Spring Home Tour: Family Room & Main Bedroom
It’s almost officially spring here and today I’ve got part 2 of my spring home tour for you. I’ll tell you what it is, officially, and that’s day 3 of daylight savings. Raise your hand if you need a nap! To be honest, I love setting the clocks ahead because I prefer my mornings like I take my coffee – dark. But it’s the staying up until 10 p.m. to hang out with my teens that kills me. I’m basically ready for early bird dinners followed by jeopardy and bedtime, and they’re like, “Mom, let’s watch a movie until midnight!” Anyhow, today I am going to show you how I decorated my main bedroom and family room for spring and then I am going to take that nap in said bedroom. Better hurry and show it to you before I mess up my husband’s neat bed-making job. (Sorry, ladies. He’s taken.) If you’re here from Ashley’s gorgeous home, welcome! And if you haven’t yet seen hers, OH MY GOSH, her spring table setting is a stunner. Also, after you take my tour, make sure you visit all of the links at the bottom of this page. I am joined by several blogging friends showing off their spring stuff, too.! And if you’d like to see part one of my spring tour with my kitchen, living room and dining room, you can find that here. Finally, I want to let you know I’ve created shoppable sliders under the last photo of each room to help you find anything you may be looking for.
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As you probably saw in last week’s tour of my main living areas, I really like to keep it simple. In a former life (like 5-10 years ago), I would go all out each season. These days, between a toddler and two teens, a pandemic and a job I love, I just don’t have the time or energy to do that anymore. And I am totally OK with this new season of life. In our home, it’s all about using what we have, some fresh greens and easy textile swaps.
On our bed, most things stayed the same, but I swapped out our fleece winter blanket for a light weight gray quilt. Currently the evenings are still cool and I love to burrow myself under the covers – that is, until my hormones kick in, I’m drenched in sweat and removing layers.
I was also on the hunt recently for new pillows and came across these “flight” pillows from CB2 and fell in love. Birds can really be used almost any season and I felt like this particular pair would be great for winter, spring, summer or fall . . . all ya gotta do is call. In addition to adding these birds, I swapped out our back set of pillow shams for these Breton stripe shams from Modern Plum that I’ve had for a year or so. The linen stripe just feels perfectly spring/summer to me.
It’s hard to see above because that corner of my room doesn’t get too much light, but I also brought in some fresh eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s and placed it in a vintage amber glass bottle. Next to it sits my pink quartz that I bought when I was trying to get pregnant with Wilder. It’s said to have circulatory healing properties and I was having issues with blood flow. It’s also supposed to protect the unborn child and mother, so I was willing to try after many miscarriages. Between science and this rock, it worked. 😉 I’ve kept it around because it’s beautiful to look at, but it also feels very calming to me. Perhaps because I put my faith in it once and it came through.
Chris’ nightstand gets no love because he likes to keep a cold water cup with a puddle of condensation there so I just let it be with no extras. However, his dresser is another story.
I said that like it was going to be some exciting spring decor going on over here. Sorry to disappoint . . . it’s an antique ink bottle with eucalyptus. Boom, spring.
We had this painting made from a photo several years ago and it’s one of those things that I just love, but I sometimes think about how after we die no one will want it. Or maybe you do? Lemme know so I can bequeath it to you. My nightmare is that it ends up at Goodwill behind a “Hang in there” cat poster.
This globe has been here for a bit, and I recently swapped out the candle for a more spring-like scent. I did add my celestite as well, which is supposed to help you connect to your guardian angels and bring peace. And let me tell you, after Chris’ car accident a month ago where his car was totaled and he walked away totally fine, I believe in the power of the crystal. Questions, questions, too many questions. You want a shard? Here! Name that movie.
On the other side is the aforementioned bottle and branches plus a gold bowl and wooden bead garland I’ve had for some time. But that painting. Get a room, people. Oh, hey, we’re in it. This painting will only ever live in our bedroom, until you inherit it in my will and hang it over your sofa. Or toilet.
On the adjacent wall sits my own dresser, and I’ve changed nothing but I always like to share this view because you seem to like it. Or maybe you’re just being nice. Either way, here’s my TV-hiding gallery wall.
