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Spring Touches in the Home

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We've had one long cold, rainy winter here in the south. While spring is in the air, I haven't packed up the winter clothes just yet. Hints of spring in our neck of the woods always happen early in that southern weather in our area can be a bit of a rollercoaster. Trees and daffodils came forward quite a few weeks ago. Our zoysia grass is starting to turn green. I am so very ready! Now is the time to start moving to lighter and brighter decor in our home.

Today I'm going to share with you ways that I add Spring Touches in the Home.

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I'd like to thank my long-time blogging friend, Marty from A Stroll Thru Life, for organizing another wonderful tour. You are sure to be inspired. I love this tour each and every season because it is very eclectic. There is something for every style! 

If you are visiting from the gorgeous home of Alicia at Thrifty and Chic, welcome!!! 

Let's get started with spring touches in our home!

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I loved the winter mantel so much that I didn't even change it for spring. I like the fresh, clean look. So if it's not broken, then don't fix it!

Decorating Tip: For spring, less is more on the mantel. Go for a light and airy look.

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Gone is the wood for the real wood burning fire replaced with a few pillows for frequent floor time. 

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I love the look of old books. Many new hardback books have beautiful covers as well. I frequently remove jackets if I need a few books for decorating. Just put them in a safe place so that you can put them back on if desired. 

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As much as I'd love to change out rugs, it will never happen. We purchased this heirloom quality rug over 20 years ago and it's here for life. I have been thinking of purchasing a lighter rug to add under the coffee table to lighten things up for summer. Layered rugs are fabulous. 

Decorating Tip: Work with what you have! I pull colors from the rug to decorate for the seasons. All of the colors of the pillows are in the rug so it all works. 

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Decorating Tip: Paint can work wonders for a room! Last year, this living space was green. Painting it Agreeable Gray totally changed the look and feel of the room even with using the same decor! 

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Here is a wide angle look so you can see the ceiling. We built in 2004, so glad we went with relatively classic elements. They will be relevant for years to come. 

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Decorating Tip: I haven't bought new pillows in a while. I buy pillow cases instead. They are so much easier to store! Be sure to check below for the sources. Amazon and Etsy are great sources for pillow covers.

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This lamp was from the thrift store and the very first feature that I had back when I started my blog in 2012! I was so freaking excited! That lamp was the best $3 purchase ever.

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I am just realizing that I have quite a few thrift store lamps. The one on the side table is another favorite with a fun paint finish. Pillow covers used in the room can be found online and at affordable prices!

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We have an open foyer so this table acts as an entry table. It's fun to change up. 

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This tray was a recent thrift store makeover. That cute little carved rabbit is a new addition down in the family room. My daughter is away at college so I went into her room and borrowed it! She immediately noticed when she was home this past weekend! 

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We brought the rabbit home for her from a trip that we took to Jamaica with friends a few years ago. 

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I've really been enjoying decorating that sweet little secretary that I picked up on Craigslist last spring. 

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Since we sold our dining room hutch, it gives me a little space to display a few family treasures safely. That little 8 month old, Jack, sitting in the chair is still discovering things and learning the rules. 

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Isn't he a cutie!

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I seriously can't pull out my camera for blog work without them both wanting to be the center of attention. If you go through the photos in this room, you'll find Bentley asleep on the back of the leather chair. I no longer make them leave the room. I just shoot it like it is. 

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This month's thrift store makeover is this pedestal bowl makeover. It's perfect for the little Easter goodies!

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I typically don't do a lot of Easter except on the dining tables. We spend a lot of time in here so I thought it would be fun to put the basket centerpiece that I just made in here opposed to the formal dining room table. 

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You can read all about how to create this Easter Centerpiece HERE.

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This is where I've been cozying up reading all of the other spring posts from the tours this week!

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The family room post ended up being so much longer than I planned so here is a sneak peek at the dining room! I'll share that in another post this week! Be sure to sign up for emails so you get notified for NEW blog posts

kitchenTour our spring kitchen HERE. 

Adding spring touches to the home does not need to be a daunting task. Even “shopping” your home and moving accessories around can give you a new look!

Up next on the tour is the fabulous home of The Chronicles of Home. Jen's home and blog are truly inspiring! 

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Visit the other blogs on the spring tour!

