HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!

Sponsored by Homegoods

I know many of you are HomeGoods fans like I am!

The thing I love about a store like HomeGoods is I can buzz in and pick up a few new accessories to give my home a quick seasonal makeover, without spending a lot of time or money. For busy people like me, that is a very good thing. Since I have a really full and busy schedule most days, I can’t always spend all day on a home improvement project. But with HomeGoods, at least I can still enjoy something new and fun around my house!

This season I have already picked up a few new things.

My favorite updates this season so far have been lamps, pretty bottles and white pottery and dishes (my standard collection!).

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!

This is a HomeGoods lamp I’ve had for a couple of months.
I got the lampshade separately, but it is fun to mix things up sometimes.
You don’t have to limit yourself to how something looks when you buy it!
That is part of the fun, adding your own touch to make it personal and unique.

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!
This dining room buffet and wall is going to keep changing and evolving. My plan for this wall is floor to ceiling board & batten (yeah, my “old house self”  is still there!). I think it will give it a lot of character and more architectural interest! Now if I could just find enough time to do it.

Once the walls are done I’ll be able to really get a feel for what accessories will look best.

The backdrop of a room can change everything! Whether you freshen your wall color, put up some wallpaper or add wood, making a change to the walls really can make a difference to how a room feels.

I prefer to keep my accessories simple and unfussy, so adding the board & batten will help me achieve the look I imagine for this space.

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!

Here is another lamp I got at HomeGoods fairly recently. Again, I mixed up the lampshade. It came with a pure white one but I decided I needed to warm things up a little so I switched it out for this one I got from another store. I might cover the pure white one for another lamp. This wall will also be receiving the board & batten treatment! No more swine colored walls.

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!For a few years I’ve been picking up all sorts of glass apothecary jars, bell jars, bottles and vases. Now when I see a pretty one I just add it to my growing collection. With the light from the window is hard to get a photo of how pretty they are, but I really like having them in front of the window because the colors looks so pretty.

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!I moved my HomeGoods lanterns from the wintry fireplace mantel and put them on these little half walls between the living room and dining room. I keep battery operated candles in them so they turn off and on after dark so I don’t have to worry about safety. I will probably move the lanterns outside in to the porch in the summer.

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!

My spring mantel is not done because we are still painting the walls in this room. That one section of painted wall you can see on the left is all that is done, yeah, we have to move slowly! For the mantel I want to add a plant to my pot on the mantel to bring a little life and soften that corner. I took down my green apples because they just felt too much like fall to me. You can see I have added a couple of bottles and white dishes to lighten the look for spring.

I also changed out the books that were on the mantel to tone down the fall and winter colors and picked book covers that were more in the fresh blue and green tones. Books can make me think about winter, but they can also make me think about an afternoon at the beach or swinging on a hammock, so I use them year round. This mantel will continue to evolve once we are done with the wall paint. I might get a new more springy wreath too.

Well, those are some little peeks around my ever changing and evolving house. Nothing big, but little changes add up.

HomeGoods: Happy Spring Trends!

So here is the scoop on the HomeGoods Happy Spring Challenge:

Starting this Monday, March 22nd, HomeGoods is inviting all of us to participate in their Happy Spring Challenge, 6 spring challenges that will be held each week for the next six weeks. They are giving away some awesome prizes, including products and a $100 HomeGoods certificate each week.

I’m excited to be a judge for this Happy Spring Challenge at HomeGoods!

Here’s how it works:

1. Each Monday morning for the next 6 weeks, HomeGoods will announce a brand new, Spring Trend that Makes Us Happy, challenge at their OpenHouse Blog, Facebook and on Twitter.

2. To participate, visit HomeGoods each Monday at either their Openhouse Blog, or on Facebook or on Twitter to discover the topic for that week’s Spring Home Fashion Trend.

3. You will have all that week, until Friday at 5PM, to submit photos showing your “take” on that week’s Spring Trend. Just submit your photos via HomeGoods Openhouse Blog, Facebook or Twitter. The winner for that week will be announced on the following Monday.

