Are you looking for spring home decor inspiration and ideas now that the season is fast approaching? In this post, I’ll take you on a spring home tour of my kitchen and laundry room while sharing some simple home decor ideas for refreshing a cottage-style home in early spring.
Spring may not quite be here officially, but it has arrived inside our beach cottage, and I couldn’t be happier. The winter decor is packed away and replaced with seasonal flowers, bunnies, and more color.
2023 Spring Home Tour
I’m joining 29 talented blogging friends this week for our 2023 Spring Home Tours hosted by my friend Marty at A Stroll Through Life. Prepare to be inspired!
Each day this week, six different bloggers will share their beautifully decorated homes and spring room decor inspiration. We start the week’s tour today with myself and 5 of my blogging friends.
You will find the links to the other blogger’s home tours at the bottom of this post for the remainder of the week.
If you are coming over from AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms, welcome! Didn’t you love how she decorated her home for spring using green and white?
Table of contents
- 2023 Spring Home Tour
- Spring Home Decor Ideas and Home Tour
- About Our Cottage Style Kitchen
- Spring Kitchen Decor Ideas
- Laundry Room Refresh and Spring Home Decor Ideas
- More Spring Home Decor Ideas and Tours to Come
Spring Home Decor Ideas and Home Tour
Today I’m sharing my cottage-style kitchen and laundry room to show you how I refreshed these spaces for the spring season.
Spring is the time of year when our home seems to wake up. I look forward to the longer days and the bright colors spring offers.
I try to change things up every spring. Whether it’s the color scheme, adding newly purchased vintage pieces, or showing off a different rug, it’s always fun sharing new ideas when refreshing my cottage-style spaces.
Due to my knee replacement surgery this year, I had to look at things differently. I physically couldn’t put out as much seasonal decor as in the past years.
I was also forced to use home decor items I already had in my home rather than buying new things this year.
For more spring decorating ideas, check out past year’s spring home tours:
- Celebrating Spring With a Cheerful Cottage Style Home Tour
- Simple Spring Home Tour
- Welcome to My Beach Cottage Spring Home Tour
About Our Cottage Style Kitchen
I would describe our home as cottage-style with coastal and industrial touches.
Our beach cottage has simple and comfortable spaces with a relaxed feel. You’ll also find plenty of thrifted finds throughout our 1920 house.
We like to call our home “perfectly imperfect.”
Our cozy little cottage kitchen was ripped down to the studs a few years after living here.
You can see more of our seventies/eighties kitchen before and afters HERE.
Here are a few things about our cottage-style kitchen before we move on:
- The island is a vintage dresser we found on Craigslist. A butcher block top was added by our contractor, who found it at a Dunkin Donuts that was going out of business.
- My husband created the iron pot rack. You can see the DIY HERE.
- We don’t have a formal dining room in our home. All we have is this eating area in the kitchen.
- We added a window seat for more guest seating, which has made all the difference.
- The window seating also holds a lot of storage, which is great for small houses like ours.
Spring Kitchen Decor Ideas
Swap Out Your Kitchen Linens and Decor
Changing out my winter decor for more vibrant colors and patterns gives me a great head start to the spring season.
Kitchen linens like cloth napkins, dishtowels, tablecloths, and placemats are easy to refresh. I have the best luck with patterned napkins at HomeGoods. Their prices are hard to beat.
Adding spring home decor is as easy as refreshing throw pillows on the window seat of my eating space.
I love that Target now offers pillows with a zipper. This way, I can remove the pillow inserts and easily store only the pillow cover. This has been a game-changer when it comes to storage challenges around here.
Add Spring Flowers & Greenery to Your Kitchen
Nothing says spring better than adding beautiful flowers and greenery to your kitchen.
Rather than displaying a vase with fresh spring flowers for this tour, I added potted flowering plants to vintage pieces with some Spanish moss.
I’ll keep them indoors for a week or two and then transplant them into containers outdoors.
Another spring home decor idea is displaying bunches of dried flowers from last year’s summer garden off the pan rack is a great touch.
