Happy spring! Today I am excited to be joining my friend Marty of A Stroll Through Life for the Spring 2020 Home Tours featuring 30 talented bloggers! If you are coming over from Life On Cedar Lane or if you just happened to stop by today, I am so glad to have you here.*This post contains affiliate links.
Now more than ever I think we could all use some beautiful spring inspiration during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. At the end of this post you will find links to all 30 amazing spring home tours that are sure to lift your spirits!
Early Spring on the Front Porch
I have been finding much joy and comfort in the arrival of spring with all it’s promise of rebirth and renewal. Last week I gave our front porch a temporary early spring refresh with beautiful spring plants and a few garden vignettes using vintage crocks. I enjoyed the porch decor for a couple of days, but I did end up bringing my pretty daffodil pillows and my French basket tray back indoors since everything is starting to bloom. Soon the porch will be covered in a thick layer of green pollen which will last for about six weeks.
During this semi-quarantine, I have enjoyed walking around our yard checking to see what is coming up in the garden and playing around with spring plants. The simple act of planting sweet pansies and violas was so therapeutic! I picked a few daffodils from our yard and cut some forsythia branches from a wild bush growing near our house to use on the porch and indoors too. I just love free decor from nature!
Sweet bunny is reminding us to stop and take the time to smell the daffodils, no matter how stressful life may be!
After moving the French basket tray back inside to my dining room table, I moved the bunny and crocks from the porch ottoman to the plant etagere by our front door. I will probably repot the flowers in outdoor pots and move the crocks back inside too.
Yesterday I planted my wooden French planter box with daffodils, tulips, and pansies. I can’t wait until everything blooms and fills out! I will share an update in a couple of weeks.
I had big plans for a new spring wreath for this home tour but I needed to pick up a few supplies to finish it up, and obviously I haven’t been anywhere for over a week now. I loved last year’s simple door basket for March using pussy willow branches, forsythia and fresh daffodils, so I just decided to recreate it this year. I used fresh daffodils in the basket for the home tour, but after they fade I do have some nice faux daffodils to replace them.
I think all of us might be forced to repurpose and recycle crafts and decor more than ever in the weeks and months ahead. Just think of it as another creative challenge! Honestly, having the perfect seasonal door decor has moved way down on the priorities list over the past two weeks with everything that has been happening. All that matters to me is that our family is safe and healthy inside our home!
Early Spring in the Living Room
Currently I am craving a serene home environment with spring decor that reflects the changes happening in nature, so I haven’t started adding too many colors or Easter elements just yet. Green is my favorite color, and in March I start to incorporate a lot of green for St. Patrick’s Day that carries over into the rest of spring and summer. For now I am enjoying some simple, neutral and rustic early spring vibes in the living room using beautiful faux plants and greenery.
This simple styled tray on our vintage trunk-coffee table is perfect for March with rustic woodland elements and cozy candlelight to create the perfect ambiance on chilly March evenings.
My little faux Pothos plant from Pottery barn is just the cutest! I do have a green thumb, but this pothos requires no maintenance which is just fine by me!
Early Spring in the Dining Room
I continued the woodland March theme from the living room into the dining room with a cute vignette on top of my favorite antique chest of drawers. Yesterday I packed away my DIY Moss-Covered Shamrock and moved some of these little springy accents to other areas around the dining room to make room for a new spring vignette with daffodils and forsythia.
The sun has not shone for the past week and a half, but these beautiful fresh daffodils and forsythia branches have definitely brightened things up a bit.
I adore daffodils and enjoy decorating with them throughout March and April. I often refer back to my “Dreaming of Daffodils” post for tons of gorgeous early spring decorating ideas.
So far I haven’t gotten around to styling a full spring tablescape, but there are definitely some happy spring vibes in the dining room. Last fall stumbled across a pair of gorgeous daffodil botanical pillows on clearance at Home Goods and I knew right away that I would be using them in my early spring decorating this year. Even though they looked so nice out on the porch, they are not made for outdoor use and they are just too pretty not to enjoy inside.
Right now I am loving the pillows on my church pew but I will probably move them into the living room when I start changing things up for Easter.
I love the daffodil pillows paired with the olive green velvet pillows, which match beautifully with the large green demi-john on top of the chest of drawers.
It is always fun to come up with seasonal vignettes using items from my stash and gifts from nature. I have quite a few vintage frames and mirrors that I change out often. I really love how the frame of this antique mirror complements the rusty French urns, and the brown oval frame ties in the woody forsythia branches.
It looks like I won’t be rolling my French market basket to any flower markets or vintage markets this spring to fill it full of treasures. I pretended I did anyway and shopped my junk stash for this favorite antique mirror featuring a spring forest scene and a daffodil botanical print that I printed out to fit in a tall vintage frame.
I got bored and ending up tweaking the vignette by working in the botanical daffodil picture and a pretty vintage postcard. Love it!
This sweet early spring vignette makes me happy!
Early Spring in the Kitchen
We have had several days of rain so I didn’t get a chance to take any current pictures of our kitchen, but it is decorated much the same as it was last March. I am still decorating our breakfast nook with a paperwhites and daffodils theme for early spring since our yard is full of beautiful daffodils, and my paperwhites are just getting ready to bloom too!
I hope my early spring home tour has brightened your day and that you are inspired to decorate your home with simple and natural treasures that reflect the beauty of spring. Now it’s time for more beautiful spring decorating ideas at Making Home Base. If you missed any of the other gorgeous tours be sure to check them out via the links below.
Thank you so much for visiting today! I pray that you stay safe and healthy in the weeks ahead!
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2020 Spring Home Tours
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