Not only will you be able to enter to win over at HomeGoods, but you also will have the opportunity to win gift cards over the next few weeks here on The Inspired Room!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks for entering! More card giveaways soon!

Our first $50 HomeGoods card will be given away this week! You can enter up to three times if you tweet, facebook or blog about the challenge and giveaway. Just leave an additional comment ON THIS POST when you are eligible for another entry! And once you enter here, you can also enter to win cards over at my bloggy friends Between Naps on the Porch and Thrifty Decor Chick!

Happy Monday everyone!


  1. Leslie K says:

    I agree with you – I live HG because it’s quick and easy! Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

  2. Rita Sitton says:

    love the home goods store one of my favorites

  3. I’d love to make the trek and get some fun home goods stuff!! I don’t have one super close, but I’d love to have a good excuse to make the drive (a gift card!) ;)

  4. Would love the opportunity to spend some free money at Home Goods!! THe contest sounds fun too!

  5. Love HomeGoods! $50 would help “spring” up my house a little!

  6. Stacey Aplanalp says:

    Love home goods:)

  7. Stephanie says:

    Count me in on the gift card give away. thanks!

  8. Ooo… thanks for the info! I’m on it! :)
    .-= 31everything´s last blog ..Taylor’s Closet =-.

  9. Sue Tylicki says:

    I was just in the Home Goods Store Sat. in Sarasota, FL.
    One of my fav’s to visit & shop.
    This is my 1st time entering a contest like this.
    I am “excited” can’t wait to see what the assignment is !!!

  10. I love shopping at HomeGoods! Thanks for the chance to win.
    .-= Rachel V.´s last blog ..Happy Haunting!!! =-.

  11. I posted to my Facebook profile.
    .-= Rachel V.´s last blog ..Happy Haunting!!! =-.

  12. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    .-= Rachel V.´s last blog ..Happy Haunting!!! =-.

  13. I love Home Goods. I’m slowly replacing my old everyday dishes with white ones from The Palm line that’s at Home Goods now.
    .-= Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home´s last blog ..Date Night Challenge with Blockbuster Express =-.

  14. i can’t wait for spring and what better way than a home goods way and sprucing up for spring!
    .-= Chacoy´s last blog ..Journal Entry =-.

  15. I’d LOVE some spending money for Home Goods! Plates, lamps, artwork… it would be hard to choose where to spend the giftcard!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Decorating with Plates =-.

  16. Loved the bottle collection..

  17. This sounds fantastic! I’d love to win.
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..The cool daisy chair wins a tie-breaking vote =-.

  18. You and Thrifty Decor Chick — what a fun activity to pass out free gift cards! Cool blog, too. It’s my first time visiting.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..It’s TIME for a Bargain =-.

  19. I Tweeted too! It’s @TheDesignFile.
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Summer fun from IKEA – for a limited time! =-.

  20. I also left a link on The Design File’s Facebook fan page. It’s at!/pages/The-Design-File/164245479936?ref=mf
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Modern design custom made for two cats =-.

  21. How fun! But Melissa, now that you’re a Washingtonian, please tell me where Home Goods is. I’m in Arlington and have never ever seen that store in WA. :-(

  22. Holly S, says:

    I would LOVE< LOVE< LOVE to spend $50 at Home Goods! pick me so I can help Spring Spring up at my house!

  23. I would love to win that gift card from Home Goods. Thanks for the chance.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..Features and an Award =-.

  24. Vickie Gonzales says:

    I love Homegoods! I’m actually in the process of decorating my daughter’s room and a $50 gc would come in handy!

  25. I love Home Goods! I would happily spend a free $50 there and quickly :)
    .-= Lynda @ SportsMadGirl´s last blog ..1st Yard Sales of Spring =-.

  26. Love some HomeGoods! I was there just recently and got some fantastic buys. :)
    .-= Lindsey@ Mama Sews´s last blog ..toxicity =-.

  27. One of my favorite stores! As for your house, you’ll get there Melissa!

  28. We are finally adding paint to our walls that is way over due and now I need to freshen up several rooms. A gift card would be perfect!

