Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Adding Touches of Spring to the Living Room

Hopefully, we've finally put winter behind us!  Even if it makes another appearance, I've brought spring into the house anyway! Spring has always been my favorite season, even as a child.  I couldn't wait for green grass, birds chirping, baby animals, and sunshine after a long, harsh winter on the farm.  Maybe that's why I tend to decorate with spring-like home decor all year round?

If you're looking to add a feeling of spring to your home, it's easy to do without having to redecorate your entire house.  I haven't been up to decorating much here in the rental, but just swapping out some simple seasonal updates can make a big difference.
As I shared previously, the living room has a wall of built-ins which is great for holding collections, etc and although I wish both sides were symmetrical (maybe that's the accountant in me), they are perfect for adding seasonal items like nests, etc...
Years ago, my oldest daughter started bringing me nests that she'd find and now my middle daughter has taken up the torch.  I've lost count how many I have now!  I've noticed that all my daughters seem to love to collect bits of moss, pretty rocks, and nests when they are playing outside. 
Things like nests, potted plants, birds, cut flowers, and spring-inspired items tucked into built-ins and bookcases is one of the easiest ways to decorate for spring...
Another favorite way that I like to change things out for the seasons is to fill a dough bowl or an oversize basket with some of my favorite things that reflect the time of year.  This tray-basket from Pottery Barn is perfect for the top of a coffee table to fill with candles and ornaments for Christmas and now spring plants, nests, and glass floats for spring...

I love having live plants in the house and inexpensive daffodils and spring bulbs are a great way to add greenery as they last longer than cut flowers...
... but sometimes a bundle of tulips has to come home with me.  Nothing says spring like tulips!
Swapping out pillows, throw blankets, and even window treatments once the weather starts getting warmer and bringing in fresh spring colors and patterns is also a great way to update your home for the spring season...

We are excited to reach up in the 70's this week after a nasty sleet/ice storm late last week that knocked out power for most of the area, so at least the spring touches inside the house will match the outside! Yes, the weather gives you whiplash here in NC with the constant changing...  

I'm happy to be part of one of my favorite group of bloggers sharing spring inspiration around our homes...


Make sure that you check out all the beautiful ideas and inspiration today...

And don't forget to visit the beautiful spring posts from yesterday's group as well...

Kristen

22 comments:

Dawn said...

You have the most stunning collections for spring, the coffee table tray filled with all the spring goodies is just perfect. What a wonderful way to bring spring inside.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Everything looks just lovely, Kristen! I think that the asymmetry of your bookcases just makes them all the more interesting.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Everything looks just lovely, Kristen! I think the asymmetry of the bookcases just makes them all the more interesting.

Mary said...

Kristin, I love your spring additions and how you've feathered your nest in your rental! Your accents of aqua from your bottles to your throws and your vase with your tulips are beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty touches, Kristen! It definitely says Spring inside your house! : )

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristen, it is all so beautiful as always. Love your nature filled shelves and vignettes. Spring is my favorite season,too when I know the trees will be green again and the grass will green up and need to be cut. I love the smell of fresh cut grass and miss it so. Love, love, love the marble bowl the bird nest is in.

Kim @ Pariscope Home said...

Everything looks lovely and I like the live plants. I need to get busy forcing some bulbs. I think it's great your girls bring you bits of nature from outside...how special!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You do Spring with such beauty! I'm so taken with your vignette in the woven tray. LOVE your collection of buds and candles and nests and all spring things all working together!
Where did you get those lovely pillows! They are perfect for spring!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I can't believe that's a rental, you have did a wonderful job on decorating it and bringing spring into your home!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your living room "rental" is gorgeous...you have a way of turning an ugly duckly into a magnificent swan!...You are a decorating magician!!..Your decor is always magical!!!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

everything you touch is so beautiful. where did you get that print above the fireplace. is it handpainted...beautiful and those pillows. I love it all. Happy Spring.

Cynthia said...

Hi Kristen, I love your spring touches. That tray from PB is so pretty and I love the texture. Daffodils are my favorite flower of all time.

Cynthia

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kristen your Spring touches look beautiful! Love the way you filled your wicker tray!

Brandi M said...

Your home completely speaks to me & my style. There's nothing I do not love!

Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

Brandi M said...

Your home completely speaks to me & my style. There's nothing I do not love!

Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

Brandi M said...

Your home completely speaks to me & my style. There's nothing I do not love!

Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have tried but I cannot pick a favorite. I love so many things about this post! The bird pillows, the coffee table, it's all wonderful. You have a gift for adding just the right touches and a special style. Really lovely!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love all your little nests - how fun that your girls love saving them! Perfectly spring like - although we may be getting a last smattering of snow tomorrow!
Kelly

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It all looks so very charming...I will say my fav is that marble bowl with the nest in it.

Blessings,
Linda

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks fresh and inviting.

We never got winter and when daylight savings time hit, it seems like we got summer.

Charity Thomas said...

Beautiful Room!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Missing you... and stopping in to say hi!

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