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    Clearing The Clutter: Sometimes Less Is More In Decor

    Tips for clearing clutter and minimalist farmhouse style decorating


    Happy April everyone! I can’t believe how fast March flew by! This week I have finally started on some serious spring cleaning and de-cluttering. We have been working on several projects around the house and everything has been messy and cluttered, causing me to have a cluttered mind as well! Lately I have really started thinking about making some drastic changes to my decor, which is right in line with clearing the clutter.*This post contains affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Read more

    Interior Decor and Styling

    Inexpensive Ways To Refresh Your Living Room For Spring


    A budding forsythia is an early sign that winter is over, but you can make it feel like spring anytime with Pier 1's brightly blooming Artificial Forsythia Branch.

    Pier One

    The sun is shining, the weather has finally warmed up and that happy spring feeling is in the air! There is just something about spring that energizes us and makes us want to “nest” around our homes. It’s a great time to do some deep cleaning and to update the decor. The great news is that there are a few simple and inexpensive ways to create a whole new look for spring, and it’s especially easy in a living room. Here are three inexpensive ways to refresh your living room for spring.

    Spring Home Tour - Decorating the living room

    Making Home Base


    Embrace The Sunshine

    Switch out heavy winter drapes or curtains with dark colors or patterns for light weight sheers or neutral, natural fabrics. You can also simply remove blinds and curtains altogether if privacy isn’t a concern. The goal is to let in as much natural light  as possible.

    general palette/style (downstairs, living room)

    Amber Interior Design



    Rearrange The Furniture

    This time of year it’s also nice to change things around a bit by trying out a new furniture arrangement. There are different ways to arrange just about any room, and if your living room is feeling a bit “tired” you can move furniture around to create a whole new look and feel…for free!


    Arranging furniture - simple and practical tips, advice, and inspiration to make furniture arranging easy!

    Swanson Homes | Photo: PK/Schneiderman’s

    To save time (and your back!) practice drawing out different arrangements, using precise measurements when possible. This way you are not wearing yourself out or scratching up your floors moving things back and forth trying to see what fits where.

    Furniture Arranging Tricks! • Great tips and ideas on arranging furniture!



    Change Up The Decorative Accents

    Use inexpensive pillow covers in light neutrals or bright, springy colors to refresh your living room for spring.

    The top home trends for Spring 2018, according to Pinterest.


    Along with trendy farmhouse or boho chic style covers, there are also many beautiful spring themed covers.


    223 Likes, 14 Comments - Bianca Martino (@withlavenderandgrace) on Instagram: “flower market | grain sack style pillow cover available with or without patches. Like all my…” #diypillowcoversvintage


     White Bicycle Flower Vintage Spring Home Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Cotton Linen

      Bicycle Flower Vintage Spring Home Decorative Throw Pillow Cover 



    Magnolia Home Hanover Area Rugs by Joanna Gaines


    In addition to pillows, using a new (or different) area rug can make a space look brand new. If a new rug is not in your budget, you can purchase a gently used rug from a clean consignment shop and have it professionally cleaned by a carpet cleaning company, or simply buy or rent a carpet cleaner to DIY.  In most cases this will be a lot cheaper than purchasing a new rug. Still there are many inexpensive options online.

    What to do when you can't afford Joanna's rugs...

    Farmhouse Made


    If you are looking for other decorative accent pieces but don’t want to spend a fortune, then it’s time to treat yourself to a day of junkin! Search for old artwork with floral graphics or botanical prints, pretty baskets, or vintage dishes with spring colors or floral patterns. You can also use some free printables online and frame them for your mantel or to hang as wall art.

    Four free vintage botanical prints are the perfect way to decorate for spring!

    Refresh Living

    Enjoy Spring Flowers 

    Don’t forget to refresh the living room with some spring flowers or branches, fresh or faux!

    House Beautiful


    White Dogwood Stem (46") - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia - image 5 of 5

    Dogwood Stem Hearth & Hand With Magnolia 


    Styling tip from Joanna Gaines: Add water to artificial flowers for a realistic look.



