Welcome to my Spring Home Tour! If you are looking for inspiration for your spring decor then you have come to the right place! Today is the last day of the Spring home tour blog hop! I've joined up with 30+ lovely ladies who have been sharing their beautifully decorated homes all week long.
Today, you get to step inside the last seven homes on the Spring home tour 2021. A big thank you to Marty of 'A stroll thru life' for organising this beautiful home tour.
If you've just hopped over from Kathy of Up To Date Interiors, a special welcome to you! I hope you loved touring Kathy's beautiful home and hope you are enjoying the tour so far.
The rooms featured in my Spring Home Tour 2021 include lots of DIYs and I've linked to them throughout this post in case you are interested in seeing some of the tutorials or before and afters.
Spring Home Tour 2021 - Hallway
Let's start the Spring home tour in the hallway. When you come in through the door, a wooden chest laden with soft textures and pillows invites you to kick off your shoes and stay awhile. I like to keep my hallway décor simple but still change it up for the seasons. You can see how I decorated this area for Autumn in my pretty Autumn home tour.
(Shop the room)
Spring Home Tour 2021 - Lounge
When you enter the lounge, the first thing you see is our wood and white coffee table. The coffee table was my first ever furniture upcycling project. It's the project which started my love of upcycling furniture and was one of the first projects to be featured on my blog. You can see how this table looked before the makeover in the post 'Riviera Maison inspired coffee table makeover'. You won't believe it unless you see it for yourself!
The coffee table is simply styled with white tulips in a glass cylinder vase and a small potted plant with delicate white flowers. I added some spring touches to the plant pot to change it up for the season, that's the beauty of white.
My little rabbit friend is a nod to Easter being around the corner, isn't he sweet?
To freshen up my home and give it the aroma of spring, I love to use scented candles or diffusers. I've added a few drops of lemongrass oil to some water in this diffuser. A tee light gives enough warmth to waft the lemony fragrance around the room – ummmm, it smells wonderfully fresh and clean!
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I have a thing for pretty tea light holders and lanterns. This large lantern is the latest addition to my collection. I can fit a small church candle inside the clear glass holder and it gives off such a gorgeous glow in the evenings.
The three-legged stool holding the plant is another DIY. It was intended for another room entirely but it's turned out to be so useful that it travels around the house stopping wherever it's needed. Read about the wooden stool DIY here.
The floor lamp was a bargain find and when I say bargain, you won't believe how much I paid for it. Of course, it didn't look like this when I found it and everyone thought I was crazy to buy it. You can read why and see how the lamp looked before in this post.
Here's another view of the other side of the lounge and you can see the armoire better in this photo. It's another DIY project with a story behind it - aren't they all? You can read all about the armoire makeover here.
The shelf over the sofa is usually filled with family photos and seasonal prints. You can see a lovely photo of our beautiful Brilli who sadly left this earth six months ago – we miss her so!
Underneath the shelf, I've hung a small branch of silver birch. I love to hang decorations and string lights from this branch. For spring, I've hung some simple white eggs along the string lights.
Brilli is the one who found these lovely feathers during our walks. Her inquisitive nose always managed to find some 'treasures' for us to bring back home 🙂
Shop the look - Lounge
Simple Spring decorating ideas
Last week, I shared some simple Spring decorating ideas. Take a look at that post to see how I made the Easter egg garland which is hanging over my DIY vintage mirror.
Here's a close-up of the Easter egg garland. After I had collected all the bits and pieces, it literally took me a few minutes to make – such an easy Easter DIY.
Houseplants in the lounge
My favourite way of bringing spring inside is with plants. Here's a list of the houseplants I have in this room:
- Pathos (hanging from the armoire – just out of shot)
- Dragon Tree (on the stool)
- Mother-in-law's tongue (in the white pot on the floor)
- My newest addition which I bought without a tag so I'm not sure what it is (in the DIY stencilled paper bag).
I'm hoping that the last one is going to turn into another trailing plant like the Pathos – only time will tell.
DIY Projects in the lounge
To make it easier for you, here's a list of all the blog posts for the DIY projects you can see in my lounge:
Spring Home Tour 2021 - Kitchen
Let's head into the kitchen next.
I'm not a fan of having much décor on the kitchen counters, I prefer them to be clutter-free and ready for food prep.
Fresh herbs are my go-to for adding spring greens to the kitchen. If I place them in front of the window they can soak up plenty of sunlight. Here we have basil, lemon thyme (it smells and tastes AMAZING!) and my all-time favourite herb, Cilantro/Coriander.
Do you like my fun cress holder? I filled each egg holder with some natural filler to look like nests and popped a Quail's egg in each space. I added the cress to the open lid of the egg box - et Voila!
Then, I just popped some more white tulips into a small cylindrical vase to finish off my Spring décor for the kitchen.
Shop the look - Kitchen
Spring Home Tour 2021 – Dining room
Come on into my dining room.
This room is full of light which (together with the lounge) makes it quite hard to photograph. I try to take photos in these rooms early in the morning before the sun gets too strong.
This year's Spring tablescape is a simple affair but lovely nevertheless. You may recognise the tall Easter bunnies from last year's Easter tablescape with the peat pot Easter baskets. This year, instead of standing to attention on a Farmhouse style tray, they are guarding some pretty rose pink vases.
In the background, you can just see my painted secretary desk, another DIY which can be found on the blog.
I've read that coloured glass is very 'in' this year and although I'm not usually one to follow trends, I couldn't resist these pretty vases. They are going to look fabulous filled with garden flowers on our outdoor table in Summer too.
Adding some interesting twigs in amongst my flowers is something I love to do and this year I used them for something else too. A wreath of twigs was easily made to fit over the top of the vase just underneath the flowers.
The petals you see on the table were saved from my Valentine's Day roses. I let the roses dry in the vase, collected the petals and stored them in a paper bag. I love scattering petals throughout my table displays.
The Easter eggs are just large white chicken's eggs that I have blown out. I love that my table can be decorated naturally, without the need for plastic. These days, you can even buy large duck, chicken or quails eggs that have been blown out for you.
Shop the look - Dining room
DIY PROJECTS IN THE DINING ROOM
It's only when I do these tours that I am reminded of all the wonderful DIY projects that go into making my home what it is today. It's not finished yet either, I've a whole load of projects to come!
I hope you enjoyed having me show you around my home for the Spring Home Tour 2021!
Next up on the tour is Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage. Shannon's cottage is beautiful and her decorating style is simply impeccable. Her's is not a home you'll want to miss out on seeing! You can tour Fox Hollow Cottage here.
Join the tour!
Here's a round-up of all the lovely homes in the spring home tour this year.
Monday March 8th
Tuesday March 9th
Wednesday March 10th
Thursday March 11th
Friday March 12th