Spring Cottagecore Decor Ideas to Create a Cozy Home

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Just because winter is coming to a close doesn’t mean the coziness has to end too. Welcome spring with these cozy, spring cottagecore decor ideas that are beautiful, easy, and budget friendly.

Spring decorations in the kitchen include a vintage creamer and faux potted plant.
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As much as I look forward to the warmth and longer days of spring, I do find myself clinging to the cozy comforts that the winter season brings.

There’s something magical and nostalgic about the crackling fireplace, the soft glow of candles, & the warmth of blankets that wraps us in a snug embrace during the winter months.

However, I’m here to tell you that the arrival of spring does not have to signal the end of that cozy feeling and ambiance!

In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to transition from the heavy textures and fabrics of winter to the light, bright, freshness of spring decor that can feel just as comforting & inviting.

You see, the secret lies in blending the rustic warmth we associate with winter with the vibrant, blooming energy of spring.

Join me on an early spring tour of our home to explore easy, creative, & budget friendly ways to keep the snug ambiance we all love about winter, while welcoming the next season and a spring cottagecore aesthetic.

Spring cottagecore kitchen decor ideas for a cozy home and season.

Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

Thank you to Marty of A Stroll Thru Life for organizing a group of 25 blogging friends, each sharing their own spring home tours all week long! 

Spring flower arrangement in a silver bowl with hyacinth and stock flowers.

If you’re joining me from Shelley’s tour of Calypso in the Country, thank you so much for stopping by! Shelley’s simple spring decorating ideas are beautiful.

After you’ve finished with my spring home tour, make sure to head over to Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs for snippets of spring around her home.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find links to all of the 25 home tours.

What is spring cottagecore decor?

Spring cottagecore decor is inspired from the rustic charm of countryside cottages, particularly during the spring season. It emphasizes a cozy, nostalgic, and nature inspired atmosphere combining elements of vintage, handmade, and floral patterns to create a warm and inviting home.

Cozy Spring Cottagecore Decor Ideas

Maintaining a cozy atmosphere in your home while transitioning from winter to spring involves striking a balance between the warm, comforting elements of winter and the fresh, vibrant energy of spring.

Spring flower arrangement with tiny purple blooms of Hyacinth.

Here are a few simple and inexpensive decorating ideas to help you easily achieve a cozy spring atmosphere in your home.

Layer Textures for Coziness

If you want to keep that warm, cozy feeling in your home as the weather warms, layering textures is a great way to do that.

Winter textures such as chunky knit blankets and faux fur throws provide a sense of comfort that we all love during the colder months.

Natural cozy blankets in winter decor in the living room.

As spring arrives, the challenge is to incorporate lighter textures while maintaining the inviting ambiance you’ve become accustomed to.

Lighter Fabrics

Start by introducing lighter fabrics into your existing decor.

Replace heavier winter throws with lightweight, breathable ones. Linen or cotton throws with delicate patterns or soft colors, can be draped over sofas or folded at the foot of your bed.

Mix & Match

Experiment with a mix of textures to strike the perfect balance.

Combine the plush softness of winter blankets with the crisp freshness of cotton or vintage linens.

Layering different textures adds visual interest and depth to your space, creating coziness that can be enjoyed all season long.

Cozy living room chair with throw pillows and an area rug to define the space.

Pastel Color Scheme

Gradually introduce a pastel color palette to your textured layers.

Soft blues, light pinks, and muted greens can evoke the essence of spring without compromising on a snug atmosphere.

Pastel colored cushions or a throw blanket in a color that complements your existing decor is an easy way to introduce a softer color palette.

Natural Elements are Essential in Cottagecore Decor

Incorporate greenery and flowers to bridge the seasons seamlessly.

As winter leaves and spring begins, infusing your home with the elements of nature is key in cottagecore decor.

Pick fresh flowers to create a floral arrangement for a relaxing weekend at home.

Using natural elements not only welcomes the changing season but also ensures that the cozy, welcoming vibe of your space continues to evolve with the warmth of spring.

Potted Plants

Consider low maintenance varieties such as succulents, snake plants, or pothos. These plants not only purify the air but also bring a connection to nature into your living space.

A faux potted plant on the kitchen counter is an easy way to add spring cottagecore decor to your home.

If you have a brown thumb like me, you can also incorporate faux potted plants into your spring cottagecore decor for a touch of greenery without the maintenance of a live plant.

Fresh Flowers

Elevate the decor in your home with fresh blooms.

A bouquet of tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths in a pretty vase can become a beautiful focal point.

Hyacinth is an early spring blooming flower with purple blossoms.

Choose a mix of colors that complements your existing decor, adding a touch of freshness and beauty.