    Today I have shared some simple and inexpensive ways to refresh a living room for spring. I am trying all of these ideas out this week and hopefully I will be sharing my spring living room refresh post soon and I would love to have you back for a visit to see what I have come up with.

    How is your spring decorating coming along? I love to hear from you my friends!

    Enjoy the sunshine!


    Interior Decor and Styling

    Neutral Gray Paint Choices For A Whole House Makeover

    Hello dear readers! Today I am exploring some neutral gray paints for our bedroom and possibly for the bathroom. I have stumbled across a couple of beautiful gray/grey paints that would be amazing for a  whole house paint scheme as well. Let’s take a look at a couple of beautiful neutral gray paints.

    Using neutral paint colors is one of our favorite ways to warm up a room. Picking the best neutral color scheme for your home is the first step, but we'll also show you how to decorate with gray, beige, and white decor.

    Source BHG

    Last year we finally found the perfect neutral, off white color for the downstairs of our house, so I am not looking to repaint it at this time. However, I was browsing Pinterest for serene gray paints that will work well in our bedroom and upstairs bathroom. I love the color in the living room pictured below.

    While I am unsure of the exact color, it might be something similar to Edgecomb Grey by Benjamin Moore. Revere Pewter, one of Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, is close, but a bit darker.

    Benjamin Moore MasterBath color - Revere Pewter walls, Edgecomb Gray ceiling



    Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173, noted by the pinner as a beautiful warm gray.


    Edgecomb Gray Benjamin Moore


    I really like Edgecomb Gray.  It seems to be a great whole house neutral paint color.

    Benjamin Moore Edgecomb-Gray

    I really like Edgecomb Gray. It seems to be a great whole house neutral paint color. The kitchen pictured above has a beautiful designer look, but it doesn’t “feel” cold to look at.  It seems to be a great whole house neutral paint color. To me is almost a creamy gray, and would be beautiful in a kitchen since it is not too dark.


    Living room - Color Edgecomb Gray, I like the sofa with 2 chairs, big mirror


    I absolutely love this living room painted in Edgecomb Gray.


    Edgecomb Gray is right below Revere Pewter in the Benjamin Moore paint deck, but Edgecomb Gray has more yellow in it than Revere Pewter and less pigment. It’s a wonderful alternative to beige and much more versatile.


    It is gorgeous in a bright and airy foyer as well.


    Inspired Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray method Montreal Contemporary Living Room Remodeling ideas with accent table built ins

    Here the gray wall color is barely noticeable, almost passable for white. It is a very classic color!


    New England Farmhouse Neutral Paint Color Scheme | Edgecomb Gray Family Room #familyroomdesignpaintcolours

    Nina Hendrick


    Neutral walls, crisp white sheets and black bedroom doors.

    Source Rowe Spurling Paint CO.

    I really think this color would be beautiful in our bedroom, even though we have dark woodwork. The Edgecomb gray would contrast nicely. I think it would be very tranquil and promote sleep. Now I just have to find the right mattress!



    I stumbled upon Rowe Sturling Paint Company online. They share a lot of gorgeous design inspiration, including a round up of beautiful bedroom paint colors.

    Benjamin Moore edgecomb gray - Google Search


    The Edgecomb Gray or even Revere Pewter seem like tranquil neutral grays for our bedroom. I am definitely wanting to create a bedroom that promotes rest and relaxation. Now to find the perfect mattress! Finding the perfect mattress is a lot trickier than finding the perfect paint, so I will definitely be checking out mattress reviews here at

    Home Tours, Interior Decor and Styling

    The Classic Cottage Spring Home Tour

    spring decorating ideas

    Hello friends and welcome to day two of the Hop Into Spring blog hop! If you are coming over from Itsy Bits and Pieces I know you have already been inspired by Linda’s fun vintage style!  Now it’s time to tour the beautiful home of Laura at The Classic Cottage . Laura is an amazingly talented decorator from Instagram who is guest posting here today. When you finish up touring all the homes on the hop, please be sure to head on over to Instagram to say hello to Laura or you can leave her a comment here below.  Enjoy Spring At The Classic Cottage!

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