You will have noticed a distinct change in the weather in recent times, as the sun begins to shine and the climate grows warmer.The portents of spring also encourage many of us to undertake the varied task of spring cleaning, as we look to de-clutter our living spaces and refresh the entire home. Spring is also a time that ushers in brand new design trends, particularly in terms of the colours that we apply within the home and the way in which we manage the space.
So, here are three of the most influential design trends, and a look at how they can change the dynamics of your interior space.
1. Must-have Colours
Spring is typically a time for pastel shades, and this year is no exception to this rule.
In fact, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 is greenery, which is a zesty-yellow shade of green that evokes the very first days of spring and hints at new beginnings. This will therefore play a central role in spring remodels and modifications this year, as people look to introduce colour into their homes whole optimising the sense of space.
Cherry is also set to be a popular colour choice this spring, as the trend for bolder colours is fully embraced by home-owners. When it comes to bathrooms, designers are starting to use darker colours even in smaller bathrooms . Think slate grey paired with natural wood. Which goes against the old rule of bright colours making the space appear larger.
2. Now is the Time to Introduce a Feature Wall
If we accept that greenery is the colour of the year (and particularly) spring, you may want to consider creative ways of introducing this into your home.
You could create a feature wall in your living space, for example, and one that includes plant life and foliage. This not only makes for an eye-catching focal point that is reflective of the season, but it also enables you to successfully bring the outside in and create a seamless transition between interior and exterior design.
Similarly, rain forest and botanical print textiles are also set to become popular this spring, with the trend for experimenting with alternative fabrics helping home-owners to create a multi-dimensional living space.
3. The Return of Art Deco Glamour
This will come as a surprise to some, but art déco glamour and luxury fittings will become commonplace this spring. From plump velvets to vellum and the sporadic use of leather, this creates a sleek and stylish environment that can also be replicated on a budget (using alternative materials in some instances).
This look can also be achieved with the use of soft shapes and reflective surfaces, which optimise the sense of space and contribute towards a luxurious exterior. Similarly, brass fittings are also set to mark their return, as these stand-out pieces instantly convey luxury and the type of lavish grandeur usually presented by stately homes.
So there we have it; three design trends that are likely to make their mark this spring. There are more of course, but these are the most influential throughout the UK.