Spring Kitchen Decorating Ideas

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Simple spring kitchen decorating ideas that you can add to a kitchen that are both pretty and budget friendly.

Yesterday, I shared how I decorated my living room mantel for spring and how I shopped my house to find decorative items to use.

Today I am sharing how I added a few old and new decorative items to my kitchen to get it ready for spring. My kitchen is white and in past years I added spring color by making shelf backdrops for open shelves. This year I added spring colors in a different way.

Spring decorations for the kitchen using blue, white, pink and green.Spring Kitchen Decorating Ideas

You know I like to decorate with white so I can accent it with pops of color.  For spring this is easy to do since spring is blooming with so many vibrant and happy colors. I chose to use my favorite colors… blue, pink, and green in the kitchen.

Kitchen counter decorating ideas for Spring

If you are new here, I made over my 1970’s era kitchen with lots of patience and paint. I even painted the laminate counters to look like Carrara Marble.

You can read how I went about doing that, in this post—-> How to Paint Kitchen Counters to Look Like Carrara Marble.

Spring Kitchen Counter Decorating ideas

My kitchen isn’t huge so I have to make every inch count. When I painted the kitchen cabinets over a year ago now, I removed the doors from these shelves to create open shelving.

The doors were hard to open since they are above the elbow section of the counter area where the peninsula starts which makes the cabinets hard to reach.

How To Decorate a Kitchen for Spring Using Items You Already Own

I have gathered the collection of white plates, bowls, and pitchers over the last 20 years. The pieces are from Walmart, HomeGoods, TJMaxx and the Dollar Tree.

Pretty spring kitchen decorating ideas

To accent my white collection I bought a few new decorative accessories to place in the hard to reach area of the counter. Since I can’t use it as a food prep work space, I use it to place pretty things.

What items are good to use to decorate a kitchen counter?

Like the blue cabbage bowls that I have had for a very long time.

What should I use to decorate my kitchen counters. A bubble glass candle holder and match striker.

The wood and bubble glass hurricane is a new purchase. When I saw it on the shelf at Target, I knew it would look perfect on the kitchen counter. The matchstick holder and striker was given to me for Christmas.

Spring Decorating for Kitchens

I replaced the seagrass rug I had in front of the sink with a blue and white striped accent rug.  I like the fresh new look and the fact that when this rug gets dirty I can toss in the washer. I couldn’t do that with the seagrass rug.

Spring kitchen decorating ideas for a white kitchen

Back in 2013 I made over the IKEA step stool with Houndstooth duct tape.  When I posted about it, many commented that the duct tape would get sticky after a while.

I am happy to report it has not.  How to Make a Houndstooth Step Stool.

Spring decorating ideas for around the sink

I updated this topiary from a pair I made when I first started blogging. You can read how to make one yourself using fake greenery in this post—>How to Make a Fake Topiary

On the cooktop side of the kitchen, there is very little counter space, so I don’t add any decorations, just items I need to prepare food.

I added just enough to refresh the space and now I can’t wait for spring to officially arrive.

If you would like to see more spring decorating ideas, you can follow the Spring Styling Tour where 26 other bloggers are sharing how they decorate for spring.


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  1. Marina lee says:

    My kitchen was so rough Now I will decorate my kitchen from your tips and beautiful designs
    Highly appreciated
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful designs

  2. Decoration is a fun and not every body can do this. But I’m sure I can do it at least in my kitchen after reading this. Thanks

  3. These are really amazing kitchen decoration and designs. These are simple and easy ways to change the whole look of the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Thanks for sharing these amzing tips because of your tips I have my kitchen looking so beautiful, before this my kitchen is so boring. due to your guide I have made my kitchen full of beauty.

  5. My kitchen was so boring before. Now I just followed these steps and my kitchen looks pretty. I liked the blue and purple pops in your kitchen. Your wholw kitchen is so cheerful Daine! Thanks for sharing amazing tips.

  6. contact us says:

    Honestly I was planning to decorate my kitchen for spring season. And I see this site! very helpful thanks for giving us an idea and good designs.

  7. Airbnb Property Management Sydney says:

    Love these ideas! I am totally inspired by your work. I want implement these ideas to decorate my kitchen. Thanks and keep sharing.

