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9 Tips to Freshen Up Your Spring Kitchen Decor

Do you need spring kitchen decor ideas to freshen up your kitchen? These 9 tips will help create a bright color palette for a clean style for a spring kitchen.

Spring decor takes a front seat in any place in our homes, especially in the kitchen. Now is the time to freshen up your kitchen for spring.

Since we spend so much time in our kitchens, we definitely want to have a fresh space to work in. Are you ready to freshen up your kitchen for spring?

Right now, I am in transition mode in our kitchen. I am so ready to give our kitchen a fresh, crisp, and colorful look for spring. I know that I will use many of the spring decor that I used last year.

So let’s take a look at last year’s spring kitchen ~ which will give you and me inspiration for this year.

Last year my plan was to create a pretty spring kitchen without shopping for new items. This was a priority ~ mainly because I didn’t have the time to shop and the country was still ~well, in transition.

TIP: Give yourself a specific amount of time for any home decor task. I gave myself a few hours to get the kitchen ready for spring.

SPRING KITCHEN DECOR IDEAS

I felt like I was on a HGTV show with just a few hours to design a kitchen for spring using just what was already in the house. When I finished, I felt like I won the prize.

TIP: For uniformity and coherence, decide on a color scheme. Mine was predominently pastels with a little bit of blue chinouserie.

TIP: You may have a specific style for you kitchen (farmhouse, modern, traditional, boho). Use as many items that you already have on hand..

BEFORE YOU START STYLING A NEW SPRING KITCHEN

Our kitchen is basically a very wide galley kitchen with a built~in island at the end. The kitchen is adjacent to the living room and the breakfast room, creating one large space. We are also blessed with tons of natural light.

I try to keep our counters as minimal as possible. It doesn’t always stay that way!

TIP: A new season is a perfect time to completely clear off the counters before restyling them. It’s also a good time for cleaning the counters.

This side of the kitchen houses the double ovens, cooktop, and glass~front cabinets, and lots of storage. The only cabinet in the kitchen is on the far lower left. All the other storage is drawers.

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TIP: Gather as many spring decorative accessories as you think you might use; actually, gather more than you think you will use. This way you will make fewer trips back and forth to storage areas to get spring dishes, art, and other decorative items.

TIP: Shop other rooms in your home for items in the kitchen. This practice may result in a totally new look you had not thought of before.

NOTE: Everyone loves this rectangle wood tray with the beaded handles. I bought it at Kirkland’s several years ago. I have searched for another similar one and this tray is as close as I could find.

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TIP: If you have glass~front cabinets, spring is a great time to clean them inside and out. Kitchen grease and dust can build up on them. You want them to shine and not show smudges or fingerprints.

FRESH COLOR FOR YOUR SPRING KITCHEN DECOR

To add spring kitchen decor, we are going to start on this side of the kitchen ~ the section between the oven and cooktop.

I knew that I would add spring touches by using colored dishes in pastel colors. Setting the dishes on a cake stand adds height.

I also wanted to incorporate the stenciled galvanized pitcher that I made a few weeks ago. The addition of pink faux peonies gives more color and that sense of nature.

I used two vintage wood cutting boards for warmth and contrast. The “welcome spring” cutting board was also a DIY project.

I love the aqua ceramic colander I found at HomeGoods a few years ago. It holds grape tomatoes. The sweet small jar from Anthropologie holds my Sweet Leaf sweetener. I love the contrast between the ceramic dishes and natural wood.

TIP: Like other rooms in your home, the spring kitchen decor should also play up textures and patterns for interest.

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I added faux pink tulips to the hanging basket and the wood DIY signs.

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In the glass~front cabinets, I added pops of blue using some of my vintage blue mason jars. I purchased the floral melamine platter at Tuesday Morning a couple of years ago. I found it in the butler’s pantry last week ~ I forgot I had it.

Here are some blue mason jars similar to mine. I also love these blue glass vases.

We use the white plates and bowls every day. Our everyday dishes are Manior by Villeroy and Boch. I still love it after almost 25 years.

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SPRING KITCHEN BETWEEN COOKTOP AND PANTRY

This area of the kitchen is where we keep our knives, silverware and basic spices. Again, I used more wood cutting boards. My salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs de Provence are stored in my favorite pastel cups from Pottery Barn.

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An oval wood tray keeps them all contained. My vintage plates with pastel rims are displayed on plate hangers next to the pantry. You also have a glimpse of the farmhouse ceramic tiles I made last year.

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More of our everyday white dishes and serving pieces fill this glass~front cabinet. I used one garage sale aqua bowl for a pop of color. I love the silverware caddy and vintage cutting boards that I bought in Atlanta a few years ago.

Except for at Christmas, the farmers’ market sign provides a big focal point.

From this view, you can also see the pantry. The four cabinets pull out for tons of storage.

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CENTER CONSOLE TABLE ISLAND

In the middle of the kitchen is a console table that we converted last summer to a mini~island. It’s a place for storage and display.

For spring color, the bottom shelf houses several pastel bowls for fruits and vegetables.

Lbought the set of pastel mixing bowls at a flea market during our home remodel. They were the inspiration for the color palette.

The yellow bowl is a flea market buy. It’s actually a Willimas~Sonoma bowl.

Normally, you would not see the electric outlet on the floor. We have a woven rug with a spring color palette that we had made a few years ago in New Orleans. With a new puppy in the house, we are not putting the rug out right now ~ or for a few months!

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On the top of the mini~island, I used the floral terra cotta pots I made with decoupage last spring topped with boxwood balls.

The pots are simple and colorful and add a springy pattern. The boxwood balls add a needed pop of green.

