Hello friends! Welcome to my Cottage in the Mitten. It’s going to be a fun day! Are you thinking spring? If so, I have a treat for you. Today, I have the privelege of participating in the Blogger’s Best Spring Home Tour 2022, hosted by my sweet friend Kelly at The Tattered Pew. I am going to share My New Blue Spring Home Tour – Part 1 with you today. Each day this week, some of my blogging friends will each share their spring home tours. There’s so much inspiration and I promise, you won’t want to miss it!

If you’ve been my friend for a while, I’m so glad to have you back! If you are new to my place, I’m glad to have you here! My name is Kim and I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life. My door is always open, ready to share my love of home decor, furniture painting, DIY, and a good cup of tea!

If you’ve traveled over here from my friend, Kim from Shiplap and Shells, wasn’t it fun celebrating spring in her beautiful cottage?! Kim has such a pretty home and her gardens are amazing! Talk about eye candy!

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My New Blue Spring Theme

I recently completed a pretty big refresh of my living and dining areas. If you were here for my post, last week, on How To Create A Simple Blue & Pink Easter Table, you know that I have been crushing on all things blue, this spring.

All things blue and I’m obsessed with bird decor.

If you live in the Midwest, returning birds are definitely a sign of spring.

Needless to say, you will see both of those things in my spring home tour.

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful changc can truly be. – Unknown

Bring On The Blue!

Three years ago, I transitioned from red and gold decor to gray. For this color loving girl it was definitely a big change.

Anyway, I did love and embrace the change, however, I think I went overboard with the gray. Everything in my house was some shade of gray. My walls, drapes, furniture…you name it and it seemed to be gray.

Now maybe I’m exaggerating, but it started feeling that way and I felt I needed to make some changes by adding some color.

Let me be clear, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with gray…just saying I needed a little more color.

Blue is so popular this year and I’ve been loving all the blue that is currently out there. I decided I could incorporate it with the gray and it would look pretty.

I especially love the way my new blue chair looks with it!

It All Started With Artwork

Artwork, throw pillows and lighting are my favorite decor items to purchase. In my opinion, they’re kind of like the jewelry of home decor. It isn’t uncommon for me to find one of the above and decorate a whole room around it.

Backwards maybe? But it works for me!

That’s just what happened with my new blue spring decor. I found some artwork that I fell in love with.

Can you guess what the prints are?

If you guessed birds, you win!

I purchased these pretty prints from the Patent Print Store on Etsy. They are these lovely birds pictured below and a coordinating set of herons. You can read all about the amazing deal I got in Five Easy Ways to Refresh Your Space.

Farmhouse Birds Print Set. Antique Bird Prints Farmhouse image 2

Our Main Living Area

Window treatments and a new rug were next up on the spring refresh list. I found these floral drapes at Home Depot. Am I the only one that has notice all the beautiful home decor you can find online at Home Depot?

My previous drapes were solid gray, surprised?

Anyway, I was looking for a printed drape and these fit the bill perfect! I have eight large windows in my main living area and these drapes add so much to the space!

I love the way they look with my new artwork, too.

Can we just talk about rugs for thirty seconds?

Maybe it’s just me, but I believe they are so hard to purchase without seeing them in person. So, I orderd “a few” rugs before I found the one. In fact, I ordered so many that my hubby finally started sending me videos of them being dropped off, when I wasn’t home.

Hey, a girl’s gotta have options!

It was worth all the trial and error. Check out this beauty I ended up with!

I am loving all my new blue pillows, too! Especially the round one. It’s so unique!

Do you like toile? I’m a very big fan and found some pillow covers to use with my dining room chairs. I think adding a pillow to the chairs, at the end of your table, makes it more “fancy” looking.

A Little Matching Table Decor

Tulips are always a sign of spring. I added some fresh tulips to my new blue and white vase. I love the pop of color they add. By the way, the blue and white vase options are endless out there and currently so reasonably priced.

How about a bird that looks concrete but isn’t? I bought it at a local store by me called The Mitin Collective. The brass candlesticks came from there as well. I love to shop local!

My dining table is big so I always need something large enough to display. I bought this blue bell jar vase for a steal and it’s just the right size for the center of the table. I added my little Target bunny for spring.

Isn’t he cute?

Thanks For Coming To My Cottage!

Thanks so much for coming over! I hope you enjoyed my spring home tour and I hope you enjoy the spring season with all the beauty it brings.

