The hopefulness of Spring is mother natures way of inviting us to refresh our spaces . . . if just to endure the remaining cold days. I hope you’ll find inspiration in my Spring Living Room Refresh and enjoy a peek at our new vintage blue rug.
* This post is in partnership with Plush Rugs, but all opinions, words and images are my own.
I realize I’m possibly ahead of Spring posting schedule, but Utah delighted us with a few weeks of Spring-like weather in February and I couldn’t be stopped.
What are the odds that we are now buried in snow as I write this post?
But that’s okay, because it is Spring inside – so come on in!
I’ve fluffed the pillows and tamed the crew, all for you.
In hopes that you will find inspiration for your own spaces, whenever Spring makes its way into your home – snow or no snow.
3 Days after taking these pictures, my husband and I were sitting on the sofa in wondering awe.
This room had remained in this clean and tidy state, just as you see now, for 3. Whole. Days.
We wondered at the miracle and contemplated the reason that our darling little tornadoes had not destroyed the space for 3. Whole. Days.
Perhaps they had finally learned the joy of a clean and tidy home?
Perhaps they were too busy to mess and maul and clutter and ruin?
Perhaps our new rug was enough to spark their imagination?
We never came to a definite conclusion, but soaked in the Spring miracle from the past 3. Whole. Days.
Slowly, but surely, normal life settled in. Even I began to reclaim the butcher block table as my drop and go spot once again.
There have been teddy bear picnics, race tracks, pillows strewn across the room, and plenty of legos to step on. But we will forever cherish those 3. Whole. Days. At least I have pictures to prove it, right? 😉
I shared a detailed look at this space with my Instagram followers in my stories, but now hope to inspire you here with the details of this Spring refresh. If you’ve been with me long, you’ll recognize most of the pieces as I mainly did a furniture swap-a-roo, with a few new added items from thrifting, antiquing, and DIY’ing.
Starting at the bottom, Plush Rugs sent me their Vintage Marceline rug to share with you, and I let the muted colors be my guide and used mostly a soft blue, white and off white palette – with a few floral surprises for good measure.
I actually spied this rug first in my dear friends home, Alicia from A Burst of Beautiful. I fell head over heels for it then, and even more so in my own home. It is so soft to the touch and acts both as a grounded neutral and a touch of color.
This painted hutch is new to this room, but had been buried in our basement for 2+ years. If you missed it, I shared all the details of this before and after in this post HERE.
Styled simply with thrifted vases and bowls and lovingly storing many of our toys. I am loving it in our living room!
This chippy blue beauty of a bench is an example of persistence. I first saw it at an antique store for way more than I was willing to spend, but loved it from first site. After waiting almost a year, the price went down significantly, and I excitedly took it home and coated it with a clear sealer.
It serves as a very unique side table and magazine stand.
I screeched to a halt while noticing this small creamy white table curbside from a consignment store going out of business. I brought it home for a steal!
We hung some floral thrifted plates on the wall (tutorial for hanging plates coming soon!)
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I simplified some of my religious art to hang over our butcher block table.
The limb ladder Mr. TIDBITS made me long ago came out again to hold an extra blanket.
The fireplace and mantel got a whole new look after running into this framed floral painting at an antique store. I didn’t think it would be anywhere near my price range before I looked (because art at an antique store rarely is), but I practically skipped out of there with it for only $28 dollars.
It really set the stage for wanting to bring in more floral elements to the room for the Spring season.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the small changes to our living room. We spend a lot of treasured moments in this room, clean or not, and I always aim to make it a welcoming and inspiring place for my little family.
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Have you begun any Spring decorating or refreshing? Most of the time a good clean and fresh flowers does just the trick!
You’re room is beautiful! I’d love to know the brand of fireplace insert please? It’s a beauty!! Thank you.
I have to laugh a bit. The white/neutral look is so popular now and looks so fresh and clean, but being older than you, I remember when the natural wood look was popular. I can’t begin to tell you how much paint stripper and arm muscle I wasted to get allllllllll my antiques back to their natural state. Now, 30 yrs later, I feel a need to paint them all again to make them look fresher. Oh my. Hopefully in 30 more years I don’t have to strip them a second time. I do love the clean white look though. Awesome job.
Oh so yummy! What a delightful room! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! I think decorating is yummy too 😉
Did you made your slipcovers for the couch and chair? They are beautiful. If you purchased them, please let me know where.
Do, they are sofas from Wayfair, called “Felicity Sofa” . I have a direct link in a slider image in this post, if that helps.
Dianne Gingrich says
I love your living room refresh for spring!! The rug looks great and so does the hutch in your room.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Dianne! Your comment meant so much to me.
oh what wonderful and beautiful spaces and your children are little dolls
Thanks Norma! I think so too 😉
Marlene Stephenson says
I did a good cleaning and of course it has rained for four whole days, so my throw rugs will have to be cleaned again. I love you new rug and the picture, well pretty much all of your decor those cute little girls really can bring a smile
Oh man! Don’t you hate that! Thanks so much for coming by and your sweet words!
Phyllis Jobe says
Did you make the slipcover for your sofa and if so how hard is it? Thanks, Phyllis
Nope, sure didn’t. I did for a wing back chair once, and swore I wouldn’t again! The link to the exact sofa I bought is in the blog post on a slider image. Hope that helps!
Lovely as always! Thanks for sharing. It was helpful to read the post about your hutch too…. you have reminded me it’s possible to have a beautiful place and have kids too!
That is a message I want to shout on the rooftops to my fellow mamas! Thank you for leaving the encouraging comment and I’m so pleased you were inspired!
Yes, I did a super good cleaning and packed away the last of the red décor. I pulled out a few soft green accessories and did more decluttering. Feels refreshing. Your rug is beautiful. It looks PERFECT in your space and lends a bit of sophistication while yet cozy. The painting is gorgeous too. What a nice space for your children to live and grow in!
I think I need a little more fresh green accessories as well, to make if feel more Spring. Glad you’ve had a chance to spruce already and I sure appreciate your kind comment!