For many decorating addicts and interior geeks, spring cleaning does not just mean housecleaning. For a long time, they have been hiding under cuddly blankets or arranging flowers on the kitchen table to get through the cold days, and pressing their cheeks against the window whenever the sun comes out. Now spring has finally arrived! Floral patterns, soft pastel shades or light-hearted spring quotes give a fresh touch to every room. What’s more, Vera from the German blog Nicest things shows you how to style your home using the trendy Pantone colours of the year 2016.
Waiting is not for you? You’ve never quite understood the ‘less is more’ philosophy? Then let spring begin in your home! For the powerful floral style, choose bright colours and eye-catching flower patterns for your wall decor as well as on carpets, mugs or wallpapers, and combine them with real plants. Furniture with floral ornaments and vintage botanic drawings provide an authentic Art Nouveau feeling.
With colourful nature prints, on the other hand, you can show expressionistic extravagance in Bohemian style. There is no need to use only floral designs, nature offers many shapes and colours for your home: from mountain views to jungle motifs. For a spring awakening at all levels, place flower pictures and plants at unusual places – on the floor or hanging from the ceiling for example.
Spring does not have to come crashing in. If you prefer soft highlights in your rooms, you may want to choose pastel colours and slightly transparent materials such as mother-of-pearl, glass or light fabrics for your spring makeover. Select bright tones like mint, apricot or lavender, and add flowering branches as natural elements to your interior. The great thing is that various pastel colours can be combined perfectly. Your rooms will still look spacious and airy.
To quote Heraclitus: Everything is in flux. Flowing nature designs or X-ray photographs are an ideal addition to a fanciful pastel style. Motion blur photos or watercolours usually have a smooth, fluid ombré effect, which can be repeated on different furnishings. The ombré or dip-dye trend made its appearance in the fashion industry last year. Now it has been picked up by interior designers!
The news has been out for a while: 2016 is the year of the Pantone colours Rose Quartz and Serenity – and these are a great fit for spring! Both colours harmonise with the pastel style or provide a perfect background for floral designs. They can be used together in a beautiful colour gradient or separately as ‘solo performers’. For the first time ever, the Pantone Color Institute has named two colours of the year.
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This entry was posted on March 1st, 2016.