Take my spring home tour for simple decor ideas that will freshen your home and welcome the season. Features fresh flowers and easy farmhouse touches.
Welcome to the final installment of Seasonal Simplicity! We are ending this series with beautiful inspiration and lovely ideas. Each blogger who participated in any of the previous hops is sharing a spring home tour. All the links are at the end of the post, so please check that out when you get there. Before we begin my spring home tour, a very warm welcome to anyone who is coming over from Laura’s blog, Willow Street Interiors. I also want to thank Krista from The Happie Housie for coordinating everything from the first hop to the last!
I was hoping the forsythia branches I cut and brought in last week would be blooming in time for this spring home tour…but no such luck. They are taking a long time, but they are almost there. As soon as they open, I’ll make sure to share some photos, along with some tips for forcing spring branches. I can tell you right now that my first tip is going to be “must be patient!”
When I had to finally admit that there would be no forsythia blooms for this spring home tour, I almost bought more flowers to use in the entry. I seriously considered it for about a day, but I decided to keep it real and opted to use what I had. This tour is about simple spring touches that are budget-friendly and that don’t take much time. Another trip to the grocery store to get more flowers would have been silly. So the forsythia branches with tiny green leaves won out in the end.
The living room has a few changes to refresh it from the winter. One of my favorite tricks is to simply move accessories around to give things a new look. I added a lidded basket to the chest to bring in some texture. I looked through my pillow cover stash and found a few old friends. I went with all blue and white for a crisp, bright look.
I added the lavender buckets (from my Lavender Lantern Arrangements) to one of the baskets on the blanket ladder. The built-in shelves were already simple and neutral, so I just removed the lanterns and added more ironstone. You can see what the lanterns looked like HERE.
For a little more texture, I switched the wood tray on the coffee table with the Water Hyacinth Tray that matches the lidded basket on the chest. A galvanized lantern filled with eggs, and two new vases filled with tulips finished the coffee table. The cute bunny vase was a birthday present from my daughter and the galvanized milk can was a purchase from my Magnolia Market trip.
All sources are listed at the end of the post.
Refreshing a dining room for the changing seasons is easy if you just concentrate your efforts on the table. To carry the blue and white theme in from the living room, I added a striped table runner. The wood tray that was on the coffee table moved in, and was filled with pitchers of fresh flowers and a rosemary plant. (The rosemary plant has since found its way to the kitchen in my Herb Garden Basket.)
Even though we don’t use our dining room as much as we should, I still enjoy it every day. The image below is the view from my kitchen, so when I make the extra effort to do something special on the table, I can see it from the living room AND the kitchen. Double pleasure for sure.
Spring Home Tour Sources and Details
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**All pillows and quilts are from my personal collection and are no longer available.
Sofa: Chloe II in Desire Pearl from Artvan | Chairs & footstools: Elle III in Ferrel Doe from Artvan | Safavieh Rug | Coffee table | Basket tray | Bunny vase | Galvanized lantern | Galvanized milk can | End tables | Blue Slipper Chairs | Buffet lamps (similar) | Blue wall plates | Lidded basket | Basket blanket ladder | Large dough bowl (similar) | Blue cabinet | Tissue holder
Safavieh Rug | Chair fabric | Chandelier | Botanical prints | Address decal on plate | Table runner | Blue striped pitcher | Blue floral pitcher (similar) | Ivory wood tray (similar) | Lantern hooks | Lanterns | Board and Batten details | Wall color above board and batten: Sherwin Williams Linwood Sands.
Now it’s time to send you along to Duke Manor Farm and Laura’s tour. She has a stunning home and an incredible personal style so I know you will find all sorts of inspiration there. Here are the links to the entire tour: