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Simple Spring Decorating Ideas for the Living Room

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Here’s how to add a breath of freshness and beauty of Spring to your home! These easy Spring decorating ideas will help transition out of the cold and into the sunshine!

Collage of living room and text saying easy spring decorating ideas

Today I’m sharing a mini refresh that I recently gave my living room. A new mirror for the mantel, some new florals, and an accessory refresh gave my living room the Spring update it needed!

french living room with fireplace blue rug and gold mirror above mantel

Want to know a secret about this Spring tour?

All of the botanicals are FAKE! Yes, every single one.

Here’s the thing….we as bloggers try to take pretty pictures so that people will like them. Flowers, especially in Springtime, seem to be a requirement. My favorite photos always have flowers in them, but I have to go buy them just for the photoshoot. {No, I’m not made of money! I don’t have flowers in my home every day!} Normally, when not photographing, my botanicals are fake. So this time, I thought I’d share something different and more affordable with you. An entire room decorated using faux botanicals for Spring!

Okay, now back to the tour…

First, I felt it was important to warm the space up a bit. Not just for Spring decorating, but also just in general. The fireplace wall of this room used to be a golden color, but I recently painted it BM Classic Gray. As a result, all of the colors in the room were now cool colors. So I wanted to add a bit of gold to warm the space up!

French fireplace mantel styled with mirror and art and greenery and santos dolls

A Spring Styled Mantel

With that in mind, I purchased this gorgeous mirror to layer on the mantel (and spent weeks anxiously awaiting its arrival!). The size was perfect and I love the delicate detailing on it. I added a small framed piece of flower art that I had out in my garage to add color and represent the season.

And those familiar with this room will notice that I have a new Santos doll in my collection! It was a gift from hubby. :)

French fireplace mantel with gold mirror candlesticks and artwork on top

I swapped out the branches in my vintage jar. These Ginkgo stems are now my all-time favorite faux branches!

Closeup of french fireplace mantel with gold mirror and art styled on top

Simple Coffee Table Display

My coffee table is very large so I used a series of objects running lengthwise to decorate it.

Industrial coffee table with iron urn and fern in a french living room

My mom bought me this round, wooden bowl about 20 years ago and I also seem to find a use for it. Right now, it’s just holding a few moss ball for an added pop of green.

Wooden dough bowl with green moss balls and iron urn with fern on industrial coffee table

This is a heavy, iron urn that a friend gave to me a few years ago. It’s very shallow and doesn’t have a hold in the bottom, so it doesn’t work for live plants. But I love how this faux fern looks in it!

Iron urn with fern on coffee table with white runner and old book with pink rose

For a little pop of color to tie in with the mantel artwork, I used a couple of rose stems in a vintage glass.

Close up of pink rose in glass vase on antique book with magnifying glass

The brass handle on the magnifying glass and brass candelabra bring a little warmth to the coffee table display and tie in with the mantel.

Industrial coffee table in french living room with greenery and flowers decorated for spring

The Seating Area

To the right of my fireplace, I have two wingback French chairs with an oversized wine tasting table in the middle (the top tilts down).

Living room with industrial coffee table on blue french rug with wingback chairs and slipcovered sofa and fireplace

I swapped out my chunky knit throw for this lightweight cashmere one from my holiday shopping guide!

French wingback chair with blue ruffle pillow and artwork on walls

I added a little more gold to the side table with a magnifying glass on a stand and a small gold frame. It usually has my kids’ picture in it but I don’t like to show them here so I used a piece of Carl Holsoe artwork {you can get it for FREE here}

Vignette of magnifying glass and gold framed artwork and green fern

The Styled Cabinet

To the left of the fireplace, you can see my blue cabinet that I scored off of Facebook Marketplace.

French living room in blue and white with industrial coffee table and blue hutch

I made some quick updates to the shelf styling to include more moss and a small fern. I also swapped out the artwork for something more Spring-like from my free downloadable library of art.

Blue french hutch styled with antique books and artwork for Spring
French blue hutch with shelves styled for Spring with books ironstone and artwork

The French Side Table

Here you can see how my living room and dining room connect. The living room is sunken by 1 step.

French slipcovered sofa with blue pillows and french antique basket for side table

Now let’s talk about this amazing basket! I bought it a couple of years ago at an antique fair for an absolute steal! For Spring, I moved it into the living room as a low side table. It holds some magazines, ironstone with more faux roses, my favorite coasters, and this cute cherub head that I picked up last week from HomeGoods!

French antique basket side table with angle bust and flowers on top next to slipcovered sofa

Easy Spring Accessories

So that’s the tour! Hopefully, these Spring decorating ideas inspired you to try a few things in your own home for some easy updates.

French blue and white living room with fireplace decorated for spring

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