Today is Spring Home Tour Day sponsored by HomeGoods and co-hosted by Country Living magazine! I’m joining several bloggers to showcase our homes decorated for spring, and I’m throwing in a few decorating tips along the way. Special thanks to Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors for organizing this event. (This post contains affiliate links.)
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I decided to turn my dining room into a sitting room. It’s the smallest room in my house and just wasn’t working to host everyone for holiday meals. So the dining room became my sitting room and the living room will become the dining room.
New Sitting Room
A new tufted ottoman from HomeGoods and my script chairs provide comfy seating. A new cabinet and pendant light round out this side of the room.
The gray-washed cabinet is also from HomeGoods. It’s the perfect size for this wall and gives me additional storage.
I originally chose a different pendant light for this room, but I ended up hanging it in the family room.
Decorating Tip #1: Wall art doesn’t have to be expensive. A pair of bird charts adds spring freshness to the space. The posters are less than $5 each and I added wood strips and rope to hang them. See my hanging poster tutorial on how to make your own.
On the cabinet, a birch bark vase holds silk spring flowers.
Decorating Tip #2: On the other side of the sitting room is the mantel with a fresh coat of white paint. When you want to transform a piece of furniture, give it a new color with paint. It’s an economical way to make a big impact in a room.
A magnolia leaf wreath hangs on my empty window frame from the flea market. I gave the frame a fresh coat of gray paint.
Angel wing sconces flank the window frame. And that sheep planter? I’m obsessed with it!
I tucked a few sprigs of white silk flowers inside.
As luck would have it, I found this leaning blue vase for just under $8. I featured the blue votive on my winter mantel (which looks more like a spring mantel).
Onto my kitchen. After months of gray winter days, I like to add sunny cheer in this space.
Decorating Tip #3: Use grocery store flowers in your decor. You can often find big bunches of blooms for $10 to $15. To keep them fresher longer, cut the bottom of the stems every few days.
Spring is the perfect time for de-cluttering your home. I’m trying to rid myself of stuff I don’t need, editing flat surfaces like shelves and tables.
Morning sun pours in the windows above the kitchen sink, keeping the space light and airy in a natural way.
I love the simplicity of white ironstone on my open shelves in the kitchen. I feel it adds a classic touch to my farmhouse kitchen.
The Bon Appetit sheep sign replaces the Dairy cow sign that was here previously. I’ve got sheep in the sitting room so I added one in the kitchen, too.
I used pink in my family room at Christmas, and I’m using it again for my spring home tour. I didn’t hang my new pendant light in the family room before I took the photos, so it’ll have to wait for a future post.
Decorating Tip #4: Use faux floral sprays to dress up a large clock or other piece of wall art. All you need to do is wire a few together and add a pretty ribbon. A small nail in the wall keeps it in place.
Decorating Tip #5: Use decorative items across the seasons. The pink pillows were a Christmas addition to my white sectional, and I’m using them again for spring. Stretch your budget by purchasing items you can use more than once per year.
The fun pom pom pillows are a new find from HomeGoods. They’re bundled in packages of two for just $25. Score!
You can’t have spring without tulips and I chose pink for my spring home tour.
Tulips can get a little droopy so I added sweet pink carnations to help hold them up in my white ironstone pitcher.
Soft colors for spring; it soothes my soul and gets me excited for longer days and warmer weather.
Thank you for stopping by to enjoy my spring home tour. If you missed it, last week I shared my spring porch and entryway. What accents do you like to use for the spring season?
Be sure to visit all the gorgeous decor by my fellow bloggers!