I admit that I might be rushing things a bit…spring is still a ways off here in Virginia. I wish that wasn’t the case, so much so that I already have started lightening up parts of our home decor.
After the holidays the house always seems so blah, so I freshened up the decor in our living room and moved all my blue and white to the console in our front hallway. The bright blue and white brightens everything up during all the dark, gray winter days.
I filled the porcelain with some faux hydrangeas and magnolia leaves, though I am on the hunt for a faux magnolia blossom to add in with the leaves, they look so real!
If you missed the post about how I made over this console it is here. Since that was written, it now comes in an ivory color (which would have been easier than painting it) but I still love the classic style of it. It is easy to switch the decor in here up for all the seasons. It may be a little early to fully embrace spring but really, blue and white is always in style, right?
I also refreshed our front door decoration once my Christmas wreath finally had run its course. I’d been looking for a pretty spring wreath when I came across this basket at a local garden center (where I get most of my faux florals). This one is similar if you want to recreate the look.
I filled it with some inexpensive tulips and a black and white ribbon which should carry us through the spring. I still haven’t painted my front door, though I’ve had the paint since fall. That is a project for a warm day! The teal blue the builder painted it has run its course for me, I think our house will look better with a softer color.
I like that I can just switch the basket out for the season, it will be so pretty with evergreens and a tartan bow next holiday– I am definitely thinking ahead!
If you would like to create a similar look, I wrote a post about where you can find blue and white china here. I found most of my pieces at HomeGoods or Amazon (see the selection here). The rug is from Boutique Rugs and is available HERE. The linen stool is here.
Here’s a quick resource for everything in the space~