As shoots of green begin to emerge from the ground and tiny bulbs appear in the flower bed, people begin to think about making the interior of their homes just as alive with newness and life. From materials to colors, here are some of the hottest home design trends for spring!
Spring is a celebration of the outdoors. As the circle of life begins again, Mother Nature shows off her splendor with budding trees, blooming petals, and sprouts of growth everywhere. As you consider your interior design, one trend for spring is to bring natural elements of the outside indoors. For flooring, consider natural stone, such as travertine or granite. When selecting wood furnishings, consider those made to look “weathered” or that simply have a more rustic or natural overall look. Finally, add natural touches to your space with décor items such as live plants, cut flowers, polished or interesting rocks, or even delicate seashells.
When it comes to color palette, home design trends are all pointing to hues that are cheerful and brilliant, much like the spring season! Pantone color picks of the year include “Radiant Orchid,” “Dazzling Blue,” “Violet Tulip,” and “Hemlock”. In fact, nearly every color selected by Pantone for the 2014 season, including the very neutral “Sand,” can be found in nature. Whether your home is traditional, modern, eclectic, or even rustic, color it bright this spring with accents and elements that are bright and vivid.
Wood brings warmth to a space and is another one of the hottest home design trends for spring. From wood furnishings and cabinetry to wood accents and flooring, wood elements have become a staple in nearly every space. For traditional or modern décor, consider rich, dark woods like cherry or mahogany. For more eclectic styles, white woods make a great choice. Love the look of wood in your home, but not the maintenance? Consider polished Bamboo or White Wood marble.
Last, but certainly not least, fill your space with texture. Whether you choose to add metallic finishes to the walls or textured tile to the floor or backsplash, varied surfaces within the home adds appeal and interest to any interior. And while you are at it, don’t forget to alternate matte finishes with high gloss surfaces and accessories.
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