  8. Thanks for the great tips for decorating a kitchen. Our kitchen is so bland and boring right now, so we want to spice it up. Decorating with food-themed things is a great idea. That would flow really well with the space.

  9. These are really amazing kitchen decoration and designs. These are simple and easy ways to change the whole look of the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this.

  10. Your kitchen and your photography are stunning! I love the contrast of blues and whites and the pops of green, spring perfection!

    1. Hi Laurie –

      I just received your comment. Is this the one you left earlier, or is it a new one.

  11. I can’t say enough about your beautiful kitchen. Love your spring ideas too.

  12. I was wondering how your cupboard paint is holding up and what paint you used? I’m in the process of painting mine, I have all the base cabinets and the drawers done. I used Benjimin Moore Advance and I’m finding that it is chipping off, even if I bump a plastic storage container on the edge. I’m not at my full month of curing time yet, probably about 3 weeks, but I’m very discouraged and not able to find the motivation to finish the doors. It’s a LOT of work and time to put into something that is not going to hold up well.

    1. Hi Corry –

      I used Sherwin Williams ProClassic Waterbased Acrylic Alkyd in a semi-gloss finish. It is their medium price ranged paint. I used a water based primer first, and then paint. Ben Moore Advance gets good reviews. Did you sand the cabinets? Did you use a stand alone primer? If so what brand?

      If it is chipping right from the start, it is either not cured or the paint was applied too heavy and the under side is not dry, so when something hits it, it chips off. I would let it dry for another week and see what happens. Let me know about the sanding and priming.

      1. CorryCorry says:

        Thank you for your reply. Yes I did sand the cupboards and also did a light sanding in between coats. I used Zinsser BIN primer. I don’t believe I applied the paint too heavy. Hoping more time will harden things up. So I assume your paint is holding up well, or should I expect some little dings?

        1. Hi Corry – My painted cabinets are holding up very well. No dings or chips except one that sadly had nothing to do with the paint not adhering, but from me dropping a knife when I was unloading the dishwasher. It hit a cabinet door and took a small chunk of wood out. :-( I have patched it up.

          The paint you applied once cured should not chip off. It may wear off over time around frequently used cabinet knobs (will take years) but not come off or ding easy when you touch or wipe over the surface. I have never used Ben Moore Advance paint. It may simply be that it takes a little longer to cure. I would ask at the Ben Moore paint store where you bought the paint to see if they have any tips about the curing time of the paint. They may be able to reassure you that all is good. Let me know in a few weeks if you notice that paint has hardened.

  13. Joanne B. says:

    Living in south Florida for the past 22 years, I must admit sometimes I forget that it is still winter for the rest of you. And while I do decorate for fall, winter, and Christmas, I never really did much for spring- I suppose because we live outside so much I see color around me everywhere. But as a former northerner I still miss that fresh hope that spring brings! (Not to mention that fresh air/oh how I long to put out my bedding to freshen it outdoors like my Mom used to do! sigh…) I am not a “blue” person when I decorate, but I am SO inspired by how fresh your kitcehn updates look! I think my otherwise neutral home needs some pops of color, so I feel a HomeGoods visit and Target run is in order! Happy Spring and thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Oh my goodness! Your beautiful spring touches pop so perfectly against all that white! WOW! Gorgeous photography of you beautiful kitchen, Diane!

  15. Diane, your kitchen is just beautiful. So bright and cheery – the perfect place to start the day with a cup of coffee. You’re so talented. So glad you joined the tour!!

  16. …and the Oscar goes to DIANE of IN MY OWN STYLE for best DIY high-end kitchen. You make it look SO expensive and current with your mad DIY skills.

  17. I love the blue and white theme in the kitchen. Always one of my favorites!

    1. Thanks MLD. Can you text or email that you got this reply so I know the new comment reply I am using on the blog is working the way it should. XO

  18. Diane- you have done some amazing projects. you have inspired me to do something with my laundry room countertop ( i want to change the color) your’s looks fantastic.

  19. Oh those pops of blue and purple in your white kitchen are stunning! Your kitchen is so cheerful, I love it! Everything is so pretty Diane.

    1. Thanks Amanda – Decorating for spring is always fun and needed after a cold and dreary winter.