Pops of pastel
Breathe new life into your living space with pastel accents and a sprinkling of pattern. Mirror the invigorating colours of Spring with blues, vibrant greens, yellows and soft pastels. Now’s the time to shake up a tired and stuffy colour palette. If you’ve got any cheery decorative plates hibernating at the back of a cupboard somewhere, display them on open-shelving / cabinetry.
Deck the halls with a Spring wreath
Whatdoyaknow, wreaths aren’t just for the holidays! With every season, there comes a new opportunity to style your home in accordance with the seasons and adding a decorative wreath – much like flowers – can offer a quick way to introduce a touch of nature into your living space.
Whether you go for an all-out Easter theme, or simply style a fresh wreath with foliage and a medley of tulips, nothing welcomes guests quite like a well-dressed front door.
Switching up your home fragrance
Out with the ‘oud’ in with the new! While Winter is all about the heady, comforting spices and warming ouds, Spring inspires us to scent our homes with fresh and uplifting fragrances that energise and motivate us – the candle equivalent of going for a brisk seaside walk to to blow the cobwebs away.
Bringing the great outdoors in
Nature really knows how to show off in the Spring. Daffodils and hyacinths are particularly fragrant and aesthetically pleasing bunched in a vase and placed on the kitchen counter, or as a centrepiece on your Easter dining table. The house plant trend is going nowhere either, so go ahead and create your very own Spring sanctuary with a smattering of leafy friends. A trailing string of hearts looks great in an office, while a snake plant is a delightfully low-maintenance addition for a bar cart or console table.
Introduce lighter fabrics
Create a calm and airy ambience in your boudoir by changing up your heavy Winter bed threads for crisp whites or ditsy floral prints. Go for light, breathable fabrics on your bedding, switch out heavy blankets for cotton throws in the lounge and crinkled cotton table cloths in the kitchen. It’s the season for letting go of unnecessary layers!
If you’re a fan of letting the light flood in through the curtains in the morning, then opt for sheer curtains for a laid-back boho mood mixed with Moroccan overtones and earthy hues. Dreamy!
Once we’re done lapping up the comforts of hygge season, we often feel a need to clear out, refresh and rearrange our living space to reflect the shift in seasons and the sunnier days ahead. Evoke a calm home by organising your cupboards and drawers, paring back your bedside table and lightening your bookshelves. There is beauty and functionality in the unadorned wall and the ship-shape kitchen counter. Embrace the space! Need some motivation to get your place looking Hinch-levels of tidy? Read our Spring cleaning tips here.
Channel those vacation vibes with natural materials and an aesthetic style firmly set in contemporary minimalism. Introduce wood, rattan, bamboo or seagrass textures for a neutral palette that’ll work with any interior aesthetic. Wicker baskets are both functional and stylish storage pieces for your hallway or lounge, while rattan planters work well for a bedroom or a reading nook. You can also try switching up your Berber style rugs for natural jute for a lighter but still lived-in look.