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Spring Cottage Home Tour and Simple Decorating Ideas

Are you looking for spring home decor ideas now that spring is officially here? In this post, I’ll take you on a spring home tour of my cottage living room and bedroom while sharing some simple spring decor ideas to make your home look and feel its best this season.

Whether you want to be inspired by this spring tour of homes or are interested in the easiest ways to decorate your home for the season, this tour is the perfect place to start.

My cottage home style is pretty simple and has a relaxed feel. For me, it’s all about creating a welcoming and comfortable space.

I love bringing fresh flowers indoors, which is my favorite way to welcome spring into my home. Creating spring vignettes using vintage thrifted finds is the icing on the cake.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room

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Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: kitchen

I’ve already shared how I refreshed my cottage-style kitchen and laundry room for spring in Spring Home Tour Part 1 a couple of weeks ago.

laundry room decorated for spring

Take a look at some of the other spring home tours from past years linked below:

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room

Spring is a time of renewal.

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about longer days and seeing my spring garden in full bloom. And with that, I always look forward to a fresh new look for spring.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room

This year’s spring tour is a little different, though.

After a knee replacement almost six weeks ago, I couldn’t shop for the usual simple touches like new throw pillows and the latest spring decor offers. The good news is that I had a lot of spring decorations on hand to choose from.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room

From vintage thrifted finds to faux flowers and plants, these easy spring home decor ideas instantly brightened up our cottage living room.

sitting area

Our 1920 beach cottage is only 1600 square feet and has quite a storage issue.

We have bought many different types of cabinets throughout the years to store things in. The good news is we’re able to display more home decor on top of the cabinets as well.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room looking into the kitchen

Here’s a view of the opposite side of the living room facing the kitchen.

There used to be a wall to the left of the front door that separated the kitchen from the living room. I love how open and inviting this space feels now.

We also added the faux ceiling beams in the living room several years ago. They were from actual reclaimed barn siding lumber.

You can see the renovations in my blog post HERE.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room looking into the kitchen

What better way to bring in a new season than to replace your decorative winter pillows with bright ones?

A simple way to kick off spring is to change your textiles for lighter and brighter ones.

I use lighter-weight throw blankets in the spring, but since this is still early spring, I did leave out my favorite chunky knit throw, at least until the nights get up into the fifties again.

window seat in living room

We love our cozy window seat filled with spring pillows and throws. My dogs, Jax and Ollie, have a great vantage point when on guard dog duty, looking out for strangers.

I had a plan… a perfect plan.

I ordered a vintage rug with pink and brown in it. It’s gorgeous, and it was going to look stunning with the pillows and pink faux cherry blossoms in the oversized basket on the wall.

The rug is coming tomorrow. Timing is everything.

faux cherry blossom tree in hanging basket

As you can see, I tried my hand at pink in the living room this spring. It could be one of the only spring colors I haven’t tried in this space yet.

Shades of pink give the living room the best pops of color.

spring living room home tour

The color scheme was decided after finding this tree of cherry blossoms in a local store. I was amazed by how realistic faux flowers can be.

Depending on the picture, it’s hard to see that the blossoms are light pink.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room

Our cottage-style living room is small, so I have to be picky about the spring home decor I use and not overdo it.

Filling a dough bowl like this one or a tray is a great way to make a big impact during the spring season.

spring vignette

Here are some simple ideas for home decor you can use when styling your coffee table.

  • Tray or bowl for a foundation to build upon
  • A tall item, such as a vase with fresh or faux flowers, a glass cloche, or a lantern
  • Candles
  • Books
  • A potted fresh or faux plant
  • Seasonal faux fruit
  • A vintage piece
  • Seasonal piece, like a bunny
vintage vignette on coffee table

Adding vintage pieces to a coffee table vignette is a beautiful way to refresh your living room and add interest to a space.

You can find a variety of one-of-a-kind items at flea markets and thrift stores.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: living room

Mixing thrifted vintage finds with newer home decor is easy to do and looks great,

fresh flowers

Nothing says spring like fresh flowers. A simple vase of flowers can instantly brighten up your living room.

