I’m sharing a laid back and simple spring home tour of the lakehouse today – but get ready for TONS of inspiration because I had the pleasure of teaming up with 29 other bloggers who are all sharing their spring home tours this week too! For anyone struggling with a winter that won’t end, hopefully these spring home decor ideas help brighten your day. Even though I’m still staring at heaps of snow, I looked around at my heavy blankets and half dead plants and decided that it was time to inject a little life and lightness into the lakehouse. The changes I made were super simple but the overall result makes me feel so much happier at home! Take a look around and tell me what you think!
The Living Room:
In the living room, I finally chucked my crunchy, dried up fern (sorry buddy) and bought a beautiful peace lily for my Modernica planter. Because I’ve done so well with my formerly teal orchid (it’s bloomed TWICE in my care, although it’s white now) I treated myself to a new orchid and hopefully they bloom staggered so there’s always one flowering. Did you know that you can order all kinds of beautiful live orchids on Amazon?
Since getting our Samsung Frame TV, I’ve been changing up the look of the living room with its “art” more and more. To celebrate the upcoming warmer seasons, I’ve been rotating through some more spring-like choices to inject a little color and fun. I also tucked away our winter sofa blankets and flipped over my two sided pillows for a more spring-like combo. I still love my mix and match pillow idea!
The Dining Room:
In the dining room, I tucked away the deep and moody wool table runner and made a new spring one! I found THE prettiest blush pink silk at the fabric store and I had been eyeing the turquoise beaded trim for months. It was on clearance so I bought what was left and it happened to be exactly what I needed to complete this project (tutorial coming soon!). The blush pink is soft but injects a little warmth into my all blue and green color palette and the beads pick up the light, sparkling like dew. This pink runner is super similar but if you love teal like I do this handmade hemstitch runner might steal your heart. I also grabbed a sentimental mint green vase (this Jonathan Adler one is a similar color) from my kitchen shelves for some grocery store tulips.
In the kitchen, I just gave the shelves a good spring clean so everything sparkles again, and added a pretty potted plant. Easy-peasy.
The Home Office:
In the office, I added a bit of wicker with a thrifted magazine holder. Anything wicker, or reminiscent of a baskets, just says “spring” to me. A potted plant in here is nice addition, but luckily this room doesn’t need much spring decor because the sun pours in and the art above my desk is so warm and sunny.
In the bathroom, I added a vintage teak tray and new-to-me thrifted vase. This little West German Pottery vase has the prettiest pale blue glaze. At the till, the cashier flipped it over and asked, “oh, Germany, is this a fancy vase?”. For some reason the first thing my brain spat out, in a thick German accent, was, “ya das ist gut vase”. She froze for a minute, kindly complimented me on my fake German accent, and that was that. Don’t ask me things when I’m thrifting – I’m in the zone and most of my brain power is focused elsewhere. I nabbed a few tulips from my dining room bouquet, I love how they pick up the pink from the artwork. I’m on the hunt for some pretty pale pink towels in here too because we have a couple that are headed into the dog towel pile soon.
The Main Bedroom:
In the bedroom, I lightened up the decor a lot! After living with soft muted pastels through the fall and winter, I introduced way more blue in the accessories for spring because of my new DIY bed throw. Now, I’m on the fence about this project. I had tucked away my heavy Pendleton blanket for the season but the bed felt naked. I envisioned a boho cotton throw using my favorite ice dye technique but the company I ordered from sent me the wrong dye! I’m still waiting for the correct color, but I rushed ahead and used what they sent. It turned out way too bright blue/lime green so I layered over and re-dyed it with “teal,” which ended up way darker and splotchier. I still love the idea, but I don’t know if I love this exact version… I think I’ll revisit the idea with the pale blush silk from the dining room table runner (it’s still on sale), with a slightly more muted teal and maybe some bolder fringe. But I will say that a few changes instantly made the bedroom feel springier and much more like a beach house!
Let me know what you think of my DIY ice dye project in the comments! I’ll be sharing a how-to soon for anyone who likes the look (ice dyeing is so much fun and goodness knows I have a lot of it around still), plus a tutorial for that easy beaded table runner so be sure to check back.
Bring Spring Home:
If you’re looking to add some cute spring decor, check out my list of similar finds from Amazon right here. Or check out some of my favorites in the gallery below.
Continue the Tour!
If you’ve stopped by the lakehouse from one of the other tours, like Home Style Life, welcome! Take a peek at my DIY Projects Gallery, Renovating Projects Gallery, and Lakehouse Tour. If you’re following this spring home tour in order, you’re hopping over to Strawberry Road Online next. But be sure to check out all of the inspiring spring home tours:
I so love the throw and am going to try that technique myself! If you throw ever needs a new home, you now know another blue lover who’d be happy to adopt it! lol
Your home is absolutely gorgeous. Love alllll the things!
Thank you! I’m so happy you love it – and to find another blue lover! You will LOVE ice dyeing – check out the pillow tutorial I linked to because those turned out so good and you can see how great this technique can look.
