Today marks the official start of spring, and like everyone here in the Midwest, I’m sure hoping that means an end to cold weather and gray skies. To kick off the spring season, I’m sharing a tour of my home and the spring decor I put together using a variety of thrifted finds. I’ve never done a home tour on the blog before, so I’m excited to invite you in and share a bit of my home with you!
When the weather starts to warm up, I spend a lot more time in our backyard and on DIY projects in the garage, so I wanted to decorate in a style that could stay up throughout the spring, and even into summer. As I thought through the possible styles to incorporate into my spring decor, one theme kept coming to mind; go boho!
The boho look is taking over home decor trends right now, and part of the appeal is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways. When I think boho home decor, three things come to mind:
- Plants; the more the better
- Natural textures like woven rugs and wicker baskets
- Bold colors and patterns
If you follow my blog posts (you can subscribe at the end of this post!), or my Instagram feed, then you know those boho vibes are something that come through most of my home style already, so why not embrace it fully for spring? The best part of the boho vibe: it is so easy to incorporate with just a few thrifted items.
Read on for a look at my spring boho vibes, and tips on how to incorporate a little bit of boho into your own home decor!
This circular shelf is one of the first spaces visible in our home, so I wanted it to set the tone for the spring boho vibe I created throughout the house. I wanted it to incorporate all bits of boho, from color and pattern, to plants, as well as a few natural accents to balance out the bright colors.
All of the wicker baskets came from Goodwill for no more than $2 a piece. In this case, I used a couple baskets to not only add a boho vibe, but to conceal the not-so-pretty pots that house a few of my plants!
The ceramics are all part of my vintage McCoy pottery collection, which I tend to rotate throughout my house depending on the season. While some people collect a specific line, or time period of pottery, I collect any piece that draws me in. It most definitely makes for an eclectic look, which I think feeds right into those boho vibes!
One of my favorite spots to style every season is our dining room table. My hubby and I love to host parties, and setting an interesting tablescape is a sure way to start a conversation with our guests. I brought in a brightly colored table cloth, then layered on more color with ceramic birds my neighbor passed on to me. To balance out the bold colors of the tablecloth and ceramic birds, I added in the doll-sized, wicker peacock chair, and a few of my smaller plants. The white llama planter doesn’t exactly tie to anything, but he is one of my favorite pieces, so I placed him front and center. Most definitely eclectic, and sure to be a topic of conversation at our next dinner party! 🙂
More color and pattern can be found in the corner of our dining room window. The end goal is to fill the entire window with thrifted hanging planters, but the hubby has yet to agree on that one….perhaps a little too far boho for his style! For now I balanced the bright orange macrame hanger with a shorter one made from shells; its the perfect blend of bright color and natural texture.
When it came to styling out our den with a spring boho vibe, I will admit I was a little nervous at just how I could pull it off. The walls are a super dark navy, and the decor is vintage, mountain lodge-esque, with lots of red plaids and rustic elements. Adding bold colors wasn’t going to work, so I went a direction that is absolutely not me….neutrals.
I think its always a great idea to try out styles that seem out of your comfort zone, and much to my surprise, the neutral decor of my den has become my favorite space in the whole house! While the colors are very much neutral, I chose pieces with so much texture and pattern that it creates plenty of visual interest, and most definitely an earthy, boho vibe.
I knew I would be incorporating several plants in the den as my pop of color, so I chose a few vintage books in shades of green to tie into the color of the plants. The feathers, vintage wooden beads, and small piece of architectural salvage adds just enough texture to enhance the boho vibe on the mantel.
This corner of the fireplace cost me a whopping $4! The vintage camp stool I already had on hand, and the books, basket, and woven bag were all picked up at Goodwill for $1 each. The green of the plant is the only pop of color, but the wicker basket and vintage handwoven bag provide plenty of natural pattern and texture.
House plants are a major part of my home decor, and much like my pottery, I often move them around in my decor, depending on the season. This massive aloe will need to be re-potted this spring, but I love the natural element it brings to our fireplace. The faux succulent I found at Goodwill (3 for $1!) and the mega-Monstera leaf came from IKEA. While I’m not typically a fan of faux plants, I think in small doses they can make a major impact!
I wrapped the additional two faux succulents around a vintage ladder for just another pop of color and natural element.
Okay, so you have seen bits of the living room, our dining room, and our den. What do you think? Are you more of a bright and colorful boho kinda gal, or do you prefer the neutral colors and natural texture? What boho-inspired items are you adding to your thrift store shopping list? Share your thoughts in the comments below!