Cottagecore Home Decor Ideas for Spring You Don’t Want to Miss!
Join the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours all week and see how I’ve infused cottagecore home decor into our maximalist and colorful home.
Howdy! I can officially wish you a happy Spring. I’m thrilled to be sharing the second part of my Spring cottagecore home tour with you today.
What is the cottagecore aesthetic you ask? It is simply a romantic vintage twist on maximalist style. The not-your-grandmother’s floral but still has lots of colors, surface coverings, layers, and use of traditional design.
And it happens to be a perfect match for my personal decorating tendencies in our new house which has always been difficult to name. But thanks to the new trend, I now have a new term for my colorful, eclectic, modern-traditionalist style.
A huge thanks to The Tattered Pew and This is Simplicite for hosting and inviting me to join the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours. If you are coming from Mansa’s gorgeous Spring home, welcome! She has such a beautiful and classic style to her decorating that always looks fresh.
Well, if you haven’t guessed it, I shared the front half of our home plus seven days of Easter DIYs and Ideas with A Very Global Easter series earlier this month. So we’ve been enjoying blooms, rabbits, and other seasonal accents for a few weeks.
You can find my Spring office, foyer, and master bedroom in this article. Let’s get to the rest of the house, shall we?
Spring Cottagecore Home Decor in the Dining Room
Normally you would find repurposed old seasonal decor and garden clippings for Easter and Spring in our home, but after the unusually long and hard freeze, I splurged on a few bouquets of “real feel” flowers which I’m excited to use year after year as they really do look and feel real! 🙂
I split up two bouquets of magnolias to get the most bang for my buck in this tour.
You can find magnolia stems in thrifted copper champagne flutes with white candlesticks for an easy Spring centerpiece. Almost everything we own is family heirlooms, bought second-hand, and/or DIY.
Read more about the Spring tablescape with a shibori table throw in this article.
I recently moved my Anthropologie floral curtains (okay so when I do buy something new, I splurge a little *giggle*) from the living room to the dining room and my faux roman shade from the dining room to the kitchen window. They of course, definitely say cottagecore home decor especially mixed with the cane cabinet.
The house is always changing. My husband calls it the Manchester Mystery house which we actually visited when we were stationed out in California.
MY favorite Spring DIY this year just might be this DIY floral fairy lights garland. It was so easy and looks fantastic with the curtains. I strung it on my cane cabinet, another simple DIY.
Here’s a peek into the other side of the dining area so you can see the wall mural I painted for an Instagram challenge last year. I often think of European countrysides and interior design and am happy to bring a nod of it into our home.
The kitchen is on my to-do list but was one of my favorite features when we bought the house two and half years ago after living in so many rentals.
Living Room for Spring
Make a quick turn around from the dining area and you are in the living room! The house is just under 2,000 square feet and the four of us (plus a pup) have used every square inch every single day this last year with remote learning and working from home.
My husband is also a student now that he is retired from the Marine Corps. He finished his undergrad in December and was just accepted into a 5-year Doctoral program! We are super proud and happy for our 42-yr-old student.
While the three students learn, I decorate! My favorite DIY in the living room is the faux german smear fireplace I did for under $10. That was the first cottage room decor project I did in our house without even considering it looked so. But I’m so happy with how cozy it made the room feel and much brighter!
I also have hung new art over the mantel and redecorated the built-in bookcase and coffee table.
I change this bookcase with almost every season and holiday. Sometimes I need it full and other times simplified. Right now I’m super happy with the top shelf but will keep tweaking the bottom.
I acquire a lot of brass things from my grandpa, hence the head stuck in there. His friend is in the foyer.
The gold decor on the right was my grandmother’s and is a hand-painted Italian Holy scene. I believe when there is a main piece of art flanked by smaller ones, it is called a polyptych.
Right now it is sitting mostly closed so it doesn’t compete with the landscape oil painting.