I love all the color in your home!
Thanks so much! Living on Lake Superior, the winter is soooo long, I love to be surrounded by color in a sea of white snow haha.
Your home is stunning and I am in love with your fireplace! Your subtle spring touches are beautiful. SO fun joining you on this tour!
Thank you so much! That fireplace is one of my favorite DIY projects to date.
Tanya, your spring touches are just gorgeous! I love all of the florals and blues. Also, your large scale artwork is beautiful! Happy to be on this fun hop with you 🙂
Thank you so much, that’s so nice to hear! So happy we could connect!
Dang! Miranda got her dibs in for the throw before I could “offer” to take it off your hands… I’ll be watching for the tutorial. Do you think ice dye technique would work on a cotton flannel? Also loving that table runner. Anything with a very precise application of trim charms the socks off me!
The spring update to your house is working beautifully. From my seven years in the far north, I remember the Jan-April/May season as a marathon of hope for spring mixed with mud-and-melt. One suggestion for next year: might want to stick in some mid-height daffodils around the foundations of the bunkie, where you can see them from the house. Their blooms stand up to wind much better than tulips, and they naturalize well. Hang in there… and enjoy all the light in your beautiful house.
I will let you in on a secret: I bought a ton of dye, some linen and silk fabric and I’ll be setting up a shop with ice dye pillows soon. And I’ll happily branch out into throws and other linens! Adding throws would be fun because the pattern really shows up so well and I love playing with trims and tassels haha.
The dye I use (Procion) is designed for any natural fibers so cotton flannel will work. There are always some nuances with fabric, like this thicker cotton didn’t twist and bunch as well so the dye isn’t as marbled as on the thinner linen pillows I made, which I could really twist and scrunch. Sometimes the sheen of a fabric can really be enhanced after dyeing so a cotton flannel might have a more dull look. I know this cotton looked more dull than the linen after being dyed – even though when they were white, they looked similar. All this to say, your cotton flannel should work well – don’t forget to soak in soda ash. But every dye project is an experiment – that’s the fun.
Oh gosh that trim was a little tricky – such slippery satin ribbon, lol, and the beads made using the zipper foot tricky. I have a tutorial with tips coming soon.
I’m so happy you liked this spring tour – the marathon of hope is the perfect way to put it. Thanks for the tip of daffodils – I do need some more floral action there to hide how weird the foundation is.
Flowers in the bathroom are such a luxury!
Everything looks great. Excellent tulip drape on the dining table, love that vase.
The bathroom feels very fancy haha. I have never in my life bought tulips so you would not believe how many vases I tried. I am glad that this drape is appropriate, lol. So happy you like everything, Heather!
Your aqua kitchen is one of my all time favorites, Tanya!! I loved getting to see your lake house ready for Spring!
Thanks Jordan! I’m so happy you like it – I’m actually consider a paint job, maybe a little brighter or darker…
Tanya! Your mid century beachy vibes are so gorgeous, my friend. Thank you for the shout out! This blog hop is a fun one! I’m honored to be a part of it!
Thanks Nina! I’m so glad I could meet another vintage lover – your home is so gorgeous!
The turquoise elements are all so cheerful and refreshing!
Thanks so much Valerie!
You have such great style, Tanya! Love how you’ve incorporated teals and blues throughout your home. So modern and fresh and that throw is perfect!!! xoxo
Thank you Lisa, that’s so kind of you to say!
I love the soft pink thrown in. I also love the throw at the end of your bed. I am a teal/aqua lover. We just moved to a house on Lake Michigan and we remodeled the kitchen in our favorite colors. It’s fun to see people’s reactions. Our upper cabinets are teal, lower are dark gray and we have a band of orange tile running along the back of the counters.
Thanks Cheryl! I’m so happy you like it – I’m wrapping up a tutorial about it which will go live tomorrow (it’s so easy to make).
I meant to ask: are you on Instagram? I’d loooove to see your kitchen – it sounds amazing!
Tanya, your home is so beautiful! I love how much color you incorporated and everything is so bright and cheery for spring 🙂
So glad to be on this spring home tour with you
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Thanks Christine! Your home is gorgeous too, so glad Mansa organized this fun spring home tour so we could see each other’s homes all ready for spring!
Tanya what a pretty home! I love the blues. I’m an ocean girl at heart and this just made me smile!
Thanks Jackie! The water has an amazing impact doesn’t it? I never want to be away from it.
I love your vibrant beachy style. SO pretty!!
Thanks Shawna! Half the year the lake is frozen over so I try to bring that lakeside vibe indoors!
Tanya I absolutely love how you have infused your home with spring touches! I completely adore your black fireplace with pops of color in your living room and your gorgeous kitchen shelves!
Thanks for your kind words Allie, I’m so happy you like it!
Your home is stunning! I love your simple spring touches!
Thank you so much! It felt so good to get out of winter mode.