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How to Create a Cottage Style Seasonal Refresh: Early Spring Home Tour

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.

cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

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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?



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cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

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:


cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

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.”

cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

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.
cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor: dining table
  • 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 home décor vignette

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.

violas in a flower pot

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.

cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

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.


white bowl of faux lemons

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.

faux artichokes in a ceramic bowl

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.


Easter tablescape place setting

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:


cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

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.

ivy in  a vintage copper container

In the past, I’ve displayed my vintage copper pieces in the fall and winter months and then packed them up in the spring.

spring home décor vignette

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.

Shop for:


kitchen open shelving

Incorporate Natural Elements

Natural elements in a kitchen typically bring a warm, inviting, and earthy feeling to a kitchen space.

cottage-style kitchen with early spring home décor

Display natural elements, like baskets. Place wooden accents on your countertops, like cutting boards and serving trays.


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laundry room spring home décor tour

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.

laundry room spring home décor tour

The dog door gives my boys, Jax and Ollie, freedom to the dog run on the other side.

laundry room spring home décor tour

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.

laundry room spring home décor tour

Storage is scarce in our comfy cottage, so we have cabinets for additional storage space.

laundry room spring home décor tour
vintage suitcase and wicker picnic basket with sign

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.

vintage hanging scale with succulents

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.

laundry room spring home décor tour

I create flower arrangements in the laundry room, so I store many of my containers, planters, vases, and flower frogs here.

laundry room spring home décor tour
rusty, vintage toolbox and succulents

Spring home decor in the laundry room includes these faux succulents in this charming rustic yellow toolbox.

flower pots and flower frogs

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.

hanging baslet on hook

Baskets are hung on the wall and set on the bench for harvesting flowers and vegetables.

laundry room spring home décor tour

spring home décor vignette

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,

Happy Spring!


Monday March 6th

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Tuesday March 7th

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Wednesday March 8th

Worthing CourtCalypso in the CountryThe Stonybrook HouseA Pretty Life In The SuburbsWhite Arrows HomeChalking Up Success

Thursday March 9th

CitrineLivingPasha is HomeWhispering Pines HomesteadUp To Date InteriorsPink Peppermint DesignThrifty and Chick

Friday March 10th

County Road 407The Tattered Pew Thistle Key LaneIt All Started With PaintThis is Our Bliss


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26 Comments

  1. Your kitchen is one of my favorites! I love the pops of green and all the delicious layering and textures. What a retreat! I hope your knee is better. Happy Spring my friend.

  2. *swoon* Your house is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the turquoise cabinet in your kitchen and I noticed you’ve used the same color color as an accent throughout your home to tie everything together. I did a deep dive on your blog trying to fine the color of the paint you used. Would you mind sharing what color of the turquoise paint you used please? TIA

  3. Hi Kim! Love how all the simple touches scream spring! Hope you heal up quickly from your knee replacement. I think shopping our own home is the best. We all have more than we need and it’s fresh when we bring it out again. Glad to be touring with you!

  4. Kim, thank you for sharing your spring decor! I love it! It is so inspiring. Looking at your beautiful home, you beautifully overcame your mobility issue. I wish you a speedy recovery. I, too, am trying to reuse items I already have. Your designs have truly inspired me to continue in that quest.

  5. Kim I am swooning over all of your Spring decor. All of your green is so pretty and inviting! And your flower frog collection, I’m seriously in love. So pretty and happy Spring!

  6. Kim, once again everything is just perfect! I find myself lingering over vignettes, but your setting takes everything up a notch! How do you get anything done with those views?? Beautiful!!

  7. Oh my goodness! I love all of your ideas and you totally make me want a pot rack so I can hang flowers. They obviously would be fake but we can’t all be as fabulous as you. 🙂 Love your entire home. The little details are adorable. Like the little ceramic bird sitting on the beautiful fabric. So much inspo. Glad I got to see it and hop with you this week. Happy Spring!

  8. Kim, I could move righ in. Your home is so welcoming and full of life! I did not realize how close you were to the water! It is right outside your door. How wonderful. I have come back three times to soak in all your ideas and inspiration. I love all your plants. You are a master at turning found furnishings and making them look perfect in your home. What a pleasure to visit! Happy Spring! xo

  9. Kim, I always look forward to popping by your blog to see what new eye candy will be in store for me! Loved seeing your laundry room this time. It’s just as gorgeous as the rest of your pretty little cottage! Glad I got to tour with you!

    Niky | The House on Silverado

  10. It is all so pretty and fresh, Kim! I am not quite ready for full-on spring yet, but I am getting rid of the last winter decor in my home this week. I will add in some real spring touches later this month! The house already feels fresher without the winter decor!

  11. Your home is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the windows and how they let all the sunlight in. I have always wanted to live on Puget Sound and going on your tour makes me want to move even more.

  12. Every single detail in your home is so gorgeous Kim! And that view outside your windows…stunning!!! I love how you incorporate copper into your spring decor, I have a tendency to use that in fall but you have inspired me to use it in my spring decor as well! Thank you!

  13. You have such a charming home! I love all of the color and your unique vintage finds. Wishing you a wonderful spring!

  14. It’s always so much fun to see how you decorate each season and how you incorporate so many beautiful flowers, plants, fruits, and veggies into the mix. Decorating the kitchen area is now always easy so I love how doable these ideas are. They’re such a pretty way to welcome spring! Hugs, CoCo PS: The succulents in the scale – total genius! Can’t wait to share this on Friday!

  15. I love visiting your home. There is always so much to see and so many tips and ideas to use in my own home. Your kitchen is one of my favorites, but I think your laundry room is the one that always catches my eye the most. I love how you use this space for all your amazing flower arrangements. You do grow the most amazing flowers and you display some amazing vintage flower pots too. This looks like a fun place to work in. Thanks for joining the tour this season, so fun to visit your home.

  16. Love all the greens and yellows, Kim! And I gotta get me some of those faux artichokes! Also, I don’t ever remember seeing your laundry room! It’s lovely, as is your whole cottage! Perfect!

  17. I always look forward to seeing how you decorate each season! Your home is beautiful and filled with so many fun pieces. You are definitely ready for spring!
    Shelley

  18. Kim, I alway enjoy seeing your cottage kitchen and I’m so glad that you included your charming laundry room on your tour too! The black and white floor is so fun, and I love how you filled so many spaces with garden inspired decor!

  19. Your home looks gorgeous! I love adding a good throw pillow to my home and it’s so nice that they have zippers to change out the covers! Your little touches of greenery and spring colors are perfect! Pinned.

  20. Your home is so cozy and so beautiful dressed up for Spring! I adore your dining solution with the built in (a dream of mine for my next home!) and all your vintage finds and touches are perfection! (Also, thanks for the tip about the Target pillow covers – I didn’t know they have zipper versions. I agree, game changer!).

    Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

    🙂 Linda

  21. Kim, I love all of your beautiful vintage decor and the fresh pops of green throughout your home – perfect for spring! I had a hard time decorating last year because of my broken foot so I know how hard it can be when you want to decorate but are physically not up to it. Your home looks gorgeous whatever you do though so no worries there my friend! Lovely to be on this tour with you again this season, hope your knee is getting better.

  22. I always love visiting your home on tours Kim – I could curl up in your cozy, charming kitchen all day at the table and look at that gorgeous view. And you have so many amazing decor items and finds to take in – I’m especially loving all of the fresh plants in the kitchen for spring. I’m definitely pinning the pansies in the copper pot!

  23. Just beautiful! What a cozy, welcoming home – I love every nook! That view of the water is simply incredible too! I love all of your spring decorating and ideas! Happy spring!

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