Hello, friends! Spring is almost here and I couldn't be more excited. We live in Missouri, and this winter feels like it has been particularly oppressive. I have started adding touches of Spring and Easter decor into our home to brighten things up a bit.
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Decorating your home for spring:
This post is partially a spring home tour as I have several things I was really excited to share. I'd also love to get your input on a few decor dilemas. As I've mentioned in the past, I can occasionally make rash decisions with projects.
For the most part, it usually works out. But, occasionally I've really regretted my impulsivity. I'll get back to that topic later.
Let's start in my breakfast nook. If you've followed my blog for a while, you've likely read about my kitchen table transformation. I am SO glad I completed that project as this pretty little table is getting a second life in our home. BUT, I digress. I got a new rug!
Check out the original post to get a look at my previous jute rug. I really loved it, but apparently we are really hard on rugs in our home. It lasted a little over two years and that was a stretch. To be honest, it seemed dirty when we first got it. That is pretty common with jute rugs, but it required lots of extra cleaning effort.
Wayfair has a rug that I fell in love with:
The new rug arrived a few days ago and I couldn't be happier. It is bright, adding so much light to our kitchen. All of our cabinets are dark walnut stain as are our hardwood floors. My husband can't be convinced to let me paint the cabinets (yet!).
In the picture below, you get a glimpse of our cabinets. They are still in good condition, so they are certainly not at the top of my list of home project priorities.
Don't you just love a functional vignette?! I used some faux flowers from Hobby Lobby to brighten up my kitchen space. Items were added that I use at the stove regularly. Of course it wouldn't be complete without a pretty candle. Voila! It brings me a little bit of joy when I'm making dinner each night.
My family is a bit obsessed with pistachios right now. Jason and the kids love having these out for a quick snack while we chat around the kitchen island.
Our hearth room sits just off of our kitchen. My goal was to make it pretty, but functional. Are you sensing a theme? I love spaces that look nice, but they have to be usable.
My desk space is in the hearth room. This works perfect for me, because I'm always doing something in the kitchen. I can easily hop back and forth as needed. Some might find this distracting, but I love being in the middle of everything.
This brings me to my dilemma. I have had the red accessories for several years now and was thinking I'd mix it up a bit. I'm contemplating spray painting the lantern and coral a bright yellow. What do you think? I'm not sold, but I might just go for it. I'd need to get a new pillow cover for the love seat to match, but that's easy enough.
Lots of plants fill the space! To me, plants = spring! Faux plants were added here and there because I'm not really known for my green thumb. I do have several real plants, but they are varieties that are nearly impossible to kill.
So what do you think? Keep the red or spray paint accessories yellow?
Hearth room paint color: Perfect Griege
On to the rest of the Spring and Easter decor...
Most of the furniture in my living room has been painted at some point or another with chalk paint. Some books ended up getting some paint too! I also have covered several old, hardback books with burlap. My plan is to write a post about that soon, so stay tuned!
Living room paint color: Intellectual Gray by Sherwin Williams
See the white and coco cabinet above? My charging cabinet tutorial will tell you how I got this look. We use the cabinet every day to store the kids' devices. I love closing the door and hiding all of our cords!
The faux plant (greenery) is from IKEA. The white and gray distressed pot was purchased a year or two ago at Nebraska Furniture Mart. I believe it is part of Joanna Gaines Magnolia Homes collection. I couldn't find a link to the exact pot, but the above link should give you a place to start.
Using artificial flowers to add spring color:
Last year, I wrote a post about using artificial flowers in home decor. Real flowers are always my preference, but the last few years I've found it is just so easy to get pretty, artificial flowers that actually look real. I tend to get busy with life and the artificial flowers and plants don't require any attention!
They're so easy to switch out when you get tired of a particular color. I have a tote in a spare closet with seasonal floral stems. Sometimes I feel like I could open my own craft store with all of the supplies I already have! Can you relate?
Another bird's nest!
You guys, I have about 1, 887, 542 faux plants from IKEA. I use them everywhere! They are in bathrooms that don't get natural light, on bookshelves, and others are salt and peppered in nearly every room all over my home. Do you have any? Please tell me I'm not the only one;-)
Spring and Easter Decor // A quick peek outside:
Remember my front door painting fiasco? They are holding up nicely, thank goodness! You can also read about how I made this cute Welcome wood sign. I love to change out my wreaths with the seasons. These cute carrots (from Hobby Lobby) work until after Easter.
My Niche leading upstairs:
When we first moved into our home, I was so excited to have this fun niche that leads to our upstairs. I envisioned decorating it with every season. Well...I do decorate it with the seasons, but I ALWAYS struggle to make the space look good. I'm not sure why it is such a challenge for me, but I always end up throwing my hand in the air and saying "good enough".
Do you have any tricky places in your home that you struggle to decorate?
The next picture gives you perspective to see how the niche looks from a distance. I have some more work to do with that space, don't you think?
At the bottom of these stairs is my home's entry.
In a recent post, I shared my farmhouse entry story. My home isn't a particular decor style, more just a collection of things I love. How about you? How would you classify your home's decor?
An oversight...I left out our winter soap dispenser in my kitchen. Mr. Snowman will need to retire. Even though winter isn't officially over, I'm over it!
Thanks for sticking with me today! Have you added spring and Easter decor to your home? I'd love to hear all about it. Leave a comment below and say hello.
Have a great day!