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Spring Home Tour: Simple Decor Ideas

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

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.

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.

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!”

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

I added buckets of faux lavender 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Spring Home Tour Sources and Details

*Some links lead to websites where I am an affiliate. Click HERE for my disclosure statement.

**All pillows and quilts are from my personal collection and are no longer available.

Entry

Pitcher | Lamp (vintage) | Wall color: Sherwin Williams Upward | Mirror (vintage) | Forsythia wreath tutorial | Front Door Color: Sherwin Williams Naval

Living Room

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

Dining Room

Safavieh Rug | Chair fabric | Chandelier | Botanical prints | Address decal on plateTable runner | Blue striped pitcher | Blue floral pitcher (similar) | Ivory wood tray (similar) | Lantern hooks | Lanterns | Board and Batten detailsWall 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:

Monday

The Happy Housie // Sunny Side Up // Rooms FOR Rent

So Much Better With Age // Maison de Pax // TIDBITS

Zevy Joy // The House of Wood // The Turquoise Home

Tuesday

Confessions of a Serial DIYer // Designthusiasm // House by Hoff // Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Stacy Risenmay // Southern State of Mind // Sincerely, Sara D. // Town and Country Living

Wednesday

Willow Street Interiors // On Sutton Place // Duke Manor Farm

Place of My Taste // Rambling Renovators // Deeply Southern Home

Thursday

Decor Gold Designs // Amber Tysl // Sincerely Marie Designs

Summer Adams // Setting for Four

31 Comments

  1. Ann,
    Love, love, love your spring blue & white theme! I tend to save that look for summer, but why wait! Great decorating tips! I’ve been considering adding plates as part of the wall decor and now I’m sold. I’m inspired by mixing them with framed pieces of art; even the white plates on white walls works by adding dimension & texture without taking up visual space. And in regard to the forsythia, I noticed it immediately in your first photo & thought it was a beautiful green touch for early spring. So glad you kept the branches as is.
    It’s still cold here in PA, but I’m so ready to start my spring decorating…today!

  2. Your home is just beautiful Ann! Thank you so much for your lovely posts each week. I always look forward to your blog, beautiful artwork and decoration ideas. Thank you!

  3. Hi, I love all the different textures you used in your home, and anytime I see white with navy, it’s worth a click to me! I completely agree about moving accessories around. It’s a quick trick that can change the mood of the room, usually to brighten it up, and your home looks extra inviting and cheerful. I love those extra plush looking pillows on your sofa, too.

  4. Your home is so beautiful! I love your ironstone collection! Your style is so timeless and chic. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love how you mix the traditional case goods (furniture) with current neutrals and refreshing shades of blue. Truly lovely.

  6. SueB of Blondin Blogs says:

    LOVED the spring home tour; thanx for the inspiration!

  7. Heather Luckhurst says:

    Your home is so gorgeous for Spring Ann! I love all of the botanicals and flowers you added and your living room is gorgeous! Happy Easter! xo Heather

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Ann, Thanks for keeping it real! The cut Forsythia branches look beautiful at this stage! I enjoyed looking at your Spring home tour, as always so serene and beautiful. :)

  9. Christy James says:

    Your Spring home is so elegant! It’s a bummer about the Forsythia not being in bloom yet, but the fresh greenery looks perfect for Spring as well! XO

  10. Ann, I love everything about your house, especially the blue and white accents. Just beautiful.

  11. Hi, there! What a lovely post! Your Dining Room is great! Love the wainscoting and the dining room set. All your Spring touches are charming. I can only imagine your impatience until those branches bloom! Thank you for inviting us for a peek!

  12. Your home is beautiful, Ann! I love your herb garden and pops of green and blue throughout.
    Hugs, Jamie

  13. Your home is beautiful and classic. I love everything about it. It is so refreshing to see a home that isn’t just like every other blogger. I’m trying to find new rugs for my dining room and my great room. Your rugs are gorgeous. Is the beige in the rugs a warm or cool tone, more brown or gray tone? I have a traditional Ethan Allen dining room table and chairs that is an antique oak color. I was wondering if you think the rugs would look ok with that color of wood. I’ve ordered and returned so many rugs trying to find one that works for my home. Thanks, Alli

  14. Thank you for inviting us to your beautiful home. It’s colorful and crisp and I love it.

  15. Anne, your home is beautiful. I still sigh when your dining room is featured, that wainscoting…so lovely – classic, yet fresh. Love your quilts shown folded over the chairs. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. Beautiful spring tour, Ann! I love the crisp blue and white and fresh branches. So glad you could be part of this tour series!!

  17. Ann, I love your clean style of decorating. Your dining table and chairs just beautiful. This is why I welcome your blog.

  18. Love the blue and white. I tend to gravitate to the blues. I like the little bunny in your entryway. Everything looks great!

  19. Your home is gorgeous! It is so welcoming and serene. Thank you for the links to some of the items you have. Now it’s time for me to shop!

  20. Ann,it is so refreshing to see a home with some color rather than all the bleached furniture. The warm wood says come in and stay a while. Love your blog.

  21. Diane Henkler says:

    Hi Ann –

    Love the fresh look for spring. I love love love the white fabric with the blue dots on the pillows on your sofa. So clean and fresh. Did you make them with fabric yardage?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Diane! Those pillow covers are from IKEA and I got them several years ago. They have been inside, outside and washed several times. They still look like new!

  22. Thanks for the tour! I love the simple hint to move things around to give a new look! Thank you for your wonderful blog.

  23. Lory at Designthusiasm says:

    Ann, your home looks so pretty dressed for spring! The blue and white has such a fresh look and the greenery is lovely – even the branches that haven’t bloomed yet! :-)

  24. Linda Smith says:

    Ann, Can you tell me where you got the tissue holder shown in your living room?! I love your home and your blog!

    Linda

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Linda…that came from Crate and Barrel. I added the link to the source list. Thank you!

  25. Just love the Spring look – gave me the incentive I needed to change the dining room table that gets overlooked with every passing.
    Must ask – do you do the watercolors. They are absolutely delightful.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Carol…yes the watercolor printables are original and I design them myself. Most of them are made from my own photographs that have been digitally transformed into watercolors. Thanks for taking a look!

  26. Very nicely done. I would have add a little blue pillow to the side chair in the dining room. Love all your ideas.

  27. Runningonempty says:

    I love it! Great taste.

    Cath

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