The arrival of spring brought with it rare, but welcome teases of sunshine, a fresh flurry of flamboyant flowers, and most importantly, the opportunity to refresh our homes with some stylish updates. We take a look at some of our favourite spring ideas and the simple ways you can incorporate them into your home.
When it comes to colour, the great outdoors can quite often be one of the greatest palettes for inspiration. Opening our windows and doors to the beautiful blooms outside provides us with a plethora of colour that can be transferred effortlessly indoors. This season, we’ve seen the return of classic flower favourites, such as Daffodils, Tulips and Lillies. Whether you are making meal time brighter with floral table arrangements, or simply want a beautiful bouquet to greet your guests with, you can be as creative as you want to be when it comes to flower arranging. If you’re going for a sleek, modern look, think about single flowers in thin, pipe-like vases. For a more rustic feel, think about adding freshly picked flowers to old jam jars to create an endearing disheveled feel.
Show off with shelving
Open shelving was a strong trend in 2016, increasing in popularity throughout 2017, and it’s not hard to work out why. Display storage is a traditional kitchen style that sees the combination of form with function at its finest. Whether you want to draw attention to your favourite spring-inspired floral displays, or just have your most trusted cook book on hand, this design feature offers functional flexibility tailored around your needs.
The material mix
Opposites really do attract, and the unlikely pairings of luxurious stone finishes, with raw industrial metals, are perfect representation for how this relationship can work in harmony. In 2016, we saw the rise of these unique unions and the style has well and truly secured itself as a staple in 2017. This spring, we’ve seen the glowing metal, copper, everywhere. The reflective finish of this marvellous material is ideal for creating light in the home, as well as offering practical properties, making it great for family living. Perfectly paired with simple wooden furniture, or stunning stone finishes such as marble, take a look at these copper worktops to see how you can incorporate this contemporary finish in your home.
When Pantone named ‘Greenery’ their colour of the year, we knew that we’d be seeing the zesty shade of green make its mark in homes throughout 2017. But what makes Greenery so great? Well, this colour isn’t just rejuvenating, described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green” by Pantone, but also representative of a reconnection with nature and symbolic of new beginnings. Reflected in the home, Greenery is both vibrant and versatile, and transitions effortlessly across every season.
Spring in particular has provided us with the perfect opportunity to really embrace this captivating colour in our homes. The tropical leaf trend has made its statement across wallpapers, soft furnishings and everything in between. The bold print of these flexible furnishings makes them ideal for a simple, sprightly spruce up.
A very slight light
Showcase your favourite spruce up spring ideas with clever lighting. As the seasons bring more light into our homes, think less about bulky, dramatic lighting, and more about subtle and sleek solutions. Smart solutions are key to the lighting plan of a modern home, combining contemporary design with the highest quality innovation, and none more so than ultra-thin profile lights. The Loox 24V LED Polar Flat Downlights are a great example of polar flat lights that really pack a punch, providing all the brightness of traditional downlights, but none of the bulk.
If you are interested in adding smart lighting solutions to your home, your local Studio Partner will be happy to discuss your options with you. Find yours now with our Studio Partner locator.