Interior Design Trends: Easy Seasonal Changes Refresh and Revive Your Home
Spring’s new growth provides inspiration for renewal in our lives. Homeowners should embrace this same mindset — one where you favor breezy fabrics and fun decor that inspires a fresh feeling in your house.
Here are the top trends in interior decorating that capture the optimistic feeling of springtime, without having to spend a lot of time or money:
1. Color your world happy
To uplift your mood and give your home a new personality, color should be the first thing you address. Paint is an easy and affordable way to dramatically change a living space. Spring’s hot color palette includes rich hues of blue and turquoise, vibrant pink and orange tones and soft greens and neutrals. Visit your local Lowe’s for inspiration from the paint color studio.
Feeling adventurous? Dabble in some vibrant shades inspired by the flora and fauna in your region. Love the bright red of blooming tulips? How about the rich blue of the sky? Pick one thing and paint it that bold color — a single wall, a door, or even a piece of furniture. Watch as the entire room suddenly comes to life.
2. Mix in light and fresh decor
Making small changes to your home’s decor is a great way to refresh the interior, and you don’t have to spend a ton of money. Window treatments are a great place to start — replace dense fabrics with airy options that beg to blow in the warm breeze.
Next, store away existing rugs and replace with ones that feature bright colors or botanical designs. Dark accent pillows can be replaced with fluffy, colorful options that add life to dated couches and chairs. Seasonal decor changes are simple and can be swapped out year after year.
3. Bring the feeling of “green” indoors
Houseplants are a great tool for awakening that sense of nature and bringing the outdoors inside. Houseplants make any room look more luxurious, and they are natural air cleaners, awakening the senses of spring’s fresh air. Good, low-maintenance indoor houseplants include the peace lily, spider plant and snake plant.
Interior decor also can reflect the natural feeling that indoor plants provide. Coordinate pieces that feature nature’s elements, such as a leaf motif on a lamp shade or a beach scene on a piece of wall art.
4. Cut the clutter
Of course any home refresh is not complete without some cleaning. Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you — start small and go through any clutter, sorting into piles to use, store, give away and throw away. A good dusting goes a long way too, so be sure to hit all the surfaces with a damp cloth. Shine up mirrors, which will reflect that beautiful spring sunshine to brighten and enlarge the feeling of the room.
Changing your home to reflect the seasons is easy with a few basic steps and a little creativity. Remember to embrace the feeling of spring, and the inspiration will come naturally.