I love fresh spring flowers so much that I plant tulips in my cut flower garden every year so I can pick them whenever I want.

What’s your favorite flower for spring?

home décor displayed on vintage cabinet

If you love flowers but are looking for a more low-maintenance option, faux flowers are a perfect choice.

You can also find realistic faux plants and fruit. The green apples in the white scalloped bowl above are faux.

faux spring cherry blossom tree in hanging basket

Here are my faux spring blossoms up close.

dog on bed

Next up is our primary bedroom. I like to call it cozy rather than small.

You know your bedroom is small when you can’t fit a dresser in this space. All we could fit was a king-sized bed and two nightstands in this space.

dog on bed

There’s my sweet little Ollie boy. The best model ever!

dog on spring bedding

Spring is the perfect time to replace heavy blankets and flannel sheets. I love using lighter bedding this time of year.

I realized that the blues in the shams and blanket throw were drastically different, but not until I was taking pictures the day before publishing this post. So now that we’ve addressed the elephant in the room let’s keep going.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: nightstand in bedroom

I love this chippy vintage nightstand. It’s so quirky!

Do you see how the drawers aren’t centered on this piece? Perfect imperfection!

vintage nightstand in bedroom

I use my faux hydrangeas in the bedroom for spring and summer. Don’t they look realistic?

The spring blooms in the bedroom are mostly faux because I forget to water them here. I do try to display fresh flowers on the mantel, though.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: bedroom

The glass door cabinet was built at the same time as our house in 1920 and was a stand-alone piece. We built it into the wall to use as a dresser while remodeling the bathroom on the other side a few years ago.

Making Our 100-Year-Old Cabinet Into the Perfect Bedroom Built-in

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: bedroom
fresh flowers on mantel

Decorating your spring mantel with flowers is an easy way to refresh your seasonal space. Last year, we decorated the bedroom mantel with mason jars full of tulips.

This time I chose pink and coral snapdragons and some eucalyptus for my fresh flowers. I bought them at the grocery store after PT the other day.

Read about how we built our faux fireplace mantel surround HERE.

I can’t wait until our cut flower garden is blooming. I love going out to the garden every morning and picking a bouquet or two of flowers.

See my “growing a cut flower garden” series HERE.

spring mantel décor

Here’s the spring mantel décor I used this year:

  • vintage books
  • bunnies
  • moss balls
  • mercury glass containers
  • flowers
  • candlesticks

Snapdragons are such a perfect flower for a cottage-style home. They look so old-fashioned.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: bedroom

I absolutely love the antique chandelier we found right after we bought our home.

The basket of faux hydrangeas hanging on the wall is one of my favorites for spring.

Spring Home Tour and Decorating Ideas: bedroom

Here’s the other built-in we had made as a dresser. It was the original closet. Where the mirror is to the left is where the door to the living room used to be.

You can read more about those renovations HERE.

spring bedroom home tour

This is a bit of a quirky space in the bedroom. There’s a window seat, but the bed partially blocks it, so we can’t use it as intended.

Thank you for following along on my spring tour of the living room and bedroom.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may enjoy my spring home tour.

Until next time,

Happy Spring Decorating!

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Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the 2023 Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their beautiful homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Spring home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Spring Home Tour 2023 Collages Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Cottage On Bunker Hill // Cottage In The Mitten // She Gave It a Go

Tuesday’s Tours

2023 Spring Home Tour Tuesday Collage

White Arrows Home // Midwest Life and Style // Open Doors Open Hearts

Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // This Is Simplicite

Wednesday’s Tours

2023 Wednesday Spring home tour collage

Eleanor Rose Home // Shiplap and Shells // Bricks n’ Blooms

WM Design House // Simply2Moms // The Ponds Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday collages Spring Home Tour

A Life Unfolding // My Thrift Store Addiction // Pasha Is Home

County Road 407 // White Lilac Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

