Learn how to bring spring inside with three decorating secrets and inspiration from 25 bloggers and their beautiful-eclectic home tours.
Well hello there! With Spring just around the corner, I’m super excited to be participating in a Spring Tour of Homes blog hop hosted by Monica Wants It. I’m starting off today’s tours with our eclectic global dining and living rooms and easy seasonal decorating tips for how to bring Spring into your home. If you missed any of yesterday’s home tours, scroll down to see the links and enjoy!
The Secrets to Spring Decorating
If you are unfamiliar with our home, we are military living overseas in Japan. Our house is a traditional Japanese home so you’ll see some unique architectural elements and interesting details. Since winter was all about hygge with cozy layers, lots of textiles, and full vignettes, I decided to go with a more minimal approach to Spring decor. Well, at least as minimal as I can stand. Ha!
Spring decorating secret: You don’t have to spend any money for a spring refresh!
- Repurpose items in your house and swap accessories and textiles from other rooms.
By mixing and matching pillows from our bedrooms, I was able to bring in a pop of floral and other matching pillows into our living room. I also grouped most of my faux plants into small vignettes and brought in a couple of large house plants for more green and spring home decor.
- Create something new with items you already have.
Keeping with the less is more theme, I made a Nordic DIY flower garland for our fireplace mantel. My winter mantel is now almost bare with just a couple of large prints. That’s what I consider minimal.
- Display faux or real stems in pretty containers.
I had some fun styling our bar cart with a few faux stems in Japanese pottery, an orange buddha, and faux air plant for Spring decorations. Our peace lily (that gets out of hand often!) is sitting in a champagne bucket with fairy lights so it’s really a cheery-festive corner at night! Plants seriously make everything better.
My daughter brought me home some flowers to cheer me up after a long day so I had to include them in our spring home tour! I clipped some stems from a bush outside and stuck a couple of feathers to fill it in.
Spring decorating secret: Green works just as well as traditional pastel colors like pink, yellow, and orange for a seasonal update.
- Don’t be afraid to use darker colors for seasonal decor. Small pops of deeper hues against neutral backgrounds with minimal decor can still read as light and airy. Completely appropriate for Spring!
Our home is truly a reflection of our travels around Asia and living in Japan. There is a story behind every vignette and shelf in our home. I can’t wait to see how it all translates into an American house when we move back.
Spring decorating secret: Surround yourself with things that make you happy!
- Using travel souvenirs, family photos, and a fun accessory that you just fell in love with, is just as important as decorating with beautiful store bought decor.
From our living room, you can see right into the Japanese dining room. My Spring floral arrangement from last week’s tablescape is still the focal point but I added my DIY two-toned painted taper candles.
My husband gave me a couple of handcrafted Japanese teacups for our anniversary last month so I included them into my “shelfies” as little planters.
There’s a touch of Easter in our dining room with a global-inspired Easter tree. I’ll be sharing the DIY next week with A Very Global Easter Series that Casa Watkins Living and I are teaming up together for.
And that wraps up our Spring dining and living rooms! I hope you enjoyed seeing our Japanese home and found inspiration with the decorating secrets. Find 20 more spring decorating ideas with a free printable checklist at The Best Spring Ideas.
I’m just dying to check out the other beautiful Spring homes and decorating ideas. Let’s head on over to my talented and sweet friend Iris from Iris Nacole. I just know you are going to fall in love with her beautiful style.
2018 Spring Tour of Homes
Happy spring friend!
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