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Simple Spring Decorating With Forsythia Branches

How to decorate with forsythia branches for spring

 

Welcome everyone! Is spring “springing” in your area? Pops of yellow forsythia bushes are flowering all over town which means that spring truly has arrived here in Kentucky! I have a bit of a sentimental attachment to forsythia. My grandparents had a beautiful forsythia bush by their side porch that I always loved. The blooming of the forsythia each year in March meant that my birthday and Easter were close at hand! My decorating is inspired by sentiment and what is going on seasonally in nature, so using forsythia to brighten up our home for early spring is something I always do. Even if you don’t want to drag out a lot of elaborate spring or Easter decor, faux or fresh forsythia branches can easily add some spring vibes to your home. Today I am sharing several ideas for simple spring decorating with forsythia.

 

Early blooming Forsythia

“Forsythias are popular early spring flowering shrubs in gardens and parks, especially during Easter; Forsythias are nicknamed the Easter Tree because its branches appear to be waving in praise of the resurrection of Jesus. Two are commonly cultivated for ornament, Forsythia × intermedia and Forsythia suspensa. They are both spring flowering shrubs, with yellow flowers. They are grown and prized for being tough, reliable garden plants. Forsythia × intermedia is the more commonly grown, is smaller, has an upright habit, and produces strongly coloured flowers. Forsythia suspensa is a large to very large shrub, can be grown as a weeping shrub on banks, and has paler flowers. Many named garden cultivars can also be found. Forsythia is frequently forced indoors in the early spring.” Source: Wikipedia

 

 

Ideas For Simple Spring Decorating with Forsythia Branches

 

In my recent Spring Home Tour: Easy Spring Decorating with Bunnies, Birds and Blooms, I shared my front door basket filled with faux forsythia branches, pussy willow branches, fresh picked daffodils and trailing greenery. Yellow flowers look great on our porch with our yellow bricks so I like to use yellow flowers are seasonally appropriate when decorating the porch.

 

Pretty Spring Wreath with yellow and purple Green door

Last year for my Early Spring Home Tour Part 2 I combined forsythia with thistle, purple tulips, small purple flowers and various grasses in a basket arrangement I made for my back door .

 

Cute mudroom decorating ideas for spring hunterboots with forsythia umbrella state chalk board antiques sign I also displayed my Hunter Boots filled with faux forsythia branches in our little back door entry area just off from the kitchen.

 

 

Cozy Spring Home Tour - Entry Bench

Shades of Blue Interiors

A basket of forsythia branches is another beautiful way to brighten up a mudroom or entryway.

 

 

Quick Decorating Changes for Spring: Faux Forsythia Branch

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Tall forsythia branches are often styled in glass vases or demijohns.

 

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City Girl Gone Mom

 

 

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Sand and Sisal

 

 

Forsythia and Blue Glass.

Georgianna Lane

Small cuttings of fresh forsythia branches look so pretty in little vases too.

 

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Embellished Spring Nest~ Stonegable

You can also add a bit of forsythia to a spring nest for a little color…

 

Colorful Spring tablescape

Sand Dollar Lane

…or use forsythia to add lots of extra spring color in with other festive Easter decor.

 

 

DIY Bucket of Flowers Centerpiece. Beautiful farmhouse centerpiece for spring

Sarah Joy

A galvanized bucket of forsythia branches is perfect for a simple farmhouse spring centerpiece.

 

 

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The house where I grew up was rural and “country”  and we had lots of forsythia bushes blooming on the hillside in the spring. While my grandparents had a stately brick home in the city with the my favorite forsythia bush, I also associate forsythia with spring in the country. I think simple forsythia branches looks great in vintage farmhouse style vignettes.

 

Forsythia in one of my favorite old watering cans ~

The Old Blue Bucket

I am a big fan of spring cottage-garden style indoors and out. I love the look of forsythia displayed in old watering cans.

 

Common Ground

 

Common Ground

 

 

Sincerely Marie Designs

A classic white pitcher filled towering forsythia branches just looks so simple and elegant for spring.

 

Forsythia, a great flower for a yellow themed early springtime wedding! It means good nature, innocence, and anticipation!

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Ironstone and forsythia? Yes please!

 

 

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I also love the look of forsythia displayed in chippy old enamelware pitchers.

 

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When forsythia is displayed in a ginger jar or a blue and white vase the look is chic and timeless.

 

 

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Geometric Vase with Forsythia Branchessource

Lemons and forsythia add a double punch of bright, sunny spring color when combined in a tablescape.

 

 

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Summer mantel decor and decorating ideas

Thrifty and Chic

Using forsythia on the mantel is an easy and elegant way to add simple spring elegance.

 

 

fireplace mantel decorated with spring blooming branches

A Cultivated Nest

 

The Frugal Homemaker

A simple forsythia wreath also looks beautiful hanging above a mantel.

 

 

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For extra spring color, try mixing forsythia with brightly colored tulips in a flower arrangement. Depending on your region, forsythia might be blooming along with tulips and other trees and flowers.

 

 

 

LOVE URNS FOR MY GARDEN. Spring urn planter flower arrangement with forsythia tulips daffodils and white bird houses. by araceli repin BellaDonna'sLuxeDesigns

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You can also use forsythia to add height and visual interest to your outdoor spring urns and containers. Isn’t this spring urn just amazing?

 

 

 

anderson + grant: Forcing Forsythia to Bloom Indoors for Spring Decorating

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Forsythia branches can be forced in winter if you can’t wait for spring! Next year I might try to force some branches in February. Have you ever forced forsythia branches in late winter for early spring color?

 

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Here is pretty vintage forsythia image that could be framed or used somehow in spring crafts.

 

 

How to decorate with forsythia branches for spring

I hope this post has inspired you to use fresh or faux forsythia branches to brighten up your home for spring. Is the forsythia blooming in your neck of the woods? I love hearing from you, dear readers!

Thanks for visiting, Happy Spring!

Amber

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kathy A

    I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the ways to style forsythia! Thanx so much!

    March 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Beverly

    I so miss being able to pick some forsythia. I used to put it all over my house up north. Not available down here in Florida. I love all of the ways to display it. Congrats you are being featured on Over The Moon Linky party.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/03/over-moon-linky-party_31.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

    March 31, 2019 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Lovely, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    March 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Mother of 3

    We do not yet have of them in bloom around here but I just love Forsythias! Thanks so much for sharing all of your spring décor ideas with us at the Welcome Spring party; I visited each post and made sure to pin them all.

    April 2, 2019 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Kerryanne

    I thoroughly enjoyed this round up of Forsythia blooms Amber. I’ve never seen it in Australia and after some internet research, found that it can be purchased in a few places. Definitely one to be added to my list!!
    Thank you for sharing this post at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow nights party and pinning too.
    hugs,
    Kerryanne

    April 4, 2019 at 6:55 am
  • Reply Allyson

    So many options for decorating with forsythia. Thanks for the inspiration! Here via your party.

    March 17, 2020 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Pam

    I love love love all of these combinations with the forsythia! That blue and white vase with the yellow forsythia is so stunning! Now I want a forsythia bush.

    March 19, 2020 at 10:02 am
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