  29. Am going on vacation this week & what I’m looking forward to most is shopping @ HomeGoods :) The closest one to my house is a few hours away.

  30. I tweeted about the giveaway. @SportsMadGirl
    .-= Lynda @ SportsMadGirl´s last blog ..1st Yard Sales of Spring =-.

  31. We love Homegoods!! Don’t get to go as often as we would like b/c there isn’t one close to us but we go as often as possible. Can’t wait to see what they have for spring 2010

  32. Susan F. says:

    Wow, it sure would be fun to win. I’m working on accessories for my screened porch and a free gift card would come in handy!

  33. Kate Wall says:

    Squeeee! I love Home Goods!

  34. Oh my goodness how fun-I’d love to win! (I love that blue lamp too-I eyeball it every time I’m there!)
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Weekly Gratitudes =-.

  35. What is “board and batten?” Is that bead board? When you say “batten” I think of the stuffing for pillows, so I’m not sure what you mean. :)

  36. I love that store and am always up for a shopping trip!

  37. I just posted about this FANTASTIC giveaway. Again, thanks for the chance to win!!

  38. I would love to win ! Thanks for the opportunity!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Pattern Winners! =-.

  39. Love those lamps! i need to head over to Home Goods…

  40. Love, love, love HomeGoods!

  41. love that store!

  42. Don’t know what I’d do without Home Goods. I need to run over there this week–you never know what fun new things they’ll have on their shelves.

    P.S. Your blog looks different! I like it! :)
    .-= Julia @ Hooked on Houses´s last blog ..Karen Blixen’s House in “Out of Africa” =-.

  43. I love HomeGoods! Thanks for the chance.

  44. I want to make over my bedroom and this would help a lot! I heart HomeGoods!

  45. I shared your post on my Facebook Page!
    .-= Sherri S´s last blog ..Purse Passion =-.

  46. This contest sounds fun and I would love a chance at the HomeGoods gift card! Thanks!

  47. Oh my, what a fun “challenge” I love HomeGoods — I need a mini face-lift here at home. I would love to get some help w/ my redo and I also would so love to win the $5000– the only problem is would I do my dining room or my bedroom –What am I saying at HomeGoods I might be able to do both and then some:)!!! I posted on my blog and will on face book too
    .-= marcia´s last blog ..pears in the rain =-.

  48. I am so excited about a gift card to my favorite place!! I can’t wait to participate in this challenge
    .-= Anna kintigh´s last blog ..Giveaway and BIG Home Good’s Surprise! =-.

  49. What a great contest! I think my nearest store is about an hour away in the Houston area, but I’m sure I could make due with a $50 gift card! Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. I posted on my blog about the giveaways
    .-= Anna kintigh´s last blog ..Giveaway and BIG Home Good’s Surprise! =-.

  51. I LOVE homegoods. Never leave empty handed. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card. What fun that would be…

  52. I am so excited that I linked on my Facebook page too!
    .-= Anna kintigh´s last blog ..Giveaway and BIG Home Good’s Surprise! =-.

  53. Tweeted too! I really want this! LOL
    .-= Sherri S´s last blog ..Purse Passion =-.

  54. I blogged about it! So excited for the challenge to begin!

    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Home Goods gift card giveaway! =-.

  55. I absolutely adore HomeGoods! I would love to have a gift card…then the hubs wouldn’t be able to give me a hard time about it!!!!

  56. April in CT says:

    Home Goods is one of my favorite stores to roam around. They have such affordable items to spruce things up and the price of the rugs can’t be beat!!

  57. seriouslyahomemaker says:

    Oh fun! I could do a lot of damage with gift cards from Home Goods!

  58. love this giveaway!!!

  59. Sounds like fun!

  60. Goodie – a chance for fun at Home Goods!

    Do you have a word in scrabble tiles on your mantle? I can’t quite tell. I have our name sitting on a PB photo ledge in scrabble tiles and love it!

