2023 Spring Home Tour, Part 2

Celebrate spring by refreshing your home and adding a few seasonal touches to each room. Today, I’m opening my doors for part II of my spring tour and hope you will hop on in to get ideas and spring inspiration.

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I’m so glad you stopped by to visit our Spring Home Tour 2023, part 2. I’ve been so excited to show you a few new things I’ve held back to share with you today! Today’s tour is part spring tour, part mini makeover reveals, and part best decorating advice!

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Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home! After the frenetic and beautiful Christmas season, I like to strip down our home in the winter and give it a bit of a decor break. Then, like clockwork, spring comes along, and as the world wakes up from its much-needed slumber, my need to decorate begins to wake up, too!

Spring begins the seasonal cycles of decorating that culminate at Christmastime! So, for me, spring is the start of my decorating year. And because I like to bring the things going on outside inside, decorating is quite simple.


I’m so glad you stopped by. This post is full of spring ideas for your home. I just hung a Forsythia wreath on our front door! I know it’s a bit early, but forsythia are the first branches to bloom in our area. You can see how easy it is to make a Forsythia Wreath for your front door, too.

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Spring Tour, Part 1

If you missed our 2023 Spring Tour, Part 1, you might want to visit. It’s full of ideas and changes to our home! I have lots of easy spring decorating ideas to share!

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I found the most lovely not-too-orange tulips at Wegman’s and used them on both tours. I’ve added a little more color to our home and am enjoying it.

And saying that, there are some areas in our spring home that I kept pretty neutral!

spring home tour- dining area ready for spring

One thing you might want to know about me is that something is constantly changing in our home. I love to decorate and redecorate, add and edit, and move things around. Our home is my personal decorating laboratory!

Let’s head to the sunroom…

The Sunroom

We have lived at the Tanglewood House for three and a half years. Just recently, I have felt that we are coming to the end of making major changes to our home and to my decorating style.

spring home tour-sunroom with tulips

Our sunroom is relatively small, 15 x 15, with windows on three sides and an open layout to the dining area. However, we love it, as do our kids and grandbabies when they visit.

It is a small room that lives large!

Our most recent addition to this room is a swivel chair. We also hung the baskets that had been above our bed on the small wall above the chair.

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This is a beautiful room to have coffee in the morning! Sunlight streams through the windows!

It’s important to keep extra decorating to a minimum in a small room! So for spring, I added a white fluted container of orange and white tulips to the coffee table and a nest.

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I also added a couple of chunky wooden candlesticks and white candles. Together, they make a simple spring vignette. I’m a huge believer in following sound interior design principles (for the most part). These concepts are tried and true, making decorating so much easier! I followed the Rule Of Three and other concepts for how to style a spring vignette.

The orange tulips also work with the blues and grays in the rug because they are complementary colors. It’s important to know if and when you can Mix Warm And Cool Colors together!

spring home tour- orange and white tulips

You might like to see the 14 Easy Spring Vignettes I created for the sunroom. They are easy to do and will bring a bit of spring to any room!

If you have a small room, one of the best things you can do is not overdecorate! Use a very edited hand!

Instead of adding more and more season decor, you might want to add pillows that reflect the season.

Put away heavy pillows and decorative throws and add choose ones that are lightweight and attractive!

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We love this room for its views and sunlight. If you have a small-ish room, you might like to see How To Make A Small Room Live Large. Here is another post, How To Decorate A Small Room, that is full of ideas and great tips.

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Let’s leave the sunroom and head to the master bedroom, which is on the first floor.

The Spring Bedroom

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Our bedroom is dressed up for spring in an abundance of whites and soft neutrals. I love to change the look of our bedroom by changing out bedding seasonally. We have three bedrooms, and I mix and match the bedding in all three!

This spring, I used a mix of bedding from last summer and bedding from the larger upstairs bedroom.

The curtains are new to the room this season. I love buffalo check, and it works well with almost any style.

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The other new things in the bedroom are these stylized flowers/lily pads/sand dollars we hung above the bed.

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I saw them at a local shop, Beautiful Home Interiors, over a year ago and fell in love with them. When I inquired about them, I was told they were for display only. This spring, I was in the shop again, and they were for sale! You can see them HERE.

The images don’t do them justice! They are so pretty and unusual. I thought they would be nice for spring and summer.

