It looks like we’ll all be spending much more time at home for the foreseeable future! With all the chaos and uncertainty happening out in the world, it has become more important than ever that our own homes make us feel relaxed and happy. Luckily the weather is still beautiful here so there’s no better time for some cathartic decluttering, a deep Spring clean (anyone else feeling the need to burn sage?!) and then a freshen up of your decor. Below, our lady in the know, and interior décor expert Ash Young of Adore Decor DXB, shares her Spring interior trend predictions.
Pastels shades are often associated with this time of year although it can be a fine line between successfully adding a soft, chic hint of colour and tipping over into a palette that looks inspired by a unicorn’s tail! At the more muted, dusky end of the spectrum pastels can read almost as neutrals adding warmth and interest while remaining versatile and easy to live with.
If pastels aren’t your thing the try adding some cheerful bright. Pops of sunny yellow, punchy pink or fresh blue are all guaranteed to cheer a space up and set the mood for warmer days ahead. Painting a wall (or four!) will always be one of the quickest, most affordable ways of making a dramatic change in your home. However, if you aren’t quite ready for that level of commitment, then you can always ease yourself in by reupholstering a chair in your happiest hue or by simply updating your accessories with some brighter additions.
Florals are already making a comeback in 2020 and Spring is the perfect time to introduce this trend into your home. For a bold, modern look go for large scale florals over a decent sized area, for example, by wallpapering a feature wall or by treating yourself to some botanical-inspired bedding. If all else fails, then you can help bring the outside in by adding new plants (real or fake) or some fresh flowers.
Another design classic that’s having a moment is cane webbing. It’s combination of retro vibes and neutral colour make it a very useable element which will make any space look cool and current. Cane webbing is popping up everywhere on items of furniture ranging from headboards and cupboard doors to chairs and lamp shades so you shouldn’t struggle to find a piece that works in your home.
Last, but not least, don’t underestimate the satisfaction of giving a mini makeover to a neglected corner. Just putting up some shelves, adding a small console table and mirror, or even a bar cart (!) will give you a fun new area to style with decorative accessories and plants. Alternatively, you can totally transform an empty wall with some art or by creating a gallery wall of your favourite, family photos. With the children off school for 4 weeks then maybe you can make it a team project!