I love decorating with touches of white in the spring. It always seems to brighten the room. I love the colonial/prim look, but sometimes you just need a lift. White also bring a lot of class to a room and gives it that special accent.
Think about using White Tulips, White Lilac, White Roses to name a few. A simple sprig is enough. For example, a sprig of White Tulips in an old crock with some green moss. A sprig of White Lilac in a white stoneware pitcher. You get the idea.
Now you can find beautiful silk flowers at Michaels or other places that are so realistic. Why wait till they come up in the garden? I also like to use Pussy Willows in the spring along with Forsythia.
Brighten up your home. Don't be afraid to add a little punch to your colonial primitive home.