Spring is in the air – even if it’s not quite outside just yet! I’m back again (are you sick of me yet?) today and I’m willing Spring into existence by sharing our living room dressed for Spring – I’m joining in with my awesome Canadian blogging friends this time and our lovely hostesses are, Shannon of Home Made Lovely and Christina of The DIY Mommy, thank you very much ladies for all of your hard work! xo
The Spring version of the Canadian Bloggers Home Tours has been live all week and you can get caught up if you haven’t been following along at the end of my post. 🙂 I know I am very excited to see all of the gorgeous decor from my fellow Canadians! xo
You can also follow along on Instagram by checking out this hashtag! #CBhometour
~It’s a wonderful and inspirational way to get lost on the webz! 🙂 You are welcome!~
We’ve been very busy around here, working away on all things Spring. If you would like to catch up on what we’ve been up to you can check out, Springtime Vignettes and Simple Spring Entrance – lots of Springspiration for your peepers.
A Simple Spring Living Room
This room – oh boy, this room is a challenge, that big old fireplace with 4 openings coming into one room and one very small window! AND, seriously how large does a TV need to be anyways? Although, it’s really nice when we do finally sit to snuggle in and watch our favourite block busters – one of our favourite down time activities, settling in to turn our minds off. Throwing my hands up I decided to start from scratch, rearranged all the furniture… cleaning and moving all of the furniture kind of go hand in hand, right? A Spring clean and a restyle and we’re ready for Mother nature to get her little butt into gear!
Creating the feeling of Spring in our home this year I focused on light, bright and nature. Beautiful flowers and lightly coloured fabrics and textures really freshen a space.
I’m still following the hygge theory when it comes to our home and I am trying to style our spaces with intention, with the thought of cozy and comfort! This is our soft place, our safety zone where we try to keep the crazy world out, it’s not perfect but we love where we live and we love our cozy space.
Some of the things I’m loving this year for Spring are these adorable cast iron baby animals – they are sooooooo sweet, it makes my back teeth hurt – that’s a saying, right? Nothing says Spring like baby animals.
Fresh flowers capture me… and I’m so anxious for my own garden to start blooming, in the mean time I usually pick up some fresh beauties at Costco (best bang for your buck). I picked up a large bouquet and divided the large hydrangea heads into different containers – more for less. They are so pretty and delicate and make me feel Spring.
I’ve loved adding greenery to our Spring space this year too (and of course vintage goodies), new little baby plants grouped together, add some little fakes too to create the feeling of nature and growth.
These frames have seen better days, they aren’t perfect but for me they have so much character and wonderful patina – group some of your favourite things together to make an impact – my Mom’s photo has my heart and I love that she is a focal point in our living room. Perfection is overrated around here, we don’t strive to be perfect, we strive to be in a space and in a mindset that is happy. It’s a simple thought, but sometimes not a simple act, it is a work in progress for sure. Gratitude for all we have, for who we have around us and for laughter – always laughter! So hang up those things that you love, even if they aren’t perfect… if it makes you happy go for it!
I think Dodi has the right idea… nap time. She clearly feels all the furniture is hers – haha truthfully though I don’t mind, she has my heart and can have it all. 😉
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Happy Spring guys – I hope Mother nature is providing you with Spring like weather – we’re still in a snow globe here, but it’s only a matter of time, right? Spring will get here! In the mean time…. If you haven’t already, please continue on to explore the beautiful Spring spaces from my Canadian blogging friends – just gorgeous!
Thank you so so much for sharing your time with us here.