Are you ready to brighten up your home for spring and summer with a vibrant green and white decor palette? Check out these easy ideas!
Other than Christmas, my favorite time to decorate my home is spring.
There’s nothing like brushing away the doldrums of winter.
Brightening up my home as the days grow longer.
Usually, I’m breaking out allllll the bunnies and eggs I can!
But this year there’s been a lot going on.
I’ve been working on several projects around the house that are more time-consuming than I realized they’d be…
And we’re at the end of a whole house renovation on a fixer-upper house we bought last summer.
To say I’m feeling overwhelmed would be an understatement.
I didn’t finish getting all of Christmas put away until February!
So instead of bunnies and eggs and Easter-y decorating, I leaned into my favorite color scheme for spring and summer: green and white.
Because there’s a good chance I’m not gonna have time to do all new decorating once Easter has passed.
I added some spring touches that will be super easy to swap for something more summery without having to change up all. the. things.
And I’m absolutely loving this spring vibe that will take me all through summer!
- Spring Tour of Homes Blog Hop
- Simple Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Spring through Summer
- Neutral Green and White Family Room Decorating Ideas
- How to Break Up a Boxy Sectional Sofa
- Updated Cherry Kitchen Decorated for Spring and Summer
- The Easiest and Cheapest Ribbon You Can Make Yourself!
- How to Decorate an Antique China Cabinet for Spring
- Simple Spring Vignettes and Decorating Ideas
- Resources and Shopping Links
- More Spring Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
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Spring Tour of Homes Blog Hop
Whether you’re an old friend or you found us online, welcome!
If you’re visiting us from our friend Julie’s “Wee Abode”, we’re so glad you’re here for this year’s Spring home tour.
Julie always has so many creative ideas to decorate each season, don’t you think?
If you’re new around here, I’m Anne, one of the founders of Simply2Moms. I get to work with my bestie and neighbor, AnnMarie.
You can read more about us and our families over here.
And we would love to learn more about you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.
But that’s enough about us.
You’re here for the spring decorating ideas, right?!
Hold onto your hat because I’ve got so many pictures to share with you!
Simple Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Spring through Summer
I know I said I’m all about green and white this year, but I couldn’t resist some fun colors on my front door.
I’ve had this wreath since we moved to North Carolina in 2006!
A friend from Virginia made it for me, and I just love it.
I’ve given it some touch-ups over the years, swapping out flowers when they get a little tired.
The riot of colors makes me so happy when I step outside to pick up my Amazon boxes!
But when you step inside, you’ll see I’m keeping the colors to a minimum.
I love having a neutral backdrop that allows me to add color when I feel like it.
Or if life has been crazy, I really enjoy having the inside of my home feel peaceful.
This spring I added some faux artichokes to a vintage ironstone pot and added a little bird for a touch of spring.
If you turn around you’ll see the fantastic vintage hanging basket I found when we took a trip to Gatlinburg in the fall.
I filled it with some simple greenery for spring.
It’ll be easy to swap out the greenery with some florals as spring turns into summer.
Neutral Green and White Family Room Decorating Ideas
If you turn back around, you can join me in our family room.
I placed my favorite faux olive tree in a large basket at the end of our built-in shelving.
This space has been a tough one for me to decorate, and I think I’ve finally found my solution!
This fireplace is one of my favorite spots to decorate each season!
That love affair began after I painted the gold marble surround.
The large double windows let in tons of light to make this one of the brightest rooms in my home.
I made the no-sew curtains using drop cloths for a soft, neutral, and inexpensive window covering.
I love shopping at vintage and antique shops and found this fun birdcage in Virginia when we used to live there.
A faux plant from IKEA in a square basket adds a little bit of color, warmth, and texture.
The metal bird isn’t vintage, but its color and style work well with the birdcage.
This room is central to our home and while the fireplace is a focal point from the front door, the built-in shelving is the focal point from the couch and the kitchen.
I designed the shelves and my husband brought them to life in 2019.
They are so fun to style and decorate for the seasons!
This spring I’ve filled them with a mix of antiques and current pieces.
I love looking at the different pieces that each have a story attached to them.
Since the shelving is white, I like to add lots of warmth and texture.
Greenery and a few florals are what give it a springy feeling.
I tend to tweak things on these shelves from one week to the next so these will probably look different next time you see them on social media!
How to Break Up a Boxy Sectional Sofa
I found a round white coffee table last month (you can see it a few pictures above) at our local antique mall and it’s exactly what this room has needed!
We have a large leather sectional sofa because we like to all be able to pile in for movie nights.
It may not be what designers would choose, but it’s practical and comfortable and perfect for our family.
The curves of the coffee table really help to break up its boxiness.
Another way I break up the boxiness of the sectional is with light colored throw pillows and seasonal throws.
I’m especially loving this pillow cover with a queen bee motif!
This iron plate rack is a simple spot between my family room and kitchen to decorate for the seasons.
I love the ease of keeping a white plate in the back and adding seasonal plates in front.
