Spring is right around the corner, and while most of us are not getting out much with the quarantines, I wanted to offer a pretty distraction of sharing a simple spring floral arrangement and some fresh bedding I picked up a couple weeks ago.
Today is the third Thursday in the month and it also marks the third installment of the Simply Home Series! See the past posts below:
How I Organize & Store All My Home Decor
3 Decor Textures I Love in Every Room
The Floral Arrangement
My favorite season is spring, and these cherry blossoms are giving me life! I only used 2 branches. I bought them quite long, but chopped off just the ends to fit in this ginger jar.
Even though we can’t/won’t go socialize with others, we can get outside and enjoy the weather when it’s warm enough and these flowers remind me of the rebirth that is coming in nature!
I ordered them from a local wholesale floral market, but pretty soon all the flowers outside will be bursting with blooms, so you can see how something so simple can make such a statement.
To add just a bit more blooms to this arrangement, I paired the cherry blossoms with a few stems of pink lisianthus also known as prairie gentian.
It’s been three years since I gave my master bedroom a proper refresh, but I didn’t want to spend much so I’d been putting it off. I’ll share more about it in another post, but I set myself a budget and found a duvet cover (it came with standard shams too), the two white euro pillows, and the lumbar, making this refresh under $130. Everything else I already owned, but wow did those few things make a difference!
Yes, that gold crib in the corner is Nina’s. We don’t have much extra room in our home, and I’m not quite ready to move her into Kaila’s tiny room as she still nurses at night. This is what this view looked like last month:
This view you can see the big height difference in our nightstands. It doesn’t bother me too much but sometimes I wish I built the right side one a little taller. What about you? Do you have matching nightstands or are yours different?
That smaller nightstand with the lower two shelves is actually an end-table and my build-plans for it are here. The rug is found here (I have the 8×10).
The brass sconce lights we got on Amazon about a year ago and I love the warmth they bring. The switch is also a dimmer switch, which is a great feature in our bedroom.
The two drawer nightstand is another piece I built and you can find plans to make one yourself here.
The headboard is an antique Eastlake made from walnut. I stripped it several years ago and then converted it from a full size to a queen by cutting the posts off the footboard and screwing them to the sides of of the headboard posts.
This same shot of my bedroom was featured in the 2018 edition of Flea Market Refresh, but I’ve pared down everything in my room and kept things very simple this year. Less pillows, less flowers, no art. Sometimes simples is so refreshing!
With just a few flowering branches, and 3 pieces of bedding (duvet, euros, and lumbar pillow), our bedroom is once again cozy and inviting. I also notice I enjoy making our bed each morning because I love how it looks!
I’ll be back next week to share some bedding basics everyone should have and a fool-proof way to make a bed look luxurious without breaking the bank. To all of my fellow tight-budget friends: I got you!
I hope you are staying healthy and safe at home, and enjoyed seeing my little bedroom refresh today. Be sure to check our my friends’ posts below for more spring floral inspiration!
Thistlewood Farms: How to Decorate with Flowers for Spring
Tidbits: Look Inside these 7 Books on Growing Flower Gardens
Maison de Cinq: Decorating with Flowers on a Budget
Seeking Lavender Lane: Tulips for Spring
Shades of Blue: A Spring Floral Arrangement
Simply elegant and chic! Love it all.
Deb Foglia says
Just love it! I now want some cherry blossom branches!
Cheryl Atkinson says
Thank you for sharing. I love your bed and bedding.
Oh wow, those are gorgeous, Rachel! I love your bedroom refresh too. So spring-y!
I just realized what I was missing in life . . . blooming branches!! So pretty Rachel!
You could try adding those felt floor protector thingies or castors to the table. That would raise it and still look good.
I noticed you have a rug on top of your wall to wall carpeting..I have been wanting to do this but wasn’t sure it would look ok..thank you for the inspiration..
Louise Reed says
Could you tell me what brand the lovely blue duvet cover is? I love it!
I bought it at HomeGoods— the brand is Moss & Willow. Unfortunately not much is offered online with that brand. :/ However I did find some similar (and some I just loved) duvet covers and linked them in this post: https://www.shadesofblueinteriors.com/3-things-your-bedding-needs/