Today I’m giving a little tour around some areas of my home I’ve been working on this spring! In past years I think I gravitated towards farmhouse style quite a lot, but over the past year I’ve started to embrace modern elements as well as traditional. To refresh my home this year I’ve been focusing on classic and light furnishings with lots of texture, small pops of color, and a casual feel.
Also! Today is the Seasons of Home Spring Home Tours with the same group from last Fall and Christmas seasons, hosted by Kristen of Ella Claire Blog. Make sure you take a look at the bottom of this post!
Our home is a 60’s brick ranch which I finally painted white last summer and I couldn’t be happier with that choice. Everything looks more modern and fresh now!
I haven’t been able to do much to the outside yet because plants aren’t quite in stores, but I did add a small perennial in my number sign planter, and a wreath that I got at Michael’s. I added some additional faux sprigs of the same type of flower in different colors and I love the fullness it has now!
Once you come in the front door, you will see our entry bench and shelf with pops of pink. I shared my process and how I styled this area last week, which you can read about here (including sources).
This season is all about spring cleaning and organizing and I jumped on the bandwagon. I finally tackled my neglected and messy linen closet and last week shared the makeover I gave it using cedar planks.
The room I’ve spent the most time on lately is my living room. It has gone through lots of tweaking since Christmas. For awhile I had it almost all whites and creams with pops of aqua but it felt too coastal for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love certain elements of coastal style, but I prefer a more collected look. So I added greenery, and small bits of navy and deep aqua/teal, and lots of neutral texture.
One of the more exciting additions to this room is these two chairs. This type of chair has been around in the interior design world for awhile, and I love that it works with nearly every style of decor.
This room has been tricky in the past because while we have a sofa and a loveseat, it often wasn’t enough seating for everyone when we would have friends or family visiting. I love the low back so it doesn’t impede with the connected feeling this room has with the dining and kitchen areas, and it is so nice to have 2 extra seats!
They are really deep seated, so they definitely need a pillow on the back (for me at least). The wood finish on the frame is gorgeous and so well made. I also got the fabric protection plan… juuuuust in case! 😉
I moved this mirror by the back patio door and added a rustic wooden shelf beneath it to make the placement feel intentional.
Even though this isn’t our ‘real’ entry, I’m treating it as sort of a back entry and I love the simplicity and functionality it has.
I also refreshed our little layered gallery wall with some of the kids’ art– something I did for my Top 5 Ways to Unplug post last week.
I’ve been eyeing brass apothecary lamps for ages, and I spotted these new ones at Ikea a couple weeks ago and immediately put it in my cart. At $50, you can’t beat it!
This console table behind the couch was boring me to pieces, and it wasn’t until a recent photoshoot with BHG that I was able to gain a fresh perspective. We propped up the table with some paint cans so it was higher and more visible and then I just started playing around the layers and textures until I was happy. There is something about small boxes with lids on stacked design books that make me happy! Oh, and these olive branches are giving me life!
A sure-fire way to feel excited for spring, even if the weather isn’t cooperating, is to add some house plants. It is so cheerful and it’s great for your health too!
One other huge change is this rug… I found it at HomeGoods and I’m absolutely obsessed. It is very plush– almost shag, but not. The traditional pattern and colors will work for every season, and everyone in my family said it’s their favorite rug that we have ever owned! Here is the same one I found on Wayfair <– and p.s. it is much lighter-looking in person.
Also– air plants! I had forgotten about them but we had some leftover from a photoshoot and I love how they add unexpected texture to my coffee table.
That’s about it– I have more that I have been working on, but it’s still pretty early in the spring and I’ll be sharing more as I get to it! 🙂
I would love for you to pop over and visit some of my friends’ spring decorating in their homes… these girls never fail to inspire me!