I think most of us in the north are pretty much on the same page right now - ready for spring! Bring it. The temperature dipped below zero again yesterday, but I am confident that actual, lovely spring is just days away!
In the meantime, I have brought some light and flowery spring decor touches into my home. I'm sharing them today as part of a Canadian bloggers spring home tour with 20 other bloggers. Thank you to Shannon and Christina for hosting the tour, which goes on all week. Be sure to check out the other homes decked out for spring by following the links at the bottom of this post.
We are getting set to makeover our dining room for April's One Room Challenge, so there are a couple of rooms in our house still in chaos. This being unavoidable, I decided to decorate small spaces wherever I could. Starting with the fireplace mantel. If you have followed along the last few months, you know my husband made this fireplace mantel for me as a Christmas gift. Having waited several years for a proper mantel, I'm now really enthusiastic about dressing it up for each holiday/season.
Spring being all about flowers, I turned to Afloral.com for inspiration. Faux florals are a great option when your outdoor spaces aren't quite ready to bloom with fresh flowers. I pretty much drool when I visit the Afloral site because they have so many goodies to decorate your home with. They specialize in wedding florals and decor, but their flowers, greenery and accessories work elsewhere too.
I started off my spring mantel decor with this stunning white dogwood silk flower garland. It's six feet long, which happens to be perfect for my mantel. If a flower garland doesn't say spring, I don't know what does! I also added faux florals in whites and pinks, displayed in some of my milk glass vases. I find milk glass handy for decorating in every season. You really can't go wrong with it. The pink florals are a 12" rose and hydrangea bouquet, with the addition of the faux tulips I used for my Christmas home tour.
I stuffed the antique crock my mom gave me with handmade owl pillows and a cozy pink blanket in a cotton material befitting spring.
The pink and gold colour scheme that flows through most of my spring home decor was inspired by some items I saw (and had to have) on Afloral.com. First of all, pink glittered chargers? Um, yes please. They are so much fun, especially when contrasted with a marbled paper table runner in gold and white. I also fell in love with the assorted glass votive and small vase holders in amber and clear glass on a wood tray (it comes as a set). I knew I wanted that to be the centerpiece of my spring table.
I sought out some pink faux florals to match the chargers and settled upon rose bud sprays in antique pink. Speaking of antique, I used pink floral plates from my collection of vintage plates, as well as brass candle holders my mom gave me.
I added marbled pottery wine glasses I once purchased at a thrift shop, because they speak to the marbled paper table runner.
In keeping with my antique theme, Afloral had this gorgeous ivory lace table runner. It spoke to me. And I answered.
As I showed you in my introduction to the Cricut this week, I added a "spring is sprung" decal in gold foil to one of the paper table runners.
On to the foyer! I did a very quick diy using Afloral's copper wire geometric himmeli wreath, a couple of the antique pink rose blooms and an artificial air grass pomander ball. This couldn't be easier - I just snipped off the heads of the roses and hot glued everything to the frame.
I added a few leaves clipped from the faux roses too.
Here is the diy himmeli wreath hanging inside of our front door.
I didn't do a whole lot to the foyer. Rather I'm enjoying the clean look of less mats and boots following winter.
I did switch out the pillow cover on the bench. We liked our imm Living Dancing Swans Black Swan cushion so much that I chose another imm Living pillow for spring - the Pastel Pastiche Rabbit cushion. I also added some large faux florals from Afloral that I already had in my collection.
To adorn the Mortise Collection Doorknobs from imm Living that are just inside our door, I got a set of antique-look decorative metal garden keys from Afloral. I also tied up one of the antique pink rose buds and hung up a sunny scarf more suitable for spring.
I made a couple of quick spring updates to our recently renovated powder room too. The gold theme of our spring decor carries on in the bathroom, however the large orange flowers on the wallpaper call for orange touches rather than pink.
I added a metal vector geometric diamond vase from Afloral, with a faux ranunculus spray in orange.
On the other side of the vanity I added three bowls that are cement grey, lined with gold inside. The largest is Afloral's decorative Tessa ceramic bowl and the two wee bowls come together as a set. They are 2-1/2" round decorative cement bowls - perfect to hold rings or tiny soap. I put another artificial air grass hanging pomander ball in the largest bowl for a touch of fun.
That was a lot of photos! I hope it was helpful in giving you some ideas for your own spring decor. Tonight, let's raise a glass to wonderful, beautiful spring, my friends!
Be sure to check out the amazing home tours featured in the Canadian Bloggers Spring Home Tour, below!
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*I received products from Afloral.com to assist with this post.