Today I’m sharing some thrifty and simple spring dining room ideas that are so easy to incorporate as we shift into warmer weather!
It has been a cooler spring for us so far, but I am still so excited for warmer weather! Recently, I shared my springtime cottage living room, and today I am excited to share some thrifty and simple spring dining room ideas! I hope these are a help to you!
The first thrifty and simple spring dining room idea that I have for you is more of a decorating concept, and that is to simplify!
Fall and winter are oftentimes all about adding more. More greens, bells, ornaments and trimmings as we prepare the for the holidays. When it’s time for spring and summer, though, I love to scale back and clear my dining space entirely before decorating for the changing season.
When I envision my kids eating at our dining room table as the weather warms up, I picture them with slices of watermelon and juice dripping down their arms all over the table. I can see large trays of food with grilled chicken and veggies that my husband brought in from outside.
The last thing I want is decor cluttering up my table, creating more work for me to clean around or move every time we eat.
Rather than filling your buffet with several knick knacks, think about one centerpiece or focal point instead. This is such an easy and thrifty way to save money when decorating! Just don’t use as much. 🙂
Bring the Outside In
The second thrifty and simple spring decorating idea that I have for you is to bring the outside in! This time of year is just so beautiful, as we walk around our neighborhood there are so many lovely bushes and trees blooming with gorgeous color.
If you have permission, clip some fresh branches and bring them indoors! My sweet sister sent me photos of her apple tree and told me to come clip some branches, and I’m so glad she did! They just fill the house with an amazing aroma and they add so much vibrance and life to my dining space.
I cannot wait until my lilacs bloom, I’ll be bringing those inside as well, just like I did last year! Grocery store flowers can get expensive when you’re purchasing them week after week, but fresh clippings from your own yard or even a neighbor’s can save so much money and add the perfect spring touch.
The third thrifty and simple spring dining room idea that I have for you today is to incorporate white!
Colors are so beautiful throughout the holidays, but there is something about bright white dishes in the spring that feel clean and fresh.
The best part? Whenever I visit thrift stores, white dishes are in abundance! They are timeless and classic, and I feel like you can never go wrong with white.
I personally love to collect White Heritage Pfaltzgraff dishes, which you can learn more about, here. My corner cabinet is filled with them at the moment, and of course I love incorporating white on my dining room shelves, as well.
A new favorite piece is the large, white ironstone platter on my dining room table. It was my Grandpa’s and I love that it adds a pop of brightness under my fresh apple blossoms!
Some Changes I’m Considering
If you’ve been following along here, on YouTube or Instagram for a while, you know that I switched out my painted buffet for my Grandfather’s wooden dresser last fall. While I love the beautiful wood tone and the unique lines of the piece, something feels off in my dining space now.
I’m not sure if there are too many wood tones happening? Maybe our DIY table doesn’t mesh well with the buffet? I’m curious to know what you guys think!
Do you feel like the two go well together, or should I consider painting the legs of my table? I’m trying as hard as I can to be patient and wait for inspiration. I don’t want to paint something and painfully regret it! But I’d love to hear from you guys!
Another change I might make soon has to do with the little green dresser that sits off of my kitchen. I painted it last fall on a whim, but when I look back at older photos I miss the dark gray that it once was. So I think I may end up painting it gray again! What do you guys think?
I hope these thrifty and simple spring dining room ideas were a help to you guys! What changes do you like to make in the spring when it comes to your dining rooms? I’d love to know in the comments below! 🙂