Are you looking for some home decor inspiration now that the spring season has finally arrived? Welcome to my beach cottage spring home tour where I’m joined by 29 other bloggers to show you what we’ve done to freshen up our spaces for springtime.
I’ve been waiting and waiting, and now spring has finally arrived! That transition from winter to spring is always my favorite time of the year when it comes to home decor.
Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours
This week I’ll be joining 29 other talented blogging friends for the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours, hosted by Kelly from The Tattered Pew and Mansa from This is Simplicite. All week long we are welcoming you into our homes decorated for spring. Today, I will be starting off the week with 5 of my friends. Please be sure to read to the end where the rest of the blogger’s links are.
If you’re visiting from Ana of Fiddle Leaf Interiors, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Didn’t you love the spring décor ideas that Ana shared today?
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Welcome to My Beach Cottage Spring Home Tour
Every spring feels a little different for me. Last year I went a little crazy with the bunnies. Let’s be real…I went seriously crazy! And do you notice the lack of an area rug?
Well here’s the reason for that. Say hello to puppy Ollie, our 19-week-old Havenese puppy who is still not to be trusted when it comes to potty training. Now, if I was a true home decor professional, I would have rolled a rug out for picture day, but I know I’m among friends here, right? I’m shooting for an area rug appearance for the fall tour!
SHOP AREA RUGS
I don’t change my color palate too drastically from year to year, but I will make a couple of changes during the spring season, the other change usually happens when the lilacs start blooming. I decided on navy blues and neutrals, with greens this time for that beachy vibe I’ve been missing for so many months.
SHOP NAVY AND WHITE
Bringing the Outdoors Inside for Spring
If this is your first time here, then I’ll let you in on a little secret…I have a passion for gardening and the outdoors. I think my mood is finally changing the more I see my perennials popping out of the ground.
Garden-inspired home décor is my favorite year-round, and adding natural elements anywhere I can. I mean, if you can’t quite enjoy the outdoor spaces yet because of the weather, let’s bring them inside, right?
FAUX FLOWERS AND GREENERY
I have a HUGE thing for faux flowers and plants this time of year. It’s all about convenience, and not too terribly realistic for me to hop in my car and buy some fresh flowers at the store every time I want beautiful blooms.
So this is what I do until my cut flower garden is ready for me. And as for the faux plants, I may hold my own in an outdoor garden, but I don’t do well with live house plants. I may forget to water them. However, I am proud to say that the ivy above the glass cabinet is alive and well… for now.
There is such an amazing selection of faux flowers and plants nowadays. And if you buy good quality plants, they will last years. You just have to get over the sticker shock after making a faux flower purchase. They will definitely add up, but again, IT IS SO WORTH IT!
SHOP SPRING FAUX FLOWERS
SHOP FAUX PLANTS
Vintage Pieces and Flowers are the Best Combination for Spring
First of all, are you loving these green seltzer bottles I found at a local shop called Details Home and Garden? Talk about making an impact! Add some vintage containers and pots, plants, and a wicker picnic basket and you’re all set for spring.
I just bought this rusty vintage container a couple of weeks ago at Saltwater Vintage. At first, I thought it was too big for my faux flowers. But I used tape across the top of the container to make separate sections to keep the flowers upright.
This basket pretty much stays hung on this vintage window all year. I just change the faux flowers out a couple of times each season.
As I said earlier in the post, I went a little too wild with the bunnies last spring, so I thought I would take a step back and regroup. This year is all about the birds, cloches, wicker and rattan, and flowers.
SHOP THIS LOOK
I love vintage books and corbels all year round. The plant spritzers. glass bottles and plants were added for that garden inspiration for spring.
SHOP THIS LOOK
An Open Concept
We’re heading into the kitchen soon, but I thought I would show you a perspective from the kitchen eating space looking into the living room. We removed the wall between these two rooms in August of 2019 and we are so glad we did. Our house is quite small, 1600 square feet, and having an open concept really makes this space feel bigger.
The stairs go up to my office and guest bedroom.
The Spring Cottage Kitchen Home Tour
And here’s the kitchen, my most favorite room in the house. Mostly because of the water view, but also because of what this room looked like when we first saw it. I’m so glad we looked past what it was and imagined the possibility of what it could be. And almost 9 years later, we’ve added all the charm and character it deserved, and love our 100-year-old beach house…our forever home.
Flowers and Fruit for a Springtime Feel
When it comes to the farm table centerpiece, nothing says spring like a bunch of fabulous flowers and fruit. Have you guessed what I’m going to say? If you answered that the lemons and eucalyptus were faux, you would be completely right! You can see a couple of my spring tablescapes here and here.
Time for a forsythia real or faux challenge! One of these pictures has some forsythias that I force bloomed indoors. The other bunch is faux.
These in the above picture are the faux flowers. You probably also saw that there was no water in the vase.
Displaying Spring Kitchen Décor
Open shelving is always the perfect way to display your spring décor. I am constantly reworking it with different colors. Above I have the jadeite green colors.
Here I’ve changed it a bit and added more white ironstone and the new (new to me) vintage silver tray I found at Valley Vintage Market a month ago.
Yes, I am so proud of this live ivy house plant that I moved it in here from the living room for yet another photo opportunity.
Our island is the perfect place to display some spring flowers, fresh or faux. Here are some fun facts for you. You can’t see the front of this piece, but it’s a vintage dresser. A few years back, our contractor found this big butcher block at a Dunkin Donuts that was going out of business, so we had him add it to the top. Now it looks like a real island.
I only wish we wouldn’t have cut off as much so we could have had a bigger overhang and made it more comfortable for stools. We were just too nervous to make it too big because of how small the kitchen is. Oh well, we still love it. Oh, and did you see the pot rack we made above the island?
I love these spring plates and dish towels I found at Homegoods.
I’m always changing up the flowers and their containers on the island. Here are some examples of the flowers I display in the spring. The bunch above are all from the garden; Hellebores, Japanese roses, and quince.
And who can resist tulips from Trader Joe’s? These were from last year and I placed glass mason jars in this container which is why they look so straight and perfect in there.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Beach Cottage Spring Home Tour. The Bloggers Best Spring Home Tour continues with my friend Jennifer of Cottage on Bunker Hill. You can find links to all the inspiring spring home tours below! Please check them all out. You will be so happy you did!
Until next time,
Happy Spring Decorating!
Bloggers Best Spring Home Tour
This week I’m joining some of my lovely blogging friends for the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes decorated for spring . You can visit each tour by clicking on the links below the images!