    • Ha, yes you spotted that! It is the word “INSPIRED” and it was there for a photo I was taking for my Best of page and didn’t even think about it still sitting there when I took the photo! I am going to put it on a ledge too, since it is a little small for the mantel!

      Love those scrabble tiles!

  61. Heart Homegoods!! What a fun idea…will have to go now and see this weeks challenge!

  62. Love Homegoods! I was just there yesterday and came home with some fun finds.
    .-= Stacy@RedDoorHome´s last blog ..A Simple Mudroom =-.

  63. Love Home Goods- Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. I love this giveaway!

  65. Love Home Goods! I can always find something fun there…
    .-= Adelle @ ready…GO!…get set´s last blog ..Worth Repeating: A Great and Terrible Beauty =-.

  66. And tweeted! on ReadyGoGetSet
    .-= Adelle @ ready…GO!…get set´s last blog ..Worth Repeating: A Great and Terrible Beauty =-.

  67. Love Home Goods & a chance to win $50 there!!

  68. new goodies for the homw are always swweeeet!

  69. I love Home Goods and would love to win! I also love your fellow giveaway blogs-what great company!!
    .-= Nancy´s last blog ..Anthropologie-got your attention! =-.

  70. I love Home Goods and would love to win! I also love your fellow giveaway blogs-what great company!!
    .-= Nancy´s last blog ..Anthropologie-got your attention! =-.

  71. Love me some “HomeGoods” :D
    .-= Roberta´s last blog ..Wednesday’s Workbook: WFMW’s Curtains n’Bookshelves =-.

  72. Who doesn’t love a home decor contest and a chance to win free money?!

  73. Just added this contest/your link to my facebook wall :D!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1222723325
    .-= Roberta´s last blog ..Wednesday’s Workbook: WFMW’s Curtains n’Bookshelves =-.

  74. I would love to win a gift card from Home Goods! Thanks for the chance!

  75. Donna Bettencourt says:

    I love Home Goods, it is like a treasure hunt in there, always something new to discover and changing all the time. Yay for Home Goods!


  76. Shanna Addison says:

    I LOOOVE Homegoods!! Thanks for the chance to win….I’m a new follower of your blog :)

  77. michelle says:

    How fun! I wouldn’t know where to begin.

  78. jessica lewis says:

    Win a little shopping spree at homegoods? Yes please!!


  79. Count me in! Thanks for the chance to win, Melissa!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Live with Gusto: Goodbye Auntie Ellen! =-.

  80. And I tweeted about it. Once earlier this am and now. :)
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Live with Gusto: Goodbye Auntie Ellen! =-.

  81. Homegoods is my 2nd home :) Thanks for the chance!!

  82. I love HomeGoods. We just moved into a new house and I have been to HomeGoods so many times I think my car good drive there on autopilot! :) This contest is an Inspired idea!

  83. Would LOVE to win. I’m going to tweet this too :-)
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Virtual Vacation: Hawaii =-.

  84. April D. says:

    Love HomeGoods and love the new contest. I can’t wait to participate each week!

  85. I would love to win this gift certificate! I would use it to buy some new accessories, like throw pillows or a rug, to go with the new curtains I just made:

  86. I’m feeling lucky!

  87. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Hi Melissa, I’ve really been enjoying your blog, and the Inspiration you offer. Thanks for sharing what’s truly important, too. :-) I’d like to be entered in the Home Goods giveaway. Blessings!

  88. I love the lanterns you are showing on this post! Homegoods is a great store & giftcards = guilt free shopping! Thank you.

  89. would love to win the Homegoods card, who doesn’t love Homegoods!!! thanks for doing the giveaway…

  90. Home Goods…my home away from home! They always have something there that I didn’t know I needed.
    .-= black eyed susans kitchen´s last blog ..CATKINS, PUSSY WILLOWS, AND SPRINGTIME TRADITIONS =-.

  91. what a great giveaway!

  92. I would love to win; HomeGoods is awesome!
    Thanks for having such a great giveaway :)

  93. amanda strasburg says:

    I love Homegoods! I would have no problem spending the $50 (and then some!)

