There’s something about spring that brings an extra zest for life isn’t there?
As soon as daffodils start appearing along the roadsides, excitement starts building for the new spring and summer seasons ahead. Spring signals change and whilst we instinctively reach for lighter clothing, the brighter, warmer days inspire us to freshen up our home too. Switching up your interior decor or accessories seasonally can give the home a new lease of life. That said, I’m certainly not one to promote unnecessary purchases, rather I favour sustainability both around the home and in beauty but I do believe that making small changes can work wonders for us.
Simple changes can really improve your wellbeing by bringing a renewed love for your home and surroundings.
One room which could definitely do with a spring refresh is our en suite bathroom and since it’s only my husband and I who visit said room, it’s easily neglected. If I’m not wandering around Home Sense for inspiration, I’ll be browsing online looking for current interior trends which I can incorporate into my home. A new online discovery for me is London-based Soho Home; amongst lots of other home decor ideas, I spotted a wonderful selection of chic accessories including some rather cool brass bathroom fittings which come in antique or blackened brass – I’m very tempted.
Our bathroom fittings are looking a bit tired and dated so it’s out with the old, in with the new!
Stainless steel is common for the bathroom and its sterile style is appealing, but brass has a certain warmth and timeless charm bringing something a little different, I’ve got my eye on the robe hooks for the door too – matching antique brass, of course.
Recently, I went through the “everything must be white” phase and came out the other side. However, I’m now leaning towards colour and of course with bold and darker interior colours trending right now, navy blue keeps catching my eye. It’s funny how a colour palette you may have previously sniffed at suddenly becomes appealing.
A few touches of colour around the home or a darker painted focus wall is all it takes to give a room a new lease of life.
Shop the navy trend
Put away the candles, tea lights and cosy throws and swap them for more appropriate spring accessories. Take inspiration from nature and bring the outside in.
I’m still crushing on faux (and real) foliage. My latest find is a cute faux topiary tree which I bought from IKEA for just £9 and of course, I had to have the pot as well – £4. If you’d like to learn more about my love of foliage have a read of my spring interior trends post, where I covered the subject in more detail.
Just after Christmas we cleared out our cluttered home office and gave it a lick of paint which was long overdue. I needed somewhere specific to focus on my work and in turn, be more productive. At the time I was still in the “white phase” and chose bright white for the walls, however, now I’m pondering over a splash of colour. I quite fancy a navy blue chair to go with my white desk, or I may even repaint one of the walls in a mid-grey or a grown-up pink” – think fresh plaster or Calamine. Failing that, some sultry, blue-toned prints for the walls would work.
Shop faux eucalyptus & spring picks
What will you be doing around your home this spring season? I’d love to know your ideas.
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