Looking for simple spring kitchen inspiration? Get quick tips on adding a fresh, clean feeling to your kitchen this spring without having to buy new things.
It’s confession time….
I didn’t decorate my kitchen for spring.
Gasp! Isn’t that what this post is all about?!?! Kind of. But this post is also about simplicity. I’m so honored to join my friend Krista from The Happy Housie and so many other talented bloggers for a spring edition of Seasonal Simplicity (be sure to visit them all below!). If you’re visiting from So Much Better with Age, welcome. For whatever reason (maybe it has something to do with four kids, homeschooling, travel, work conferences, baseball, and… you get the idea), actually decorating my home for spring this year didn’t seem so important.
I know. Fire me now, right?
But hear me out. Just because I didn’t bring in new dish towels or new wall art, doesn’t mean I can’t take a fresh angle and perspective. In fact, I think it was kind of good for me to tackle it this way because I simply don’t need more stuff in my home right now.
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Here are the things that I found helpful in giving my kitchen an easy spring refresh.
Easy Spring Kitchen Refresh:
1. Empty the counters.
I’m not sure about your home, but at my house things slowly earn permanent places on our kitchen counters: vitamins, favorite mini appliances (like our little egg cooker), water glasses… But they really do all have a home in nearby cabinets. It only took a few minutes to arrange the cabinets so these items could return to their normal spots and leave our counters open, giving me a clean slate and space to prep the roses and eucalyptus for my Easter table.
2. Clean your kitchen.
I am not one for deep cleaning very often, and I confess I didn’t do it right now either… but once the counters are cleared off, it’s important to do a good basic cleaning while you have access, right? You can see all about how I care for my marble countertops here if you’re interested.
3. Reorganize the things that stay on your counters.
It’s sometimes the small things that can make a difference. Using a different pitcher to hold my spatulas or putting the pretty marble salt and pepper shakers that my husband gave me for Christmas well within reach can help the space feel fresh and functional.
4. Add some herbs.
I guess I did purchase one thing this season: a small basil plant from my grocery store which I put in one of my copper canisters. I love to get a fresh basil plant each spring for a few dollars, grow it in the kitchen for a month or so, and then plant it in the garden when the weather is safely past freezing. Easy and a great way to shift my cooking into fresh, lighter meals for the spring.
5. Enjoy the seasonal produce.
Speaking of spring foods, I love to bring tons of fruits and vegetables into our home this time of year. They are beautiful and delicious, and they add a touch of color to my mostly neutral space, encourage my family to snack in healthier ways, and make incredibly cost effective decor since we eat it all anyway.
After following these five easy steps, I am definitely enjoying a fresher, simpler kitchen. If you have any questions about our kitchen, please feel free to visit the full post about our kitchen remodel or my general review on having marble countertops. And you can shop the look here:
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More Simple Spring Decorating Ideas
Don’t forget that I’ve teamed up with a talented group of bloggers to share parts of our homes decorated for spring as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Series. You can continue the tour over at my friend Cami’s TIDBITS. I actually had the pleasure of spending last week at a conference with that sweet girl, and I just love her and her home… I’m sure you will, too! There is so much stunning inspiration for you to enjoy, all week long!
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