Spring. It has that ability to turn things around. It makes you feel energized and ready to take on new challenges. It excites you to clean and renew your home, your body, and your mind. And it reminds us that winter is just a fleeting season - after the cold and frost is gone, new sun is waiting for us on the other side. That is such a refreshing thought.
There are many ways we renew our home for spring. We clean. We clean some more. And right when it feels clean, the kids start running in and out of the house from the yard and then it's dirty again! But that is the fun of it. We did some spring cleaning and purged many items that were no longer working for our family. We sold an old couch that just didn't suffice anymore. We wanted something larger that could fit our entire family and then some. We also got rid of our tiny desk and work space that no longer could hide the Mount Everest of paperwork and unfinished projects we were accumulating. We wanted to create a space that was functional for our family and still had the cottage charm we were seeking.
This room update took time, it didn't happen overnight like social media can sometimes make things appear. It took us several months to find and acquire the right pieces. I'm excited to finally share our updated living room with you all and hope you enjoy all the spring touches!
Our first big update with this room was purchasing a couch. We bought the 7 seat/8 side sactional from LoveSac and we have positioned it in a "w" formation (you can shape the couch however you choose - a feature I will have to go more in detail with another time!).
We love the ample space this couch provides for ultimate movie watching and cuddling. The couch is so big that I don't even have a wide enough lens to fit it into one picture! There is tons of space for the kids to jump around and play on it (important stuff right there). This really has become our number one hang-out spot. The couch is a beautiful neutral light gray (and ever single piece is machine washable - score!!!). We chose to keep the pillows all neutral colors with just a few blue striped accents for spring.
We really love this couch for so many reasons and I will post a more detailed review on the many reasons we fell in love soon and why I think everyone needs a LoveSac!
Funny note: we live less than a mile from the beach so really loving my family to the beach and back is almost an insult. Of course I love them to the moon and back and then back again and then...well, you get it ;)
Fresh white tulips are my MOST favorite accessory to decorate with for spring. It feels pure and clean to me. And so simple! I love simple!
I carry the white tulip theme over to the sitting area by our bay window and simply dress the table with a good book and candle.
For our console table, I finally got the wings I've had my eyes on for years. I picked these up at Shady Oaks Farm (affiliate link). They are lightweight and easy to hang. You can see more of my favorite farmhouse style decor items by clicking the link!
I love having wings in this house because this exact home belonged to my amazing and very loved late grandparents. We feel like they are watching over us daily.
I used some silks to freshen up the basket for spring and incorporated these vintage blue and ivory military books I found at an antique shop for the metal basket on top. I really believe a home should represent you and your family - experiences you've had, places you've been, and places you're going. My husband served in the Marine Corps and Army for 10 years so little touches like that mean a lot to us. Small pieces to remember those important years of our lives.
Opposite of our console table is our fireplace and this little beloved chest of drawers I picked up for $10 at a garage sale a few years ago. It's a great spot for storing boardgames for our nightly routine of Candyland and Operation.
We added casters recently to the chest and I'm loving the little (and affordable) update it gives to this old piece. To tie in some of the blues in the room, I added some springy blue silks from Hobby Lobby to the table top.
We keep blankets near by even in the spring because we are in Seattle and it still gets pretty chilly here at night right now. I moved my heavier blankets to the basket and left my lightweight ones out to drape on the couch and chairs.
We have our TV on this chalk painted console table from Ikea. I used my tall shutters to dress up the space and added a floral wreath for a spring touch.
We use a wood crate and a pillow to hide ugly tv cords ;)
And now for my favorite feature in the room!! We (ok mostly I) desperately needed a place to work. A place to be creative and focused and not worry about cluttering up the entire house. We created this wall feature using the DIY shiplap tutorial on Liz Marie's blog and we created the desk top out of stained pine wood.
The branches are fresh cherry blossom clippings and I think they add the perfect spring touch to this otherwise simply decorated workstation.
Someone was selling these beautiful slip covers in our neighborhood and I about squealed when I saw them! I picked those up first and then found the right chairs for them! This space was a labor of love and I really do love it. I will be sharing a more in-detail post on the workstation with you soon so keep your eyes open for that one!
So that's it for our One Room Spring Tour! I truly hope you enjoyed it and I would love to hear from you or come find me on Instagram!
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Find all this week's bloggers right here:
Monday, April 11th – Front Porch
Tuesday, April 12th – Entryway
Wednesday, April 13th – Living Room
Thursday, April 14st – Kitchen
Friday, April 15th – Dining Room