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Cottagecore Home Decor Ideas for Spring You Don’t Want to Miss!

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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.

I added a cottagecore home decor to our dining room with colorful floral curtains on white walls with fine art.  A pink dining room rug anchors a glass and gold base table with vibrant blue upholstered wood country style chairs.  A gold and white chandelier completes the space and the table is all ready for a Spring meal.
Bold and Bright Cottagecore Dining Room Decor

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.

Vintage brass champagne flutes act as mini vases for magnolias and set  a beautiful Springtime centerpiece on a dining table with a light blue and white table cloth and more blue and white dishes.  It's lovely for cottagecore home decor.
Simple Spring Tablescape

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.

Floral curtains and DIY floral fairy lights draped on a white and cane cabinet with a green tassel are so cute this maximalist cottagecore dining room with blue chairs and black and white art on the walls.
DIY Cane Cabinet and Reginald Marsh Etchings

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.

A DIY cane cabinet with DIY spring fairy lights are against a white wall with brass decor on top.
Cane Cabinet with DIY Spring Fairy Lights

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.

A pretty Blue And White Table Setting for spring looks great against a hand-painted landscape mural giving the room a cottagecore vibe.
DIY Wall Mural Abstract Landscape

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.

Lots of green and white give this living room a cottage-core vibe with a DIY german smear fireplace, floral chairs, green velvet sofa, and art.
Green and White Cottagecore Living Room for Spring

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.

A beautiful german smear fireplace with brass decorating accessories and spring touches.
German Smear Fireplace Surround

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.

A close up of a german smear fireplace with a built in bookcase that holds a large tv and is styled with color-coded books and brass and gold accents.
Built-in Bookcase and TV
A gorgeous german smear fireplace with a landscape oil painting and pampas grass on the mantel and a brass peacock fireplace screen with a snake plant and tall brass candlesticks.
Oil Landscape Painting Over Fireplace

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.

A light blue floating wood mantel against german smear stone fireplace with a beautiful oil landscape, gold art, and pampas grass in a pink glass vase.
Floating Blue Mantel with Art
A beautiful cottagecore room decor featuring a gold bar cart with a woman's head planter holding English ivy, tall white wooden candle sticks, and a large basket underneath against a white wall.  A large green and white still life oil painting is hung over the cart and a green floral barrel chairs sits nearby.
Bar Car under Green 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!

A Z Gallerie white wooden and chrome large coffee table is decorated for Spring with a cottagecore vibe using stacks of books, flowers, and other accessories in maximalist style.
Coffee Table Styling with Eclectic Decor
 A close up of a pair of brass cranes with decorative eggs in different stone finishes in a silver bowl on a stack of coffee table art books.
Eclectic Spring Home Tour Birds and Eggs
A close up of a magnolias in a silver-blue vase with precious stone decorative grapes and a gold four leaf clover paper weight sit in front of a green velvet sofa.
Eclectic Spring Home Tour Flowers

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.

A bright white foyer is decorated with neutral art above a wood chest and a gold mirror with an orchid wreath, pathos plant, and wooden bench by the mint green front door.
View into the Foyer

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!

A gorgeous french blue and white laundry room with a maximalist vibe using wallpaper, art, and rugs.
Cottagecore Home Decor in the Laundry Room
A French blue and white laundry room showing white walls with blue cabinets, blue and white floral wallpaper, and art.
French Blue Laundry Room with Vintage Decor
A full view of the feature wall in a blue and white French cottagecore laundry room with wallpaper, painted cabinets, and art.
French Blue and White Laundry Room
A close up of floral art leaning on floral blue and white wallpaper on a blue shelf with a vase and magnolia stem.
Spring Bloom in the Laundry Room

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. 😉

A boho vintage girl's bedroom with a brass twin bed, mint green wallpaper and pink painted walls, green velvet curtains, and a basket trunk at the foot of the bed.
Pink Wall and Mint Bird Wallpaper

This sweet IKEA bookcase hack was a lifesaver for storage but will most likely be replaced with built-ins.

An ikea hack turning the kallax bookcase into a storage piece with a gold base, drawers, and doors against a green bird wallpaper and pink upper walls sits in a girl's room.
IKEA Cabinet Hack

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.

Tone on tone maximalist decorating with a mint green dresser against a mint green bird wallpaper on lower half of wall with pink paint above the chair rail.
Mint Dresser against Mint Blue Wallpaper for Cottagecore Home Decor

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!

Join me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes, DIYs, decorating tips, room tours, and home inspiration. I’ll see you over there!

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 Tour

This 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!

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew / Bricks n’ Blooms / Fiddle Leaf Interiors

Shiplap and Shells / Cottage On Bunker Hill / Sweet Pea

Tuesday’s Tours

The Ponds Farmhouse / My Thrift Store Addiction /Noting Grace

Open Doors Open Heart /The Flowering Farmhouse /Willow Bloom Home Blog

Wednesday’s Tours

DIY Beautify / This Is Simplicite / Up To Date Interiors

Robyn’s French Nest / Midwest Life and Style / Simply 2 Moms

Thursday’s Tours

Dabbling and Decorating / First Day of Home / Sand Dollar Lane 

The Farmhouse Life / Aratari At Home / Pasha Is Home

Friday’s Tours

White Arrows Home / Stonegable / Cottage In The Mitten

Follow The Yellow Brick Home/ Lora B Create & Ponder/ Lantern Lane Designs

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  1. 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!

    1. 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

  2. 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 😆

  3. HI Kathy! Your wall mural is gorgeous! Your home is lovely and what a pretty laundry room! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. 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:)

  5. 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!

  6. Kathy your home is incredible! I love how you decorated it for spring and those blue dining chairs are gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. 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!

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