Our Spring coffee table showcases Spring blooms, brass cranes, a bowl of stone eggs, and a gold four-leaf clover paperweight. I honestly try to pair down decor but I just love decorating any surface. More is more in my book and that goes for walls and furniture too!
Here is the view towards the foyer from the living room. It looks pretty different than it did a year ago and I’ve displayed an Ikebana-inspired basket with DIY moss-covered plastic eggs and a thrifted yoga rabbit for Spring. A DIY orchid wreath hangs on the foyer mirror.
My Cottagecore Laundry Room Decor
I completely transformed this space for the New Year, New Room Refresh in January. Since then, I’ve added a new rug, moved the gold lotus art from the foyer to this room, and added a magnolia stem in a Japanese bud vase.
The room still feels new so I wanted to share it again!
Girl’s Bedroom for Spring
The last room on this tour is my daughter’s room. I’m cheating here a little y’all. These pictures are from her room revealed a couple of years ago. It has remained the same but changes are coming soon!
Since we now know we will be here for a few more years, (this feels really weird as a recent active duty military family), my daughter has requested a Victorian Science room as she gets closer to her teenage years.
How can you say no to such a fun theme? The wallpaper and wall paint will remain but we are going to take it over the top for an upcoming makeover. Maybe the One Room Challenge… We’ll see. 😉
This sweet IKEA bookcase hack was a lifesaver for storage but will most likely be replaced with built-ins.
I absolutely love the tone-on-tone painted mint dresser and bird wallpaper-chair molding combo! If you love this type of maximalist colorful vibe, you’ll love my bird wallpaper office, classic black and white marble bathroom, and Parisian-inspired bedroom.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the second half of my Spring home and maybe it sparked some ideas for you!
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Make sure to head over to Robyn’s French Nest and enjoy her Spring home tour. If you’ve missed any tours this week, here is the lineup.
Bloggers Best Spring Home TourThis week I’m joining some of my lovely blogging friends for the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes decorated for spring. You can visit each tour by clicking on the links below the images!
The Tattered Pew / Bricks n’ Blooms / Fiddle Leaf Interiors
Shiplap and Shells / Cottage On Bunker Hill / Sweet Pea
The Ponds Farmhouse / My Thrift Store Addiction /Noting Grace
Open Doors Open Heart /The Flowering Farmhouse /Willow Bloom Home Blog
DIY Beautify / This Is Simplicite / Up To Date Interiors
Robyn’s French Nest / Midwest Life and Style / Simply 2 Moms
Dabbling and Decorating / First Day of Home / Sand Dollar Lane
The Farmhouse Life / Aratari At Home / Pasha Is Home
White Arrows Home / Stonegable / Cottage In The Mitten
Follow The Yellow Brick Home/ Lora B Create & Ponder/ Lantern Lane Designs
- Make a Beautiful DIY Flower Garland with Fairy Lights in 5 MinutesMake a beautiful flower garland with fairy lights, flowers, and floral wire for a unique Spring decorating accessory! I adore coming up with a quick seasonal DIY using crafting supplies I already have. So pull out your fairy lights and I will share how to make flower lights in minutes! DIY Flower Garland Lights Welcome…
- Try a Beautiful and Easy DIY Moss Wreath for SpringLearn how to make a DIY moss wreath with blossoms on a grapevine wreath form for a simple and beautiful Spring wreath! You are in the right place friend if you would rather make beautiful Spring decor rather than put out generic store-bought home decor or spend $$$ on designer decor. It’s much more fun…
- How to Make an Elegant Spring Basket Wreath with Repurposed ItemsCreate an elegant basket wreath by repurposing baskets and faux floral stems you already have. Step by step instructions and video included. I’m so giddy about today’s basket wreath. Threshing baskets are so easy to come by and you probably have one or two around the house. With a little creative imagination, you can transform…
- Simple Tips for Decorating with Fake Flowers for SpringAdd a splash of seasonal decor to your home by decorating with fake flowers that look real and you can use them year after year! Artificial flowers have come a long way, so I decided to use them again in our early Spring home tour this year while I’m waiting for our garden to bloom….
