How to Decorate for Spring with Vintage Finds: Home Tour Part 1

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There are so many beautiful ways to use thrifted finds in decor! Tour our spring home and see how I used vintage finds to decorate for spring!  Come on in and let’s get started!

Today, I am excited to invite you into our spring home and show you around!  If you’ve hopped over from Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home, thank you so much for visiting!  I couldn’t be more delighted that you’re taking a few minutes to tour our home!  Wasn’t the tour from Amber so beautiful?  Her home is so lovely and styled with such pretty details!

Beautiful spring home tours have been taking place all week with so many ideas and so much inspiration to decorate for spring!  You can follow the tour of all 30 homes at the end of this post!

So, come on in!  Today, we are going to tour a few rooms in the main living areas of our home.  I love to decorate for spring, maybe even more than Christmas, if you can believe it!  Come on in through the front door (you can get all the details of our spring porch on THIS POST!). We are going to start in the music room!

How to Decorate for Spring with Vintage Finds: Home Tour Part 1

Welcome to our Spring Music Room!

Why do you have a music room?

Good question!  A music room is not necessarily a typical room in a home but for our home, it is an essential space!  My husband and I are both musicians and do some music work on the side.  All three of our children take lessons in multiple instruments and we have a practice schedule so that everyone can get there time in!

Since this room is used so much, I especially love to decorate for spring (and all the seasons!).  It helps to keep a fresh view to look at and make the room feel special!

Using vintage pieces for function and style

Needless to say, the piano takes up most of the room, so there aren’t a lot of spots to decorate.  I can focus all of my attention to the large apothecary and small sitting area.  This apothecary is a super functional piece for us and all of my small decor accessories are stored there! You can read more about how I store home decor HERE.

I used a lot of vintage pieces to decorate for spring in the music room.  Keeping things mostly neutral, I do love a little touch of the blue-gray with the architectural salvage, thrifted vintage books, and rabbit. (I’ve had this one for many years, but you can get a similar one HERE).

Tip: When styling a long console table, avoid too much symmetry and break up the length with a variety of heights.

For this long console table, I broke the styling up into thirds and used extra height at the 1/3 mark.  A tall basket with tall branches adds a lot of texture and dimension, while at the same time, giving a nice variation to the height.  I didn’t want to have all the decor feeling like it was lined up down the 10 foot length!

The dining room is fun to decorate for spring!

As you round the corner from our music room, you step right into the dining room.  The main living spaces of our home really just make a big loop and are really open to each other.  When I decorate for spring, I try to make sure there are some elements to tie the room together, whether it’s color, texture, style, or patterns.

Easter Tablescape

While I don’t keep a full tablescape here every day (because our table is also a homework station, home office, sorting table, and a little of everything else!) I did have fun playing around with some ideas for our Easter table this year!

You can find this DIY grass table runner tutorial, along with how I decorated it for the kids’ table last year, HERE.  You can also find the details of this Easter tablescape over on THIS POST.

Adding Color

To connect to the spring decor in the music room, I used these blue striped napkins (my favorites this year!), concrete eggs, and gray rabbits.  These touches of blue-gray help tie the two spaces together in a subtle way.  I also added a blue striped grain sack pillow on the settee for a touch of cozy and a little pop of color!

How to Style Shelves for Spring

The apothecary in our dining room is such a fun spot to decorate for spring!  I kept the styling simple using a few vintage, European wood pieces, like these French wash boards and a vintage bread board.  A mix of fresh and faux greenery add some texture and color to my white ironstone collection.  I added in some wooden eggs and a cute bunny for a little touch of Easter!  And of course, my favorite spring rabbit sign!  I’ve had it for so many years and it is still favorite!

Tip: invest in a few seasonal pieces that you absolutely love.  It doesn’t take tons of decor to make your space ready for the season and it’s great to have a few pieces that you love and can use for many years!

Use vintage finds to decorate for spring!

As you come through the dining room and kitchen and into the family room, you basically complete the loop back to the music room.  There is a small entryway between the family room and music room.  You can find a tour of my spring kitchen HERE and some tips for how to decorate for spring in a kitchen too! 

