Welcome to My Spring Home Tour!
Spring is the season of rebirth. And after a season of winter we all love spring. The challenge is that we are usually ready for it before it’s ready for us! Waiting on weather is not always fun, but that’s all the more reason to fake it inside until weather cooperates…which it always does…eventually. How do I change up my home to create a look that is new, fresh, and brings the outdoors in? I’ll show you how with my springtime to do list and my fresh spring decorating tips and tricks. It’s easy to achieve a look you love with just a little inspiration.
How to create Fresh Spring Decorating
I use elements that bring the outdoor garden indoors. What qualifies? Anything that would look at home outside in a garden. Have fun with this and use your imagination. Remember, in my decor book there are no rules. Here are some examples I love:
- rustic pots
- a wheelbarrow
- a bench
- plants: faux and real
- small animals: birds, bunnies
- watering cans
- garden accents
- galvanized items
- rustic elements
Indoor Garden Theme
One thing I love about the indoor garden theme is that it blends easily with farmhouse, vintage style. If your home is not embracing these styles you can still use similar elements but instead of a farmhouse feel they could have the feel of an English garden, a little bit more refined, a little fancier, but still think garden. This garden theme can be easily adjusted to fit any style of existing decor.
I love to express springtime with colorful accents and plenty of real and faux flowers. Nothing says spring more than flowers. I love to include greenery, wreaths, spring-inspired pillows with, you guessed it, flowers. You’ll see some nests, birds, bunnies (especially as it gets closer to Easter). It’s so fun and easy to make the house “come alive” with spring!
Plenty of Fresh & Faux Flowers
I also use plenty of faux flower arrangements mixed in with my spring decor. I love being able to reuse them year after year. They are definitely an investment but when you consider the amount of use it can really be worth it. The quality has improved tremendously making them a real viable option. I left home last year for a couple weeks to visit Jodie, and my husband watered all my faux plants and flowers!! Note to self: sometimes they can look too real! (Find this Happy Everything Pitcher and these awesome faux tulips in all different colors in our blog shop. Affiliate links in the shop)
To-Do List for Fresh Spring Decorating
1. Start with de-cluttering
You can’t add new without removing “old”. So take away any items that you are tired of seeing, anything that reminds you of winter, any holidays that have passed, and make room for new.
2. Put away heavier fabrics
Next, put away wool blankets. Start to remove faux fur rugs, pillows and throws and store them away until next fall. They can be replaced by lighter feeling and looking fabrics like cottons and linens for a fresh look and feel.
3. Gather your spring decor
I recommend doing this before any shopping. Because if you are like me you won’t remember all that you have since last year. When I was ready to begin my spring decorating this year I collected it all from the various storage spaces around my house and filled the front hallway. This enabled me to first see what I had before I began.
4. Start to assemble
Create vignettes and different decor gatherings around your home that say spring to you. I love birds and nests and of course bunnies make their appearance too. Whatever you love, it’s all up to you.
5. Add fresh flowers whenever possible.
If you can work it into your budget one vase of fresh flowers in your home is always worthwhile. If you can’t afford Trader Joe’s $5,99 bouquet you can always head out to the yard or a park and cut some fresh branches or flowers. (Just be careful you don’t break any laws…eek!) How about wild flowers along a trail? There are always solutions if you get creative.
Take one look at Pinterest during spring and you will see that flowers equal spring! It’s not hard to understand why! We crave this rebirth of life, and after the long dark winter it is the perfect way to bring this new life into our homes. Pops of color and fresh beauty is all it takes.
My Decorating Process: Tips
I want to share with you my process and some tips for redecorating your house any time of year.
- First of all, don’t put any feeling of pressure on yourself.
- Have it in your mind that this is “play time”. ..create a solid mentality to have fun & enjoy the process.
- Try things out. Don’t worry that you need to “get it right” each time you put something down. I always tell myself, “I’m just trying this”.
- Next, I always step back, think about it, walk away, look again, and I repeat this process again and again over time. Sometimes I’ll get a vignette perfect right off the bat, but honestly, this rarely happens. I don’t let it worry me or upset me. I just know it’s a work in progress. Knowing this takes the pressure off.\
- Allow your creative juices to flow naturally and easily over days, weeks if necessary. Why not? Unless a magazine is coming to your house for a photo shoot or your’re having a party. Even then you are probably your own worst critic.
- Lastly, know that the process can be ongoing. I’m always looking and critiquing so I’m never really done. In other words, the fun never stops!
Anatomy of a Spring Tray
I absolutely love my walls of windows. This is my view when I sit and write, mediate, and pray. It’s also where I sit with friends for coffee and enjoy my family for relaxing times together. I love to look out the windows and see God’s amazing handiwork. This is a central spot to decorate too. The spring refresh all started with this tray (which I found shopping my house, amazingly). My tray is a hand-painted floral and lemon farmhouse tray made by The Bramble Company. Simply bringing in this new tray began the transformation to spring. But from that inspiration I was motivated to have lots more fun. So next, I added a rustic rabbit that I bought at Hobby Lobby. He’s too cute, I know!
Next, I chose these candles from Rachel @burlapbowdecor. Rachel makes makes my favorite candles in the whole wide world, Agape Candles (available in our blog shop). They are all natural, hand-made, the most amazing smells AND the most stylishly sleek vessels. They blend seamlessly and elegantly with any decor. Finally, I added my beautiful new wooden rosary beads from @lemonstolovelys. They bring natural texture, a spiritual element and provide a gorgeous visual as well. (available in our blog shop.)
Fresh Spring Decorating!
Regardless of the weather outside, spring fever hits my home and helps me deal with the wait. It can do whatever it pleases outside as long as it’s spring in my heart and home!
I hope you enjoyed my spring home tour. If you haven’t already read it, I know you’ll enjoy Jodie’s Tour:
You are sure to benefit from her unique & easy styling tips. She supplies all the inside scoop behind her gorgeous decorating and incredible IG photos. And she shares how you can get the same looks without spending a lot.
Finally, we’d LOVE to hear from you! What are your favorite tips and tricks for springtime decor? We already know we have the best readers in the universe. You’re always giving us amazing ideas and inspiring us! So let us hear your fabulous tips so we can keep learning from you too!
With love & gratitude,