Spring Ideas For The Home


 

 

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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20 Comments

  1. February 27, 2019 / 9:59 am

    I love your pictures, they are soo gorgeous! Flowers (faux or real) add such a beautiful touch to a house! I totally agree with you, darker interior colours weren’t really my thing but now I just love them! It’s so weird haha! Fab post as always my lovely x

    http://new-lune.com

    • Samantha
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      February 27, 2019 / 10:59 am

      Thank you! It’s so true and like you say, it’s weird how we suddenly develop a liking for something. I’m with you, darker interiors definitely weren’t my thing previously either, but it’s a different story now! x

    • Samantha
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      February 27, 2019 / 10:56 am

      My pleasure x

  2. February 27, 2019 / 10:56 am

    Such a lovely post! I love the idea of brass in the bathroom and I’ve just planted a eucalyptus tree in my garden so love the idea of using it as decoration.

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Samantha
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      February 27, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      Oh, that’s so lovely to hear! Yes, brass is a bit different isn’t it, makes a change I thought. I’m planning on planting a eucalyptus tree in my garden soon. I keep cutting sprigs from my inlaws tree! x

  3. February 27, 2019 / 11:45 am

    Especially for seasons like spring I really like the idea of bringing the outdoors in a little more with plants and flowers and pieces like that, whether they’re real or even if it’s just photos etc of them!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Samantha
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      February 27, 2019 / 1:02 pm

      So lovely isn’t it. Some houseplants have air purifying properties so I try to have some dotted around. I must admit, the faux variety are easier to care for! leafy prints are gorgeous too, I agree. x

  4. February 27, 2019 / 12:56 pm

    Your home is so beautiful, Samantha! I am absolutely loving the gorgeous flowers, it really gives it that fresh and pretty Spring vibe. I recently made a few changes around my flat too and have brought a couple of fake plants from IKEA (similar to the ones in your photos) and they really make a difference and brighten up the home. I’m loving this navy trend too, it is really stylish and a colour that goes well with most things! Thanks for sharing your ideas, fab post and gorgeous photos as always! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Samantha
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      February 27, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you so much Bexa, so kind of you to say that. IKEA is fab for plants isn’t, although I do struggle to tell the difference between the real and fake as they look so perfect! When I saw the topiary tree I just fell in love with it. x

  5. February 27, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    I love having fresh flowers (and faux too actually) around the house and they make a home seem so fresh and spring like don’t they? I love neutrals so probably would have gone white walls too but a navy chair sounds really nice!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Samantha
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      February 28, 2019 / 11:43 pm

      I’m gradually introducing some blue around the house but definitely going with a navy chair. The one on my shop the post widget is the one I’ve got my eye on! Flowers and foliage can really lift a room, I find. I prefer to keep mine seasonal so they appear more realistic! Thanks lovely x

  6. March 1, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    Such gorgeous photos and a great insightful post! I love the new blue trend. The dark blue is such a gorgeous shade. I love how fresh greenery and plants can make a room feel. Definitely a great way to spruce up the home in time for Spring x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    • Samantha
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      March 1, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you, lauren! I’m pleased to hear you love blue tones too. It’s definitely a new thing for me and a colour I would’ve walked past before, but I’m loving it at the moment. Yes. some greenery around the house helps lift things and look more spring-like! Have a lovely evening x

  7. March 2, 2019 / 10:27 pm

    This has made me want to bring loads of new plants into the flat! I’m always looking to add more in every room, especially as we leave on a busy polluted road, but space is lacking for all these lovely pots of greenery… Lovely post Samantha 🙂
    Julia xx https://freshbeautyfix.com/

    • Samantha
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      March 3, 2019 / 10:45 am

      Ah, that’s a shame! Especially if you live near a polluted road. Some plants have such great air cleaning qualities you could certainly do with some of that! Perhaps you could try burning beeswax tealights instead as they will rid the air of pollutants too. Thanks for reading lovely x

  8. March 4, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    These are such great ideas, and your photos are beautiful! I love adding a few touches of color to a space this time of year. It’s the perfect way to transition to spring!

    • Samantha
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      March 4, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      Thank you! I agree, really helps get you in the mood for the coming season. x

  9. March 5, 2019 / 7:53 am

    I love Ikea for home decor. So many wonderful ideas for spring. Thank you.

    • Samantha
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      March 5, 2019 / 3:33 pm

      I agree, you can’t go wrong with IKEA. Thank you so much! x

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