With a long weekend around the corner and spring, well, sprung, it’s no wonder so many of us are ready to refresh and update our homes. If you haven’t perfected your plans yet, be inspired by our spring decorating ideas.
Try a new colour, part 1
Fan of pale shades for walls, floors and painted furniture? We are, too, but Easter’s the ideal opportunity to try out room schemes incorporating the pastel shades that evoke the season, but look good year round. We’re talking colours that are soft and not a million miles from white: think sky blue, primrose yellow, and fern green.
How to use them? You might want to introduce these tones as part of an entirely new scheme, so, for example, a bedroom could have sky blue walls with soft yellow and green over smaller areas. However, if it’s an update you’re after rather than full-on redecorating, just pick one colour to add in. A piece of painted furniture in our mid blue – or even softer mid blue antique finish – against white or cream walls works beautifully as an accent, adding subtle interest to a room scheme. Shown above is our Pedestal Dining Table in mid blue.
Try a new colour, part 2
The gentlest of rose pinks is a huge hit for interiors this year. We’d never suggest you try a colour just because it’s fashionable but we think this shade has style that will last. Other reasons to add it into your room schemes: it’s gently warm, it complements other soft colours you might want to use, and it works as well in living spaces as bedrooms.
You might want to incorporate it in upholstery for furniture, or in a fabric you choose for curtains or blinds. Alternatively, ring the changes by opting to use it in place of gloss white for woodwork. Quickest and simplest solution? Choose it for decorative accessories.
Image above via Pinterest
Create a different atmosphere
If time’s too short for top-to-toe decorating, perhaps changing the atmosphere of your rooms is all the revamp they need? For a scheme that feels more relaxing, opt to lean pictures against a wall rather than hanging them to help create the casual effect required. The key to a great looking display is to work with the overall shape of the group in mind, so you can choose images of different heights and orientations, and even overlap them to create a pleasing outline.
The pictures above are shown on our New Hampshire Modular Desk
For a living space that’s not as welcoming as you’d like, softening the lines may be all that’s required. You could swap a coffee table for an upholstered version, for example, or select a footstool instead. Can’t give up on the extra stash space a coffee table offers? A storage footstool has room inside for magazines, remotes and more.
Shown above is our Upholstered Tuvan Coffee Table, which has a deep pleated top
Add a focal point to a bedroom
Some rooms have a natural focal point: a fireplace in the living room, a freestanding bath in the bathroom, a large artwork and so on. In the bedroom, the bed itself is the default candidate, so take the opportunity to ensure yours isn’t fading into the background. An upholstered headboard will make it a feature, and can be attention grabbing because of its shape, height, colour or pattern.
Want the bed to make even more of a splash? Choose a patterned fabric for headboard and valance, or go for the more fitted look of a Fabric Covered Divan. As with all our designs, for either a base or valance, you can choose from our fabric ranges or send in your own.
Thanks to housetohome for the image above showing our headboard and valance