Hello and welcome back all! I have been so excited for today as I am joining some incredible friends for the Cozy Spring Home Tours – hosted by the very talented Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors and co-hosted by Country Living Magazine! A big thank you to HomeGoods for providing gift cards that were used to purchase some of the decor in this post.
Joining these ladies on this tour and having you over to our home is a total honor. One I do not take lightly… I look forward to these opportunities to share with you and truly hope you leave feeling encouraged, intrigued and inspired. Country Living Magazine online is sharing an article with some spring inspiration from these tours too.
(Round Decorative Sculpture, Basket Tray and Wooden Tray are from HomeGoods)
I am going to take you through most of the rooms in our home and share some simple tips on how I like to dress it for the season of spring. It is such a cheerful season and one of promise. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, activities are slowly shifting to the outdoors and the days are getting longer! Need I say more, it is delightful!
And just like any season, it is equally as fun to prepare for when making “home”. Firstly, I like to use as many vases or containers (unconventional works) as I can and fill them with greenery. Nothing says spring more to me than blooms and greens! As seen here I took this HomeGoods decorative sculpture and pushed a bit of faux eucalyptus/lilacs inside. Since they are faux this also eliminates the need for water.
Layering trays can give dimensional/textural interest to the space too. I don’t worry about styles in these cases and just use shapes or materials that are fun, like the hexagon tray with the lighter weaved tray. The basket weave lightens things up for the airy season.
I used more color in this tour than I normally do and really LOVED it… Use color to promote the crisp and bright notion of spring, even when you have a neutral palette. I added some muted pinks and blues to the sofa with HomeGoods’ pillows and let the patterns dance around together. Because the colors are soft, the patterns could be playful without competing.
Keep Baskets lying around as they give texture and “speak spring” with lighter materials and fun designs.
(Patterned Pillow and Basket from HomeGoods)
I don’t worry about what I am filling them with as I know a toy or book will find it’s way in there. Or even a pillow, ha!
As you leave our family room here you will step across the sunroom into our dining room.
This is easily the favorite room in our house for so many reasons. One of which is that spring is most vividly seen here through the walls of windows.
To enhance the season, fill the space with like-minded flowers. Noted in the beginning, I am using all my “favorites”, even here arranged in a bowl (tutorial) and keeping the flowers displayed as if they were clipped from my yard. Even though lilacs will not bloom until May, they are one of the very best! And when they do… I display them in every room for their fragrance and beauty. While these pictured are mostly faux, they seem more real when grouped and repeated throughout the rooms because that is what I would do if I had a gorgeous tree ready to clip outside my window ;).
Mix and match dishes. This is an inexpensive way to change up the look of your servingware without having to buy a whole new set. I used pink plates with organically striped bowls and classic napkins from HomeGoods. Much like the pillows, the colors are muted but just the right touch for these sweet months.
From this dining space you step straight into our hardworking kitchen…
Sometimes it is a great idea to empty your shelves and unload them, just to reload them with much less. I did this with my white HomeGoods’ dishware and then I filled another one of their serving bowls with blossoming potted plants. I just plopped them in there with their containers so I could pull them out and water them easily. Lightening up spaces can feel so refreshing during this season of renewal.
Treats and refreshments whether eaten or sipped, are always a good idea any time of year.
(White Vase and Modern Cloche from HomeGoods)
These jam hand pies are sitting pretty and hoping to be indulged. Having things out and ready can make guests feel welcome. Nor do they have to be homemade… I tried to make this festive Rose Bundt Cake for the post and it was a terrible fail – so I grabbed these from the freezer and no one cared where they came from ;). They were all gone by the time I finished photographing.
Those same lilacs are making the spaces cohesive and were easily gathered in a fruit inspired vase (or maybe artichoke inspired I should say… lol?!
(Hanging vase from HomeGoods)
As we leave the kitchen you will land right in front of our bedroom.
While I keep this room mostly white and bright, this time I decided to rethink bright and add bold pops of color and pattern.
Earlier I talked about introducing muted tones and yes do that, but also don’t be afraid to make some statements. Pillows are such an easy way to try this out… I found that blue and coral pillow at HomeGoods which happened to make a perfect mix with the pillows I was already using.
And for one final room – I had to give a look at our daughter’s space…
(Pink tassel blanket from HomeGoods)
I couldn’t resist the tassels and pink on this blanket… I still continue to layer textiles but keep them lighter in weight. Spring warms up throughout the season, so while I love the chunky knits I choose to cycle those out for a bit and replace them with cottons to mimic the feeling of the year.
Friends I hope you enjoyed today and that these tips have given you some ideas or encouragement for decorating this season. Again thank you SO very much for visiting, I appreciate these opportunities and each and every one of you!
You will find the entire tour listed here below for your enjoyment…
*HomeGoods provided gift cards for products used within this post and all opinions are 100% my own.