For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. – Song of Solomon 2:11-12
Hey friends! I am absolutely giddy that today is the first day of spring, you guys! I have so many Spring decorating ideas to share. It is no secret that Spring is my favorite season of the year, and I’m telling you what, no one can spoil my mood today. I am here today to bring you some Spring decorating ideas. this is the first part of my Spring Home tour. This is my spring living room. Well, for the most part it is, I am holding back one part of it today, and that is my mantle. My spring mantle is the best part in my opinion, so I hope you don’t get mad at me for holding out on you like this, but I promise it is coming very soon. I will be sharing my spring mantle as part of a collaboration with my good friends from No Place Like Home on Friday. We have a terrific blog hop coming to you called Spring Inspiration, and my goodness, are you in for a treat! Please mark your calendar now because you do not want to miss it! But for today, I hope you enjoy my Spring decorating ideas, let’s talk about my spring living room! Throughout this tour, I am going to share some tips and tricks with you about how most of my decor is gathered at various places, or DIY’ed, and all done on a budget.
The amber glass bottle you see above is a Kombucha bottle that I kept because I love amber glass and it is current right now. Would you believe the pink flowers are not real? I bought these because they look so realistic, and I made them look even more real by adding water to the bottle. The purple flowers are real, and they dried looking exactly the way they looked when they were fresh. I love the little wooden bunny that I found at Marshalls. It has metallic gold all around the edges, which is what drew me to it. The candlestick, the wooden bowl, and the blue charger were all thrift store finds.
The gallery wall you see around the TV was a work in progress for several months. Heck, I still may add some things to it if I find anything I think will look good. Several items you see hanging on the wall were DIY. And most of what else you see was thrifted.
I have been crushing on the color blush lately, and I just love these blush pillows on the sofa. In addition I have some back and white striped pillows, and some white furry pillows. I think pretty much every room looks good with a black and white element. I decided to keep the pillows at a minimum for spring, mostly because none of them ever end up on the sofa anyway, they end up in a large box so the dog won’t chew on them. We are hoping he will grow out of chewing on everything in sight soon! You might notice my Ott Light on the end table to the right. I forgot to take it down for the picture, so this is a little shot of reality for you. This light is very bright and I use it when I am coloring in one of my coloring books, writing in my bullet journal, or doing my nails or toes. It comes in very handy!
I found these colorful pom poms at the Target dollar spot last spring. The colors make me feel cheerful and ready to usher in spring and summer.
The amber glass you see here was free to me. I picked it out of a garage full of junk that I recently had an opportunity to go through. The cloche was thrifted, and I love to use a cloche in my decor. Have you ever noticed how a cloche elevates whatever is under it to something special? Under this one is a small brass bowl I picked from the same garage, and some blue and white painted eggs that my daughter painted. One of my favorite things on this table is the vintage plate that holds the giant glasses. It just screams spring, and I love to pull it out each year. I picked up the white marble coasters recently, and they are so pretty that I don’t even need to hide them when I am taking pictures.
The letter P you see below was a plain white letter that I purchased at a craft store, and I used decoupage paper and some mod podge to adhere it to the letter. The green arrow with the metallic was an unfinished wooden arrow that I painted myself. The gold glitter heart is another DIY project, as well as the white pom poms. I found the cute little Easter eggs at Target, and they work perfectly with the colors I have happening in the space. The branches were gathered from the back yard, and it is fun to hang different things from them for the different seasons.
I love this leopard pillow on the opposite end of the sectional, and I wish I had purchased two of them. I need to go and order another because I love the way they look with mostly everything. The other pillow you see is a Turkish Kilim pillow I purchased a few years ago off of Ebay. I moved my plush creamy throw over to the sofa to lighten things up a little for the season, but really, it serves to protect the sofa, because our pug Tyson loves to perch himself right there and check out the goings on in the neighborhood.
I found this Easter egg garland last year at a thrift store, and there was nothing wrong with it at all. I think it add a cute spring touch draped over my grandfather clock with a stack of books. This clock was given to me by my grandparents, and it was gifted to them for their 50th anniversary back in 1996, from all of their children. It is not necessarily my style, but I am happy to have it in our home.
I found this brass and wooden lamp at a thrift tore, and I simply added a black lampshade to make it seem cohesive with the other lamp in the room. Although they don’t match, they are both wood and gold and they both have a black shade, so I think they play well together. I have had these wooden eggs for years, and inside of this candle is where they usually end up every spring. My daughter bought me this candle holder a few years ago for my birthday from Yankee Candles, and placing it atop this thrifted silver tray makes it seem a little more special. I found a similar candle holder that Yankee still carries if you like this one.
We purchased this floral Levon chair at the same time we purchased the sofa. The floral pattern adds some interest, but still feels fairly neutral with the gray and cream colors. I have mixed and matched several pillows and throws on this chair and they usually all work. The green and white afghan, I scored from a thrift store, and I was giddy about the find! You know someone, somewhere spent many hours making it. I always look at thrift stores for pretty blankets and throws.
I painted this vintage vanity case a while back, and I am constantly moving it around in my home decor. For this spring, I filled it with my DIY beach glass painted jars. These were just a collection of different jars that I had been saving for a few months. They were looking a little short inside of the vanity case, so I propped them up using foam craft discs that I purchased specifically to use to elevate things in my decor. Before that I was using various bowls and containers, but when I came across these foam discs one day I thought they would work perfectly, and they do! I found this white pedestal bowl in the same garage that I mentioned earlier. I filled it with lemons and it looks so springy! I bought the wooden beads on clearance at Target right after Christmas. The Life magazines are vintage, circa the 1940’s, and they were a gift from my husband.
I recently share this DIY letterboard, and I just love it so much! I made it for a fraction of the price of a new one. I decorated it for March with an Irish proverb that was fitting for St. Patrick’s Day and all month long. I am loving this little duck family that I found for free in the same garage. When my husband saw that I was taking them home, he said they were awful, but after I decorated for Spring, he told me he really liked them. I told him, I had a vision! I picked up the cute carrots at the Target dollar spot, but can’t find them online, so I found this option in case you are interested. I filled my wooden lantern with some DIY fabric covered balls I made a couple of years ago.
This bookcase is right at the top of our stairs and you can see it from our front door. I recently found the artwork hanging on the wall at a thrift store and thought it would be perfect for spring. Don’t overlook these types of art prints when out shopping, because even though you may not want to hang them permanently, they may work perfectly for seasonal decor. I paid on a couple of bucks for this one. I tacked this burlap sack up to the bookcase several months ago, and I like it so much that I have kept it this way. I think it looks pretty with these spring flowers.
I used some wrapping paper on the back of this bookcase to break up some of the darker wood. The pale green pitcher and saucers are another find from the garage we went through that I received for free. The tea-cup is my great grandmothers and I decided to put it out for spring this year.
I also found this duck and the blue and white pitcher and saucer in the same garage. That garage contributed a lot to my spring decor this year, and all for free! The DIY letterboard I did back in the beginning of this blog, and as you can see I still use it and I still like it.
I had fun creating my spring living room, I sure do hope you enjoyed taking a peek at it! I also hope you came away with some fresh Spring decorating ideas, no matter what your budget is. Have a great week friends, and don’t forget to come back for Totally Terrific Tuesday, the party opens at 10:00 pm every Monday night. I will be sharing my Spring mantle on Friday, so please come back because it is my favorite part of my Spring decor!
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