This is a sponsored post with At Home. All opinions and wording are that of Christy Little with Our Southern Home.
I always feel a bit in limbo after the holidays with our master bedroom. It usually stays the same with the exception of the holiday decor removed. I usually just leave it until spring or summer. By this time, I am itching for a spring master bedroom refresh with French Farmhouse style!
It's hard to believe, but Memorial weekend will mark 16 years that we moved into the home we lovingly had built. As a result, I've been performing the daunting task of repainting our home. So far I've only had to hire out one aspect of it, the family room and staircases. Everything else, I've been doing. It's a lot of work, but makes me smile when I stand back to see the results.
During this time of picking out light and neutral colors, I've really been reflecting upon our home's style and look going forward.
I'm often asked what my favorite style is. Honestly, it's quite the mouthful.
Eclectic French Farmhouse with Traditional Touches
Get the Look for Spring
- soft colors like pastels
- light and neutral rug
- airy glass vases and jugs
- vintage look decor with slight distressing
- faux floral stems
- chunky base lamps in light, distressed hues
- pillows in stripes, solids and patterns
Here is our bedroom today! Isn't she lovely. At Home is amazing for shopping for your home on a budget.
Steps for Redecorating
- Inventory what you already own
- Pick your design inspiration first like a fabulous rug
- Build a color scheme around that one item
- Try to go more neutral on the bigger ticket items
- Add small splashes of color with pillows
- Faux flowers are fabulous these days…..accent with those
- Throws can soften lines of couches and ottomans
- Lamps can totally brighten your space especially with a light and bright shade
Here is our bedroom at Christmas. Notice the darker colors in the rug and pillows. The room has a very traditional feel.
Let's break down the changes to get a fabulous Spring Farmhouse look for your home.
First of all…….
What is farmhouse style?
Today, farmhouse style means many different things. My take on farmhouse style is warmth and coziness infused with touches of traditional, vintage and vintage like decor.
Gone are the days of baby blue and mauve ducks dressed in lace accents of the 80s and 90s.
I chose to mix new with vintage, antique and yes…my thrift store makeovers. This is what creates my Eclectic French Farmhouse with traditional style.
We purchased our solid mahogany bedroom suite back in 1993 when I got my first teaching job. It's sentimental to us in that it was the first really nice furniture that we purchased after getting married. It's the one thing that hubby will never agree to changing or ever painting.
That's ok! I get that. It's heirloom quality that we hope to hand down. You can update the look for today's style easily with wall color, fabrics and decor.
At then end of the post, you will find a complete source list of the decor from our master bedroom from At Home.
Pillows in Stripes, Solids and Patterns
Nothing says farmhouse style like grain sack pattern. I've been a big fan of this simple stripe for years. I've even painted it on furniture. It's classic farmhouse and works in classic as well as French country interiors. It's a great way to infuse subtle pattern into your room.
I've had the soft blue solid pillows for several years now and they work beautifully with the new lumbar pillow from At Home Stores. I am so in love with this pillow, and it became the entire inspiration for this new spring farmhouse look.
With this refresh, I cut the number of pillows down on the bed by 2. This makes my hubby happy. It's also a way to create a lighter, fuss-free look.
Light and Neutral Rug
I can't even begin to tell you how in love that I am with this rug. It's an 8×10 and under $150! It's so soft and just perfect for our bedroom. It's got the grays which are very popular with farmhouse style and the tans to add warmth. It's a nice backdrop for the dark wood furniture. Going with a neutral rug will allow me endless possibilities with pillow and bedding colors for the seasons.
Airy Glass Vases and Jugs with Floral Stems
Glass vases and jugs are perfect for a spring farmhouse look. Keep the florals simple and in one variety for this look. Light and airy is the look. One stem is all this is needed here for a casual, farmhouse look.
These blush blossoms look like they were made for this vintage-look vase. It's a very easy way to add a little pink to a room without going overboard.
Vintage Look Decor with Slight Distressing
The candlesticks and mercury glass candle holders, I've had for several years. Those along with the new, vintage look distressed bunny are perfect ways to add a little spring farmhouse to your home.
Pinks are carried over to the mantel with the basket stuffed with and extra pillow and throw blanket.
The new pillows on the bed work so well with my existing couch pillows.
I noticed this after the fact, but the spring colors were made for the sweet pastel drawings of the kids from years ago. They are both in college now.
I love using neutrals in our home for the “big items” like walls, couches, bedding, window treatments and such. It makes it so simple and affordable to change out a few pillows, throws and accessories.
Chunky Base Lamps in Light, Distressed Hues
These new lamps totally changed the look of our bedroom and are so affordable. At Home has a HUGE selection of lamp bases and shades. I love that you can pick your own shade. I went with a nice nubbly, linen texture for mine. The colors of the aged lamp base really pull from the fabulous neutral shades of the rug.
Again, I've used more stems in one variety.
The box was a thrift store makeover from several years ago. It was so simple with a stencil and a little painted freehand magic.
Vintage books are an easy find at thrift stores as well. They are great for elevating pieces in a vignette.
Blue and white porcelain is a traditional nod to farmhouse style. While my pieces are collected through the years, I have my eye on some new pieces that At Home offers.
Do you see how these new, light touches help to change the look and feel of the dark, traditional furniture?
At Home has a large collection of lovely florals like these already designed and ready to go in your home. A set of these would be so pretty going down the center of a tablescape with candles for spring.
This little side table is also a thrift store makeover from a few years ago. It's a great size to move all over the house. It's perfectly compact for this space.
I'm pretty smitten with our spring master bedroom!
You can get the look as well by visiting your local At Home! At Home has amazing deals on spring decor that is on sale and marked down. My items are listed below!
- 8×10 rug
- euro-sized grain sack pillows
- kilim look fringe lumbar pillow
- pink pillow in basket by fireplace
- pink pom-pom throw
- lamp base
- lamp shade
- aqua glass vase
- pink faux cherry blossom floral stems
- white faux floral stems
- pink and white floral arrangement
- distressed cream bunny couple
I'd love to hear how you plan to decorate your home for spring!