2023 Spring Home Tour Collage Friday

Create and Ponder // DIY Beautify // Worthing Court

Southern Home and Hospitality // My Family Thyme // Peacock Ridge Farm

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  1. Kim, I loved seeing your Spring cottage all dressed up! The pinks and greens are gorgeous with the naturals and vintage items you have! And it’s always fun to see your pups! Hope your knee heals quickly my friend xx

  2. Every time I see your oversized basket in the corner I wish I could find one like it…I absolutely love it!! Your style is so very creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh my gosh, Joan! I love that basket. I paid a pretty price, but it was so worth it. Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Always love seeing your home, Kim. That oversized basket in the living room is such a statement piece! Lovely! And that pink pillow with the blossoms on it… Target, right? Did you notice i have it in green. I only bought one… wish I had gotten two! And those snapdragons are perfect, too! Pinned!

    1. Hi Julie. I love the basket so much. I almost passed on it because of the price, but it is such an investment. I did notice that you had the green Target pillow. I love it and wish I had gotten it in other colors. We might have to do a swap one of these years. Thanks for pinning.

  4. Every detail is so beautiful Kim! Your bedroom is absolutely perfect with those built-ins. It adds so much character and they must be so fun to style! Also, Ollie is the cutest model ever!!! Happy Spring!

  5. Kim, your home is beautiful as always! I am also happy about the longer days and so look forward to spring flowers! Happiest Easter to you and yours!

  6. Kim, your home looks so lovely for Spring. I am amazed at how realistic the faux flowers are.
    They sure have come a long way in the past few years. Jax and Ollie sure do look comfy and cozy in your
    pretty bedroom. Thanks you for sharing. It is always a pleasure to tour with you.

  7. Kim im so glad your knee is healing! Im also so impressed with how much you were able to do while recovering. Your Spring decor is just as lovely always. Your room is so cozy and So is that window seat! Lovely tour my friend!

  8. What a beautiful tour! Love to see all your vintage finds and gorgeous flower arrangements. I think pink looks wonderful in your living room; can’t wait to see the new rug! Happy Spring!

  9. Kim your home looks so pretty all decked out for spring! Love the cozy bed linens and all the pretty snapdragons spread about! LOVE!Can’t wait til they are growing in the gardens.

  10. Kim, I always love getting a peak into your beautiful cottage. I love all of the floral touches you added for spring. And I am in LOVE with your bedding. Where did you get those pretty blue floral shams? I think I need some.

    Happy to be hopping with you, as always. Pinned!

  11. Beautiful Kim, I love your dough bowl and touches of pink. Your hone always inspires me.

    Hoping you’re healing with your knee. I watch your stories updates.

  12. Kim, I love your cottage home tour. My heart always skips a beat when I see that turquoise flower can and that wicker picnic basket. I loved seeing your sweet little fur babies. Your home is so cozy and beautiful.

  13. Hi, Kim! It’s always a treat to visit your charming cottage. I LOVE the large basket of cherry blossoms and they are so realistic looking! Fauxs have come a long way, haven’t they? I enjoyed seeing your pretty bedroom and your fur baby model. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  14. Beautiful spring tour Kim with your pops of pink and green! Visiting your cozy cottage always inspires me. I love your bedroom styling it brings back happy memories of my childhood bedroom with a wall of built in cabinetry. ? Happy spring!

  15. Happy Spring, Kim,
    I absolutely loved your cottage home tour, so much inspiration to take in. Your bedroom and all of the cozy bedding is my favorite!
    It is a joy being on this tour with you.

  16. Kim! I’m so sorry to hear about your knee replacement! That sounds terrible!! I hope your recovery Goes quickly! But you’re gone looks gorgeous for Spring!! I agree with you on how realistic faux flowers can look sometimes. Really amazing. And I completely understand the struggle of timing and your rug. Ugh! Can’t wait to see it when it finally comes!!

  17. Kim,
    Your home is so charming and decorated so perfectly. I LOVE that large basket with cherry blossoms and you have the perfect bed accessory. I’d love to cuddle up with Ollie. So cute. Great tour.

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