Monday 

A Stroll Thru LifeSetting For FourCuckoo4Design,  Pink Peppermint Design, Southern Hospitality,  Nesting With Grace

Tuesday

Inspiration For Moms , Decor To Adore,  House By Hoff ,  ZDesign At Home ,  Duke Manor FarmRemodelando La Casa 

Wednesday

 Our Southern Home The Chronicles Of Home,  Monica Wants It,   Follow The Yellow Brick Home,  Hymns & Verses Thrifty & Chic 

Thursday

 11 Magnolia Lane Thistlewood Farms ,  Clean & Scentsible,  Seeking Lavender Lane, Sincerely Marie Designs,  Haneens Haven  

Friday

Our Fifth HouseDecorating DeliriumWhite Arrow HomesLife On Cedar LaneModern GlamFar Above Rubies

 

 

 

 

 

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30 Comments

  1. With those designs and furniture used, your house looked so expensive and classy. I would love if our house will look like that too. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Your home is so lovely friend! I love all the details and those cane chairs are AMAZING! The architecture is incredible, too!

    Happy day!
    karianne

  3. Everything looks so beautiful! Your house is gorgeous in every season! Love seeing the lamp that was your first project, so cool!!

  4. I love this home design! Perfect for summer! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  5. Thanks bunches, Shelley! I just love pillows! I’m on the hunt for some affordable ones for summer. I want to go with some fun colors….something different! Where do you find yours? Happy spring!

  6. Thanks so much, Marty! Your seasonal tours keep me on my toes. I absolutely love them! So many wonderful ideas. Happy spring, sweet friend!

  7. Thanks so very much, Doreen! I broke down and just paid Restored 316 to do it. I have yet to fix and fine tune a few things. It’s so hard to keep up with all the behind the scenes things! Happy spring!

  8. Thanks so very much, Cindy! Yes, I agree with you on the bunnies. I like ones that have a garden feel. I hope you have a wonderful spring!

  9. Thanks so much, Laura! The living area is Agreeable Gray and we love the change! The power of paint is amazing!

  10. Thanks so much, Julia! I so love having a cat again. He and Bentley are best friends!Kind of funny that my husband has treated Jack like a dog, and the results are hilarious! Had no idea a cat could be trained like a dog. Example: Jack sits at his food bowl until he is told “ok” to start eating. Yes, I’m a proud pet mom! Happy spring 🙂

  11. Thanks so very much, Christy! I confess that some jackets, I just never replace. They are just so pretty without! I also forget where I’ve stashed the jackets. Happy spring!

  12. Amber,
    Thanks so very much!!! It’s been such a long, dreary winter that I’ve been so excited about spring and summer this year! You totally make me feel better about my rug! 🙂

  13. Simply stunning from start to finish! I am just in love with your home and all of the personal touches you add to make it seem so welcoming. I love the gorgeous photography in this post allowing us to see the wide angles.

    The rug is just perfect, no matter how long you’ve had it. Trendy rugs will come and go but you rug exudes classic elegance, which is in keeping with the rest of your home and furnishings.
    Another favorite is the painting on the mantel, it is perfect for spring and summer. I can use my imagination and jump straight into the picture for a spring walk among the green!

    It was a treat to tour your spring home my creative friend! Happy spring!

  14. It looks lovely, Christy! I do the same thing with my book dustjackets although I haven’t needed any of them back–yet. Your Staffordshire dog pair is gorgeous! Happy Spring!

  15. Bentley and Jack are adorable! Jack is about the same age as my Walter.
    And such great tips for spring. Everything is super pretty.

  16. Christy, how precious is that centerpiece in the basket. Look at you $3 lamp still going strong after all these years. Hey, I know I should look but what color did you paint in your main level?

  17. Super tour and I so agree paint can work wonders. You have beautiful lamps.

    Cute centerpieces too. Usually not a bunny person but yours doesn’t look juvenile. Love it.

    Enjoy your day

    Cindy

  18. Everything is so pretty, Christy! And, your blog looks so fresh with the new look!!! I’ve yet to do mine, but now that I’ve seen yours, it’s moving up to the top of my list!!!

  19. I love your home, such beautiful architectural details and your spring decor is perfect. You light and bright colors are so refreshing and your bunny centerpiece is fabulous. Great tour with so many helpful tips too. Thanks so much for joining the 2019 Spring Home Tour.

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