With spring comes warmer weather, lush landscapes & fresh blooms. Whilst we are suckers for the winter weather, there is always something so rejuvenating about the change of seasons! One of the best ways to rejuvenate is changing your environment as well!
We are always talking about timeless design and one key element is about having an adaptable space that grows and evolves not only with you but your surrounding environment.
So… as we welcome spring 2021 we thought we’d share some of the simple ways you can bring our favourite spring qualities into your home!
It’s no lie that one of the best things about spring is the change in landscape! Evergreen trees and blooming flowers is something we can always appreciate! I love to turn to my own backyard for inspiration in styling. Fresh flowers are a must in my home and I love the weekly ritual of trimming new blooms from my backyard to sit pretty in a vase on my dining table or any space in my home that could use some life!
This one is simple but can make the world of a difference and not just visually but physically as well! Nothing should ever interfere with your 8 hours, so those thick warm layers will need to be swapped out for some breathable lighter fibres. But don’t just stop there, now is your time to bring in those warmer colour tones… This season we are seeing lots of rust, marigold, soft beiges & burnt umber.
We are almost always looking and being inspired by new artwork… and switching up your artwork and prints can make the biggest impact in a home! We love to centralise our styling around a hero piece of art, and it really guides us on the rest of the styling that follows so choosing a piece that holds a lot of meaning and visually reflects your style is key! Whether that be an abstract painting, photography or even a wall hung sculpture. There is so much variety to choose from when it comes to your art with each having their own beautiful qualities.
The good old fashioned ‘spring clean’ sounds quite daunting but for us it really just means storing away all those extra blankets from the sofa and layers of your bedding. You don’t want useless styling – this equals clutter! If you don’t have concealed storage to tuck these away maybe try a basket? They can be folded away neatly yet still maintain that level of softness and comfort that your living room/ bedroom needs!
5. Start small
Yes, changing up your environment is important – but you certainly don’t need to be changing up every single element to your home. Pick one or two key items that could do with some updating during the change of seasons. For your living room it might be your rug, fresh towels for your bathroom… or maybe swapping out the hardware in your kitchen? Or simply a new door mat for your entry? Changing your environment doesn’t need to be time consuming or costly, even the smallest of changes can make a big difference!
6. Spring scents
When designing a home, it’s important you consider all of our senses- especially smell! When we think of spring we often think of…..zesty?
There are many companies that bring out new candle or diffusers scents based on the seasons and even though you can’t see it visually it can really impact how you feel in your home! Or it might be a matter of incorporating some fresh native blooms. But don’t forget to incorporate it into your styling! Try pairing and layering a nice scent with a spring inspired coffee table book.
7. Patio / alfresco
Turning our attention to the outdoors now….
You’ll probably find yourself using your outdoor spaces a lot more frequently, so it’s important we treat those space as well (not that they should be completely neglected in the cooler months!) It might be as simple as re-orientating your furniture away from the fireplace and again packing away those extra blankets and layers that are no longer needed.
Textiles play a huge role outdoors as well, looking into material such as rattan and sisal will instantly freshen up for outdoor environment in preparation for the warmer weather. Why not be inspired by the outdoors, integrating pops of green or other natural colours into your styling can really help create introduce that spring season into your home!