Spring is calling! Are you ready? In this post, Our Spring Front Room I’ll show you how I decorate our front room for the season with $0 budget. For full disclosure, I’ve initially envisioned each room of the house with shades of blue and gold decors. But as I did my inventory of on-hand decorations, I realized that with the $0 budget, I have to add a touch of pink in the mix.
You see, I like pretty things, and I sure love Spring. But pink is not my kind of thing. If you go back to my old posts, at some point, I like teal and orange, and I even tried pink. Over time, my preferences have changed into neutral as my base and shades of blue and gold and a hint of silver. I firmly believe that there’s nothing right or wrong on how to decorate for the season. After all, we decorate our home to make it beautiful, cozy, and warm for us: different folks, different strokes. Don’t you agree?
Like the other posts, I’m writing this with a goal to share with you a few tips and tricks on how to embrace your decorating style regardless of the season. In my case, I’m into the minimalist style which means finding a balance between less and more rather than living a deprived life — the things we have in our home truly sparks joy. Marie Kondo would be so proud!
But even without Marie’s approval, I’d say that the decluttering project in this home every quarter has a tremendous contribution on how I make sure that we take control of the things we own rather than the other way around. Each room of the house has a clean slate space whether it’s a shelf or a corner, and I’m perfectly okay with it. It simply means we have room to grow and I’m here to enjoy it.
OUR SPRING FRONT ROOM
Our front room has gone a few updates already since we bought our house in the summer of 2017 from ripping the carpet and replacing it with hardwood floor to re-painting the walls to installing built-in Ikea Hack Billy Bookcase to trial and error decorating projects. I’m not embarrassed to admit that it took me a few times before I finally settled to this decorating style. Do I have regrets? Not at all. I learned a valuable lesson every step of the way.
Let’s talk about our spring front room. As you can see, the decors are a combination of shades of blue, pink, and gold. I decided not to spend a $$ for this season. If you’ve been following along, you should have noticed the decors that I used in the other rooms from the different seasons. Buying multi-purpose and multi-seasonal decorations is not only budget-friendly, but it also challenges creativity on how and where to use each item.
Perhaps you’ll notice that this decorative tray is the most favorite piece when fixing for our centerpieces. Not only that it looks clean and pretty; it’s also useful to corral other small decor items.
You’ll notice that a few decor items on the Ikea bookcases shelves from the past seasons are either on the same spot or were moved around. Then, I added a few items from the other rooms.
In case you’re curious about the wall paint color, I used Sherwin Williams Intuitive Gray (HGSW2445).
OUR SPRING FRONT ROOM/ READING NOOK
Perhaps this reading nook is the only space that I don’t necessarily update every season. The displayed photos are our favorite cottages up North. It’s rich with memories and sure have been part of our lives for years. Memories for keeps, indeed!
I’m trying to remember where I bought this chair. I think I got this from Walmart. The color and its simple design plus the price are the deal closers. Pillows are what I use to update any space of the house. Nothing fancy. I usually rotate them every season.
When I’m not in my office, I’m in this corner. It’s where I savor every page of my favorite books. Having it cozy and quiet yet warm helps me relax at a certain time of the day mostly in the mornings. A few months ago, I added the wall lamp to add light. But it turned out to be more of decor as to serving to its purpose unless we have overcast days — one of the perks of living in the Sunshine state.
That’s our spring front room. It’s simple yet pretty, and the best part of this project is I spent $0.
Did I get what I’ve initially envisioned? No- because given the budget I have to rely on what decor items are on hand which means adding pink in the mix.
S O U R C E S
For more information on our front room projects, see these posts:
Have an amazing Spring, friends!!!