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Spring Trends – Interior Design Trends
We’ve had a few false starts, but it seems that spring may finally be here! And this means taking the opportunity to revamp the interior of our homes. If you are looking to re-settle your pad, what are the on-trend option?
The Scandinavian style ‘hygge’ has dominated for some time but 2018 promises a fresh approach, this time turning to Japanese styling concept. Wabi-Sabi is about being laid back, easy and carefree – and being true to yourself.
Essential it gives you free rein to be yourself when it comes to interior style and that means choosing a wall colour that you want rather than what is trendy. Softening the sculpted edges, this is the style that is the perfect excuse for mismatched cushions and a crumpled bed.
#2 Tropical prints
If you haven’t tried this trend yet, maybe now is the time to dabble. Large tropical prints may feel like a step back to the 80s but actually, it is a trend that can work.
If you don’t fancy a whole feature wall of tropical print wallpaper, opt for prints instead. But rather than opting for last year’s bright, bold tropical prints think rainforest green and darker, deeper green shades.
#3 Blurring boundaries
There has long been talk about the inside of our homes meeting the outside but this new styling concept of blurring the boundaries takes it one step further. In effect, the outside IS coming in.
Many designers have been using plants increasingly in their designs so much so that there are many trends coming to the fore that use an abundance of plants. From ‘green’ walls of plants to growing veggies indoors, blurring boundaries means seamlessly connecting your home and garden, an overlap if you like, of both elements.
#4 Monochrome herringbone
If plants and tropical prints, along with out-there concepts like Wabi-Sabi are not your thing, then you will be pleased to know that monochrome is still an on-trend style to opt for.
What had changed is the pattern. Don’t think in blocks but think along the traditional lines of the herringbone pattern. There is something traditional and reassuringly familiar about this pattern that alongside some modern elements like minimalist table lamps or even a pop of colour with a throw or two, makes it the perfect styling option.
#5 Crafts in the bathroom
The bathroom is a utilitarian space for many of us. Even though we may linger with a soak in the bath, we keep the fuss and clutter to a minimum in the humid, steamy enclaves of the bath or shower room.
But times are changing. From towels with tassels to bathmats with fringing, there is a new bathroom style, similar to that of ‘crafting’ making its way to the often-smallest room in the house.
Soften the practical edged with pretty towels and accessories, and wallow just a little longer in the fitted furniture luxury of the bathroom…