Spring trends - 10 of the best decorating ideas
Update your home with the latest spring decorating trends
Give your home decor a spring clean with the latest trends to filter down from the catwalks. The perfect time to update your rooms, spring offers up the potential for a whole host of new spring decorating colours, prints and themes that will completely makeover your home.
Transitioning your decor from last season's trends doesn't have to mean completely renovating your whole house. Simple accessories in new patterns or textures will brighten any room and update your decor with the latest collections. Alternatively, if you are redecorating, now is the perfect time to invest in the latest looks and make sure your home is completely up-to-date.
The salvage trend is one look that you can really have fun with. Reclaim and upcycle previously loved furniture, or find completely new uses for old junk. An old glass bottle, for example, can be completely transformed into a lamp base and old crates will make great shelving units.
As all things 70s hit the spring/summer catwalks, retro style has also hit homes. Vintage hues such as orange, yellow and brown will create the ultimate backdrop to a mid-century-styled home.
If you prefer something a little more homely, the craft trend is perfect for you. Homemade accessories and soft furnishings in a mix of floral fabrics and pastel colours will ensure you hit the right note for the homespun trend.
If you love the look of American clapboard houses, the New England trend will be your perfect match. Complete the look with classic colour choices, such as blue and white, or opt for a touch of painted wood panelling for a traditional look that is still fresh and new.
Bloomsbury trend: leaf print wallpaper
The Bloomsbury trend is all about big, stylised patterns, leaf prints and plenty of colour. To re-create the look go for a colourful wallpaper in a print inspired by the Arts and Craft movement.
Photograph by Tim Young