Are you guys thinking about springtime yet? I know I am! Today I’m sharing 8 English inspired cottage elements to bring into your home for spring!
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As we shift from winter to spring, I love to bring items into my home that represent the coming season. I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite cottage inspired elements that I love to incorporate this time of year!
Baskets filled with fresh or faux flowers can instantly create a springtime feeling. I love hanging baskets on walls and doors and filling them with florals.
I try to make them look as though I was walking through the countryside, picking wildflowers to bring home and decorate with, ha!
I absolutely love using straw hats for my spring and summertime decor! They add so much texture and depth – just like a pretty basket would!
Here in Michigan, straw hats are reserved for gardening in the summer or walking along the beach. We don’t wear them in the wintertime, so I usually put them away during the colder months.
There’s nothing that says ‘spring’ more than watering cans! I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about them that makes me smile. Maybe it’s because I can picture my boys filling them up with the garden hose, barefoot in the grass.
Old watering cans can make the most beautiful vessels for flower arrangements! I love using them during lilac season to hold bundles of flowers, but they are also beautiful all on their own.
Flowers – Fresh or Faux
This seems obvious, but flowers – whether real or faux – instantly create a springtime feeling. I love using real flowers, especially in the spring when everything is blooming.
Last year my sister let me clip some of her apple blossoms and they were so lovely in my dining room!
We often drill holes in metal buckets and using them out in the garden to plant herbs and flowers. Maybe that’s why galvanized metal makes me think of spring!
I love bringing galvanized metal indoors for beautiful arrangements, as well. I found an old minnow bucket once at a thrift store and sometimes I use it on my coffee table for fresh flowers.
I thrifted another galvanized pail that looked beautiful with fresh flowers from my yard just last spring. Keep an eye out for these fun buckets and pails at your local thrift store!
Various Garden Items
Old garden tools, rakes, and vintage seed signage can all make for amazing springtime decor!
I’ll never forget the awesome wooden crate that I scored while antique shopping three summers ago now. The gentleman told me that it came from a local flower farm! It made for a great centerpiece on my table and I love the story it told!
Lighter Throws, Pillow Covers and Linens
In the wintertime, I like to decorate with heavier throws and cozy blankets. But as springtime approaches, I like to switch out my linens to something lighter and more airy.
Instead of knitted pillow covers, look for something lightweight and breathable. Remove extra pillow and heavy blankets to lighten things up.
I have been loving vintage artwork lately! If you caught my unofficial home tour last week, you saw that I actually incorporated some into my living room!
I especially love landscape paintings, and I think they make for the perfect springtime decor. Did you know that I actually have some for sale on my blog? I’m not an artist, but I love to paint whenever I get the chance. You can check out my prints here if you’re interested!
I hope these 8 cottage inspired elements inspired you today, friends! What are some ways that you like to decorate for spring? I’d love to hear in the comments below!