French country spring decorating ideas and I’m all about the simple enjoyment these days. I feel that great need to carry that into so many areas of life. Keeping things clutter free as I talked about HERE. Later this week I have a post with some deep cleaning tips both inside and outside the home! But today I wanted to do a little step by step of transitioning winter to spring. This DID indeed start with some deep cleaning. Are you getting ready to switch over winter to spring in your home?
I’m joining some friends this week for the Simple Spring Styling Tour hosted by my blog buddy Jennifer of Town and Country Living. Be sure to scroll down the page to see what all of the bloggers are sharing! Here is a little before of my living room mantel, and the room had grey and natural accents. There were flowers in the vases in whites with some neutral cotton stems and pussy willow. Those are wonderful for winter but with warmer months I infuse color to the room.
French country spring decorating ideas
My method for room swaps is to always remove as much as possible from the room in terms of rugs, small accessories and sometimes furniture for swapping out. Bye bye gates until next fall and heavy textures like faux fur are also cleared to a closet.
Next we rolled up the grey rug in favor of this blue rug that I just LOVE! You’ll find that on sale HERE and if you are looking for a stunning summer rug this is it! Thank you to my husband for his help with the large stuff and the vacuuming and steam cleaning. You gotta love a man who actually loves those tasks. I don’t and would rather cook a meal for twenty then vacuum 😉
My little photobombers are on the window seat where they sit and watch the world go by. They love the coolness of the marble that is original to this house and not an afterthought.
The color in the room so far comes from these gorgeous blush ranunculus and Juliet roses that my florist happened to have. In keeping with the French country spring decorating theme of my home I set them in some old French enamelware pitchers that are perfectly patinized with rust from age. Since they are rusty, I set the flowers into a water filled glass first and set the glasses inside. A few marble coasters are set out for drinks.
Last week’s eucalyptus were simple to add to this French cast iron urn and just plopped inside. Save your dried greenery to use as secondary floral display and to add as filler to your fresh or faux arrangements. Since they are dry, no water is needed and a plus they smell good and are sinus soothers.
A vintage blush pink magnolia paining, some more ranunculus and a stack of antique pink French books with ruffled pages. I’ve thought about perhaps looking for another rug with pink accents, but I’m smitten with the touch of blue and I think that you can see how it carries up into the artwork. Architectural elements are the focus with these French country spring decorating ideas and just hints of subtle color.
The final touch is a lighter throw on the sofa and we are ready for our French country spring decorating that easily falls into place! As the season goes on of course the flowers will be changed out and when you start with a neutral palette it’s simple to design your room for any season.
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