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spring kitchen decor

THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR SPRING KITCHEN

This side of the kitchen is more for storage and display. Starting in the corner, I added another cake stand to hold the fiesta glasses that we use quite often in the spring and summer. The rest of my Pottery Barn ice cream cups continue the spring colors of the glasses.

I bought them several years ago so they are no longer available, but I found this other pretty set of pastel ice cream bowls.

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Next to that area is one of my favorite flea market finds ~ this blue and white farmhouse shallow bowl. A few of my favorite cookbooks provide a functional place and pretty color.

These days, the Mud Pie cookie jar holds Nola’s favorite treat ~ Honey~Nut Cheerios.

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On the other side of the cookbooks is the pretty container for the Michel Design Works lotion I recently bought. The box is as pretty as the bottle of lotion.

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This side of the kitchen may be my favorite. The counter still has plenty of space for serving and extra prep. Our microwave is in the lower cabinet.

spring kitchen decor
spring kitchen decor

In the open shelving, I gathered some of the blue and white pieces that I love. All are either from estate sales or Etsy.

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SPRING ON THE ISLAND

Our large island houses the sink and the dishwasher and a bank of drawers. This is a place for food prep, hand washing dishes and letting them dry. I like to keep it very clean and uncluttered.

We always have lemons, limes and oranges for food flavor and making cocktails. Citrus is a great way to add color to your kitchen decor. The fruit always looks so pretty in a white bowl like this one.

A friend who knows I love pink gave me the small towel from Anthropologie as a gift.

TIP: Don’t forget that decorative dishtowels can add color and pattern and sometimes a sense of humor to a kitchen.

spring kitchen decor

On the other side of the sink, I like to keep hand soap and lotion. My favorite brand is Michel Design Works, as much for the lovely scents as the beautiful designs. This new one is called Pink Cactus. I thought the design said, “Spring”.

I found this soap and lotion set with fresh spring packaging and scent.

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The small platter is an estate sale find. The little pink candle is from Target.

I drink sweet iced tea all day long. On a visit to Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago, I was minding my own business when this grown~up sippy cup called my name. I couldn’t resist the cute pattern that had my initial on it.

Right now on the breakfast room table, my favorite pink and white stripe pitcher from HomeGoods holds faux white hydrangeas. Here’s a similar pink and white stripe pitcher.

Do you need faux white hydrangeas? Try these pretty ones.

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I am loving our fresh kitchen decorated for spring. It is clean, crisp, fresh, and colorful. All the things I love ~ bright pastels and my vintage dishes and collectibles ~ are in this spring kitchen.

The only thing new for my spring kitchen is the soap/lotion combo. It’s not exactly decor, but it does add to the color scheme and adds a floral design.

It feels so good to have our kitchen decorated for spring and into summer. I hope you got lots of good ideas for your own kitchen.

SPRING KITCHEN DECOR ITEMS

Here are some of the items I used in my spring kitchen plus several others I would definitely love to see in a kitchen dressed for spring.

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If you love how I freshened up my kitchen for spring and want to have these ideas for your own kitchen, then please PIN this spring kitchen tour.

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22 Comments

  1. HI Carol.
    Okay I love your kitchen! I have Reese’s book too! How do you photograph the glass cabinets? I love the pastel plates too! Love the spring touches and love your choices! xo laura in Colorado

    1. Thank you Laura. I love that book too. I don’t do anything special to photo the cabinets. No lights on in the kitchen.

  2. I love your pretty spring kitchen! So many wonderful things to look at and take it… and mimic in my own kitchen! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  3. Carol, I LOVE your kitchen!!! I guess I hadn’t seen it all before in previous posts, but from living in our RV for a couple of years, I really like drawers for storing pots and pans, plates and more! I like the pops of spring color you have in the new soap dispensers and your selection of cookbooks is very cool!!! Of course I pinned everything! 🙂

    Enjoy your beautiful kitchen and I hope your puppy is doing well!
    Hugs back,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Barb, yes to kitchen drawers over cabinets. So much easier to access. Thanks for the sweet comment about the kitchen. I am loving the spring colors.

    1. Thank you, Lora. My kitchen is probably my favorite room in our home. It’s fun to add seasonal decor to it. I love that I got to use my pastel dishes, too.

  4. I adore your kitchen and how bright and airy it always looks. Totally love the idea of stacking dessert plates on top of a cake stand too. I’m doing that today! Do you love Reese Witherspoon’s cookbook? I’d like to hear your review for sure, Ms. Chef. Thank you for the wonderful tour and great ideas. And for joining us! Always love what you do. Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. I love Whiskey in a Teacup. It not only has great Southern recipes and beautiful photography, but I also love Reese’s stories about growing up and her early life. Definitely, one to have.

  5. After seeing your beautiful refreshed kitchen I am inspired to go and start clearing off my countertops. You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week. I look forward to your posts. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Donna, it’s wonderful to be inspirational. I’m so glad that you liked my spring kitchen. Happy spring cleaning.

  6. HI Carol, I am so glad you linked up for Share Your Style this past week! I was happy to find your post and to be able to say that I featured it at this past Wednesday’s SYS #302 for you. <3

    Love your kitchen ~ the spring colors are lovely! I just saw your reply, too, above.
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  7. Your kitchen is lovely! I am so impressed with all of your decorating skills to make a perfect spring kitchen decor! Please let me know where you got your beaded handle wood tray. I love the pots with the topiary balls in it and I would love to do the same in my kitchen to spruce it up!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Coette, thank you so much for your sweet feedback. I bought the beaded wood tray at Kirkland’s but it was probably 4 years ago. I did find something similar and I jsut added a link to it on the blog post for you. Be sure to check out the post on the terra pots. Please visit again.

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