It won’t be long before spring has sprung and we can emerge from our winter ‘hibernation’ and seize this beautiful time of year. In Eastern philosophies this season represents ‘renewal’, and getting one’s home in order is a symbolic gesture of getting one’s life in order. Perhaps this explains the mad cleaning frenzy or ‘spring clean’ that many of us go on at this time of year! So let’s take a look at how to inject some fresh, spring magic into your home and life by looking at top interior styles for Spring 2014.
The word ‘fresh’ is often associated with spring. It’s also associated with citrus fruits. What better way to introduce the essence of this season than by incorporating bright limes, yellows and oranges? You don’t have to go crazy, just use these bold colours as accents throughout rooms.
The reason why neutral colour palettes have become so phenomenally popular for home interiors (e.g. paint, window coverings and flooring) is because they provide a blank and very versatile canvas to work with. For more ideas, take a look at some stunning home interiors by www.coralhomes.com.au. If you paint with bright colours and use bold soft furnishings, chances are, you’ll get sick of them after a relatively short period of time.
Decor is by far the easiest, most affordable and flexible way to introduce colour to a home. Plus, you can change pieces throughout the year to match the season or when you feel like something different. You can alternate cushions, rugs, throws, vases and so on.
Back to Nature
This latest style trend is all about getting back to basics, about removing the clutter and creating a tranquil interior that you want to escape to. You can easily incorporate nature into your home. Here are some quick and easy ways to introduce nature-inspired design into your decor:
• Indoor plants – there are now an amazing array of varieties to choose from, ranging from bold architectural foliage, to delicate fronds. Colours are also diverse, offering dark greens right through to bright limes. Aim for some flowering species, like bromeliads, which offer a stunning show of yellow, orange, red, pink or even purple flowers.
• Floral arrangements – are a wonderful way to add beautiful bursts of colour to your home. To keep costs down, have a look into incredibly life-like artificial flowers made from silk. If flowers aren’t your thing, you can also use leaves from your garden. They look fantastic in over-sized clear glass vases and add a simple, fresh and natural element to any room.
• Printed fabrics – are a very easy, but stylish way to introduce nature-inspired design to your home’s decor. There are so many options to choose from here, ranging from delicate and traditional floral designs to simple, clean, modern prints. Buying fabric by the meter and then making your own cushions and other decor items will save you a bundle and let you create unique pieces you’re unlikely to see in anyone else’s home.
So there you have it, a snapshot of how to bring quickly and affordably, spring-inspired design into your home.