- A Simple Formula for Mixing Metals in the Bathroom BeautifullyRules are made to be broken! Get creative with decorating by following easy tips for mixing metals in the bathroom tastefully. You may be wondering if you can mix metals in a bathroom. Around here, we love to break out of traditional design rules to input our personal style with our favorite decor and design…
I love visiting your home because not only is it beautifully decorated but it’s decorated with color which is so refreshing after seeing so many homes decorated with neutrals. I also love that you use family pieces and you use unique pieces that you’ve collected over the years. I am so impressed by the wall mural that you painted in your kitchen. It’s beautiful and reminds me of dining rooms that I’ve toured in old Virginia homes. The Italian Holy Scene looks very much like a folding telephone hider that was my great-great-aunts. My mom has it and it is the same shape. It’s funny that when telephones first became popular, they were hidden by a decorative screen. I love your daughter’s idea for a Victorian Science Room themed bedroom. You guys will have a lot of fun with that!
You leave the sweetest comments, Paula! I love your home for the same reasons..color, history, and beautiful styling. That is funny about the decorative screen but I think she was on to something. lol
Oh I loved your tour especially the bedroom! So happy to be in this tour with you.
Thanks Rachel. What an awesome week of tours. Happy Spring!
So much gorgeous color in your home! And I love all of the fun and unique accent pieces. Happy spring!
Thanks Jen! I do love colorful interiors. 🙂 Happy Spring!
Your home is such an eclectic mix of colors and fun styles! My eye was moving all over the place and I loved all your Spring touches! I move things around often too, and it always confuses Mr DIY LOL 😆
Too funny Cindy! The hubbys are lucky to have such beautiful homes. Happy to be included in a tour with you again. xoxo
HI Kathy! Your wall mural is gorgeous! Your home is lovely and what a pretty laundry room! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you Cecilia. I really appreciate the kind words!
I loved touring your beautiful colorful home. The touches of gold throughout all of your rooms is gorgeous. So fun touring with you!
Oh, thank you very much, AnnMarie! I do love me some gold. lol
Love your home’s eclectic, boho vibe! So fun! Love the color combo you’ve used and the wide variety of textures; it’s a feast for the eyes! Thanks for the tour! Happy Spring:)
What a sweet comment. Thanks a bunch Lora! Happy spring!
Oh Kathy thank you for inviting us in to your gorgeous home! I absolutely love all of your greens and fun pops of color! I too move things all around our home…and often! Also, funny story! I grew up just down the road from the Manchester Mystery house! No joke! I totally went to parties there while growing up! Ha! Beautiful tour my friend…thanks for joining us this week!
Oh my gosh, that’s too funny you grew up there. lol Thanks so much for having me again.
Kathy your home is incredible! I love how you decorated it for spring and those blue dining chairs are gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much, Stacy!
I love all the art in your home! It adds so much to the spring vibes!
I admire your ability to blend colors in ways I wouldn’t have thought of! So fresh & inspiring!
You are too kind. Thanks so much Robyn! it was fun doing the tour with you. xoxo
I love all the fun colors and eclectic style you bring to this fabulous spring home tour. I especially liked the copper champagne flutes, your wall mural and the blue dining chairs. Happy Spring!
Thanks Kim! Those chairs are relatively new and add such a great pop of color. 🙂
I just love your eclectic style it’s so welcoming and beautiful. Pinned!
Thanks so much Ann!
I love all the color in your beautiful home! Such a great spring tour!
Thank you very much Jennifer. Happy Spring!
Your home is so beautiful, Kathy! I love all your unique decor pieces and it’s gorgeous styled for Spring!
Thanks so much Jennifer! I appreciate your kind comment.