Yesterday marked the first day of SPRING! While this winter hasn’t been that bad in terms of weather (especially considering that all the networks were predicting it would be one of the worst we’d seen in decades), I’ve personally found it to be a tough season. I shared more about this on my Instagram yesterday, if you want to check it out. 

I’m just REALLY excited to see a new season begin, bringing in not only warmth and sunshine but also new beginnings and possibilities! Can I get an “Amen?!” 

When it comes to decorating my home for the seasons, I honestly don’t typically go all out, other than for Fall and Christmas. I find especially around this time of year, I’m usually getting into the spring cleaning thing and purging anything and everything I can get my hands on! And this year has been no different.

But with that said, I also think that adding in some seasonal florals, perhaps swapping out a couple throw pillows and maybe splurge on a new piece of artwork or seasonal decor can really help spruce up your space and bring the sunshine IN!

So today I’m linking up with a number of other fabulous Canadian Home Decor bloggers to share with you how I’ve spruced up my home for spring! Make sure to go all the way to the bottom to see all their fabulous posts too! 

So let’s talk about flowers first! Tulips are the flower of spring (well, at least here in Canada they are). And the great news about them is that not only are they gorgeous, but they are super inexpensive, which means you can add in even more and swap them out once they pass on from this life!

Mixed in with tulips, I decided to add in some of my favorite succulents. I don’t think these will ever go out of style or out of season, for that matter. I absolutely love the juxtaposition between the hard, prickly edges of the cactus next to the soft, delicate tulip petals. 

I also LOVE white milk glass vases! Like cannot get enough of them! It’s so funny because at one point in my adult life I would have thought these to be so tacky, particularly the single stemmed vases. But over the years, they’ve grown such a fond place in my heart that I always find myself searching for new pieces to add to the collection whenever I’m in a thrift shop! I love gathering various shapes and sizes together and creating a beautiful centrepiece such as this one!

Moving into the living room, this is where I spent a bit more time (and money) to spruce things up. I will admit it, this living room (which is actually a joint room with our playroom) has been a sore spot for me the last three years that we’ve lived here when it comes to home decor. It’s such an awkward space being a high traffic area to get between the upstairs and the downstairs of our home. So while I want it to look beautiful, it still needs to be a place that has a high function level.

So for this mini-makeover, I decided it needed more color. I found this gorgeous watercolor print from HomeSense and that set the tone for the space, bringing in shades of blues, oranges and pinks. 

I also added in the palm tree which brought in some much needed greenery and LIFE into the space. Let’s see how long I can keep this baby alive!

I absolutely love this galvanized tray from Walmart…yes, you read that right, it’s from Walmart! In fact, many of the items I found were from Walmart: the tray, the plant planter, the two wooden pillar candle holders, the geometric lantern and the copper studded vase! All for less than $90! 

One final rule I always follow when sprucing up my home for any new season is to always SHOP MY HOME FIRST! It’s incredible what you can find in one room that might work better in another space…even if it’s just for that season. 

We recently did our Master Bedroom and added in lots of beautiful rose gold and soft pinks to the space. I found a few items in there that I knew would be perfect for the living room for this spring season. Try mix and matching decor from various parts of your home and you’ll be shocked at the new life it can give to not only the space but that piece of decor!

Well there you have it: my spring home tour! I hope you enjoyed it and that it inspired you to bring a little sunshine and color into your home this season! Make sure to check out all the other fabulous bloggers spaces below! I promise you will love them!

MONDAY

AKA DESIGNLIFE IS A PARTYLEMON THISTLECLEAN AND SENSIBLE

TUESDAY

BROOKLYN BERRY DESIGNS AMIDST THE CHAOSTHE HAPPY HOUSIEPMQ FOR TWOELLIVEN STUDIO

WEDNESDAY

SATORI DESIGN FOR LIVINGSUBURBLESO MUCH BETTER WITH AGEPOP OF PRETTYTHIS LITTLE ESTATE

THURSDAY

THE DIY MOMMYA PRETTY LIFE IN THE SUBURBSWOMEN IN REAL LIFEKIM POWER STYLETHE LEARNER OBSERVER

FRIDAY

THE CREEKLINE HOUSELOVE CREATE CELEBRATE

 

Love & Blessings,

CMartin-Sign

 

 

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30 Comments on Spring Home Tour: Kitchen & Living Room

  1. colleen
    March 21, 2017 at 9:14 am (4 months ago)

    It’s beautiful, Christine- I love all the tulips! I’m the same around this time of year, I want clear surfaces more than decor!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:24 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Colleen.

