Spring is a lovely time of year. It’s now light for longer than it is dark, the daffodils are out and we’re starting to see a bit more of that sunshine, which puts everyone in a good mood and gives us all an energy boost. But what about your home? Is that sunshine showing up grubby paintwork and tired furniture? The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect time to start tackling some of those interior design projects that you’ve had at the back of your mind for a while. Or, if you’re totally committed to relaxing (and frankly we don’t blame you!), apply pen to paper and start planning them…
Here are a few tips on this Easter’s trends to get you started:
The trend for decluttering continues. Although minimalism might be the ultimate goal, it isn’t always a realistic one, so think about installing some chic, streamlined storage solutions. Painting cupboards in the same hues as the walls will give you a really clean effect. The same is true of window dressings; according to current style guides, fussy curtains are out. It’s all about Venetian blinds, simple voile panels and elegant plantation shutters.
As well as streamlining, the trend for simplicity continues in the colour palettes that are popular at the moment. Natural shades such as stone browns and greys are very modern, while giving just enough softness to make a room feel welcoming. Team these hues with a stronger feature wall, still in natural tones such as a spring meadow green or a teal ocean tone. Keep the woodwork simple too, with an off-white satin finish giving a really fresh finish.
Lighting remains funky and modern, with a lot of metallic finishes. For furniture, natural textures and soft shapes add to the relaxing, welcoming feel of a room – and never underestimate the importance of a good sofa to flop into at the end of the day! If you feel that you would like a burst of colour then choose a couple of key accessories: a rug, cushions and picture frames are an inexpensive way to bring a splash of interest into a room without overdoing it, and are simple to change for something else when you fancy a new look. So, dust off your paintbrushes, make the most of the sunshine and enjoy your interior design project. Happy Easter from all the team!