A NEW season means a fresh start, so why not begin in the home? What better time than Spring to give your home a revamp? Open the windows, let the warm air in and think about what’s on trend for Spring 2018.
Bold Interior Colour Schemes
No doubt, white and grey walls are timeless, but if you have grown tired of your neutral interior, perhaps it is time to go for a moodier scheme. Bold schemes are currently gaining more attention. One of our favourite interior paint colours is Obsidien from Porters (seen in image) — a beautiful blend of navy and black that puts the spotlight on décor and provides a striking contrast to whites and neutrals. Move away from feature walls, a tired trend that gives the impression that the budget did not quite stretch for the full desired effect.
Texture is a big thing this season. Furniture has a natural handmade feel with materials such a rattan and wicker taking centre stage. Whatever the colour palette, mixing textures can instantly create another layer of decoration and interest. We love the use of macramé, and a simple pendant can transform a space, providing an instant touch of on-trend styling at very little expense. And while most of us love white walls, even a strictly colourless palette needs varying shades of white and neutrals with layered textures.
The tropical trend is still going strong but is more about mixing plenty of bold, energising greens. Rich shades of green look striking against on-trend darker furniture choices and charcoal and navy walls. Look out for the key elements to help to create this look in your home. Think large scale leaf prints, oversized insects, safari wildlife and exotic birds. Choose tropical leaf print cushions to add a decorative touch. There’s really no better way to create that summer party mood, and this season there are some brilliantly bold ones to choose from.
As an antidote to the pastel tones, another colour trend is inky blues. If painting a whole room in one of these shades seems overwhelming then simply accessorise instead with artwork, cushions and throws. Pick different shapes of vases in a mixture of styles, so some coloured glass and others embossed. Vary the heights and widths to create an interesting display. Try to steer clear of the beige minimalism which can look tired and uninspiring.
Bring the outdoors in
With increasing news of health benefits, indoor plants are fast becoming the must-have buy for our homes. Place them in each room, use hanging plants for shelves and mantelpieces and add some green goodness to bare corners and coffee/side tables. Team them with some stylish pendants and a textured rug.
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