  94. would love to have some spending money to go to HomeGoods!!!

  95. Which HomeGoods store are you visiting? I got all excited to go because I am in Washington too, but their site says there aren’t any in our state. Help!

  96. Paige Thompson says:

    I love love love homegoods! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks so much!

  97. Home Goods is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Gotta love HomeGoods! :)

  99. I love HomeGoods for the same reason as you. It’s quick and easy and I’m busy, busy, too! :)
    .-= Elaine’s Semi-Homemade Life´s last blog ..Must Have Giveaway =-.

  100. A $50 gift card would be awesome. I’m trying to put the little finishing touches on our ‘new’ house. (I lived with the old ugly dining fixture for 2 years before replacing it with the one I carted over from the old house!)

  101. I could definitely use some new fun things for spring!

  102. rachel hood says:

    so fun! i’d love to win a giveaway someday!

  103. I love HomeGoods! I was just there this morning! I love everything yellow and orange this time of year.

  104. Your website is great. I would love a HomeGoods giftcard…it’s such an amazing store!

  105. I love your blog! AND I love me a HomeGoods giveaway! Pick me, pick me!

  106. Anjanette says:

    I could really use some new lamps.

  107. Kristy Evans says:

    Crossing my fingers hoping I win!

  108. Wow!!! And I just found the coolest colorful shower curtains that I want to make into curtains for my kitchen! I love the idea of an old soda fountain/diner look in my kitchen…love that bright color look!!!
    .-= Mary Joy @ Life Moments´s last blog ..A beautiful yet humbling experience—picking up our wedding bands =-.

  109. How wonderful! I love love love Home Goods, this is great. Thank you for the chance to win!
    .-= Nikki@Cheaplikeabirdie´s last blog ..Hope Chest Take 2 =-.

  110. I can spend hours browsing at HomeGoods!

  111. Courtney says:

    Please pick me

  112. Courtney says:

    I tweeted about it.

  113. Leigh Ann says:

    I could find all kinds of ways to spend $50 at Homegoods!!

  114. I could certainly use this for my master bedroom makeover! :)

  115. I would LOVE a $50 GC to Homegoods! Yay!

  116. I love Home Goods! a $50 gift card would be great!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Fab’s Big Christmas Card Challenge #10 & #11 =-.

  117. Hello Melissa – I adore Homegoods. So much fun. I really enjoyed looking at your photos. You are right, changing the backdrop of a room can make a big difference. I like your collection of apothecary jars. And that turquoise lamp is fab! Thank you for sharing.

    .-= Marie´s last blog ..hello again… =-.

  118. I would go to HomeGoods every day if I could!!!

  119. Home Goods Rock!
    .-= laurie´s last blog ..kirstie Alley’s kitchen=love =-.

  120. Shared on FB
    .-= laurie´s last blog ..kirstie Alley’s kitchen=love =-.

  121. WOO HOO! I’m excited about this one.
    .-= Sassily Yours…´s last blog ..Manufacturer’s Respond =-.

  122. I love Home Goods!

  123. Would love a gift card!! It’s possibly one of my FAVE stores.

  124. How fun!!! Your site is super fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas~

  125. Would love a gift card from HomeGoods!!

  126. i love homegoods always have always will.. my first job was at tjmaxx when i was 15

  127. I would LOVE to spend a giftcard at Home Goods!!! I have a ton of things I’d like to get for my home :)
    .-= Lianna´s last blog ..Freeze FRAME!! =-.

  128. Kellie Yeates says:

    Love Home Goods & Love your blog! What a fun contest!

  129. I love Home Goods and I would love to receive the gift certificate.

  130. I am so ready to start decorating for spring and the giftcard to Home Goods would sure help!

  131. christina says:

    I love Home Goods! Just bought some speckled eggs from there and made my own version of a spring wreath for my front door, yay me!! :)

  132. seriouslyahomemaker says:

    Melissa (who I adore),

    BIG QUESTION… I see the challenge, but how the heck are these entries going to be judged by the esteemed panel of judges?? On what criteria? Ya know, I am a “go big or go home” kind of a girl… “in it to win it”… what other cliches can i throw in there? “Lay it on the line”.. HOW DO I WIN??

