Spring Greens – planted firmly on trend
You can’t deny the buzz you get as the greenery of outdoors begins to flourish after a seemingly never ending winter. Inside the house though things can appear a little bit dull as the crisp Spring light begins to highlight your room for the first time in months. There are some very simple things you can do to revive your home in the spring time, try rearranging your furniture as there is every chance you are going to spend less time huddled up on the sofa to keep warm so maybe place a chair where you can look out of the window towards the outside. Speaking of windows, have you given yours a good proper clean?
Wipe away winter, it’s amazing what a clear view can do to make your room feel instantly brighter, fresher and cleaner.
In terms of interior style and design there is a big focus on greens this year which is just perfect for this season. Emerald greens are combined with leafy tones, these are real greens, no pastels here, head straight to the bold and beautiful gem-like tones. By combining the richness of the greens with rustic wood finishes you get the feeling of being in a cottage garden, styling this way you are bringing life indoors not just colour.
My top tip for the ultimate botanical effect is the ‘Greenhouse’ wallpaper by Erik Gutter which is tromp l’oeil style paper mimicking the effect of looking into a greenhouse, of course this is high drama! For a simpler effect think about bringing succulents and cactus into your scheme, these are the plants causing a stir and you will see them everywhere especially in rustic terracotta and concrete pots.
Don’t go too mad with your bringing the outside in otherwise you may find your home looking like a garden shed, the best way to do this is to incorporate rich shiny metals into your scheme, copper is the obvious choice as it works so well with green but brass and shiny steel work equally as well. Don’t be afraid to bring in rustic finishes though, the Jadida stool is a good balance, it’s a cute design and can be used as a stool or as a lamp table and isn’t too rustic.
Play along with the natural edge and incorporate other natural elements, I am besotted with the new ‘feathers’ wallpaper produced by Mini Moderns in collaboration with wildlife illustrator Matt Sewell.
Happy Spring everyone, go and live it, bravely!