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Simple Spring Home Tour

Simple ideas for decorating home for spring by using artificial greenery and flowers, decor capsule staples, and neutrals for room styling year-round.

Happy spring, y’all! Well, it doesn’t totally feel like spring outside, but I’m calling it anyway. It’s spring. So there. 😉

I’m joining in with my friend Krista from The Happy Housie and a group of blogger friends to share our homes all decorated for spring.

(Some affiliate links are provided in this post for convenience. Full disclosure here.)

In years’ past, I was all “PASTEL AND FLORAL ALL THE THINGS!”

This year, I’m all about the simple. Having a 5 month old is making us crave simple, minimalist, neutral these days. And I’m not mad about it. Because babies already come with enough stuff.

So we kept the pastel colors to a minimum. 95% of our flowers and plants are fake because there’s just no way we have the time or energy to keep real ones alive (or clean up the mess after we’ve let them suffer their miserable fate, for that matter).

As a result, our home feels clean and fresh and fuss-free, and I gotta say I love that feeling.

Dining Room

Simple Spring Home Tour | Faux cherry blossoms as a simple dining table centerpiece

Our foyer is currently a mad house as we’re working on a massive construction project upstairs, but I’ll share more about that later. Besides that little bit of chaos, right when you walk in through the front door is our moody dining room.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Faux cherry blossoms as a simple dining table centerpiece

I literally dug through my already existing decor stash and found these faux pink cherry blossoms to stick in this DIY “stoneware” vase I made.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Faux cherry blossoms as a simple dining table centerpiece

Simple Spring Home Tour | Faux cherry blossoms as a simple dining table centerpiece

And I just set the table with our usual neutral wedding china. (My mom told Robert and me when we were getting married to register for plain white china because it will never go out of style and my gosh. She was right… as always. Cue the inner teenage angsty sigh.)

Kitchen

Simple Spring Home Tour | Kitchen decorated with a few small spring touches

In our kitchen, I finally cleared out all of the Christmas decor (oh you know… in February) and stuck to neutrals again with a few gray stoneware dishes, simple glass cloches, and wooden platters and cutting boards.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Kitchen decorated with a few small spring touches

I always like to keep a candle on our countertop to light while we’re making dinner every night to ward off cooking smells, and I love how it adds a little glow to our evenings.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Blush Cabbage Roses

One of the few real flowers I used were these cabbage roses I picked up from the grocery store because the blushy pink color is one of my absolute favorites.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Kitchen decorated with a few small spring touches

We gave this kitchen a budget facelift last summer with mainly just paint, a DIY backsplash, and some new lighting. It still AMAZES me how it changed the look so much for so little.

I’m forever officially a fan of deep green anything thanks to these lower cabinets.

Breakfast Nook

Simple Spring Home Tour | Breakfast nook informal dining with French bistro chairs and wall planter made from antique banisters

This little spot where we eat 99% of our meals is still a work in progress as I try to transition from farmhouse to a little more modern-meets-timeless, but I can’t seem to part with that wall planter I made from a thrifted banister just yet.

We hauled in this table we picked up at Walmart and keep thinking maybe it needs to be swapped with one that has a smaller base for the tight space. But I still love that we now have the room to sprawl out as a family as meal times.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Breakfast nook informal dining with French bistro chairs and wall planter made from antique banisters

Spring is always the start of our cookouts and big family get-togethers, so I better get my act together and figure it out.

I just stuck a bouquet of pink cabbage roses from the grocery store on the table and it feels instantly fresh in here.

Living Room

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room decorated with small floral touches for spring

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room decorated with small floral touches for spring

We spend most of our day in this space, so I stuck to minimal with neutral pillows that I can use any time of year and on into summer, if I want.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room decorated with small floral touches for spring

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room decorated with small floral touches for spring

I reused some of the neutral ones I already had and just added in a couple I snagged at HomeGoods for around $20.

The white tulips are fakes but they look and feel SO real in person.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room decorated with small floral touches for spring

Simple Spring Home Tour | Spring coffee table decor with artificial white tulips

And I finally bought this fake fiddle leaf fig I’ve been eyeing for the past year to add some life to the corner. Maybe one day when the kids are more grown, I’ll try to see if I don’t completely destroy a real fiddle leaf fig with my black thumb.

I still need to fluff it a little more to make it more life-like, but I’m blaming that one on user error.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room decorated with artificial fiddle leaf fig and IKEA furniture

Beside our back door, I put my free spring botanical prints back up to live another season. Since we don’t have a mud room, this bench becomes “shoe central” when we walk in the door, so having those prints there really livens it up when it normally looks a hot mess.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Craigslist bench with baskets underneath for a makeshift mud room and free botanical prints for spring.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Craigslist bench with baskets underneath for a makeshift mud room and free botanical prints for spring.