Spring Centerpieces

Create seasonal centerpieces for your dining room, coffee table, or kitchen counter.

Best flowers for Easter arrangements perfect for the beginning of spring.

Combine fragrant herbs like lavender or mint with spring flowers for an arrangement that smells like a blossoming garden. This not only adds visual interest to your decor but also incorporates the essence of spring.

Herb Garden

Bring functionality into your spring cottagecore decorations by cultivating a small herb garden on your kitchen windowsill.

Herbs like parsley, thyme, and rosemary are not only great for adding flavor to your dishes but their fragrance is intoxicating.

A Summer herb garden right outside your kitchen window.

Consider a Neutral Color Scheme

Gradually shifting from darker winter colors to lighter tones for spring can redefine the ambiance of your home.

Keep a neutral base and add pops of pastels or muted colors to create a fresh and airy feel that aligns with the changing season.

Tall armoire in the living room to add height to the room to make it feel bigger.

Here are some examples of colors that can be part of a neutral spring color scheme:

  • Whites: Brings a sense of cleanliness and freshness, resembling blooming flowers and new growth in nature.
  • Beiges: Light beiges and cream colors create a warm and inviting atmosphere like the shores of the beach or the soft petals of spring flowers.
  • Pale Blues: Think soft muted blues like that of the clear skies of spring.
  • Sage Greens: Represents the new leaves emerging in spring. It brings a sense of tranquility and a connection to the outdoors.
  • Blush Pinks: Reflects the blossoming flowers and the warmth of the season.
  • Soft Yellows: Subtle, muted yellows convey the warmth of sunlight and the beauty of blooming daffodils.
  • Taupe: Represents the earthy tones of spring and provides a grounding element to your color palette.
  • Pale Lavenders: Soft lavender brings a sense of calmness just like a field of lavender in bloom.

Each of these colors can be used individually or in combination to create a refreshing cottagecore spring color palette.

Consider incorporating these colors into your furniture, textiles, and decor items to create a spring like atmosphere in your home.

Invest in Timeless, Versatile Decor Pieces

Investing in versatile decor pieces is a savvy, budget friendly way to ensure your home remains stylish and inviting as you transition between seasons.

A cozy plaid area rug in the center of the room to create symmetry in family room.

These adaptable items provide a flexible canvas for seasonal accents.

  • Nuetral Colored Furniture
  • Classic Rugs: We just added this classic, timeless rug to our new sitting room and it couldn’t be cozier.
  • Quality Wooden Furniture
  • Mirrors: This wooden framed mirror is one of my favorites. It’s inexpensive and is perfect for a home with a farmhouse or cottagecore aesthetic.
  • Glass & Metal Accents
  • Storage Baskets: For creative ideas on how to decorate with storage baskets, check out this blog post.
  • Wooden Trays

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Rearrange Furniture to Freshen Your Space for Spring

Create a sense of change and add new life into your cottagecore home by simply rearranging your furniture.

Changing the orientation of your furniture or trying out different layouts can breathe fresh energy into your home after the long months of winter.

Awkward living room layout with an area rug to anchor the room and 2 accent chairs.

This approach allows for an instant shift in the atmosphere, offering a new perspective without the need for a major overhaul.

Tips
  • Shift your focus from the conventional furniture arrangement to more unconventional ones. Consider placing the sofa at a different angle or creating a cozy reading nook in an underutilized corner.
  • Use furniture rearrangement to highlight seasonal focal points. In spring, shift the focus of your furniture to capture the natural light from windows or draw attention to a blossoming garden.
  • Create distinct zones within a room. Open up the space in spring by creating intimate groupings that invite conversation and a sense of airiness.
  • Take advantage of natural light by rearranging furniture to maximize its impact. Shift heavier furniture away from windows during the spring to allow more light to fill the space.
  • Invest in flexible furniture pieces that can be easily moved to different layouts. Ottomans or accent chairs allow for versatility in rearranging a room.
  • Don’t forget to pay attention to the traffic flow within a room. Make sure that the new layout allows movement and accessibility.

Infuse Your Home With the Fresh Scents of Spring

Don’t forget your sense of smell when decorating your home for spring!

You can easily transform the feeling in your home by swapping out the richer, heavier scents of winter for lighter, floral, or citrus inspired fragrances for spring.

Add the scent of spring to your home with a seasonal candle.

Floral Scents

Say goodbye to warm and spicy winter scents, and hello to light spring florals.

Choose scents like lavender, jasmine, or peony to infuse your home with the delicate fragrance of blossoming flowers.

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Natural Air Fresheners in a Cottagecore Home

Potpourri, sachets, or dried flower arrangement bring a touch of nature indoors but also release subtle fragrances that evolve with the changing season.

