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Spring Decor Ideas (Hold the Pastels Please!)

Kayd Roy6 Comments
I have to admit I have a couple problems with Spring decor...
 For starters, there are NO signs of Spring here in Minnesota, ZERO! It is nearly April and the temperature was 15 degrees this morning with snow still covering the ground.  Maybe that is my problem? Decorating for Spring just feels like a mean joke to play on ourselves when it is still freezing outside.

My other problem...the overload of pastels! Don't get me wrong, I love pink, but not for home decor.  As I researched ideas, I kept coming across pinks, purples, yellow and bright blue.  Is it possible to decorate for Spring while avoiding these colors?   Can you decorate for Spring with black and white (ha)?!?!?  I just can't imagine Spring pastels in our red-ish dining room and kitchen, that would seriously hurt my eyes!

Luckily, I have found some inspiration that features neutrals with small pops of color (which might be the way to go with our limit on color).
Let's take a look at some more muted versions of Spring decor...

I love this white washed out mantel with pops of dingy blues and greens. Perhaps this could work with just the green accent?  I think I could work with one pop of color!
A Soft Place to Land
This clockface mantel is a fun take on the whole 'spring forward' in Spring. It also fits my black and white idea with just a hint of green! I'm hoping I can find some vintage clocks or clockfaces at my favorite antique shops!
Country Living

Naturally, I fell in love with Layla's Spring Mantel over at TLC.  Just black, white, green and a little bit of brown and a touch of fresh greenery creates perfection!
The Lettered Cottage
 And of course there's always Pottery Barn to the decor rescue!  Love, love, love the oil rubbed bronze birdcages with little hints of green at the table.
Pottery Barn via Source 4 Interiors
Speaking of Pottery Barn, aren't you in LOVE with these cute little black and white 'Happy Easter' eggs?  I know I am... I feel a DIY 'Egg-cellent' adventure coming up!  Who wants to join me?!?

And I'm thinking I might need some cute little numbered pots like these!
The Pursuit of Style
 So it looks like I have some shopping and antiquing trips coming up!  I can't wait to get my creative juices warmed up and start decorating!  Maybe the weather will warm up too (pretty please)!
I will be heading to Chicago in a couple days for work, then extending my trip into Michigan to visit family and friends!  I can't wait!  So bear with me if I am MIA from my blog for a few days.
I think my blog buddy will really be missing me!
 Nope, not Alex, that would be my big ol' Shorthair Sadie perched on my shoulder.  Haha! Even now as I am typing she is still sitting behind me!  Girly just loves to snuggle any way she can! 

I promise to catch up with a fun post on my travel and then pull together my Spring decor!
If you have any black and white Spring decor ideas be sure to comment and let me know! I love getting new ideas from my fellow bloggers :)

The Windy City and Pure Michigan awaits!