And even though, most of the time, the pillows are thrown on the floor (you think that’s why they’re called throw pillows???) and we have pacifiers and baby bottles galore on the end tables, I’m giving myself an “A” for effort over here.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room with artificial florals and small spring touches.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room with artificial florals and small spring touches.

By the way, not a single photo on our walls or in our frames has been updated since Regan has entered the world. Gotta get on that too.

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room end table with artificial florals and small spring touches.

Lola doesn’t judge me though. 😉

Simple Spring Home Tour | Neutral living room with artificial florals and small spring touches.

That’s our home this year in terms of “spring decor”, but I promise all of the other rooms in our house aren’t nearly as put together.

Truthfully, as I type this, the toys are already back out, the dress-up clothes are tossed around, and laundry is starting to pile up again, but I’m so thankful for this phase. Because I know I’ll miss life with little ones when they’re grown and gone. Everything is for a season, and I’m holding on tight to every last bit of this one.

“To everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1

If you want to know about any of the sources, you can find them all here (some similar items linked for items that were thrifted or discontinued):

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Breakfast Nook-

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If you’re ready to shake off the winter cobwebs and need some spring beautifying ideas, you can check out all of the prettied up homes on the tour (and more will be going live later this week):

Also sharing today…

Wednesday

Shades of Blue Interiors // Finding Silver Pennies // Life is a Party // Bless’er House

Summer Adams// Tatertots and Jello // Paint Me Pink // This is Our Bliss

And sharing the rest of the week…

Monday


The Happy Housie // The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl // Inspiration for Moms // Lemon Thistle

Southern State of Mind // Modern Glam
Taryn Whiteaker // A Burst of Beautiful // My Sweet Savannah

Tuesday

Jenna Kate at Home // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Town and Country Living
A Pretty Life // Hallstrom Home

House by Hoff // Tauni Everett // The DIY Mommy // Clean & Scentsible // Rambling Renovators

Thursday

Home Made Lovely // So Much Better With Age // Maison de Cinq
Craftberry Bush // Rooms FOR Rent

Maison de Pax // Zevy Joy // Place of My Taste // Deeply Southern Home // Kim Power Style

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24 Comments

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Lauren – your little springy touches add to your already fresh, light and airy decor. So glad you could be on this tour!

  2. wow lauren It was really a great spring tour and I surprise that you have successfully covered all the areas together.You have really created such a beautiful home.You have made such a pretty home for your family.And i am in love with your dining room.thanks.

  3. I am in love with your decor style and your stunning home. I tried clicking the link for the ceramic vase on coffee table in living room that has the tulips in it. The link sent me to another product. Do you remember the brand or where I could purchase this? I am obsessed with it!!

    Thank you so much

    Brooke

  4. I see you still have the original chandelier in the dinning room… I actually like the piece, so I’m happy to see it grace your pictures. Are you any closer to choosing a replacement?

  5. Everything looks great! I always appreciate your candor and reading this was so funny (probably because it was so relatable to me): “(or clean up the mess after we’ve let them suffer their miserable fate, for that matter).”
    Thought I was the only one with a vase of dead flowers sitting in stinky yellow water because I’ve forgotten to throw them out on the occasions my hubby brings me fresh (I know better than to buy them myself)?! I swear I actually keep a clean house for the most part but apparently I have a mental block for throwing out flowers! Anyhow, thanks for sharing and always keeping it real!

  6. Your house is beautiful! Thank you especially for the last part – the reality reminder. I sometimes struggle to remember that everything is just a season. It’s all too easy to find myself discouraged, trying to keep my house looking “Pinterest-worthy” while caring for a toddler and a newborn. I just need to do the best I can and enjoy this time with them! Thank you. ?

  7. I am in the later season, when all children are grown. Now the little ones are grandchildren. Every season is full of joy. I don’t have time to visit the other homes you are featuring, because they are coming over this morning to visit grandma. Can’t wait to sit down later and see what the other lovely homes look like. As for yours…you are doing a wonderful job considering the hustle and bustle of little people life. Always look forward to your posts sweet girl.

  8. Amazing! I’m beyond impressed you were able to get this much done with the “littles.” Your home looks beautiful, inviting, comfortable…all the things you want in a home. Enjoy your season!

  9. Do you have the correct vendor for the off white tulips? All I seem to get are pink roses! Thank you!

    1. Just checked and it’s correct. You just have to select the type of flower and color you want. White tulips are one of the options.

  10. Hi Lauren. It was really a great spring home tour and I wonder that you have successfully covered all the areas together. I really appreciate your good work, keep it up.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Lauren – your little springy touches add to your already fresh, light and airy decor. So glad you could be on this tour!

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