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Best of Spring Tours – 6 of Our Modern Country Farmhouse Spring Tours

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Do you love modern country or farmhouse style? Not sure how to decorate in those styles for Spring? Here’s 6 of the best of our very own modern country farmhouse Spring tours filled with lots of visual ideas you can use in your own home this season!

We were so hoping to share one of our new spaces all decorated for spring today. But alas, as it sometimes goes with renovations or room makeovers, things aren’t quite ready in either the dining room or our master bedroom. So instead, we are sharing 6 of the best of our past spring home tours with you. Sort of a roundup of our very own modern country farmhouse spring tours, filled with tons of visual ideas and shopping sources you can use in your own home’s Spring decorating.

Do you love modern country or farmhouse style? Not sure how to decorate in those styles for Spring? Here's 6 of the best of our very own modern country farmhouse Spring tours filled with lots of visual ideas you can use in your own home this season!

For these tours, we are thrilled to be participating in the Styling for Spring home tours this week, hosted by Jenna from Wife in Progress. If you’re stopping by from Aratari at Home, welcome. We’re so glad you’re here! I’m Shannon. My husband, Dean, and I started Home Made Lovely (formerly AKA Design) almost 8 years ago to chronicle the renovations we were doing on an old war-era bungalow. Since then we’ve reno’d and sold that house plus another one and are in the process of updating our current home.

Dean and Shannon Acheson laughing on couch

Home Made Lovely has since grown into a home and lifestyle company focused on creating a beautiful home and a lovely life – in the midst of all the craziness. In its pages you will find hundreds of real decorating ideas, simple DIY projects, yummy recipes and loving encouragement for you, beautiful momma. You can find out more about us – and our three homeschooled kids – here.

Best of Spring Tours – Our Modern Country Farmhouse Spring Tours

Here are several of our Spring tours. There are lots of photos here, and even more in the original posts too. Plus sources and shopping links for you too. You can also see how our style and some rooms have evolved over time. Much like your own style and spaces!

1. Our Spring Entry and Living Room – Canadian Bloggers Home Tour

Each season we have the pleasure of co-hosting a series of house tours with a talented group of Canadian bloggers and our friend Christina from In some seasons, we’re happy to pull down all the things and redo an entire space for the season. Christmas is generally one of those times. We do it in other seasons occasionally too. But this Spring, I didn’t have the energy. Something about long grey days, and also two other rooms in shambles while they get made over. So, the entry simply got a few blush and pastel touches.

neutral and blush pink decor in spring entry

black doors with neutral and blush pink spring decor in entry

grey sectional, black framed photos on gallery wall, spring flowers in living room

grey sectional, black framed photos on gallery wall, spring flowers in living room

2. Cozy Spring Home Tour (Part 1)

Why is this spring home tour only part one? Well at the time, the house was a major work in progress and there were lots of rooms not even close to finished yet. I mean they had walls and were actual rooms we could use and live in. But they were still painted the colors the former owners chose, and were relatively undecorated, etc. And since we do almost all the work around here ourselves (aside from hiring professionals like electricians and plumbers when needed), these things take time to complete. And I’ve really had to work on knowing that that’s okay. 

grey sectional, black framed photos on gallery wall, spring flowers in living room

grey sectional, black framed photos on gallery wall, spring flowers in living room

grey painted fireplace mantel with spring flowers flanked by two arm chairs

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3. Cozy Spring Home Tour (Part 2)

In this post, we shared our not quite finished, but close enough, dining room along with Spring Home Tours from some our favorite Canadian bloggers. You may notice the trim hadn’t even been painted yet!

farmhouse dining room with wood table and black metal chairs

farmhouse style dining room looking to entry with black painted doors

rustic industrial metal and wood shelves in dining room filled with farmhouse style decor like candle sticks and antlers

Shop this look:

  • Dining room table – Restoration Hardware – Similar here
  • Black Windsor style chairs – Wayfair
  • Black/Gun metal side chairs – Wayfair
  • Tufted wingback bench – Wayfair
  • Dining room light fixture – Wayfair
  • Large black wall clock – Wayfair
  • Metal and Wood Shelves – DIY here
  • White Curtains – DIY Ikea hack here
  • Box of faux flowers – DIY here
  • Round entryway mirror – Homesense
  • Entry light –
  • Schoolhouse style hall lights –
  • It is well art – Joanne’s (from our trip to the U.S. summer 2016)
  • Embroidery hoop orbs – DIY here
  • Letter A marquee – Micheals
  • Danforth and Yonge St. signs – West Elm
  • Wood horse head – Homesense
  • Antler framed art – Vol25 on Etsy
  • Large dice (die) – Homesense
  • Crown book ends – Urban Barn
  • Set of 5 turned candle sticks – Birch Lane – similar here
  • Love you to the moon art – Joanne’s (from our trip to the U.S. summer 2016)
  • Large wood cake stand – Vintage Farmhouse Finds
  • Gray tiered tray – Vintage Farmhouse Finds

4. Spring Decorating in the Living Room – Flowers, Moss & Color, Oh My!

Tuesday marked the official start of Spring. Not that the weatherman agreed. In my part of the world there is often still snow on the ground until well into April. But that’s okay. Because Spring is weather coming. It always comes. And since Spring is definitely coming, I decided it was time to do a little Spring decorating in the living room at our old house for this post.

