Spring is finally here and this new season means it’s time to add some fresh ideas to the home. It feels like this is the perfect opportunity to switch things around and there are plenty of trends to channel in the coming months.
In recent years, high-tech minimalism has gone and natural, rustic materials have arrived in its place. This season, furniture has a handmade feel, with textures that are mixed-up and a little rough around the edges.
To add some instant spring style, update outdoor seating with a mixture of materials. Combine wicker chairs with metal tables and round off the trend with soft cotton cushions to make al fresco dining with the kids comfortable and cosy.
This is a fun one that children will love. The tropical trend hasn’t really gone away, but this year the vibrant bright hues of last year pop against a palette of lush greens. Muted olive and deep dark green hues work well with safari animals, brightly coloured birds and insect prints.
Easily bring this trend into the home by adding some palm print plates and contrasting exotic bird curtains – like these from Direct Blinds – to add a touch of the tropics.
The warm copper and gentle rose gold of recent years are a distant memory. Now, the metallic trend has moved on to brash and bold brass. From full-blown polished golds to dulled yellows, this metal adds a burst of gold into the home.
Lighting is an ideal way to nod to this trend without blowing the budget. There are a range of options, from subtle shades to freestanding lamps, to add something new to every room.
On the Fringes
If you have a hankering for ’70s inspired décor, fringing could be the way to go. It is a funny home interiors trend that has popped up this season that will amuse the kids and add something a little different to the home. From cushions and lamps to mirrors and even armchairs, this trend can be injected into a room at all levels, depending on how retro you want to go.
Spring/ summer home interiors always need flowers, and for 2018 there are two floral themes coming through. Classic botanical imagery that draws inspiration from the simplified illustrations of the 1930s adorns cushions and – to fully introduce the new trend to the home – wallpapers.
This traditional take of flowers can also be seen in the other mini trend: faded vintage florals. This style reflects a sun-faded feel and works well on cushions scattered around rooms that are filled with sunlight in the summer months.
What spring/ summer trends will you add to your home? Do you think you will try some of these out?
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