This Spring, say hello to geometrics and exotic motifs.
Spring is finally here, and with it the feeling that better weather is about to come, and with that, Summer! Colour, pattern, and plants are the key to giving your house a new look to welcome the season.
There is a whole new generation of graphic artists taking the design world by storm right now, and they are drawing upon influences that range from geometrics and primary colours to the 80s design movements. Think pop-art, and colours.
When it comes to colour a favourite trend of 2017 is the rise of rich jewel tones. These jewel tones go hand in hand with soft pastel colours. Vibrant greens, purples and ruby reds mixed with soft pinks and blues.
Pastel shades are a great way of introducing subtle colour into a room, they’re brilliantly minimalistic and set the tone for a Bohemian, Romantic style. If pastels aren’t your thing you can always for the bold side and choose earthy colours like powdery pink, terracotta, sand, ochre, or olive green. They will give a great exotic feel to the room and will go great with spring trends.
They provide a great way to introduce subtle colour into muted schemes, so they work brilliantly in minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired homes where brighter shades might jar. They’re both warming and calming, and they look wonderful offset against neutrals. They’re incredibly versatile, too: you could start small by introducing a few earth-coloured ceramics, or go bolder and paint the walls. The mood is all about fun and glamorous escapism.
Introducing Geometric Patterns
To meet the geometric trends of 2017 spring here are a few easy additions to the home that will change the feel without too much hassle.
I particularly like these geometric mirrors by Lisa Angel. With a minimalistic geometric design, they provide the perfect start to a spring refresh. These hexagonal mirror can be easily hang in your living room by their attached sting and are available in multiple sizes. Plus, their simple design means you won’t have to change up your room massively to accommodate it.
If you’re looking for a more bald geometric piece to add to your home, consider lighting. This statement lamp by Fabbian, it comes both with or without suspension and is a great way to add some personality into the room. Suspension lamps are coming back, and personally, They tend to give more style to a room than surface mounted lamps. This design in particular is bit pricey but there are plenty luxury lamps to choose from in LampCommerce.
Exotic and Botanical Themes
This is another favourite spring trend because it is bringing some great patterns with it, I’m specially excited by the Banana Leaf Patterns. I absolutely love, love, loveeeee (did I emphasise that enough) tropical wallpapers. I think, when used properly and only for details, they can really change a room massively by brightening it up and giving it life. Choose a wallpaper that has colour, but be careful with a heavy pattern. Bold choices can be good for a while but a simpler design with fewer colour or clutter will last longer.
If you don’t want to change your walls but like the pattern, why not frame it and hang it in your living room? Or consider instead pillows. Pillows are a great way to contrast colours, specially in living rooms. There are plenty of Banana Leaf Design pillows to choose from in vtwonen and etsy, and come in different sizes and patterns. Framed patterns or pillows are a great quick and easy change to make to your home decor which will make your room feel new without making an entire project out of it.
A tip I would say is keep to a simple palette with accents, but be brave with texture and layering. Remember, you don’t have to make massive changes to your home to give a spring makeover.
Collaboration with Max Lami
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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