It’s time again for another fun Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407! This week is all about Spring Kitchens, and I’m sharing some simple spring kitchen decor ideas inspired by this beautiful kitchen from Marley Dice. Marley’s kichen is simple, fresh, and bright–all things that make a kitchen feel spring-like.
If you’re making your way here from the lovely kitchen of French Ethereal, welcome! Plus, at the end of my post, you’ll be treated to links from several of my blogging friends who are sharing their best spring kitchen decor ideas, too!
Simple Spring Kitchen Decor Ideas
One thing I love about Marley’s kitchen is how simple and unlcuttered it is. When I’m cooking, I want plenty of free counter space to work, and it’s easier to clean up when you don’t have to clean around a countertop full of “stuff”. Plus, I just find a counter that is devoid of a lot of unnecessary stuff more aesthetically pleasing.
Marley’s countertops are uncluttered, while still having some of her cooking essentials readily accessible.
I like to keep my crock with wooden spoons and rolling pins out on the countertop, plus a couple of my favorite wooden cutting boards. This way they are easy to grab, and they serve as pretty farmhouse-style decor, too. For spring, I added a few real flower stems in milk jar bud vases.
The crock and some of the spoons were my mom’s–she had them in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. The bud vases and metal holder were one of the last Mother’s Day gifts I got to give her. I’m selective about the things I do choose to place on my counter–if they make the cut, they have to be practical, pretty, or sentimental.
I like to bake, and rather than having a plastic storage container out on the counter, I store our fresh, baked goods in this glass domed cake stand that I bought on a fun weekend getaway to Kansas City’s West Bottoms antique district. The cake stand is functional, adds a pretty touch to the counter, combats clutter, and has a sweet memory attached.
I have my coffee station set up in this corner of the kitchen. We keep all the coffee pods and extra cups in the drawers and cabinet right below here, so there is minimal countertop clutter. We keep a few cups–easy-to-grab in the morning when coffee is calling my name– on this DIY Coffee Mug Stand that we made using vintage hooks from the closet of the 100-year-old house where my mom grew up. Again, this serves as a practical, yet pretty piece of kitchen decor, while at the same time having sentimental value.
For spring, I added this sweet little vintage sugar bowl with a bird on top. Birds are the quintessential spring decor, don’t you think?
Flowers, Plants & Seasonal Touches
Nothing makes your kitchen feel like spring more than flowers–fresh and/or faux. I usually have a mixture of both in my kitchen at any given time.
Aren’t these white peonies adorable? They were a lucky HomeGoods find, and I bought them in both pink and white. In person, they look so real, and suffice nicely until my real ones are ready to snip.
In another corner of my kitchen I have my favorite faux white tulips tucked into a vintage white hobnail milk glass creamer that was my mom’s. It’s displayed on an old oak lazy susan that I upcycled with gray paint. Plus, look at that vintage ironstone tureen that I recently found at a thrift store for $2.99! It looks so pretty displayed here with another of my favorite little white birds perched along side.
Giving your kitchen a spring vibe can be easy and inexpensive if you use ordinary things you already have. A stack of white dishes filled with some citrus fruit adds a bit of fresh color. A basket with some flowers is a perfect spring touch. Even a fresh and pretty dish towel can add a pop of spring color. My favorite are my vintage embroidered tea towels.
Fresh spring scents are the easiest way of all to add spring to your kitchen! Change out your candles and soaps to scents that are bright and floral or citrus-y.
I’m partial to Mrs. Meyers dish soap. For spring, I love the honeysuckle and the lilac scents! I also love J.R. Watkins hand soaps. I got hooked on these when we visited a B&B in Minnesota that was the former home of the Watkins family, and we also visited the factory where the products were originally made.
I always have some sort of seasonal centerpiece on my kitchen island. I like to place it on a large tray for easy removal if I need the the island space for cooking or serving. Right now I’m using this beautiful round wooden tray from Magnolia’s Hearth & Hand Line at Target.
Add a green class jug with peonies, some farmhouse beads, another spring-scented candle, a sweet little bird, and some real violets in a vintage milk glass vase, and it’s the perfect spring centerpiece.
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Next, I invite you to head over and visit Laura at Everyday Edits to see her beautiful spring kitchen decor. Plus, don’t forget that you can tour spring a dozen more spring kitchens by visiting the links below!
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