Please stop by and see my good friend, Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill. She is the queen of a beautiful DIY and you will love her New England cottage spring home tour. I promise!

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Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

Monday’s Tours

Monday's Spring Tours

The Tattered Pew / My Thrift Store Addiction / Bricks n’ Blooms

Shiplap and Shells / Cottage In The Mitten / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Tuesday’s Tours

Spring Tours Tuesday

Midwest Life and Style / Open Doors Open Hearts / Cloches and Lavender

Amy Sadler Designs / Up To Date Interiors

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday's Spring Tours

Simply2Moms / Sand Dollar Lane / DIY Beautify

The Ponds Farmhouse / Pasha Is Home / Lantern Lane Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Spring Tours

StoneGable / My Wee Abode / County Road 407

She Gave It A Go / Aratari At Home / Willow Bloom Home

Friday’s Tours

Friday's Spring Tours

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder / White Arrows Home / Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Robyn’s French Nest / tatertots and jello / My Family Thyme

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  1. Kim I love the blue!!! It’s one of my favorite colors for Spring!! After a long cold winter, blue always seems to brighten all the spaces!!! Such a beautiful home tour!! So glad to hop with you!! Aliya

  2. Kim, I am loving all the blues–what a pretty home refresh for spring! It is a pleasure to hop with you. Pinned! Happy spring, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. I’m loving all of the blue, Kim! What a gorgeous color and the perfect way to bring spring into your cottage. Happy to be touring with you this week, friend. Pinned!

  4. Kim I love your spring tour and all the blue!!! I’m so happy to hear I’m not the only one that had trouble finding an area rug! Your home looks so beautiful and stylish!
    Love it!!!!

  5. I know all to well about the transition from red and gold. Our walls were dog puke gold long after it was “in”. I love all your blue! It’s so happy. I think I love those curtains the most but it all looks fantabulous! And your dining room table – I’d love sitting there and chatting with you. Happy Spring! Glad we could hop together this week.

  6. I’m lovin’ all your blue choices, too, Kim! Those prints are just lovely! And the rug is gorgeous, too! Love touring with you, my friend!

  7. Kim after seeing your post it is very clear to me that we are kindred spirits!!! I adore all of your blue and your bird artwork! Seriously…so well done. Someday I hope to stop by and surprise you because I think I need to see your blue rugs in person! I’m so glad you finally found one, your hubs sounds like mine! Lovely as always and so thankful you could join me this week!

  8. Love your fresh new blue and white look! And those drapes just make everything pop. What a change your home has gone through; good for you for pulling it all together beautifully:)

  9. I’m loving all of the new tones of blue you have added Kim! My home is in a color transition right now too. You are so right in saying it’s hard to shop for rugs online! Your new rug is beautiful! Have a great week!

  10. Kim
    I’m loving your blue and white. It’s such a classic combination and never goes out of style. Your table is stunning and I really loved your art choices. Great tour.

  11. Kim, first of all, what a cute pic of you welcoming us into your beautiful home! And then, WOW! You know I’m loving all the blue! Those bird prints are amazing, and I just ordered 2 of the round pillows because I love them so much (even though I’m supposed to be packing up the house and selling things, LOL). I’m sure Mr DIY is going to roll his eyes! I loved your story about ordering all the rugs…I’m sure our misters are used to all the antics by now, haha. Really enjoyed your Spring home tour friend. Pinned 🙂

  12. Your home is simply stunning, Kim. I love how you’ve used my favorite color, blue, for Spring!
    Thanks for the beautiful ideas-Pinned!
    It is a joy to be on this tour with you, friend.

  13. I’m sitting here in my red leather recliner looking at my beautiful yellow golden walls which make me happy. I agree…everyone went overboard with gray and I personally find it boring…but you have certainly helped your room with the decision to bring in blues and the print curtains. Color is so important in my opinion and using the color wheel correctly means you aren’t out of style. As long as decor is done tastefully. Love the bunny!

  14. Hi Kim!

    Your home is so pretty! I love all of the navy touches you added! I pinned your home tour to my spring board to share. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!


  15. Kim, I love how you incorporated the Blues with your grey! I know what you mean about how it affects the mood as o was feeling the same way and had to brighten things up. I will check out Home Depot online through your link for some rug ideas! Thanks for the tips.

  16. Kim, your dining room is stunning! I am a bird lover as well, and I have to say your blue and white decor is quite lovely. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with Whimsy Home Wednesday!

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