Sigh…March in Virginia is not really spring, we’re really just pretending right now. It’s freezing cold here, but despite that I decided it was time to lighten up our house and started adding in some spring decor. I went with blue, after the grays of winter, it’s been nice to have bright colors back again.
My spring decor was inspired by a quick stop at the Target pillow aisle the other day, I was thinking I’d use cobalt blue like I showed in our previous blue and white post, but was inspired by these lighter throw pillows I found. I bought the pale blue pillow and the beige and white stripe one, they are both in lightweight linen which seemed perfect for spring and summer.
I thought they mixed nicely with the fun new antelope print pillows I added to our couch recently, these colors have a lighter coastal look which makes me think about summer. I also made some other quick updates like switching out the marble tray I’d had on our coffee table for a rattan one I got at HomeGoods last year and added some fresh flowers.
For the chairs by our fireplace, I raided my pillow closet (otherwise known as our upstairs storage closet, the one that seems to be overtaken by my growing throw pillow collection) and pulled out some of my favorite blue and white ones. They definitely brightened up the space.
I also made some spring updates in our kitchen and breakfast area. I redecorated the open shelving in our kitchen and added some blue and white plates in our glass cabinet. They are just small touches but the room seems much lighter and brighter with the pops of blue.
This inexpensive open shelving has been great for storing extra glasses and dish overflow until we get new cabinets installed along the back of the breakfast room. The blue and white dishes brighten the shelves up too. I love having open shelving in the kitchen because it’s so easy to add a few pieces of new decor each season for a whole new look.
I bought the navy and white checked gingham plates last spring at Pottery Barn but kept them packed until we moved in this home last summer, so it’s nice to be able to get them out and have them on display. I think they are sold out for this year, but I’ll keep my eyes open for some that are similar.
There isn’t even warmer weather in our forecast, and our Spring Break is still a month away but at least it feels a little more spring-like inside. Fresh flowers, soft textures, and bright blues always help brighten up a room.
Christy will be up next week sharing her whole spring tour along with 20 other bloggers, I can’t wait to see all the decor. In the meantime, we’ll just be here thinking warm thoughts and dreaming about sunny days!
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ROSELLEN SIEBENTHAL says
ARE THOSE SLIP COVERS ON YOUR FURNITURE? If so can you tell me where you purchased them?
Hi, yes the couch is slipcovered and it’s from Pottery Barn then chairs by the fireplace are the IKEA Ektorp and they have slipcovers as well. They are both great for kids and dogs, both of which we have! XO, Amy
WHere did you find the beaded wooden cross?
I made it! Here is the post: https://www.11magnolialane.com/how-to-diy-prayer-beads-for-decoration/
Love all the touches of spring you have added.
Thank you Lauren! XO, Amy