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Since you last saw our bedroom, we got a new bed. It’s an upholstered platform bed, and we just love it. HERE is our bedroom dressed up for spring a couple years ago with our old bed. The bedding that was on this bed is going upstairs this spring.

Do you decorate your bedroom seasonally? I love to add a few things that give us a hint of the season!

One of the best things we can change in the spring is our bedding. During the Christmas season and winter, I like to add a velvet quilt and fur pillows. You can see our Christmas bedroom from two ago with a brown velvet quilt on it and lots of cozy pillows! I just took off the heavy red velvet comforter we had on our bed for Christmas and winter this year.

So after all that color, I wanted to keep our bedroom light!

I use a white matelasse quilt as a base for all the beds in the house. I just love the feel of these thin quilts! The lightweight comforter on top of the matelasse quilt I used last summer on our bed. This quilt is reversible and so pretty up close! It was very reasonably priced as it also came from the shams!

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The white Euro shams are almost ancient! They are also matelasse with tiny pom pom fringe.

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I’ve used the long antelope lumbar pillow on both of our sofas and in all three bedrooms! It is just so versatile. It works great on our spring bed since I did not want to add any throw pillows.

The days are getting warmer, but the nights are still quite chilly in our area. I added a white cotton duvet at the end of the bed and a neutral throw for napping.

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Before long, we will find the comforter kicked off the end of the bed in the morning. Then, it will probably go in one of the upstairs closets if guests need it.

Do you have a bed tray in your room? They look pretty and are so functional! Bobby brings me coffee in bed every morning, so having a tray on hand for coffee and a piece of toast is essential!

The tray is decorated for fun today! I usually don’t keep it on our bed. But I think it looks pretty!

spring home tour- bed tray with a nest and a cup of coffee

I’ve found an easy solution to a clean and tidy nightstand! I use baskets to store things I need. The larger basket holds lotions, powders, creams, etc., for the morning, and the small one keeps my creams and potions for my nighttime routine!

spring home tour- night stand with a pot of ranunculus on it

I keep a pretty pot of faux ranunculus on top of the nightstand with a picture of our youngest grandson.

I’ve already changed out the decor in our living room and dining room, so I brought the big urn of flowering branches into the bedroom and put it on the vanity! And the turned pedestal of eggs, too. No decor in our home should get too comfortable living in one place for very long.

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Let’s leave the bedroom. I want to show you something we worked on this past winter that has never been seen before.

The Stairs

One of the more significant DIY projects we undertook was to transform the golden oak stairs!

This is how it looked like the day we moved in…

spring home tour- oak stairs

And here’s how they look now…

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Bobby and our son Christopher painted them. This was quite a significant undertaking! We had a wool stair runner installed, and we just finished hanging pictures of our six grandchildren, ages 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Emma Kate in the top left photo is not turned sideways. She is lying down in the picture.

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You can see the stair makeover project Here.

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The Loft

At the top of the landing is the loft. It has a small area we just finished making into a small place to sit. It opens to two bedrooms and a bathroom.

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This area is a small space where our guests can relax.

I added a couple of spring-inspired pillows to the chairs.

spring home tour-spring pillows on a chair

The table between the chairs is small so I can not put anything big on it. A small vase of white tulips and a few little birds spread spring cheer!

spring home tour- vase of white tulips and white metal birds

I’ll share more details about the loft and the sitting area later.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I lightly decorated some of the smaller spaces in our home for spring and are leaving here with ideas you can use in your own home!


When the actual product is no longer in stock, I try to offer you a very similar one.

Happy Spring Friends!

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Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the 2023 Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Spring home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Spring Home Tour 2023 Collages Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Cottage On Bunker Hill // Cottage In The Mitten // She Gave It a Go

Tuesday’s Tours

2023 Spring Home Tour Tuesday Collage

White Arrows Home // Midwest Life and Style // Open Doors Open Hearts

Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // This Is Simplicite

Wednesday’s Tours

2023 Wednesday Spring home tour collage

Eleanor Rose Home // Shiplap and Shells // Bricks n’ Blooms

WM Design House // Simply2Moms // The Ponds Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday collages Spring Home Tour

A Life Unfolding // My Thrift Store Addiction // Pasha Is Home

County Road 407 // White Lilac Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

2023 Spring Home Tour Collage Friday

Create and Ponder // DIY Beautify // Worthing Court

Southern Home and Hospitality // My Family Thyme // Peacock Ridge Farm

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  1. Hi Yvonne, I was wondering if you can remember where you bought your living room rug? The colors or perfect for my living room. Thanks, Robin

  2. Yvonne — Your ENTIRE HOME is beautiful! So fun to see the other areas. 🙂 Question: Can you please share the source for that wonderful white-ribbed vase/container holding the orange and white tulips in your sunroom? Thank you!

