Basket of Orchids in a Modern Cottage Spring Home Tour.

Modern Cottage Spring Home Tour

I am so excited that Spring is indeed just around the corner here (in Michigan, it shows up a little later than the calendar indicates). Spring also means it’s time for the annual Bloggers Best Spring Home Tours hosted by my Friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew. If you are here after touring Rachel’s home, The Ponds Farmhouse, a warm welcome to you, and don’t you love her Country Chic Style?

Modern Cottage Spring Home Tour

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Spring decorating for me (and, in this case, our rental cottage) doesn’t mean bunnies and such. For me, it begins with a deep clean from top to bottom, switching out textiles, adding florals and plants to give it life, and generally lightening everything up after the long winter. I always begin with a fresh doormat.

I love a cheerful doormat.

Adding Natural Elements

Starting with our entryway, I add as much live greenery as possible. A branch from the yard (I love to add Forsythia when it’s in bloom)) or your neighborhood florist can make a lovely statement.

Entryway table with plants and books.

I also like to add live blooming plants whenever possible. Lately, I have been filling baskets with orchids from Walmart, and they bloom for six or seven weeks. A nice Springtime touch for $35.00

Orchids are one of my favorite flowering plants.

Lighter Fresher Colors

Besides changing my pillows and throws, I also add lighter colors in the kitchen.

Spring tour of Modern Cottage.

Colored Glass

In the Spring, I bring out the pretty colored glasses in pinks and greens, which feel perfect for changing seasons.

Including my favorite wine goblets in green. These are holding my famous Springtime Sangria. Yum!

Vintage Green Wine Glasses with Lemon-Lime Sangria for Spring
Vintage Green Wine Glasses

I have a small collection of colored bottles that I put in the bathroom window.

Colored bottles in the window of the bathroom.

Swap out textiles.

I take this seriously! I swap out pillows, throws, and even a rug or two!

Here in the family room, we added this floral patterned rug. In the winter, the rug is an ivory and natural jute color, and this one seems to add a brighter pop of color to the space.

Family room in a Modern Cottage tour.
The rug is from Well Woven.

I switched out the forest green and cream pillows and bedding in one of the bedrooms for a fresh white and coral. I even changed out the art.

Bedroom decorated for Spring
Fresh and Bright Guest Room.

And in this bedroom, we added fresh flowers in the bud vase over the bed and switched out the bedding to white and pink.

Bedroom with pink and white bedding.
I am switching out the bedding.
I switched out the bedding in the bedroom.

Spring Scents

My other favorite thing in Spring is using simmer pots to freshen the space naturally. This one is easy, smells like you have thrown the windows open, and let breezes blow through all day.

Lemon Fresh Spring Simmer Pot
Spring Simmer Pot

That’s it for my Modern Cottage Spring Home tour. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Next up on tour is Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction and I know you will love her Spring decor. Make sure to stop by, say hello from me, and check out the other amazing bloggers sharing their Spring decor!

Best Bloggers Spring home Tour

Until next time,


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  1. Aliya Arnold says:

    I love you colored glasses!!! Gorgeous!! I also love the idea of a simmer pot in spring! Why didn’t I this before??? Why did I only do them in the fall and winter!! Thanks for the inspiration and tips!!

  2. Cecilia says:

    Hi Libbie, I loved touring your pretty home and your orchids are gorgeous! I also appreciate your whimsical accents like the face pillow and quirky sign. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Tammy says:

    Libbie, you had me at that beautiful basket with orchids. How lovely! Love those closet doors in the bedroom, gorgeous. Your home is beautiful for the spring.

  4. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says:

    I love this modern cottage look and everything looks so fresh for spring! Orchids are one of favorites too! Your whimsical accents create an inviting space!

  5. Kim Waldorf says:

    So fun touring your home for spring. I love the pops of color throughout! Praying Michigan shows us some warm temps and flowers sooner than later! Happy Easter!

  6. AnnMarie | Simply2Moms says:

    That doormat is so sweet, I love it! Your home is decorated gorgeously, thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas today!

  7. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Great minds think alike Libbie because we have the same happy doormat! I love it and think it totally changes the vibe as you enter the house. Everything looks so put-together and organized. We could take a cue or two from you. Happy Spring. Loved your tour.

  8. Cindy McTigue says:

    Love the pretty colors of all the glass. It was great touring with you and your door er!mat made me smile.

    Hope you get a break from winter weather soon.

  9. Kelly Radcliff says:

    Libbie loved your tour! So fun to see all the spaces and cha he’s you made for Spring. I’m in love with the green vintage wine glasses!!! Beautiful!

  10. Pasha is Home says:

    Libbie- I love those colored glasses in your kitchen – so perfect for spring! And the bottle collection in the bathroom is a fun idea too!

  11. Kate | Southern Home and Hospitality says:

    I love your cheerful doormat and the orchid basket Libbie! It all looks as fresh as I bet it smells with that simmer pot. Happy Spring!!

  12. Rachel Harper says:

    I loved seeing your tour and those green goblets are something I need. I love the color for Spring.

  13. Jennifer Howard says:

    OK, love that striped backsplash tile!! It’s so cool looking!

  14. stacy says:

    Beautiful tour Libby i love your home!

  15. Kim | Shiplap and Shells says:

    I’m loving your modern cottage home tour and how you’ve decorated for spring Libbie. The doormat is too cute and so welcoming. Your goblets are the perfect shade of green, and the orchid basket is just the right touch for the spring season.

  16. Renae Frey says:

    Oh my goodness, everything looks so warm and welcoming. Happy Spring! So fun hopping with you this week. Hugs to you.

  17. Lora Bloomquist says:

    Love the hanging vases with flowers from the window of the bedroom; so sweet! I’ve only done holiday simmers; think I’m going to have to give one a try for Spring; great idea. Thanks for the lovely tour!

  18. Jen says:

    Such a beautiful tour, Libbie. I love all the natural elements you added to your home for spring. Happy to be hopping with you. Pinned!

  19. Julie Briones says:

    That terra cotta pot wall in your family room is amazing, Libbie! And I have always loved the vases handing from the rod! Love the bedding choices for the spring , too, and that pretty glass simmer pot! Great way to add decor AND something that smells great! Really enjoyed seeing your rooms! (Love the glass in the kitchen, too!) Pinned!

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