Hello friends! Welcome to our family room spring home tour! This week has been a bit challenging for me between managing home and getting ready for my trip. I write my post as it happens although I already have topics that I want for specific weeks. Often I moved them so that I can accommodate of what’s happening in real life. That’s why you didn’t hear from me last Tuesday on my regular first post of the week. It’s during this time when I have to give myself extra grace because we like it or not, life happens. Right?
Moving on. ..
I usually sit in my office when writing a post but today, the simple and minimalist look of our family room has me decided to sit on the couch with our 5-year old Shih Tzu, Chase curled up beside me snoozing. I love spring so much! There’s something special about this season that it’s hard to ignore. Don’t you agree? Those who know me personally could attest that I’m not color shy. I love bright colors which I often refer to “happy colors.” Yes, that’s why I have shades of pink, blue, and green all over the house this season.
Spring Home Tour | Our Family Room
In the last few weeks, I spent planning and working on our 1st spring home tour in this house. First, I tackled our mantel then, the entryway. Since we moved into our new house [not too new anymore!], I’ve had challenges decorating our family room and kitchen with breakfast dining because of its open floor plan. Initially, I wanted to hang our TV set on the mantel wall. But my husband is not in agreement after weighing the pros and cons of which I’m glad now because we got an entertainment center instead.
Our house was a clean slate when we moved in so, I was on a mission to only have furniture pieces and accent items that are simple which would complete my minimalist decorating style. There’s something so therapeutic about having a home free from the unnecessary clutter and layers. Don’t you think? I believe in making a good first impression. That’s why I often left our family room when it comes to decorating for the season. I put much of my effort in our entryway, front room, and dining area [which by the way it’s bad].
Today, I’m excited and nervous at the same time to welcome you for a spring home tour of our family room. It’s like inviting many friends for a good chat over a cup of coffee in our family room. I hope that you’ll have fun and pick a couple of ideas for your spring decorating plans. As you can see, I’ve used shades of pink, blue, and green in this room. I intend to springify it as much as I could. Can I tell you something though? A long time ago, I promised myself to never use artificial branches and flowers in any of my decorating projects. But you know what, things have changed. I realized that there are artificial pieces that look real plus it’s better to use them so that there’s no need to buy fresh flowers every week. That’s $$ savings!
How I Springify Our Family Room in 7 Ways
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* Added shades of pink, blue, and green in the space. Although I love the calming colors in every space of the house, my inner self is screaming for bright colors a.k.a. happy colors.
* Blended the artificial branches and flowers with real plants. It’s my first time using artificial items for decorations. I was skeptical at first but how it turned out has completely changed my mind. I believe that with the right blend of materials, any decorating projects would be beautiful.
* Used white mostly on the accent items like photo frames to neutralize the dark colors of the entertainment center and other furniture pieces. Initially, I thought I love the dark colors. But the moment I changed our wall paint colors, I’ve totally changed my mind. I now prefer light colors for furniture pieces. Sounds like DIY projects are on the list for me!
* Combined shades of pink and blue pillows according to its texture. I love the soft texture of throw pillows, but the printed pillows I got are its opposite that I have to combine them accordingly.
* Choose printed pillows to add a pop to the couch. Because of my simple and minimalist decorating style, I tend to get everything with plain design. But I learned that I should have an item or two to add pop in any space of the house which is exactly what I did in our family room.
* Displayed few of our ceramic pitchers and bowls collection. I’m using a repurpose bookcase. With its dark finished color, it’s perfect for the white ceramic items and blue storage at the bottom.
*Cleaned and shined our hardwood floor with Bona products: hardwood floor cleaner, spray mop, microfiber pad, and hardwood floor polish. Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I’m speaking based on the result I’m getting from my personal experience of using these products. I’m thankful that I found these products as I was unsure at first about floor care. I say this is genius and worth every penny!
There are many different decorating styles so as many different pieces to use to complete your decorating projects. But there’s only one thing that’s very important which is the key to getting what you want. LISTEN to your inner self! Often it will tell you what style fits you and make you happy! Express your style preference! Don’t worry about going by the book! Nothing wrong with your own style! Does it make you comfortable? Does it create a happy place for you and your family? Is it functional? What’s your spring decorating style? I’d love to hear your comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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