  3. Everything looks lovely as always.I love the buffalo check curtains, looks so light and airy.

  4. Yvonne,
    Your home is so lovely and fresh for Spring. I love all the neutral touches.

  5. Yvonne, your bedroom is beautiful and I love the peach tulips! It’s a pleasure to tour your lovely home. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much, Cecilia! Did you know Cecilia is my middle name? I LOVE it!

  6. Yvonne I truly enjoyed your lovely home tour! You have such a gift of putting pieces together and I loved looking at all the details in your bedroom and loft. Those sweet pictures of your grandkids make the space so sweet and sentimental. The stairwell looks amazing too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us all!

  7. The front door wreath!!! I saw one like that on Crate & Barrel and fell in love, but I always DIY my wreaths so I felt guilty and didn’t buy it…now I wish I did!!

  8. Everything in your home looks so beautiful, Yvonne! The tulips are the perfect spring touch. Happy spring and so nice to tour with you!

  9. It’s always such a treat to tour your home, Yvonne. You have so many pretty details. I love your loft space. It’s so cozy and welcoming. And your bedding and pillows in the bedroom are beautiful. I have the same pattern and love it. Thank you, as always, for inspiring me the way you do. Happy Spring, my friend!

  10. What a lovely tour Yvonne! I love all the cozy neutrals and cozy spring decor. The stairway makeover turned out amazing too! Happy spring! ?

  11. I would love to know where I can find a basketweave sisal rug like the one you have at the top of your stairs. I see so many online but it’s difficult for me to order without a recommendation.
    I love your blog!

    1. Hi Theresa, This is a long story. I ordered a rug that should have looked exactly like this. However, when I got it looked sorta green. So I took the rug from our foyer and ordered a totally different one for the foyer. I don’t have a source I feel confident giving you. Sorry!

      1. Thank you for responding.
        Good luck, I hope the rug you ordered turns out to be perfect.

  12. Your home is absurdly gorgeous friend!!! Love your natural spring touches!

  13. Your home is so lovely. I always enjoy touring your home.

  14. Your spring tour is so fun Yvonne, and I got to see new (to me) views of your loft and stairs. We painted our hand rail the same about a week after we bought our home 20 years ago. Yours looks fabulous!

  15. Such a beautiful tour, Yvonne. Happy to be hopping with you this week.

  16. I love visiting your home every time Yvonne! That cozy sunroom has an amazing view I could definitely curl up and spend time in. And the new wall hangings above the bed are gorgeous!! The stairway makeover came out amazing too – a touch of black always looks so sophisticated. And the photos of your grands are the best decor.?

  17. Your spring home looks lovely, Yvonne… and I love the look of the sunroom! A couple changes have made a big impact. And the bedroom looks lovely, too! Can’t wait to see what more you do to the loft area! Thanks for all the product links! Love you, and love touring with you!

  18. Such a beautiful tour Yvonne. I love the neutral color palette and your gorgeous bedding. The antelope pillow is so sweet. Very nice to tour with you this week.

    1. Thank you Wendy! I’ll be getting over to your home this weekend! Happy Spring!

  19. Oh Yvonne, everything looks so beautiful. Happy Spring! So fun hopping with you this week. Hugs to you.

    1. Huys to you too, Renae! I’ll be making my way over to your lovely home this weekend!

  20. Libbie Burling says:


    Your home is always lovely but your Spring Bedroom is PERFECTION! Love your use of neutrals and texture. Truly divine! Happy Spring!

  21. I LOVE the loft area! So elegant!

  22. Susan Schlaeger says:

    Hi Yvonne, Where did you find the coffee table with the rattan top that you show in the Spring Tour II? ! I love your home and all the neutral colors. So pretty. Thank you for so many ideas!

  23. Can you please tell me where I can find the little bird nest with moss and eggs? Or tell me what to buy if I have to make it? I’m not crafty but I love this special touch for spring! It is simple and stunning!
    Your posts are unbelievably wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  24. Such a beautiful tour Yvonne. I think my favorite was your little stair steps in frames! They are all so precious! I love all the details you use to make such a statement in your home. Thank you for all your posts. They bring joy!

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