Today is so exciting! I am sharing my Spring home tour - a coastal and bold style, and this home tour is extra special because it involves 25 talented home decor bloggers and their stunning homes all decorated for Spring! It will be going on all week, with 5 bloggers sharing their home each day. You will be able to see them at the bottom of this post.
Let's get into my Spring home tour! Once I purge my home of all of the Christmas and holiday decor I am ready for light and bright. I am also leaning towards more bold colors and patterns, which has been really fun to play with. I typically link to each particular project within the post, but I will be adding most tutorials into a slide show at the bottom of this post. This way I can do less talking and we can let the picture speak for itself. Otherwise I get very wordy and I suspect I lose you all halfway through the tour.
You gotta have a little something that says spring, pretty sure this is decorating 101.
The great things about decorating a home is to find items that are versatile for all seasons. If you are like me and decorate your home for the holidays, fall, spring and summer that means there is a lot of redecorating. Which is so fun, but a lot of work. No one has the time, money or storage space needed to have completely new decor items for each season. Getting versatile items like glass vases, hurricanes, lanterns and baskets allow them to be filled with new items specific to the season. Such a low maintenance way to change up the decor each season.
I have such a sot spot for throw pillows, give me all of the pillows! I adore the gray and white geometric pillows, mixed with textured turquoise pillows adds just the perfect touch of bold an relaxing. I recently had someone mention my home is a mix of casual, coastal and bold-ey rustic. I thought it fit well, however I do not think that specific style is a thing yet. I also get asked all of the time about my white sofa. I have three kids, who are wonderfully normal and messy kids. This sofa stays white because it is from Ikea and is fully slip covered, every single white fabric you see can be taken off, washed and bleached to get the dirt away. I usually wash this once a month or so. Fun fact, we were having a movie night with the kids and juice got spilled all over this sofa the night before these pictures were taken. I was able to wash, stain remove and air dry this before pictures were taken. This is why my white sofa works well for us!
Spring to me screams flowers and color. In Wisconsin we are dealing with cooler temperatures still, so I do not have my flowers blooming outside yet. I have however filled my home with beautiful fake flowers. This is not the stereotypical and corny fake flowers. There is a way to make them work and add such a pretty touch to a home. I will be breaking down how I use fake flowers in my home next week, also sharing my favorite places to find the flowers.
I just added the navy blue shiplap to the fireplace and I am wishing I did it sooner. The living room was needing a punch of color and texture.
Another does of reality, my dogs were playing with this ball while I was taking pictures. I managed to keep them out of the pictures, but the ball under the table was missed by me. I did the best I could!
These shelves on either side of the fireplace will be replaced with built in options, I hope soon! I just have to find the time to make them.
Fun fact, my Grandma painted the water picture above this bench. She is such an amazing painter and I am blessed to have her work in my home. Little touches like this is what makes our home special.
The walking stick as well as the cameras on this shelf are also family items from Dale's Grandpa. Having a story for the decor items really makes this home feel lived in and unique to us.
The dining room... I have been hinting at it being done for months, but there has been a few hold-ups with the final reveal. I am simply throwing up my hands and claiming that I am only human, with a real life house. I have new chairs coming and still cannot decide on some crown molding. However, done or not this room will be explained and shared next week on the blog. I created a great cabinet and shelving that works great for storage. Sometimes the perfectly packaged after does not happen is neat as I hope. I am sure you all can relate, decorating my home is a process and this room has had a few hiccups along the way.
Having a small seating area in the dining room may seem a little much, with the living room being so close. But I cannot tell you hoe many times us, or the kids sit here. This is also a prime spot for conversation when we have people over.
More fake flowers!
When I informed Dale that I was painting the ceiling blue he looked at me like I was crazy. He has since admitted I was right, which is big people! It is actually the first time I have done any kind of feature on a ceiling, and it now has me looking up for all of the rooms in my home. There is so many options to paint or add wood to a ceiling.
Here is more of the versatile decor, these glass hurricanes were filled with acorns, red beads and pine leaves for the holidays. Now we have sea shells and rope. This brightens them up for spring!
So much blue and pops of green! As I said, spring is all about color. Not just pinks and yellows, really any bright colors are what make the home feel ready for spring. I brightened up the decor, simplified some of the items. My home was filled to the brim at Christmas time and towards the end of the season felt very cluttered. Now it is a fresh start for the year with simplicity this spring.
Remember to come back next week for the breakdown of all that I did in this room!
I followed the same trend of keeping things simple in the kitchen.
The sun room off of the kitchen is getting a mini-makeover. I am moving around the furniture and seeing what works in there. I was not done for this Spring home tour so that will be coming up in the next few weeks.
It is near impossible to decorate a hallway. I always have this little table but do change out the decor items frequently.
Whelp guys, this is my Spring home tour - a coastal and bold style, and I am loving the fresh feel it has. With the clutter of the holidays gone and winter behind us I have a need for my home to be simple. Although this time of year feels alive, everything is changing so quickly... snow is melting, flowers are growing, leaves are bright green. Adding the bold textures and colors to my home follows along perfectly with this spring feeling.
I get questions all the time on where I got certain items in my home. I have compiled a pretty solid list of furniture and decor items that I have or something very similar. Trying to help you all out as best I can. Don't forget to scroll through the slideshow to see the tutorials of any DIY projects I have in my home. There is so many and can be difficult to link to them all within the post text, sometimes repeating myself of focusing too long on one item. So this way you can easily access those tutorials, make it yourself or just enjoy the pictures.
I hope you enjoyed the Spring home tour - a coastal and bold style, now you get to enjoy all of the other bloggers with their home tours. There is so many variations on style, which I think is so much fun. Even if I am not full blown contemporary or farmhouse I can still appreciate a beautifully decorated home and all of the work that goes into decorating it. This Spring home tour hop is filled with stunning homes, talented decorators and tons of inspiration for spring!