Make sure to refresh them occasionally to maintain a consistent and delightful scent in your home.

Add natural elements to your spring decorations with fresh herbs like rosemary.

Linen Sprays

Add a touch of freshness to your fabrics with linen sprays infused with spring scents.

Lavender linen spray adds a delicious cozy fragrance to bedding.

Lightly mist your linens, curtains, and furniture with fragrances like lavender to create a crisp and clean atmosphere.

Spring Simmer Pot

Simmer pots are a wonderful, natural alternative to candles or synthetic air fresheners.

They can be created in minutes with items already in your home and will permeate the air with citrusy, earthy, and fresh fragrances all day long.

Lemon, rosemary, & chamomile in a stovetop potpourri.

Open the Window & Let the Fresh Air In

One of my favorite things about spring…opening the windows (& the doors) to let the fresh air in!

There is always a certain magic in the air when spring arrives. It carries the scents of blooming flowers, newly sprouted leaves, and the promise of warmer days.

Kitchen window box herb garden is a great addition to your cooking space.

The fresh breeze also acts as a natural air purifier, replacing the stale winter air in your home with the freshness of the outdoors.

Here’s why you should you let the fresh spring air in…

  • Take advantage of the natural ventilation that comes with open windows and doors. The fresh air will help to eliminate lingering odors and create a healthier indoor environment.
  • Opening your windows and doors creates a connection between the indoors and nature.
  • Welcome the natural daylight! The brighter, longer days of spring brighten your home creating a cheerful and happy atmosphere.
  • Along with the fresh air, embrace the seasonal sounds that comes with an open window. The gentle rustle of leaves, the melody of singing birds, and the hum of nature awakening will become a part of your home’s ambiance.

Swap Seasonal Decorations & Artwork

A great way to usher spring into your home is by swapping out seasonal decorations.

Spring decorations to create a cozy cottagecore home for the season.

Just as nature undergoes its seasonal transformation, your home can evolve with the changing seasons too.

You can easily add the vibrant and uplifting elements of spring by simply rotating or switching out decorations and artwork.

Spring Wreaths

Craft a seasonal wreath for your front door or the interior of your home.

It’s a DIY project that not only welcomes guests with a touch of spring but also serves as a charming focal point.

I recently made this speckled egg wreath for our entryway, and it could not be easier to make with just a few supplies found at your local craft store.

Beautiful Easter wreath hung in the entryway for spring decor.

No matter where you decide to hang your handmade wreath, it serves as a warm and inviting welcome that celebrates the beauty & renewal of spring.

Seasonal Throw Pillows

Switch out your cozy winter throw pillows for ones featuring light, spring inspired patterns.

This rabbit block print pillow is a favorite addition to our couch this spring (I love this pillow too).

Non-Christmas winter decorating ideas with lots of texture and natural light.

Floral or block prints along with pastel colors can instantly transform your living space without spending much money.

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Pro Tip: Choose throw pillows with hidden zippers for easy seasonal updates. This allows you to easily swap covers for creative mixing & matching, hassle free cleaning, and cost effective decorating.

Throw pillows on living room chairs add texture and character to the room.

Update Your Artwork

Rotate your artwork to showcase botanical prints or landscape paintings for the spring.

Now, here’s my little secret when it comes to artwork! Refreshing your artwork seasonally is actually really easy and does not have to break the bank.

Natural color scheme in family room with wooden dresser and gallery wall.

My budget friendly secrets to updating your artwork seasonally without splurging…

  • Printable Art: Print your own art! This allows you to switch up your artwork frequently without spending a lot. Once of my favorite online retailers for cottagecore digital prints is BFF Print Shop.
  • Make Your Own Art: Create seasonal collages, pressed flower arrangements, or simple watercolor paintings. Use inexpensive materials like thrifted frames, canvas boards, or repurposed wood to keep costs low.
  • Repurpose and Upcycle: Give new life to old or thrifted artwork by repurposing or upcycling.
  • Swap the Frame: Instead of investing in new artwork, focus on changing the frames. A simple switch of a frame can alter the look of your artwork giving it a fresh, updated feel.
  • Thrift Store Finds: Explore thrift stores and secondhand shops for hidden gems. Look for artwork that can be easily transformed or repurposed.
  • Seasonal Postcards & Cards: Utilize seasonal postcards, greeting cards, or calendar prints is an easy way to update your artwork.

Artwork hanging in our living room:

Shop Your Home to Use & Repurpose What You Already Have

Give new life to old or unused items in your home by reusing and repurposing what you already have.

Instead of constantly buying new pieces, look within the familiar corners of your own home. Whether it’s transforming something you’ve forgotten about, painting or staining neglected furniture, or repurposing everyday household items; this approach not only sparks creativity but also contributes to a sustainable & budget conscious home decor strategy.

