Spring Dining Room

I’m not sure I could be more ready for spring!  We actually had a very mild winter and I’m still totally over it!  I’m just ready for sunshine and warm weather…on a consistent basis!  So, when Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors asked me to be a part of this spring home blog hop, I was all over it!  Any excuse to brighten up my house (and maybe clean the crusted cereal and yogurt off the floor!) is alright with me!  I got started with the dining room…it was definitely ready for a face lift! Beautiful spring dining table As much as I wanted to make our dining room pretty for spring, I wanted to try to make it kid friendly at the same time.  I’ll let you in on a little secret.  While I enjoy prettying up my home for the blog, it’s rarely a reflection of real life.  I can’t always let stuff sit out on counters, tables, or the floor because kids and pets will destroy it.  Or ask why they can’t eat breakfast because the table is set!  You know, hypothetically! Beautiful cottage spring dining room decor My dining room decor isn’t totally kid friendly this time, but it’s closer than usual.  The first step was kraft paper.  I’ve really wanted to try this out since the kids are always coloring at the table.  I figured it would be better to get colors on the paper than on the actual table, which happens on a daily basis.  This way, they can color with freedom and not worry about the table.  And I can just change the paper out when it gets overly-colored!Kraft paper table cloth & crayons for kids   I also filled the centerpiece with crayons and colored pencils and pens.  The colors usually reside under our couch (in these cute storage drawers), but then the kids have to pull everything out when they want to color.  With the colors on the table now, they’re right at the kids’ fingertips and ready to be played with! Functional spring centerpiece for kids with crayons, markers, and kraft paper table cloth I actually took these pictures yesterday and today the kids drew all over the paper!  It was kind of fun to see them having fun at the table while they ate their breakfast.  You know, after I cleaned up all the rest of the non-kid-friendly stuff! Spring colors & eggs in nest Speaking of which, the rest of the table was super easy to set up.  I just stacked our large and small plates (gray & white) and then added a napkin and these fun yellow bowls with a cute little bird’s nest in each.  We only have 4 bowls, so the end settings just got a little foliage to add a little more color to the table.  So easy! Neutral spring dining table And this (faux) cotton just looks so darn pretty, doesn’t it?  I’ve been selling these stems at The Found Cottage in Hudsonville, MI (definitely check out their FB page, if you haven’t yet!) and people are really loving them.  I decided it was finally time to have some in my own home!  And I wasn’t disappointed!  I stuck 12 stems in this Ikea canister to make a really full, beautiful centerpiece.  They’re so cozy and really work in any season, which I love Cool, colorful spring dining room Functional spring centerpiece for kids And the secretary got a little spring update, too!  Just a few touches to spruce it up a little. Spring decor in the dining room Spring egg decor Colorful spring dining table I’ll be back later this week with more spring decor, but for now, check out these gorgeous spring homes from some of my favorite bloggers!  Get ready to feel inspired, my friends! Cozy Spring Home Tours

Jen, House of WoodEmily, The Wicker HouseAshley, Cherished Bliss

Jennifer, Town and Country LivingBeth, Unskinny BoppyAnnie, Zevy Joy

Allison, The Golden SycamoreBre, Rooms FOR RentRachel, Shades of Blue Interiors

Jennifer, Clean and ScentsibleBeth, Home Stories A to Z

Kristen, Ella Claire BlogLucy, Craftberry BushDanielle, Finding Silver Pennies

Alicia, A Burst of BeautifulRachel, Maison de PaxCami, TIDBITS

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  1. says

    So fun, Allison! I’m right there with you. My house is always a disaster area. I read somewhere once that “Cleaning your house when you have kids is like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreos.” Ha! #truth Love your cheerful table!

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Thanks, Jessica! I’m kind of obsessed with green and blue! It’s a problem! LOL

  2. says

    I think your tablescape is my favorite one I’ve seen this year. It is gorgeously styled, but still colorful and fun– love the basket hiding/holding the crayons and such for the kids! So smart and thoughtful! Love it so much Allison!

  3. Nana says

    You gorgeous room has some ideas that I will need to try at our home! And by the way, I love the cotton, it is perfect and adds to the softness of the room! :)

  4. says

    Love so much about this room…the grey and whites with the touch of blues and yellow…the cotton stems…the craft paper on the table and using the basket tray to hold the coloring supplies. Such an inviting space and great ideas!

  5. says

    These colors are all so gorgeous, I’m so inspired by this post! When you say faux cotton stems, is that an actual plant or something someone has created to look like the real thing? They are beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Katie says

    Love love love this. What color are your walls? My hutch is painted almost the same color as yours, and I love the hutch against the wall paint.

    Thank you!

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