Use-what-you-have decorating is the one of the best ways of decorating. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

Just remember– that method not only applies to the things inside your house, you can use what’s outsideyour house, too! Obviously, spring and summer are great times to bring in cut flowers from your yard, but you can also bring in some fresh greens cut from bushes or trees.

We happen to have a ton of laurel bushes in our yard, which means I never have a shortage of greenery to bring indoors whenever I get the urge. And this time of year, they bloom with these little white flowers, which is even better.

And just a few snips here and there can really bring a room alive.

Click here to see how I used my own bushes to make arrangements for my parents’ anniversary reception last summer!

How do you use what you have to decorate?