The key to furnishing any space for spring is to switch from darker and deeper hues to lighter spring tones - picture a whitewashed rocking chair or oak porch swing.
Get inspired by the appearance of your own home this spring. Color is the cornerstone of any exuberant springtime look. Your dollhouse should not be an exception! Add a window box filled with colorful blooms or a few hanging baskets. Small potted plants will bring the colors of the season to the door of your house. Marvel at the tiny, delicate leaves and blossoms that make flowers one of my favorite accessories when I decorate my miniatures.
Finally, don't overlook the more practical accessories when you decorate a dollhouse. These will help your home looked lived-in rather than stuck in a time warp. With nature a major theme of spring, a watering can and other gardening tools complete your miniature porch scene. These little details are so often forgotten, but really do make your miniature look like someone lives there.
When the season comes to an end, don't forget to change them out with beach balls, sand pails, and other summertime delights. Decorating your house with the right accessories is a great way to welcome the change in seasons. These special touches will instantly make your dollhouse feel more alive.
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