Today, I’ll be sharing two spaces in my home: the dining room and the living room. I’m not one to go overboard with my seasonal decor (except maybe for Christmas, ha!) so my spring decorating is more an updating of rooms with lighter textures, some floral accents, and just a few Easter accessories.
Let’s start in the dining room:
When it comes to spring decor, this dining room doesn’t need much! The wallpaper, Flora by Borastapeter, creates a lush, lively springtime feel. With the pattern being so busy, and the dining room not very big in size, I keep the accessories to a minimum in this room. The table is styled simply with my collection of blue and white ginger jars and a faux arrangement. These jars are a classic and work in every room, whatever the season.
Blue and white is a combo I never tire of. I’ve repeated it in the decade-old dining room chairs which I had recovered in fabric from Fabricut. I also switched out the jute rug that was here previously for a more muted blue-grey solid border wool rug.
In the corner, I’ve tucked a pedestal Sean made a decade ago. It really draws your eye into the room when you stand at the door. I’ve placed a head or bust planter on top. I’d love to place a maidenhead fern inside but haven’t quite found the right size, so for now, it sits empty.
You might have noticed that we finally have a new window covering in here. It’s a custom blind from Tonic Living and it matches the window coverings in the living room across the hall. The simple linen shade with grosgrain ribbon trim is classic and complements the traditional moulding beautifully.
Another spring update is the display on the storage buffet. To keep things clean and crisp, I’ve decorated the buffet with just two faux topiaries placed on either side of the round mirror, and a tiered tray. I used to have Christmas ornaments in the tray but I’ve switched them out with all my teacups. Teacups are too pretty to be kept in storage, don’t you think?
Do you ever get the urge to just switch your furniture around? I find that rooms have energy ranging from calm to chaotic and changing things up can change that energy as well. This room was lovely but it was feeling a little stiff so some rearranging was in order.
I’ve moved the blue desk from in front of the window to the opposite corner. Chloe likes to sit here in the evenings, work on her sketches and digital art and listen to music on the Google Home. I really love seeing her sit there. She’s at that age where she spends a lot of time on her devices, watching YouTube or playing on Roblox so seeing her consumed with drawing with pencil and paper is a nice surprise.
The custom English roll arm sofa continues to be my favourite spot for an afternoon nap. There are so many pillows in this room so I’ve just placed one here. It’s a long time favourite pattern, Orangerie Rose. The cashmere throw is just right for keeping cozy these days when it’s still a tad bit cold.
The room feels much more open now, though a little more chaotic and random than I’m used to. I do like the new relaxed energy of the space. It’s good enough for now – spring is a good time for change!
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