Some of us may not have known it by the weather in our part of the world, but the first day of Spring happened this week. Yippee!!! It’s been such a long winter that I am more than ready to pack up the sweaters and uncover our outdoor furniture. Admittedly, it’s a tad bit chilly for a backyard barbecue where I live, but that’s no reason I can’t enjoy the beauty of this season indoors. I spotted this lovely living room at House of Turquoise, and it just seemed to embody the fresh, airy feeling of Spring.
Designed by Erin Hedrick, this living room is part of a house that embraces the pastel hues of Easter eggs, but does it in such a classy way. You can’t help but love the combination of pale blue with yellow, coral, pink, and green when you see it all come together in this house. The living room that caught my eye looks so light and cool with it’s combination of washed out sun yellow and sky blue. I definitely love the custom woodwork (that window seat!) and the eclectic blend of furnishings.
I’m happy to say that if you want a room like this, you can have it! I’ve collected tutorials for projects that can help you copy some of the fun design elements of this room and put them in your own house. Enjoy!
1. Sea Life Art Collage
The collage of pastel sea life art prints in my inspiration room makes a subtle but lovely statement on the wall above the window seat. Nest of Posies created a similar look using canvas and decoupage.
2. Mirrored Console
Mirrors on furniture are so elegant, aren’t they? I love the way this thrifted cabinet was transformed into a mirrored console (much like the one in my inspiration room) by Centsational Girl.
3. Round Ottoman
I love the fact that the furniture in my inspiration room looks so comfortable–like it would be fun to plop down and read a good book or snuggle during a movie. This DIY ottoman from Domestic Adventure would fit in perfectly.
4. Slipcovered Sofas
White slipcovers are so forgiving. Knowing your slipcovers can be thrown in the washer and bleached makes it much easier to live with white. Check out the tutorial for white slipcovers at Honeybear Lane.
5. Built-In Seating
Technically, since the windows above the built-in bench are so high, I guess it isn’t a window seat. That makes me love it even more, because it proves you can successfully have the look of a window seat without the window! If you’d like to know how to build a window seat (with or without a window), Imperfectly Polished can show you how.
While most of the elements of my inspiration room that I showed you how to DIY are fairly permanent, all the pillows are things that can be easily switched out. Making your own pillows in a variety of colors is a great way to quickly change the look of a living room with each changing season. Check out my 5 Ways to Make a Pillow if you need some inspiration. What do you do to make your house feel more like Spring?