Do you spend a decent portion of the day poring over Instagram or Pinterest snaps of impossibly cool interiors? If so, you’re definitely not alone. If you’ve got a flair for design or you’re keen to channel your creativity to ensure your home is always the trendiest pad on the block, here are some new season looks to inspire and enthrall you.
The living room
The living room is an excellent place to start. This is the room where we lounge, loiter and chill out at the end of a busy day. The beauty of interior design trends is the eclectic range of looks that are ticking boxes at any given time. This season, you can choose from stark Scandi vibes, romantic blush pink or a nod to Mother Nature.
Scandinavian minimalism is all about being effortless and adopting a laid-back attitude to styling. This trend is the option for you if you’re not overly concerned with straightening cushions and refolding throws to ensure the edges are perfectly aligned. It’s also an ideal choice for those on a budget, as less is definitely more. Blush could be the trend for you if you like the romantic, vintage vibe, but it can also work well in contemporary homes. Stick to accessories if you’re pushed for space and don’t be afraid to embrace this trend by opting for a single standout piece, such as a head-turning chair. Finally, the natural look. Natural interiors are perfect for spring/summer, and it’s very easy to recreate the stunning images you see in glossy magazines at home. Scatter plants around the room, swap fur rugs for bamboo and stick to wooden furniture. Keep the walls fresh and clean and add subtle botanical prints using cushion covers or patterned candle holders.
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Your bedroom should be a haven of peace and tranquility. Of course, if you have kids or even a pet, this is not always the case, but you can but try. For achingly cool children’s rooms, opt for functional, modern modular pieces like those from Oliver Furniture matched with neutral walls and accessories that introduce patterns and color. Keeping things simple will increase space and light and you can use a basic template to switch things up as the season’s age and your child gets older. Moving to your room, the sanctuary you long to escape to as night falls, there’s a host of options available. This season, hot designer trends include opulent boutique hotel vibes and minimalist chic. The minimalist look is perfect for bijou bedrooms, and it’s very easy to achieve brilliant results on a budget. Keep your palette clean and simple, maximize natural light and use accessories sparingly. If you’re going for the more lavish look, make your bed the focal point, add flashes of expensive looking jewel tones and mix luxurious materials like satin and velvet.
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If your kitchen is the heart of the home, it makes sense to make it look phenomenal. White has long been the colcolor choice, but this season, it’s all about being a little more audacious and playing around with color. You don’t have to go crazy and invest in yellow units or paint the walls bright blue, but if that kind of eccentricity floats your boat, this is the time to unleash your inner risk-taker. If you don’t want to go the whole hog with bright shades, adopt a more subtle approach and let your accessories do the talking.
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Most people consider the kitchen the most important room in the house, but this is usually closely followed by the bathroom. If your bathroom could do with a makeover, there are some fabulous looks around for spring/summer. Mosaic tiles are all the rage, and there’s also a nod to the return of the his ‘n’ hers bathroom. Tiles are great because you have free reign to choose a style that suits the room and your individual taste, while a his ‘n’ hers setup adds a luxe touch to even the most understated en-suite. If you’re keen to add colour, opt for earthy tones like grey, blue and green.
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Are you planning a mini makeover at home or are you eager to ensure your residence moves with the times and ticks off the trends? If you’re looking for inspiration for the new season or you feel like your interiors could do with a new lease of life, hopefully, these ideas have got you thinking. Experiment with colour, don’t be afraid to try new things and opt for styles, shades and pieces that reflect your personality.