Spring is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. This week, I’m excited to be sharing a little more of my spring decorating. We spend a lot of time in our dining room and it was time for a refresh from all the neutrals in there. Check out our simple sping dining room.
So this week it’s all about a simple spring dining room. Nothing fancy or extravagant. Just some simple changes to add some color to our house. I keep things pretty neutral but lately, I’ve been craving some color. Who knows? Maybe my style is changing yet again.
I shared more of my simple spring decorations last week throughout our house, and now on to another room. I know there are plenty of families that don’t use their dining room, but we use it almost nightly. It’s filled with afternoon sun and it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house.
And this year, I brought some changes in here with some faux flowers and plants, a new table runner, some new artwork, lighter curtains, and a pretty spring DIY wall art project.
Simple Spring Dining Room
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Dressing the Windows
My husband thinks I’m nuts because they don’t block light, only filtered on the sides – he doesn’t get the whole point that they’re for decorating, not function in this room. They look like linen, but they’re not which means they are also budget-friendly!
And they’re currently a hot mess of wrinkles because I just took them out of the package today and I don’t iron or own a steamer, so hopefully, they will fall out soon. #reallife
Affordable Spring Flowers
I also wanted to add some flowers here, but let’s get real. However, I don’t buy fresh flowers often. I just don’t think about it when I’m shopping and then if I do buy them, I forget to water them. Generally, I’ll wait on my rose bushes or hydrangeas to bloom and I use those.
So enter these amazing faux peonies I found on Amazon. They’re actually a wedding bouquet, but whatever. I divided them out and scattered them around the house.
I use mason jars, old bottles, or whatever random vase I have lying around. Spaghetti sauce and taco sauce jars are perfect for flowers. Wash them good, use a little olive oil to get the sticky label off, and done! I think I’ll get another bouquet in white and pretend I’m a fresh flower kind of girl.
I added some faux greenery from IKEA and dropped it into a 0.49 bucket also from IKEA and called it a day for the buffet. And speaking of the “buffet”. It’s clearly not a buffet, but I also think you can use whatever works in your house.
This piece is a hand-me-down dresser from my Grandma that got what felt like 2 months worth of sanding and I use it to store all my china. It’s one of my favorite pieces and fits the space better than a full china cabinet would.
I use a good deal of black in my house and I had a black sign on the wall before this. But I wanted something lighter and preferably with some greenery so I tried my hand at a DIY Spring Art recently and for a first try with mitered corners, it turned out pretty good!
Lots of Green Accents
I relocated lots of green glass from around the house into my vintage medical cabinet. That’s the first thing you should do when you want to redecorate a space – shop your house! It’s amazing what you can do with your own stuff!
Most of my green glass is either gifted to me from my mother-in-law – a few of the pieces belonged to her mother, or thrifted. Some people are clothes hoarders, I’m a green glass hoarder.
Affordable Spring Art
And my favorite addition to the dining room is my new prints for the wall. I mentioned these last week in my Simple Spring Decorations post. I had some black and white vintage prints from a junk store, but I wanted more color. The problem with finding 4 art prints in 11×14 is it can get pricey.
Enter Pexels.com – it’s a fabulous resource for free prints. I simply searched for green and white plants, found 4 that I liked, and had them printed at Wal-Mart. This was the cheapest I could find 4 prints at around $21. Pop them in my inexpensive black frames and done!
I don’t use a whole lot of color in my house, but art is an easy way to add some great new colors without spending a ton of cash.
A special thanks to Jenna from Wife In Progress Blog for hosting the Styled For Home Spring Home Tour. I hope you enjoyed our simple spring dining room with greens, blacks, and neutrals. And if you’re visiting from Kelly’s beautiful home at The Tattered Pew, welcome! Isn’t her style amazing??
Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating in the Styled for Spring Home Tours – Up next is Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles!