If you had a chance to read yesterday’s post you know we are super excited to welcome all things Spring into our home and today, we’re sharing how we added a few touches of Spring to the living room.
Honestly, we really like to keep things as simple as possible in here especially when it comes to seasonal decorating. We change out the flowers on the coffee table, the pillows on the couch, maybe a few books or blankets, decorate the mantel and we’re good to go.
Decorating the mantel for Spring was fairly easy when we decided to use these botanical and insect prints. We’ve had them for years! We bought ours at a consignment store in Georgia but I think you can still find something similar online.
They definitely have a vintage feel and the colors are pretty muted which is consistent with the style in the rest of our home.
We used 5 of the prints on the mantel and I’ll show you how we used the 6th print in the breakfast nook tomorrow.
This is one of our favorite rooms to read in so it was fun to add the books to make it feel cozy like a library.
Our mantel is a little over 7 feet long so I always vacillate between decorating every square inch and keeping things fairly minimal.
We white washed this pot last year and left it out to weather over the summer. We found the faux sage plant at IKEA.
We took the TV out of this room last year and you guys, we love it! It has quickly become one of our favorite places to cozy up with good books or magazines and just relax.
This sunny spot is almost always taken.
We leave this basket on the coffee table throughout the year. It’s really easy to move if ever a game breaks out or if someone wants to prop their feet up with a big blanket and read.
We found these flowers at Michaels! They were 40% off and we had a coupon for an extra 20% off so sign up for their email list if you have a chance. It helps to stretch your decorating budget. We really like them (they also have pink in our area) so we might pick up a few more for the kitchen or the dining room.
We bought these wooden eggs at an auction several years ago
and the vintage trophy bowl is a thrifted find.
The couch is constantly piled with pillows which we use nearly every day. I have quiet time with my devotion, journal and a big cup of coffee in here each morning. The fabric is suede so on one hand it’s very easy to clean, on the other, it looks like it always needs to be combed or brushed.
Given we have an open concept open, we are hyper aware of keeping a consistent color palette throughout our house. You can see the breakfast nook from this vantage point.
As with the coffee table, we like to use easy to move trays on the end table too. This tea cup held sprigs of cedar for winter so we changed the cedar out some moss and gray eggs. Super simple, right?
Another easy trick is using Spring branches! These are from the Bridal Bush in our yard but you can easily find faux branches at most craft supply stores too.
Whenever you’re ready to start decorating a busy place like the living room for Spring, consider these tips…
- Keeping seasonal decorating simple will make it more manageable.
- Use a color palette that is consistent with the rest of your home.
- Trading out flowers, pillow covers, blankets and/or the items on your mantel will help your living room feel festive without a lot of extra fuss.
- Consider placing seasonal vignettes on trays for coffee tables and end tables so they can be easily moved for family game nights or propping your feet up to create a cozy reading spot.
I hope these tips have helped! What are your favorite Spring decorating tips for the living room?