Spring is finally here! It might be inside my home, but I’ll take it! These pops of pastel and neutral colors make my home feel bright and happy! I hope to give you some inspiration for your spring home decor!
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A Breath of Fresh Air Spring Home Tour
It still might be a little cold outside, but I’m bringing spring to the inside, and I couldn’t be happier! If you are hoping over from Emily’s spring home tour, at Lilies and Life, welcome! I hope that you are enjoying today’s “A Breath of Fresh Air Spring Home Tour” blog hop and are able to take a look at everyone’s spring homes for the week! There are so many different and unique ways that everyone is preparing their home for spring!
I have been trying to keep things simple while decorating my home this past year. Whether it is for a holiday or a season, I’m finding beauty in simplicity. My bank account also enjoys simplicity! As a mom of young kids, who is trying to keep her household together and run a business, I’ve realized that simple decorating is the key to my sanity and happiness!
That being said, minimal decorating doesn’t have to be boring! It’s all about bringing in pops of color and texture to a space depending on the season. I love having a neutral backdrop in my house so that I can add in some small touches of color. For spring, I love to see pastel and neutral colors along with natural textures, as you will see while you walk through my spring home tour!
Adding some greenery goes a long way during different times of the year. I love tulips! They are my favorite flower by far. They are so hard to get out of season, so I always have to buy them in the springtime to decorate. I bought two different colors of pink tulips and mixed them together in my white texture vase and placed it on top of the whitewashed rattan tray. Sometimes I feel like my wooden island top is a bit dark, so by adding the light rattan try and vase, it makes it feel brighter and lighter.
If you were here for my Valentine’s Day post, you might have seen my pink tassel garland that I hung on my range hood! I loved the texture and color they added to the space and they were perfect for spring, so they got to stick around. Although this might sound ridiculous, I switch out a good portion of my cooking utensils in the spring for an array of pastel-colored ones! It’s such a simple and inexpensive way to add some springtime colors to your space! Basically they are decorative and functional! That’s they best type of piece to have in your home when trying to keep things simple!
I just hung my new acrylic wall calendar and I’m in love with it! You can check out more and find out where I got it in my post, “Family Command Center: Acrylic Wall Calendar!” The shop were I purchased it, has chalkboard calendars, whiteboard calendars, weekly calendars, monthly calendars, and more!
Spring Living Room
I used to be afraid to purchase something from a store and then tweak it to make it my own, especially if it was more than a few bucks! Now, I say that’s ridiculous! If you know what you want, there’s nothing wrong with creating it out of what you have. That is what being a maker is all about! You can make something from scratch or tweak something that you just bought!
Now that that’s clear, let me tell you about the adorable topiaries that I found at Pottery Barn! I had been looking for some topiaries to put on my mantel for spring, but everything was either too expensive, too small, or too something! I stumbled upon THESE topiaries when I was looking for some faux paper whites from Pottery Barn!
They have so many adorable faux plants and flowers right now! The paper whites were on sale and so were the topiaries. Woohoo! Make sure you check them out if you are looking for spring florals!
An hour drive later to find a second one, and I came home with two lavender topiaries! Although they were small, I did not like the purple flowers that were on the two plants. I decided to cut them off! After I got rid of the flowers, the topiaries were exactly what I was going for! I added some more live greenery in the living room along with some coral colored pillows that I found at Home Goods to add some color to the space.
Spring Dining Room
Like I mentioned above, I like to make it easy on myself and transition decor using several things that I already have and a few things that are new each season. I think it’s important to use what you have first. You can always add some new things to update your decor! The only new items on my spring tablescape are the faux paper whites and the scalloped clay egg cups that I made with air dry clay.
In order to make the scalloped clay egg cups, I used a round scalloped cookie cutter from my kids’ playdough to cut out the shape. Then I molded it around some pretend eggs to get the correct shape! It was super easy, and added a little bit of fun to the table! THIS is the clay that I used.
I kept things pretty neutral on my spring tablescape. Using white dishes as my backdrop allows me to add pops of color throughout the different seasons! Dimension is the key to creating a well set table. I always start with a tablecloth or runner and sometimes both, like you see here. I used my seagrass runner because of its spring feel. The next layer consisted of my wooden chargers, then my dinner plates, and finally my salad plates. As a little touch of spring, I made some scalloped clay egg cups to sit on top of the plates. In order to make the scalloped clay egg cups, I used a round scalloped cookie cutter from my kids’ playdough to cut out the shape. Then I molded it around some pretend eggs to get the correct shape! It was super easy, and added a little bit of fun to the table! If you are looking for some more easy spring DIY projects, be sure to look at my “DIY Spring Hoop Wreath!”
I used cloth napkins with my wooden bead and tassel napkin rings that I made for the Philly Home Show. The wooden bead and tassel napkin rings are such a great accessory to any tablescape and you can make them in so many different ways. Make sure you take a look at the blog post if you are interested in making them!
Here are the links for a few of my dining room favorites:
Make sure that you head over to LeAnne’s beautiful home, from Pretty Olive, to continue the spring blog hop home tour for today!