There’s more daylight hours, the sun is shining and the blossom is blooming. As we step forward into Spring, here’s what you need to know about injecting pastels and prints into your home like a pro.
The Colour purple
Colour is the ultimate stimulant - it awakens the senses and can add warmth, joy or even lift the space. It’s totally subjective and so it’s important to select colours and patterns that are intrinsic to you. One colour trend derived from the 80s is lilac and it’s my all time fave. It emerged in 2019 but as the Pandemic helped us to slow right down, the purple trend speeded right up. The use of this colour can instantly boost mood but it’s also an excellent playmate for neon, pastels and even richer reds and berrys, taking you from fresh Spring right through to the cosier Winter nights. You can really create a splash with my pearls dream design in lilac. Head to Kate Rose Morgan’s home account on insta to see the hue in all its glory.
Ice cream sundae
Mint green, millennial-pink and baby-blue is a colour combination that satisfies a sweet tooth all year round. You can go all in and awash the walls with three or four of your favourite pastel colours, team it with a contrasting statement sofa or textile or just create a sprinkling of sundae with scatter cushions and accents. For inspiration on infusing multiple pastels into your home take a look at @littlebigbell on instagram. Her cotton candy kitchen and loud and proud living space is just dreamy.
Cottagecore is a trend that reflects an idealised rural existence and is a nod to the traditional English countryside. Think gardening, greenery, watercolour paintings lace and linen. However, if you’d love a little piece of the country in your home you don't have to go full-on cottagecore to be bang on trend. Mix muted colors with folksy and characterful prints for a more modern country kind-of-vibe. Add high impact wallpaper as a backdrop in kitchens such as the Pari’s Peahen paper or layer living rooms with textured throws and cushions which reflect life in the country.
The Great Indoors
Rich forest greens, leafy accessories and flamboyant tropical wallpapers can help your home evolve into your very own garden of Eden. Enchanting prints and bold accessories can emphasise a jungle scene while, if a traditional English garden is more your style, transform your space with vibrant spring and summer fruits, beautiful blossom and breezy butterflies with this Frutta wallpaper in blue.
A Celebration of Flowers
You don’t have to be an avid gardener to bring in intrinsic and detailed florals to your interiors. In fact, designers like me are on a mission to redefine the use of flowers on walls, textiles and on accessories. Seen once as a rather romantic and fluffy choice, they are now re-imagined in every hue making them more mainstream and modern.
Wall art has become a crucial step in the decorating process and we are seeing more people incorporate this into their interiors, adding interest to blank walls, creating little nooks and corners that wow and adding sensory delights to children’s bedrooms. There’s a host of Spring and Summer prints you can purchase here to kickstart a gallery wall to call your own.