Spring is on its way – at last – and with it comes a raft of new home decor trends. Think speedy updates that make every room (and outdoor space) feel fresher and brighter. You don’t need to renovate or redecorate to try these interior trends; simply add new cushions, candles and statement pieces that help you kick off the season in style…
1. Getting Garden-Ready
If you’re one of many who tried to order garden furniture in the throes of last summer, you’ll remember how difficult it was to get a hold of a dining set or sunlounger. That’s why, this year, it’s all about prepping for summer in the midst of spring. That means picking out your furniture early, so you can spend the warmer months lounging in luxury.
Get ready by plotting out exactly what you need to make your garden feel like an outdoor oasis. If you’ll be wining and dining day and night, the Bliss Lead Chine 8 Seat Rectangular Dining Set is perfect, featuring a fire pit in the centre. For relaxing in the sun, the Zion Corner Group Lead Sofa is a plush place to crash. Meanwhile, the Joy Sun Lounger will have you feeling like you’re back on holiday.
2. Nature-Inspired Accents
Bring the outside in with home accessories inspired by nature. This goes beyond a vase of flowers; we’ll be adding bee, bird and floral prints to living areas for an al fresco feel. The easiest way to do this is with cushions. Try placing a mix on your sofa, including the Orla Kiely Early Bird Rose Cushion, the Bee Olive Cushion and the Orla Kiely Linear Sunflower Cushion.
A kitschy mirror, like the Hummingbird Mirror, also lends a spring-ready feel to a dining room or hallway, while the Bee Coat Rack brings some playfulness to your entryway. If you’re ready to really commit to the trend, try creating a statement wall with floral wallpaper. Placed behind a bed frame or sofa, it will instantly brighten up your decor.
3. Light, Bright Woods
Whether you’re shopping for new dining furniture or a simple console table, incorporating lighter woods – like pine or pale oak – will bring extra brightness into your home. These cool-toned pieces look fresh year-round, but especially in the early days of spring. Choose a weathered or knotted grain to channel 2021’s trending cottagecore vibe.
One of our favourite combos for spring 2021 is the Roslyn Dining Table with a vase of wildflowers. The heavy knots and a burst of bold blooms creates a modern-farmhouse feel. The rawness of the Wooden Side Table/Stool also adds to a country aesthetic. Keep this sturdy piece in the kitchen or living room to give your home a rustic touch.
4. Pops of Colour
Adding colour to your home is an easy way to feel bright and spring-ready. That’s why, this season, pops of orange, pink, yellow or green are a must against grey and neutral decor. Opt for statement pieces, like a dining chair or a velvet ottoman. These simple updates can have a big impact on the look and feel of each room.
Case in point: a Pink Fifties Dining Chair adds some spring freshness next to a mid-century table. Meanwhile, an Orange Orla Kiely Ivy Snuggler proves the perfect spring-to-summer piece for a reading nook. The trick is to look out for spaces in your home that feel a little empty or lacking in colour. Then, pick out a timeless piece of furniture in a shade that enhances your existing palette.
5. Scenting for Spring
One of the quickest ways to make a home feel spring-ready is with a scented candle or diffuser. This year, scents that conjure up visions of a summer holiday are trending, owed to their mood-boosting qualities. Opt for sparkling citruses, like the Casafina Blood Orange And Grapefruit Diffuser, or throwback to balmy, beach evenings with the Citrus Verbena Candle. Dreamy.