Spring has officially sprung, and with the warmer weather finally making an appearance and the days getting longer, there is no denying that this time of year is incredibly refreshing after a winter which has felt like it has lasted a lifetime.
This time of year often symbolises change, and this is the perfect time to give your interior a refresh. Throughout the year, new trends pop up all of the time with some being incredibly easy to implement throughout your home. We have put together five refreshing spring trends that you can try in your home this year.
Spring represents flowers, plants and of course vibrant colours, and this can be one of the easiest ways to add a touch of this season into your home. From artificial house plants to fresh flowers, bringing the outside in can brighten up any room and really implement that feeling of spring.
Houseplants have been a staple in our homes for years, but they have recently been popping up in every room. Potted plants are a great way to bring some greenery in a room as well as filling a space that nothing else can.
Bare metals, wood and exposed walls have made a splash in the interior design world over the past couple of years. It is all about going back to basics and working with the natural elements such as wooden beams; even furniture and floors. Stripping back the style of your home can create a whole new space, and even make it look bigger than it is.
As mentioned above, spring represents new flowers and plants, and these work in harmony with wooden furniture such as oak or even pine. Lighter woods can instantly brighten up a space and almost fit in with any current style you may have in your home.
Neutral colours in the home have always been in style due to their versatility. White evokes cleanliness and purity, and pairs perfectly with traditional styles which you would find in a country cottage as well as modern designs. For those wanting to take this colour further, you can pair these timeless shades with metallics for a warm and appealing finish. Whether you opt for copper accessories, brass door handles or your lighting; metallics really do pair perfectly with any white interiors.
Morocco has had an influence on interior design for decades, and this is due to interesting colours and textures involved in this particular style. Colour tends to be the main focus when it comes to incorporating this trend, with shades of greens, blues, oranges and pinks, as well as metallics such as silver.
You don’t have to go all out with a complete transformation, but instead, gently introduce it to parts of your home like the living room or bedroom to create the ultimate romantic and warm interior. You can purchase soft furnishings such as cushions, rugs, duvet covers to spice up a room, to begin with. If you fall in love with this style, then go all out by painting the walls in the shades mentioned above.
In Devon, you will find a number of stunning country homes as well as quaint cottages. The timeless style of these interiors tends to make them so sought-after and simply stunning. However, this type of trend can have a modern twist to keep up with current times. Wood plays a huge part in this type of style, and when matched with neutral colours, you can really lighten up the space you have.
In a farmhouse interior design, the finish you choose will also play a big role. Rather than opting for bright colours, you should tone it down with eggshell blues and other lighter colours, or even pick colours which have an antique or vintage feel. By doing this, this will feel like a contemporary farmhouse without being too over the top.
These are just a handful of trends you can try in your home this spring, and if you only want to experiment, you can easily do so by adding colour through soft furnishings.
When it comes to selling your home, making sure your home is decorated to a high standard will make it a lot more appealing to potential buyers. Here at Godfrey Short & Squire, we are estate agents in Okehampton who also cover West Devon and Dartmoor. If you are looking to sell your home, or want to relocate to the area, please do not hesitate to call us on 01837 54504.