      Reply
  2. Jo-Anna
    March 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm (4 months ago)

    Your home looks beautiful and cheery Christine! I love the soft colours you went with. I saw those beautiful mugs at Homesense and had them in my hands then put them down…I’m still regretting it because they’re SO lovely! Anyway, everything looks so nice…happy spring!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks Jo-Anna. You may just wanna go back to HomeSense and get those nice mugs!

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  3. Becki
    March 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm (4 months ago)

    Gorgeous Christine! I also love the cactus next to the tulips with the milk glass!! So pretty!! Now I wanna go get some flowers!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:30 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Becki. Go for it. It will brighten your day!

      Reply
  4. Kamaldeep
    March 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm (4 months ago)

    I love what you have done and love your collection of milk glass vases!!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:28 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you.

      Reply
  5. Linda
    March 22, 2017 at 6:48 am (4 months ago)

    Amazing! I am sooo impressed! Such a wonderful spring touch!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:28 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Linda.

      Reply
  6. Shauna
    March 22, 2017 at 10:55 am (4 months ago)

    It looks like we were both thinking the same thing with the milkglass. Lovely touches for spring!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:27 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks and aren’t they the greatest.

      Reply
  7. Jennifer
    March 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm (4 months ago)

    Simple touches can make such a big difference! I love the tulips in the milk glass and it looks like you found some good scores at Walmart! Happy Spring!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:24 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Jennifer.

      Reply
  8. Dannyelle @www.lifeisaparty.ca
    March 23, 2017 at 9:11 am (4 months ago)

    Looks great! Love your Walmart finds. I think my favourite is your pretty milk glass display -gorgeous!

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    • Christine
      March 23, 2017 at 11:23 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Dannyelle.

      Reply
  9. Courtenay
    March 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm (4 months ago)

    Two things: First, I love the paintings you have on your fireplace! Second, I need to get to Walmart!

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    • Christine
      March 25, 2017 at 6:51 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks a bunch. Get to Walmart before they change their Spring Collection to Summer and/or Fall…. LOL

      Reply
  10. Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
    March 24, 2017 at 7:58 am (4 months ago)

    Look at you with all that vintage milk glass going on, that’s so so pretty, I love the contrast of the tulips and the little planted succulents! Happy Spring! xo

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    • Christine
      March 25, 2017 at 6:50 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Laurie and Happy Spring to you as well.

      Reply
  11. Krista
    March 24, 2017 at 5:07 pm (4 months ago)

    I love love love all the blush pink! And that giant agate artwork is stunning!

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    • Christine
      March 25, 2017 at 6:49 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks Krista

      Reply
  12. Lindi
    March 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm (4 months ago)

    I do the same thing! SHOP THE HOUSE! lol. I didn’t even buy one new thing this year for my Spring decor!

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    • Lindi
      March 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm (4 months ago)

      PS – LOVE what you did. Expecially that homesense print and those pink mugs! HEART EYES!

      Reply
  13. Julie
    March 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm (4 months ago)

    You know I love all of those beautiful touches of pink! That milk glass grouping is perfect!

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    • Christine
      March 31, 2017 at 7:53 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much Julie.

      Reply
  14. Tara
    March 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm (4 months ago)

    Walmart can sometimes hold such fabulous treasures! Did I miss where you said you got your pink pillows?!? I love them. Your home is absolutely beautiful, Christine.

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    • Christine
      March 31, 2017 at 7:53 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks and Walmart does have great little treasures. The pillows were purchased at HomeSense.

      Reply
  15. Thalita
    April 1, 2017 at 6:10 am (4 months ago)

    I’m loving all of the pinks everywhere and your milk glass collection! Totally itching to go pick up some cacti and tulips now – because that should be a thing! 🙂

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    • Christine
      April 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm (4 months ago)

      It def should be ‘a thing’. You’ll love the look in your area of display.

      Reply

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