Neutral spaces that are family-friendly

Our family room is a main hang-out spot in our home and while I try to keep it clean and tidy, nothing here is too significantly precious.  You never know when a flying nerf bullet may come through or a wrestling match break out.  White slipcovers that can obviously be bleached are key to this light, bright, neutral space!

Adding color to decorate for spring

To bring in a little bit of the blue-gray color, connecting all of the living spaces, I added two of these inexpensive pillows and one vintage one.  I got mine from Rose and Grace Market and you can find a similar one HERE.  While it cost more, it really inspired a little touch of color to decorate for spring this year!  Then, use this blue pillow for layering and adding a little more light, spring color.

Tip: Invest in a few one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that help make your space unique!

Styling vignettes for spring

Without a doubt, vintage pieces are my favorite and I had fun styling up this vintage mechanics rolling cart and concrete bunny.  The bunny was a really fun vintage find, though undeniably not my husband’s favorite piece for storing the rest of the year.  It is HEAVY!!!  However, it was a really great find and my kids said we had to get it.  So, what’s a mom to do?!  Haha!

I shared some of my favorite ways to style spring vignettes over on THIS POST, and while most of my pieces are vintage, I did round up as many similar items as I could for you.  You can find them HERE.

Tip: Create vignettes by using a base and then an odd number of items with varying heights.

Use vintage items to create a unique gallery wall.

Generally, I will decorate an entire space based on inspiration from one, simple thing.  This family room, for instance, was styled based on my love for this huge vintage French grape harvesting basket and the vintage pillow on the sectional.

I will have fun styling this basket for all of the seasons, but I especially love it filled with free greenery from my yard!  Long white stems, like these, will also be fun to decorate for spring!

You can find all of the other details of my spring gallery wall and mantel over on THIS POST, though I swapped out the swans for bunnies and added some flowers.  Vintage floral prints, framed with thrifted gold frames, black and white vintage signs, vintage brass accents, my DIY wall vases, and vintage books complete the look for my vintage spring mantel and gallery wall!

I love that there are so many of my favorite things all working together to create a bright look in our family room with fresh, spring accents and simple touches of light color.

Tip: While trends are fun to look at, the best style for YOUR home is when you put your favorite things together to create YOUR own style!

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour to see how I decorate for spring and that it has given you some inspiration and ideas that you can use for your own home!  As you can see, simple and small touches are all it takes to give your home a fresh, spring look!

Next, hop over to Jen at Taters and Jello for her spring tour!  She has so many beautiful ideas and you’ll love touring her home!  I love following Jen and always get such great inspiration!

You will want to make sure you tour all 30 of these spring homes!  There are so many beautiful ways to decorate for spring and these talented bloggers will help you get your home ready for spring too!  (Plus, it’s just fun to tour so many pretty homes, even though they are all so different!)

You will want to make sure you tour all 30 of these spring homes!  There are so many beautiful ways to decorate for spring and these talented bloggers will help you get your home ready for spring too!  (Plus, it’s just fun to see so many pretty homes, even though they are all so different!)

Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

Monday’s Tours

Monday's Spring Tours

The Tattered Pew / My Thrift Store Addiction / Bricks n’ Blooms

Shiplap and Shells / Cottage In The Mitten / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Tuesday’s Tours

Spring Tours Tuesday

Midwest Life and Style / Open Doors Open Hearts / Cloches and Lavender

Amy Sadler Designs / Up To Date Interiors

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday Spring Tours

Simply2Moms / Sand Dollar Lane / DIY Beautify

The Ponds Farmhouse / Pasha Is Home / Lantern Lane Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Spring Tours

StoneGable / My Wee Abode / County Road 407

She Gave It A Go / Aratari At Home / Willow Bloom Home

Friday’s Tours

Friday's Spring Tours

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder / White Arrows Home / Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Robyn’s French Nest / tatertots and jello / My Family Thyme

I’d love for you to follow me on social media!  You can find my home decor inspiration on Instagram, Pinterestand Facebook!  

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