The truth is, it will take me longer to write this post than it did for me to Spring-i-fy our formal living room (which we call our Piano Room). And just like everything else you see here on the blog, if I can do it, so can you! It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to add a touch of Spring to your house.

Nothing says “Spring” like a few flowers on the mantle, so I added a few flowers on the mantle. And the best thing about these is that they’re (ahemmm) the long-lasting, low-maintenance variety, also known as faux. (Have you made friends with faux yet?) I just stuck a few long stems in glass vases and it was pretty much instant Spring.

I already had most of these stems from previous years, but I did splurge on these little purple ones, which cost me $2 each. (Flowers stems are 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week.)

A little jute tied around the plain glass vases gave them a little more interest..

A little bird nest & a dogwood stem make a cheap & easy filler for a Spring apothecary jar…

I also moved my large bird cage to the hearth and stuck a few stems in it as well…

Hope you all like it! Don’t forget, it doesn’t have to be hard to add a little Spring to your home. And just like everyday decorating, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Almost every piece of furniture in this room was either from a thrift store, estate sale, or picked up off of someone’s driveway. Want to see more? Click on the links:

French Sofa

French Cabinet

Caned Chairs

Coffee Table

Mantle Mirror

**Wall color in this room is Sherwin-Williams’ Rainwashed.

The Lettered Cottage