These taupe bunny patterned plates have a lightly scalloped edge.
Next month I’ll swap in floral patterned plates after Easter.
That’s the kind of simple decorating changes I can handle right now!
Updated Cherry Kitchen Decorated for Spring and Summer
Last year my kitchen got an update to make the cherry cabinetry that I love look lighter and brighter and more current.
I gave the space a springlike feel with some simple touches.
The table has a burlap runner with a round white tray I picked up at HomeGoods.
I placed some faux tulips in a small white pitcher for a springy feel.
They were a brighter shade of white when I first got them but they’ve yellowed a bit over time and I’m fine with that.
I love that they look and feel pretty realistic!
I’d love to use real tulips, but my cats insist on eating any and all live plants and flowers I bring into the house.
Then throw them up.
Usually on the carpet.
Sooooo, faux tulips it is!
When tulip season ends, I’ll be swapping them for some magnolias or hydrangeas.
Usually, I don’t add anything to my chandeliers except at Christmas.
But then I found some napkin rings made from mixed greenery at Hobby Lobby and I was inspired!
I’m loving how they add a little bit of texture and color to the chandelier over my kitchen table.
Who says you can’t dress up your spaces any time of the year you want?
The window over my kitchen sink got a little update this year when I finally made the dropcloth valance I’ve been meaning to make for over three years!
I can’t believe it took me so long to rip the dropcloth and hang it up.
I’ve had the dropcloth folded up and hanging over the large bank of windows in the kitchen for that long.
It only took me about an hour to make the one over the sink plus the one over the larger windows so I’m not sure what I was waiting for. LOL
A faux boxwood wreath adds a little spring touch that will work throughout the summer.
Then I added a striped dish towel with a ruffle for a little bit of fancy.
I found that gorgeous, huge wood bowl on my island at our local antique mall last summer.
It’s the perfect piece to decorate any season.
For spring, I added some faux branches to a large white pitcher.
The Easiest and Cheapest Ribbon You Can Make Yourself!
I added a large wreath on the French door that leads out to our back yard.
The bow is made from a strip of fabric I tore from the drop cloth I used to make the valances in the kitchen.
I think I might be addicted to ripping drop cloths!
It’s so satisfying.
And I love how the material hangs and ties.
I’ve got a funny feeling this “ribbon” is going to be showing up all over the place in my house!
How to Decorate an Antique China Cabinet for Spring
One of my favorite vintage finds has got to be the china cabinet I found at an antique dealer about an hour from here.
It was a mix of painted yellow and dark stained wood, but it had great design.
And it was under $150!
Some TLC and white paint transformed it into the perfect piece for this wall in my kitchen.
It’s the home for my growing collection of ironstone and transferware.
To add some spring touches, I’ve placed some little terra cotta pots I aged myself following AnnMarie’s tips with some greenery and little white flowers.
I’ve started collecting black and white transferware and it’s so exciting when I find a great piece!
Black transferware is one of the more rare colors plus I’m picky about the patterns I like.
It’s truly a hunt for treasure.
My collection started when I found this black floral patterned pitcher.
I ogled it for a few months at our local antique mall but hesitated to buy it because it was a little pricier than other transferware.
After the third trip when I stopped to visit “my pitcher,” I didn’t see it at first and my stomach dropped.
I realized I loved it enough to bring it home with me!
I found this black chair at our antique mall too!
I dressed it for spring with a cute bunny patterned lumbar pillow.
I’m thinking another queen bee pillow will look great here after Easter.
On top of the china cabinet is a large woven basket with leather handles.
I love the color of it in this space and I simply change out the florals or greenery each season.
These white stephanotis stems from Hobby Lobby are one of my favorite spring florals.
Simple Spring Vignettes and Decorating Ideas
I don’t put a lot on my kitchen counters because I prefer keeping them uncluttered.
But I do add a few little spring touches.
On one side of my stove, I made a little vignette with some fun pieces from Waco and from here in Mooresville.
That big round board was a find in the silos at Magnolia and it was a labor of love bringing it home on the plane…
The white tray was a local find from an artist who sells her stenciled pieces at a local booth.
Then I popped an IKEA plant into a vintage crock from The Findery in Waco.
On top of my fridge I displayed a large boxwood sphere on a metal vase.
Then I filled a canister with styrofoam balls I covered in strips of patterned white fabric.
I love this wood pedestal that’s got an adjustable base so you can have it stand high or low.
I topped it with a glass cloche and these are the only eggs I’m displaying this year.
These natural wood eggs would be fun to stain or paint, but I love the natural wood color.
Resources and Shopping Links
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More Spring Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
I hope you enjoyed taking a look around my home today!
Next up on our spring tour of homes is our friend Kim from the blog Shiplap and Shells.
Kim is a talented gardener who lives in the Pacific Northwest in a cottage on the Puget Sound.
She’s got fantastic style and really knows how to make her small space live large!
You won’t believe her views and her greenhouse.
If you’re not following her yet, we know you’ll want to!
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