Simple Spring Decorating Ideas, Spring Home Tour 2017


Winter has been such a crazy season this year in Indiana.  It hasn’t been cold enough to kill off all the sickness and it only snowed two or three times.  It has been a real bummer of a winter.  A week of 60 degree weather then a week of 20 degree weather and back and forth and back and forth…well, you get the idea.

I tend to hoard collect more junk decor over the holidays and winter months.  I don’t know if it’s to brighten a dreary interior (I really love the sunshine) or to cozy it up, but I looked around and realized our home was getting a bit cluttered.  It was time to shake off the winter blahs and create a light, bright, simple spring look!  Hopefully the season will soon follow.

I put away all of the winter decor (I had to go buy another tote, shame on me!), washed the windows, and dusted the blinds.  Then I put out my spring decor…the light version.  Come on in for a little taste of Spring, our door is always open!

Simple spring decorating ideas for the home

A Simple Spring Mantle and Dining Table

Fresh flowers are a wonderful way to bring a simple spring feel into your home.  I picked these up at the store that shall remain nameless and split them into my two vintage white pitchers.  I wanted more tulips, but they didn’t have any (sad emoji face).  The rest of the mantle I kept as simple as possible with only the candle holder, south/north piece of an old weather vein, and my white bird that I got eons ago.  Styling your mantle can be difficult, but in this post I show you the easy way to put yours together!

Fresh flowers for spring brighten any home

Simple spring decorating ideas


Simple spring decorating ideas

My large pickle jar and some faux flowers sit in the middle of the dining room table.  Vintage plates are all ready to hold some pie or maybe banana pudding (YUM) when we finish dinner.  I didn’t use a runner because I love the simple raw texture of the table top.

Simple spring decorating with faux flowers

Simple Spring Touches in the Family Room

I decluttered the built-ins and added faux flowers to my vases.  My favorite bird sits watch, keeping an eye on the grand littles that are currently living with us.  Styling built-ins can be challenging too, head on over and check out my tips for decorating built-ins like a boss.

Simple spring decorating ideas with faux flowers

Simple spring decorating with faux flowers

Simple spring decorating ideas.

My repurposed apothecary jars are happy to be back out with faux lavender (until my real lavender blooms) filling them.

Simple spring decorating with faux flowers

And lastly the vintage carpenter’s box (that I picked up at a garage sale on the serious cheap) is once again filled with vintage milk bottles and faux spring flowers.

Simple spring decorating ideas

Oh I nearly forgot!  The door to our laundry room is an exterior door, it helps to muffle the sound of the machines running.  Some of the grand littles magnetic alphabet have made it onto this door, so I decided to remind us of what is coming, lol!!

Simple spring decorating ideas

I hope you enjoyed my touches of spring and I hope I have inspired you to shake of your winter blahs and add a touch of spring to your spaces!

Spring Home and Garden Tour

I joined six other blogging buddies in this Spring Home and Garden Tour.   You can visit all of them below!

Until next time,

Of Faeries and Fauna

Life on Pearl Street

Chatham Hill on the Lake

Spring Home Tour Keys To Inspiration

Keys To Inspiration

Spring Home Tour Raggedy Bits

Raggedy Bits

Spring Home Tour Gratefully Vintage

Gratefully Vintage

Spring Home Tour My Mom Made That

My Mom Made That

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  • Reply
    March 20, 2017 at 9:08 am

    It is all so pretty! I love the photo that starts it out! How fun!

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Ahhh, Kellie, our house is topsy turvy with grand littles toys and such. I figured I might as well keep it real, lol!!

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    Christene Holder
    March 20, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I love the way that you styled your mantle! The fresh flowers look so pretty and bring in the fresh spring colors were all craving during the winter / early spring. :). I’m so glad to be doing this spring home tour hop with you!

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you Christene!! It is so wonderful to meet and make new friends, I am so glad you joined us!!

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    March 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    What a pretty spring home!! I love the crate and those apothecary jars are too pretty filled with lavender!!

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you Katrin! I can’t wait for the real lavender to bloom, it will smell so wonderful!

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    March 20, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Such a pretty home tour! I love all the fresh flowers & your repurposed apothecary jars!

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you Michelle!! I am a huge fan of jute, lol!! I would cover everything with it if I could!

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    Kristine Puzel
    March 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Susanne – I love all your little touches of spring… and you’re right about how decluttering really opens up a space and makes everything feel lighter! I have been wondering how to decorate my tool tote, and your carpenter’s box gave me great inspiration! Great ideas and beautiful pictures!

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you Kristine! There were some things I really didn’t want to put away, but boy do I feel better with it lightened up a bit 🙂

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    March 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    What a great idea to use an exterior door for a laundry room. Then you make it a magnetic post it board for the littles, perfect Susanne. My favorite decor season is Christmas, its add brightness to the dark long days, but it is sure wonderful to think Spring again. The fresh flowers are such a simple addition to the home but they make the biggest impact.

    Thanks for sharing. Leanna

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks you Leanna!! Christmas is my favorite to decorate for too, there were some decorations I hated to put away! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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    March 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Beautiful job, Susanne!!! 😍😍

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      March 21, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Thank you Sarah!!

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    March 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Your simple touches are just right. Everything looks fresh and lovely.

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      March 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you friend! I can feel spring right around the corner!!

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    March 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    My favorite is your dining room. I love the vintage plates and all of your flowers look like they just came out of the field, beautiful!

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      March 21, 2017 at 7:18 am

      Thank you Debbie! Isn’t it amazing what they have done with faux flowers?

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    March 20, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Susanne your decor looks awesome, love how you use all the fake flowers and make them look real. And of course I like the wooden shoe!

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      March 21, 2017 at 7:20 am

      Thank you Marjan! We picked that shoe up at a little flea market, it hadn’t even been put out on a shelf yet. Isn’t it amazing how far faux flowers have come, thank goodness 😉

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    March 22, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Everything is so simple and elegant. It’s just very calming and inviting and it says Spring is Here! Thanks for brightening my day!

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      March 27, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you Melony!!

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    Sam @ Raggedy Bits
    March 23, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home Susanne! I love all of your fresh blooms and your sweet bunny staring up to your flowers on your gorgeous mantel! Your vintage plates look right at home there on your stunning table!

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      March 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you Sam! He looks like he could just take a nibble of those flowers, doesn’t he?

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    March 29, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Love all the Spring touches throughout your home Susanne!

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      March 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Kristy!!

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