Spring is the perfect time to brighten up your home, and right now there are some truly stunning home design trends that will bring light and freshness into every room. Whether you’re looking to completely redecorate or simply add a few new pieces, these trends will add a touch of authenticity and originality to any home. All you need to do is pick a trend and use your imagination to apply it to your own space.
Art Deco Opulence
Far more simple and minimalistic than it is often given credit for, the current Art Deco trend sweeping both homeware and fashion is the ideal opportunity for a luxury makeover. Combining elegant velvet textures, opulent marble surfaces and quirky geometric shapes, this trend favours simple colours palettes of monochrome and metallic, with some soft pinks and blues thrown in. The effect is bright, light and spacious, achieved with plenty of white space and a minimalist approach to ornaments.
Favourite pieces for this trend include pieces of mid century modern furniture, including angular dining table, geometrically shaped chairs and simple grey sofas. Wall art is also a prominent feature, combining block colours in sharp edged patterns with an emphasis on triangular aesthetics. Materials consist of marble, brass and other metals, combined with softer velvet textures that emphasise the luxurious feel of this trend.
It’s no surprise that the winter’s jungle trend has continue well into spring 2017, as its vibrant colours and bold patterns are the perfect way to brighten up a rainy spring day. Exotic and tropical prints consisting of bright green leaves and flowers have dominated homeware lines for the first few months of the year, and are set continue to do so into the summer. A key aspect of this trend is animal prints, in a very literal way, with images of big cats, crocodiles and monkeys adorning wallpapers and throw pillows.
Key pieces from this trend include palm print feature wall papers, wicker side tables and wooden bowls, as well as plenty of leafy plants. The key colour is clearly green, with splashes of exotic pinks and yellows, which exaggerate the colours of spring and will bring brightness into room. If you’re not planning on doing a full transformation, you can easily achieve this look with just a few simple pieces, such as deep green throws, textured cushions and leafy ferns.
Although often a colour associated with the winter months, blue is making a big comeback this spring. Palettes of deep cobalt, fresh sky and pale eggshell blues are impossible to resist once the weather starts to turn and we want to bring the bright blue skies indoors. The key with this trend is to mix different shades together to create an intricate, textured feel that is almost accidental. To bring that spring vibe into any room, focus more on lighter, brighter shades, with just a few touches of darker blue to add lowlights.
Favourite pieces for this trend include shining glass vases that reflect the morning light, fresh looking tableware and simple cotton throws and table cloths. Last season blue featured only as an accent colour, but now it has expanded to cover entire colour schemes with its rich and lively tones. Mix with whites and light pinks to heighten the light spring feel, or combine with marble pieces for a sleek, contemporary vibe.
This might sound like a music genre, but it’s actually a take on the popular Pop Art movement that gained popularity in the 1950s. This time round it has combined with 80s patterns and colour palettes to create a vibrant, quirky vibe that will inject a little life into any home. One of the most striking aspects of this trend is the combination of deep shades of green or blue with lighter tones of pink or yellow, particularly in cushions and upholstery.
Bold and colourful, this trend is best worked with small statement pieces that brighten up a room without clashing with other tones and textures. Try adding a series of prints, a lamp or several bold vases that will add a splash of colour to tired out kitchens and bedrooms. Ideal for simple spaces that need a touch of colour to liven them up for spring.