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How to Decorate for Spring or Summer with Green and White

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…

Like my closet.

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!

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Simple Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Spring through Summer

You’re here for some spring decorating ideas, right?!

Hold onto your hat because I’ve got so many pictures to share with you!

The best part? You can easily use these same ideas all the way through summer.

Tricorn black front door with transom and window side lights decorated for spring with a large floral wreath and boxwood topiearies.

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!

Front entryway with black antique chest of drawers decorated for spring with a bowl of faux artichokes.

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.

Foyer with red chestnut wood floors and a black interior door with an antique door basket filled with faux green leaves.

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.

Antique hanging basket filled with faux greenery on the inside of a front door painted black.

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.

7 foot faux olive tree in a large basket by a white built in in a neutral family room decorated for spring and summer.

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!

Family room with coffered ceiling and gas fireplace decorated for spring with drop cloth curtains, greenery, and white accents.

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.

Vintage painted white bird cage with a basket inside holding a faux plant. Painted white decorative orb with a bird on top sits next to it on a fireplace hearth.

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.

Family room with gas fireplace, coffered ceiling, and large built-in entertainment center. Drop cloth curtains on the windows and iron chandelier.

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!

Large white builtin shelving decorated for spring and summer with vintage books, greenery, wood dough bowl, and faux flowers.

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!

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Round white coffee table decorated for spring with a glass bell jar displaying a potted plant and white bird.

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.

I put together a simple spring vignette on top of the table with some vintage books, a wood riser, and a bell jar cloche.

Family room with leather sofa decorated for spring with cream throw pillows and queen bee motif pillow.

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!

Iron plate rack with tan and white bunny patterned plates.

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.

My 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.

Kitchen with cherry cabinets, white backsplash, painted island, white counters, and black light fixtures.

I gave the space a springlike feel with some simple touches.

Cherry kitchen table with a burlap table runner decorated for spring with a white round tray, pitcher of faux white tulips.

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.

Black drum-style chandelier with spring greenery napkin rings on each candle.

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?

White kitchen sink in an updated kitchen with cherry cabinets, white counters, and window over sink with a wreath.

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.

Painted island in a kitchen with cherry cabinets and white quartz counters decorated for spring with a pitcher of tree branches covered in leaves.

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.

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French door with a large faux eucalyptus wreath tied with a drop cloth bow in room with Revere Pewter walls.

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.

Faux eucalyptus wreath on the inside of a french door with a bow made from torn drop cloth strips.

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!

Vintage painted china cabinet with glass doors displaying ironstone and transferware with spring accents.

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.

Vintage painted china cabinet with glass doors open displaying ironstone and transferware with spring accents.

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.

Black and white transferware with vintage ironstone displayed in a white china cabinet with glass sides.

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!

Black chair with caned seat and spindle back with a bunny print lumbar pillow.

This vintage black chair is another find from our favorite local antique mall.

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.

Woven basket with leather handles filled with faux stephanotis stems.

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.

Faux plant with tiny leaves in an antique crock on a wood riser by a small white tray with queen bee stencil.

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.

Boxwood topiary in a white bucket next to a glass canister filled with white fabric covered balls.

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.

Wood pedestal with a glass bell jar lid filled with natural wood eggs.

This wood pedestal has 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.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look around my home today!

Be sure to scroll down to the end for even more spring decorating inspiration.

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More Spring Decorating Ideas and Inspiration

A big thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for coordinating this spring tour of homes!

Simple follow the links below to take a peek inside everyone else’s homes.

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Tuesday, March 7th

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Wednesday, March 8th

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Thursday, March 9th

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Friday, March 10th

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