Open kitchen shelf spring decorations include a pitcher, woven basket, and a wooden bowl.

By shopping your own home, you may uncover unique and personal touches that align with your style and the changing seasons.

It’s a sustainable and mindful way to bring freshness into your home while appreciating the beauty of the items you already own.

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Finally…Don’t Forget to Think Outside the Box When it Comes to Spring Cottagecore Decorating

When it comes to decorating your home with cozy cottagecore decor, the best transformations often occur when you embrace creativity and think outside the box.

Add personal touches, explore unconventional materials, and let your imagination guide you.

Spring cottagecore decor ideas for the kitchen with framed art and wood accents.

Can you believe the rabbit holding the kitchen utensils on our kitchen counter is actually a planter!

The key is to let your unique personality shine through your decor whether it’s repurposing everyday items, crafting a DIY project, or incorporating unexpected elements.

By daring to be different and thinking beyond the expected, you will cultivate a home that exudes charm and a space that tells your own, unique cottagecore story.

A story filled with warmth, nostalgia, coziness, and the surprises of imaginative decor.

Spring decorations in the kitchen include a vintage creamer and faux potted plant.

Spring Cottagecore Decorating Ideas

As you begin to transition your home from the warmth of winter to the light, airiness of spring; here’s a recap of the simple and easy ideas to keep the coziness going all season long.

  • Layer Textures for Coziness
  • Natural Elements are Essential
  • Consider a Neutral Color Scheme
  • Invest in Versatile Decor Pieces
  • Rearrange Furniture
  • Infuse Your Home With the Scents of Spring
  • Open the Windows
  • Swap Seasonal Decorations & Artwork
  • Shop Your Home to Use & Repurpose What You Already Have
  • Don’t Forget to Think Outside the Box

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Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours

Monday March 4th

A Stroll Thru Life | Worthing Court | StoneGable | Decor To Adore | Peacock Ridge Farm

Tuesday March 5th

White Arrows Home | Thistle Key Lane | Calypso In The Country | Eleanor Rose Home | A Pretty Life In The Suburbs

Wednesday March 6th

Whispering Pines Homestead | Our Southern Home | Thrifty and Chic | Bluesky At Home | County Road 407

Thursday March 7th

It All Started With Paint | Bungalow 47 | Lyndale Drive | From Farmhouse to Florida | My Thrift Store Addiction

Friday March 8th

Pasha is Home | Follow The Yellow Brick Home | The House of Silverado | My Family Thyme | Rae Elizabeth’s House

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25 Comments

  1. Heidi, Everything is fabulous, as usual! I need that spring simmer pot in my life right now. Thanks for the fun ideas.

  2. Heidi, you have nailed the cottagecore style with all your lovely accessories and furniture. The coziness is definitely a major factor in the welcoming feel of your home. Love all the interesting little vignettes for spring.

  3. I love the warm tones you’ve chosen. Especially in the rabbit pillow. Everything still looks so cozy and inviting. Hope you have a wonderful spring. Fun touring with you.

  4. Oh my goodness! I love everything you shared today! You have so many great ideas! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  5. Thank you for including me in your seasonal home tours Marty! It’s such a pleasure to be able to join you and all the other talented ladies!

  6. Oh your home is just wonderful and I love your tastes so much! You nailed it for spring – it’s fresh and lovely.
    Really enjoyed this tour. Thank you for all the inspiration!!!! I am your newest follower!

  7. What a fabulous tour so full of tips and ideas for easily adding Spring to our own homes. I love your beautiful vignettes and I especially love your gorgeous floral arrangements. Spring is so pretty done your way. Thanks tons for joining the tours this season, and thanks for all the tips and ideas.

  8. Heidi, you’ve added so many pretty spring touches that I adore: gorgeous flowers, cozy textures, and those darling rabbit pillows! It’s a pleasure to tour your lovely home! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. You have such a beautiful home! I just love the neutral on neutral palette with the pops of fresh spring color with the blooms. And that bunny pillow has to be my favorite! Thank you for sharing all your amazing spring decor inspiration and ideas with us all!

    🙂 Linda

  10. My gosh your home is gorgeous Heidi, I always feel so inspired by your decorating style and tips! And I definitely need to add more fresh flowers to my home after seeing how beautiful your arrangements are!!

  11. Such a breath of fresh spring air! I adore all of your lovely vignettes. I’ll be featuring you on my Friday Favorites. So happy to be on tour with you!

  12. I’m getting all the cottage feels in your photos Heidi! Love your fresh styling and beautiful flower arrangements. Your spring simmering pot is just what my kitchen is needing right now!

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