coastal cottage kitchen spring decorating

Spring Decorating in the Kitchen

Today I am sharing spring decorating in the kitchen. See how I used vintage pieces, flowers and artwork to lighten up our kitchen for spring without spending a dime!

coastal cottage kitchen

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I am excited to be hosting the Celebrating Spring Home Tour again.

Today and tomorrow, I will be joining 20 blogging friends sharing our homes decorated for spring.

I am always so impressed with these talented bloggers and it’s an honor to have them be part of this fun tour.

Did you see Kate from Southern Home and Hospitality‘s Easter decor?

Gorgeous as always, she’s got great style!

You’ll find so much inspiration over the next two days so be sure to visit all the blogs at the bottom of this post.

Simple Cottage Style Spring decorating

Our living room, dining area, and kitchen are all one large space so I like to keep the decor consistent throughout the space.

spring decorating in kitchen

Decorating the Kitchen Island

Our new shiplap kitchen island is the first thing you see when you walk into our home.

It gets cluttered easily, I feel like I spend a lot of time clearing off mail, magazines, and general miscellaneous items that make the entire space look messy.

When decorating the island, I like to use one tray with a few accessories.

The clutter still piles up but it looks nice for a little while!

If you have any tips for keeping a kitchen island clear, please leave a comment. I would love to hear your ideas!

daffodil bouquet in coastal cottage kitchen

Spring decorating isn’t complete without a bunch of daffodils!

I actually made this bouquet as a sample for my flower farm bouquets.

I always do a “test run” and adjust until it’s the way I want it.

Do you see the little Lady Banks roses in there? They are so sweet and add a touch of whimsy to this bouquet.

daffodil bouquet

Besides the pretty bouquet in a mason jar , our kitchen island decor includes
capiz shell tray
lantern filled with eggs
– cute bird in nest

Open Kitchen Shelves

I decorated our open kitchen shelves with family heirlooms and vintage dishes.

You can see more of our open kitchen shelving decorations in my Spring Decorating Using Vintage Dishes post.

open kitchen shelves with old plates
vintage plates on open kitchen shelving

You can see my tips for decorating open kitchen shelving here.

Countertop Spring Decor

I cleared everything off our counters to start with a clean slate.

Do you do that? Clear everything away before decorating?

I like to start with an empty space and slowly add accessories.

The first thing I added was this beautiful sunrise beach scene my sister painted for me last year.

She named it Turtle Patrol and was inspired by pics I have sent her while on sea turtle patrol in the early mornings.

I am so impressed with her painting skills! You can see more of her paintings on the Dizzy Paintbrush Instagram page.

coastal cottage kitchen accessories
close up of beach painting

In front of the painting, is our basket of fresh eggs that is always on the counter.

I get them from my neighbor who has a few hens.

She knows I love all the different colors so she always makes sure I get a variety.

fresh eggs on countertop

Keeping the vintage dishes theme going, I added this cute creamer and sugar dish set.

I’ve never actually used either of these but they are so pretty and I love the soft colors and floral patterns.

beach painting in kitchen

On the other side of the sink, I keep a little lamp in a basket.

Since the open shelves have the decorating vintage dishes on them, I put our everyday Pottery Barn white dishes in the basket.

A pale blue C for our last name is supposed to be hiding the cord to the lamp, but not doing a great job!

dishes and lamp in basket on countertop

Next to the stove is our crock of wooden cooking tools and a couple of canisters.

coastal cottage kitchen accessories

That’s it for our spring decorating in the kitchen.

Do you decorate your kitchen for spring?
Leave a message in the comments section and let me know 🙂

cottage kitchen with blue island
spring kitchen decorations

Celebrating Spring Home Tours

Head on over to visit my long-time friend Angie from Postcards From The Ridge to see her gorgeous spring mantel!
Then be sure to visit the rest of the tours today and tomorrow for lots of spring decorating inspiration!

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20 Comments

  1. You kitchen island is the belle of the ball! I just love how perfectly it fits your kitchen. And the way you incorporate the soft blue throughout the room is beautiful! Thank you for putting together such an amazing tour!

  2. Your sisters painting and your neighbor’s eggs are so sweet! Family and friends are such a blessing! Your home is beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful Spring kitchen, Leen! I love everything about it, from your lovely vintage dishes to the gorgeous painting from your sister. The color of your shiplap island is so pretty. I appreciate the opportunity to join in this hop! Thank you so much for organizing! Happy Spring, my friend! xo

  4. Leen I love that shiplap island, the color is so pretty. Your Spring kitchen style is much like mine, especially with those vintage dishes. Your sister did an amazing job with that art, so much talent. Thank you again for hosting the hop, it is always fun to participate.

  5. I love your spring kitchen. And that bouquet stole my heart. Wow both the roses and the daffodils are gorgeous! You have inspired me to put fresh flowers in my kitchen!

  6. Leen your Spring kitchen is so pretty ! I am loving your new island and especially the color. Also, can we talk about how talented your sister is? Gorgeous art. Thanks for hosting this hop! Pinned!

  7. Thanks for having me on the tour today Leen. Love your bluetiful Kitchen from the flowers to the shiplap to the painting so beautiful

  8. Leen your kitchen looks so fresh and inviting for spring! What a beautiful collection of china on the shelves, just perfect for this time of year. And your floral arrangement is simply beautiful…I love yellow and white for spring! Thanks so much for including me in your tour!!

  9. Leen, Your kitchen looks lovely! I’m swooning over the pretty floral china in the open shelves. I struggle to keep the clutter off of our kitchen island, too. It’s a daily issue lol! I love your sister’s painting…it reminds me of a Monet. She is very talented! It looks right at home in your spring kitchen. Thank you for coordinating this fun hop! Pinned 🙂

  10. Leen, love your cottage kitchen! Our island is a clutter magnet as well, I feel like I’m constantly tidying and wiping crumbs! That daffodil bouquet is so pretty and i enjoyed seeing all the Spring touches throughout!

  11. Leen, your kitchen looks so fresh and spring-y! I love your vintage dishes and little creamers. That painting your sister gave you is amazing! And your flowers are gorgeous! If you figure out how to keep your counters cleared off please let me know because that’s a challenge for us too. Thank you for hosting this fun tour!

  12. Your kitchen looks so pretty decorated for spring! Your shiplap island is beautiful and mine always seems to collect “stuff”, too! Your dishes are my favorite. What treasures! Thanks for hosting today, Leen!

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