The warm, sunny weather not only has inspired me to work outside, but inside as well! I am excited to share a few simple changes I have made on this springtime cottage living room tour!
Today I’m sharing my springtime cottage living room with you all! Seasonal decorating doesn’t have to be cluttered or overwhelming. A few simple changes can make all the difference as you shift your decor over to spring!
The first area in my living room I’d like to focus on is our fireplace wall! Back in March I shared how I lightened up our barn beam mantel. In my opinion, the softened wood tone looks so much better with the custom mushroom color that I created for the built-ins last fall.
Changing up our mantel then lead to an update for both the wood on the bench and shelves on either side of the fireplace. My husband sanded off the finish that had really yellowed over time, and I used a combination of Classic Gray, Ebony, and Special Walnut by Minwax to match the same tones that I created on the mantel.
I absolutely love all of the wood on these built-ins in my living room now, and I definitely feel like that entire area is more cohesive. Am I 100% set on the mushroom accent color I created? I’ll be honest, some days I LOVE it, and other days I walk in to my living room and feel unsure still haha!
The only seasonal change that I made in this area are the flowers you see in the antique crock in front of the shelves. It’s amazing the difference some green makes in your decor! Just a little bit adds so much life and interest.
As we continue down that same wall, you can see the cream curtains from Ikea that I added, as well as my Grandfather’s antique duck decoys. I shared this change already over on my Instagram stories, but I simply added some wire to the back of each duck and hung them on preexisting nails. I love the texture and color they add, and of course they are so extremely special to me since they were Grandpa’s.
I switched some side tables around and added a primitive stool to this corner with an old minnow bucket full of flowers. Again, I kept things simple and minimal.
In the opposite corner, I simply added a spring pillow that I found at Target, as well as a chippy blue bench that I scored on my last day in Oak Island, North Carolina! I don’t know if the bench will stay here but it’s such a treasure, and I just love the texture and color it adds to this space.
Not a whole lot changed on my sofa wall! I would love to potentially find another floral pillow for that springtime feel, but I haven’t quite found the perfect fabric yet. The coffee table is pretty minimal, but I did add some florals to the table that I stripped a few years ago! They add the perfect spring touch.
The vintage pulley you see there was a flea market find, I thought it was so cool when I saw it and had to bring it home with me!
Well I hope you guys enjoyed this springtime cottage living room tour! How do you decorate for springtime? Do you keep things minimal, or do you go all out? Let me know in the comments below!