Spring living room with black and neutrals

thick chunky mantel shelf decorating with SPRING as individually framed letters

wood starburst mirror on wall above black painted secretary desk holding faux easter eggs in a gold bowl beside a vase of pink flowers

Shop this look:

  • Couches – unknown, bought them second hand
  • Trellis rug – RugsUSA
  • Coffee Table – DIY, tutorial here
  • Wood and Metal Shelves – DIY, tutorial here
  • Slipper Chairs – The Brick
  • Secretary desk – kijiji find, makeover here
  • Barn door – DIY, tutorial here
  • Floors – Lumber Liquidators, reveal here
  • Wall color – Sherwin Williams Bungalow Beige
  • Curtains – DIY from drop cloth, tutorial here
  • Electric Fireplace – Canadian Tire
  • Shelf and floor lighting – Ikea
  • Desk cage light – Target
  • Lamps on piano – Homesense (no longer available)
  • Deer Head – Home Hardware
  • Mantel Shelf – DIY, tutorial here
  • Starburst wood mirror – Target
  • Industrial numbered crates – Michael’s + DIY, tutorial here
  • Mini Marquee Letter A – DIY, tutorial here
  • It’s a small world globe – DIY, tutorial here
  • Large dice box and crown book ends – Urban Barn (no longer available)
  • Numbered sign – DIY, tutorial here
  • Gold hammered bowl – Target
  • Faux Easter eggs – Homesense
  • Brass apple bell – thrift store
  • Faux hydrangeas and vase – Urban Barn
  • Gold and glass boxes – Birch Lane
  • Moss bunnies – Michael’s
  • Faux greenery ball – Dollarama
  • Mini faux plant – Urban Barn
  • Buck throw pillow β€“ Craftberry Bush
  • VW Bug throw pillow  – Craftberry Bush
  • I woke up like this Frenchie throw pillow β€“ Craftberry Bush
  • Antler and flowers pillow (do what you love) – Craftberry Bush
  • Numbered pillows – Homesense (no longer available)
  • Picture frames – various
  • Floral alphabet letters – Creative Market

5. Spring Home Tour – Living Room Mantel Area

To round out the Spring tours this particular year, we wound up back in the living room with a decorated fireplace mantel. Just to show that you can decorate around a TV and on an electric fireplace mantel!

white electric fireplace mantel with spring decor like lanterns, greenery and ceramic birds

white electric fireplace mantel with spring decor like lanterns, greenery and ceramic birds

6. A Little Bit of Spring in the Dining Room

With the arrival of slightly warmer temperatures and loads more sunshine, I was busy adding Spring touches inside the house. In this post, it was a little bit of Spring in the dining room.

dresser in dining room against chalkboard wall with dishes and spring greenery

white dishes stacked on a buffet in dining room, with candles and faux flowers


There you go! I hope you enjoyed a little spring inspiration from me. Want more? First head over to Amy from Atta Girl Sayssince she’s the next stop on the tour. Then come back to see the rest of the beautiful spring tours from my friends below.

What are your favorite ways to decorate in modern country farmhouse style for Spring?


Monday Participants

Wife in Progress // Postcards From The Ridge

Sand Dollar Lane// Lovely Etc. // Noting Grace// Farmhouse For Five



Green With Decor // My Life From Home //Bisozozo

One Mile Home & Style // Create & Babble // My Thrift Store Addiction

Paint Yourself a Smile



Wednesday participants

Saw Nail and Paint  // The Tattered Pew

Brown Dog Vintage // Red Cottage Chronicles // Savvy Apron



Aratari At Home // Home Made Lovely

Atta Girl Says // Inspiration for Moms  // The Happy Housie // Farmhouse on Boone



Friday participants

A Blue Nest // Hashtag Blessed Blog

Bluesky at Home // The Frugal Homemaker // A Purdy Little House

Twelve on Main // Our Crafty Mom


P.S. If you like farmhouse style decor, check out our Ultimate Guide to Farmhouse Style + Farmhouse Decor here.

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  1. Sue purdy says

    So many lovely spaces, it’s hard to choose a favourite. I love your mix of modern and antique styling. It’s lovely; thank you for sharing.

  2. Melissa says

    Your house is amazing! I love all the vintage and industrial vibes you have going on and all the rooms look so beautiful for spring. Gorgeous!

  3. Jen @ Noting Grace says

    Shannon! All those touches of blush against your gorgeous grays are so stunning! Every time I see your home, I just want to add more boldness to my own decor – you always inspire me and this post is no exception!

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