Get inspiration for your next home makeover with our rundown of this season’s trends.
An increasing focus on sustainability and the old motto of “reduce, reuse, recycle” is ushering in a trend for do-it-yourself home décor this spring. From hand-sewn quilts made from recycled clothing to knitted
footstools, picking up a new hobby can also help you revitalise your home at the same time. Of course, for those who want in on the trend without the bother, ecommerce sites such as Etsy are just a click away. We won’t tell anyone!
Colours often come in and out of fashion, and right now purple shades are having their moment. With a historic association with royalty and opulence, today’s popular shades are the calmer tones of lavender and lilac. However, Pantone’s Colour of the Year went to Viva Magenta, a vibrant red purple. If you want to stay ahead of the trend, try incorporating these shades into accent pieces for a subtler style, or go bold with coloured furniture or wallpaper.
It seems that each year there’s a new decade that makes its way back into fashion, but in home interiors this year’s choice seems to be any and all of them! Mixing vintage and modern furniture is on the rise, with vintage pieces making a bold statement when surrounded by more current fashions. Vintage allows you to bring a piece of history directly into your home, and if you know what you’re doing when going
antiquing, you might even save a penny or two.
It’s no surprise that nature-inspired decorating becomes popular in spring. As the flora begins to bloom outside, keep your home up to speed by bringing the outside in. Plenty of houseplants and plant motifs
on wallpaper are essential for this trend. But this doesn’t just mean that you’re stuck to green tones, as
colourful fruit motifs are set to make a return, seeing mugs and vases patterned with blackberries,
oranges, and even mushrooms.
Light it up
As the days grow longer, bringing light into the home is a must. It not only brightens the place up and creates a more pleasant atmosphere; it also highlights and improves all the other decoration in your home. Light can be its own accessory. Sadly, not everyone is blessed with plenty of natural light in their
home, but bold decorative lamps can add a lot to your room’s overall aesthetic.