Can you see the TV? How about now? Obviously, I know you can see the TV, but the gallery and black walls certainly help hide it. Until I turn on my favorite murder show.
That’s all for our bedroom! If you’re looking for anything you saw, check the slider below this image.
Let’s head into our family room, which is also known as Sawyer’s second bedroom. This space is on our basement level, just off of his actual bedroom and he makes himself just a little too much at home here for my liking . . . aka, dirty dishes left on the table, his bed pillows always on the couch, which now has a permanent sag. I’ve got a small change coming to this space soon though, and I’ll be down here more often. Muah ha ha.
Although Sawyer is the primary user of this space, we all venture down here on occasion, like when our power went out a few weeks ago and we all snuggled by the fireplace. (Speaking of which, I shared that last week if you want more details.)
Like everything else, I didn’t change much in this space for spring. I added a few more plants from Tiny Plant Market, the pillows on the sofa, and I changed out the art on the shelves next to the fireplace.
This corner gets so much great light and makes this Pendleton midcentury chair the perfect reading char. Unfortunately, Sawyer is more into gaming than reading. 😉
Above the chair hangs one of my treasured vintage finds with one of my most favorite (read: hard to kill) plants.
On the shelves to the right of the fireplace, near this chair, I added a plant with a touch of pink, a ZZ plant (which, BTW, are SO easy to care for), an old photo of my first born and a black and white by my brother.
On the other side of the fireplace, for balance, I kept the artwork black and white and added a plant and a toucan vessel with eucalyptus.
On this side, I’ve got a photo of my second oldest. (Sorry, third child, but we are gonna need another shelf for you.) The other two pieces are pretty special.
My parents gave Emmy this Alice in Wonderland print after she plated Tweedle Dee in the school play.
And the vintage baseball team photograph is actually my grandfather’s team. Obviously, at one time, I had four grandparents, but he was the most special to me and called me his “little chicken.” He passed away from cancer at the age of 59 when I was just 9. He’s the towheaded lanky one four in from the left in the back row. His nickname back in the day was Milky because he was so pale.
This shelf sits near our “game table.” I’m putting that in quotes here and I’ll yell ya why.
We bought this table and chairs so that we could use this space for games, puzzle building, etc, but we just don’t do that. More often than not, we bring the games to our regular dining table and play there.
This space isn’t very big. It’s actually just large enough for this table and chairs. However, I’ve been working out at home and could really use a designated space, so I believe you are looking at my future at-home gym. I’ve been hesitant to do so because I love to keep my spaces looking beautiful, but no one sees this. And people do see my body. With clothes on, but still.
Making this little alcove into a space where I can work out and meditate in the mornings without being disturbed sounds fantastic!
For now, I added a little vase of flowers for spring until I say sayonara to this table and my flab. (PS- these month-old flowers were left over from a Galentine’s mini bouquet from EverBe Floral – that’s how healthy they are!)
There’s one last area to show you in this room and that is the couch, aka the sagging bane of my existence. Methinks we will be sofa shopping soon. This is the view from the game table area. And yes, that’s a doll house in the corner. Still in progress (or I should say, stalled in progress) but Wilder loves to play with it just as it is, so there it sits.
On the sofa, I kept the pillow mix simple with stripes, greens, and a little crocheted tassel guy. They all work really well with the under $10 piece of art Emmy painted and I mounted last year.
On the vintage glass waterfall coffee table (my best score ever!), I have a giant live edge bowl that’s also a thrifted find and a stack of magazines from my place of employment, O.Henry.
Isn’t that March cover gorgeous? It’s a photo from the Piedmont Photography Club.
And there you have it . . . our family room/game room/gym/Sawyer’s spare room.
Thank you so much for coming by today to visit with me and hanging out in our bedroom (that escalated quickly) and family room. If my home inspires you to do anything, I hope that it’s to embrace the season of life that you’re in when it comes to making seasonal touches. Make it weird, make it beautiful, make it yours. Now head on over to Jo-Anna’s house to see her spring decor. If you like simple and bright like I do, you are going to just love her cozy home. Her photography is incredible, too!
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Spring Seasonal Simplicity Series! All week long we are sharing our homes decorated for spring and our best tips and ideas for bringing a spring feel into your home. You can visit each tour by clicking on the links below the images!
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