Add herbs like mint and basil to a vase to bring a natural aroma to your kitchen.
Remember to use realistic faux flowers when fresh blooms aren’t an option. I have faux greenery throughout the kitchen as well.
SHOP HERE for faux flowers.
SHOP HERE for faux greenery.
Use Seasonal Fruit as Spring Decor
Placing a bowl of fresh or faux seasonal fruit is the easiest way to create a spring home decor vignette. I chose faux lemons because of how much they brighten up my cottage-style kitchen.
These faux artichokes look so realistic in this ceramic bowl. They were a bit expensive, but I would buy them again. They are such good quality, and I can use them for years.
Bring in the Spring Season with Tableware
Change up your dinnerware and glassware to reflect the spring season.
Swap your regular dishware for colorful plates, cups, and bowls on the open shelves. I tend to use greens and yellows more for the spring season.
I’ll be sharing my Easter tablescape next week. My dishes from Williams Sonoma are being shipped as we speak.
SHOP HERE for Easter-inspired dishware.
In the meantime, check out the past Easter tablescapes I’ve shared on the blog:
- How to Create a Garden Party Easter Tablescape on a Budget
- How to Create a Simple Spring Easter Centerpiece
- 5 Quick and Easy Easter Vignette and Tabletop Ideas
Incorporate Vintage Thrifted Finds
It doesn’t matter what the season is, I love showing off my flea market finds in any season.
These beautiful green vintage seltzer bottles took my breath away when I first saw them, and I couldn’t be happier with my investment.
SHOP HERE for vintage seltzer bottles.
In the past, I’ve displayed my vintage copper pieces in the fall and winter months and then packed them up in the spring.
But these gorgeous copper pots fit in perfectly with my spring home decor. I love how my plants look inside.
SHOP HERE for vintage copper pots.
Engage Your Senses with Fragrance
Add a scented candle or essential oils to your kitchen for spring. You can also simmer potpourri on the stove.
Incorporate Natural Elements
Natural elements in a kitchen typically bring a warm, inviting, and earthy feeling to a kitchen space.
Display natural elements, like baskets. Place wooden accents on your countertops, like cutting boards and serving trays.
Laundry Room Refresh and Spring Home Decor Ideas
We have a 1600 square foot house with small rooms. However, the laundry room is not one of them!
This area was added on decades after it was originally built in 1920. This room is the hub of the house. Every single space is utilized.
The dog door gives my boys, Jax and Ollie, freedom to the dog run on the other side.
We found the green vintage piece at Habitat for Humanity before we closed on the house, and it was meant to live in this spot.
The original linoleum inspired the black and white tile. We needed to replace the flooring but loved how the black and white looked here. I love it because it’s something I would have never had here and is completely different from the rest of the house.
Storage is scarce in our comfy cottage, so we have cabinets for additional storage space.
Vintage pieces are a big deal in our laundry room, as you can see. Some of these vintage pieces fit perfectly with my other spring home decor.
I change out the faux greenery and florals in this vintage scale seasonally. It amazes me how realistic the faux succulents are looking these days.
I create flower arrangements in the laundry room, so I store many of my containers, planters, vases, and flower frogs here.
Spring home decor in the laundry room includes these faux succulents in this charming rustic yellow toolbox.
I don’t have to do much in the laundry room. The space is garden-inspired, and my collections of flower frogs and garden pots speak for themselves.
Baskets are hung on the wall and set on the bench for harvesting flowers and vegetables.
More Spring Home Decor Ideas and Tours to Come
I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s spring kitchen and laundry room home tour.
Check back for part 2 of my spring home tour in a couple of weeks. I’ll be featuring my living room, office, and bedroom.
If you haven’t seen Marty at A Stroll Through Life‘s home tour, be sure to visit her blog. She always has such beautiful home decor ideas.
You’ll find the links to the rest of the amazing bloggers and their beautiful homes at the end of this post. We’ve got something for everyone. Whether you love traditional, cottage or farmhouse style, I know you will be inspired.
Until next time,
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