    Also, I am sitting here debating whether I WANT to win your HUGE SURPRISE giveaway… is my blog good enough for that kind of coverage?? :-) I want it, but I don’t! What to do?! Ah! :-)
    .-= seriouslyahomemaker´s last blog ..10 Minute Monday =-.

    • You are cracking me up here. Well, I know I judge people on how many gifts they send me. Chocolate works. Coffee cards. The more gifts and bribes you send, the more I notice you. Simple.

      I KID!

  133. I’ve never been to Homegoods, but I’d like to visit with a gift card, that’s for sure!
    .-= Milehimama´s last blog ..7 Quick Takes vol 11 =-.

  134. I love this giveaway! You can’t go into HomeGoods without finding something you never knew you needed. Thanks!

  135. I just tweeted this ( and posted it to my Facebook profile. :)
    .-= Jeannine @ Small and Chic´s last blog ..A Rate My Space flashback =-.

  136. Isn’t Home Goods the best? I love your jars and the lamps. It looks so nice.
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..The First Pioneer Woman Recipe! =-.

  137. oh to shop at home goods….i live about 1.5 hours away from one and i try to find every possible reason to visit it :)…would love to win this gift certificate :)

  138. Question…is this something that we must do as a makeover in our house and we have one makeover a week for six weeks? I am just a touch confused…can you help me? It sounds like so much fun but I can do a whole bunch of makeovers that fast! Help!
    .-= Mary Joy @ Life Moments´s last blog ..Welcome to my Nest!! =-.

    • I think you just show how you would show a spring trend in your own home, not really a full makeover. So if (for instance) they said the trend was to use shells, you would show how you use shells. That is what I am thinking! :-)

  139. I passed on a Blogger Award to you today! Just wanted to let you know!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Blogger Awards =-.

  140. I LOVE Home Goods and just recently discovered it when a friend shared it with me!

  141. Home Goods is one of my favorite decor stores! I would love 50 more excuses to go shopping there! Thanks for this opportunity!

  142. I just posted it on Facebook! :)

  143. Thanks for sharing your finds! So fresh and spring-like…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  144. I love HomeGoods and I need lots of stuff for my new house!
    .-= Laura Zarrin´s last blog ..More Goodies =-.

  145. FourBoyMom says:

    I LOVE Homegoods and have been visiting frequently since the recent purchase of our 1982 home, complete with dated wallpaper and carpet and chandeliers (oh my!)

  146. This would brighten our spring. You know what a crazy year it’s been.
    Thanks Melissa!

  147. Elizabeth says:

    Oh what an awesome giveaway! Maybe if I win yours I will go buy some stuff to compete on the Homegoods site!

  148. Krista Kreke says:

    I love Homegoods! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  149. I hope I win!

  150. Sandra K says:

    Would love to win – thanks!

  151. Arcalee Gautier says:

    Look forward to this giveaway!

  152. I am going to tweet about this RIGHT NOW!

  153. Oooo I love HomeGoods!!

  154. I blogged about your giveaway and HomeGoods.

  155. HomeGoods is about 35 miles from my house- but always worth the trip. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..HomeGoods Giveaway =-.

  156. We are so yearning for a new little table to put in our breakfast nook. Also planning to ramp up the family photos – we barely have any! And that requires photo frames :o)
    .-= christa´s last blog ..Weekend (and KITCHEN!) Update =-.

  157. I’m probably too late to enter this drawing, but I thought I would try. I’m working on my bedroom and $50 to HG would be awesome!
    .-= Megan ´s last blog ..Ahhh! Freak Out! Le Freak, C’est Chic =-.

  158. I would love to win some decorating “mad money”–I never get to spend money on our house. Thanks for the chance!
    .-= Eos Mom´s last blog ..TILT–Stuff for $1 =-.