Spring has been blooming for a little while now, and the increased amount of sunlight shining into your home might make it look a little dated. Of course, we understand that not everyone is quick off the mark when it comes to a spring home makeover – you’ve got to take at least some time to appreciate the barbeque weather! In this post, the interior gurus at OWO Living are showcasing some of spring’s hottest design trends that’ll help your interiors play catch up with the new season.
Create a positive space
A lot of interior design experts tend to talk in terms of positive and negative space – referring to the items you place in a room and the space you leave around each one. However, this latest trend takes a more literal stance, asking you to consider if your interior space gives you a feeling of positivity when you enter the room.
This plugs in to self-care and wellbeing, as having a brightly coloured room can be an excellent mood booster – think vivid citrus colours with your furniture or on a feature wall. Be careful not to overpower the space and you’ll be well on your way to a mood enhancing area that’ll make your home a true sanctuary from the stresses and worries of the modern world.
For a more playful space, consider using a leafy print to bring nature indoors as you emulate the leaves on the trees outside – this can work as wallpaper or as upholstery, and is a definitive mood booster.
Speckly, playful and quintessentially Italian, you might think that a terrazzo styled interior is vintage to its core, and its time has come round again. Originally used by the ancient Venetians as a way of cost cutting by combining shards of marble with clay, to create the signature speckled effect evoking the title sequence of a 1990s cartoon.
This style doesn’t just work as a kitchen worktop either. Terrazzo pattern wallpapers and rugs are available to bring this unique look through to other parts of the home. Pairing a terrazzo wallpaper with some neutral-coloured furniture can create an excellent balance between negative and positive space.
Add life (literally)
With that extra late spring sunshine slanting in through your windows, it’s now the time to quite literally inject some new life into your interiors. House plants have always been a great choice for designers looking for some zest in their interiors – and they don’t really require much maintenance, just water them semi-regularly and make sure they get plenty of sunlight.
Pairing natural greenery with pastel shades can create a winning colour contrast that will freshen any home’s overall vibe, combining the soothing nature of the pastel colours with the peaceful vibrancy of some natural foliage can give any space a zen-like calm which is proven to improve mental wellbeing.
Geometry is your friend
Geometric patterning is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down, with everything from Victorian floral designs to more modern shapes becoming increasingly popular, and can be featured on anything from cushions to wallpaper and beyond.
Smart, interlocking shapes tesselating to create a beautiful design can be very satisfying on the eye, and just about any colour works with them. However, we’d recommend something light and breezy such as pastel shades or citrus colours.
Much like the other interior features mentioned in this piece, using too much can be overpowering. As much as the art of MC Escher is captivating, you don’t want to be living inside one of his paintings, overcome by a plethora of geometric patterns vying for your attention.
It’s all about balancing these ideas and injecting your own personality into the mix to create a space that truly reflects who you are and how you want your springtime home to look. So, what are you waiting for? Get hunting for some perfect springtime interior pieces!