Happy first day of spring y’all!
Ok I’m a teensy bit late, the first day of spring was actually yesterday, but I’m back from my hiatus!
And I’m so excited for spring!
I mean the weather is pretty great all year round here, (perks of living where others vacation) but the time change makes my evenings more enjoyable and the weather means mini and I will be visiting the neighborhood playground a lot more often. Actually after I picked her up last night, still sweaty from climbing the stair master at the gym, she asked me if we could go and I obliged.
There were a lot of other kids enjoying the playground and the beautiful breeze, had me thinking about bringing some spring into our home…
I want to do a little house refresh for the season change, bring some “outside in” and brighten up the house and outdoor spaces.
Here’s some of my inspiration for some potential DIYs, tell me what you think or if you have any other ideas! Are you doing anything to refresh your home this spring?
Let’s start with the front of the house. I need a welcoming wreath; I had a fall one, a Christmas one and now the wreath hook is looking lonely so I need one for spring.
I really like these two wreaths because they mix textures and colors. I love the look of the rustic branches with the different flowers and leaf types.
I also want to put one of those door decals that says hello or welcome, in a pretty cursive.
How cute is this yellow door with the decal?!:
Our porch could use some kind of a table or chair too. It’s a small space, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be bare and boring, which it is right now. Maybe a rustic rocking chair next to a planter of flowers (bonus points for fresh herbs!) and a lantern to finish it off?
Something like this:
D could sit out here in the evenings and have a glass of cognac and a cigar like he likes 🙂
This is cute too, but I would need a nice outdoor cushion to make the chair comfortable to relax on.
Inside I want to incorporate more green and glass; I think by making some terrariums. I love the little glass worlds of moss, rocks, pebbles and fun miniature accents.
I have an empty jar shaped just like this one waiting to be useful actually.
I’ve been meaning to dress up the entryway area by changing up the light fixture and probably updating to smart bulbs (Phillips hue anyone?). I’m kind of obsessed with this pendant light I found on arhaus:
Love the Moroccan vibe and shape of this!!!
And this one I’ve had my eye on for the dining area from westelm.
It comes in silver too, but I think the dark accent will look nice with the wood floors and dark bar furniture in the space.
Actually I was looking on arhaus site, under the living room section, after i found the pendant light and I think we could use a couch upgrade.
This neutral color, some bright yellow pillows, a cozy beige throw and I think I’d be ready to curl up with my latest unread book. After I scotch guard it of course 😀
Maybe a new media console too? Life of living with a toddler means I can never have too much storage, our current one gets the job done but it isn’t exceeding my expectations. I want something with doors so I can put all the boardgames, puzzles and cookbooks into.
Let’s not forget the backyard; it needs some loving too.
I donated our patio furniture because it couldn’t fit our space when D wasn’t home a few months back and haven’t replaced it with anything yet. He was not so happy to hear that! But the furniture was too large for the size lanai we have, he couldn’t argue with me about that fact.
I’m thinking a cute wicker bistro set so mini and I can sip lemonade while D grills summer veggies and chicken kabobs for us and friends 🙂
But I also want a fun sitting piece like maybe this round swivel from arhaus
Or this fun lounger with a shade from pier1
Also definitely want to get a smart thermostat. With the warmer weather I would love to save some money on the electric bill by having a smart thermostat to help regulate a comfortable temp for when we’re home and when we aren’t. Since we moved in last year, I had my heart set on the Nest. It’s sleek, has an easy to use interface and pays for itself not too long after buying it.
But at a friends house recently I saw they had the ecobee and it piqued my interest, so I’ll do some research on both.
Are you doing anything new for spring ?