8 interior design trends to embrace for spring

6 September, 2019
Experimental Hotel Venice

Spring is the perfect time to embrace new design themes and update your interiors for the months ahead. And as with every year, there’s plenty of new styles, shapes and materials to try out. 

This article was originally published on Vogue Living, who approached me to find out exactly which new-season interior design trends I thought we should all be trying out as the weather warms up.

If you love the sound of one of these interior design trends, but you’re not sure how to incorporate it into your home, then let’s talk about how I can help you! You can definitely have fun with interior trends, without being a slave to them.

EMBRACING MAXIMALISM

We’ll be seeing more and more of this fun trend over the coming months. Maximalism is all about indulgence and hedonism, with a cheeky sense of humour. Rather than having one hero piece in the room, every item makes a statement. Look for sofas in bold hues and accessorise with metallics and large-scale plants.

BOUCLE

Boucle is a popular trend for upholstery fabrics this spring. The irregular loop style of this fabric provides an interesting texture to cushioning. Use as accent texture in scatter cushions, or make a bold statement by using on a sofa or occasional chair.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica

CURVES AND CIRCLES

Curves are back in a big way this spring. We’re seeing them in everything throughout interior architecture – they are a great way to break up all the rectangles in a space. And the good news is that you can easily embrace this trend in your own home. Look out for arched mirrors, rounded bed heads and accessories with semi-circle elements.

STATEMENT TILES

Inspired by the beautiful bathrooms in traditional Italian and Spanish design, statement tiles will make a big comeback this spring. Escape the cookie cutter white and grey aesthetic and embrace a tile with colour and pattern. Look for tiles in shades of sage, terracotta and smokey blue to create a spa-like experience at home.

MUSTARD HUES

Mustard yellow is spring’s It colour for interiors. It has an uncanny ability to work with most palettes. A fan of pale pink? Mustard gives it depth. Smokey grey sofa? Mustard provides the pop. It’s also the perfect foil to a largely white room, providing an often needed focal point. It can be as simple as a throw on the sofa or an artwork featuring some mustard tones.

DARK MARBLE

Marble is an enduring favourite for interiors, but this spring sees a departure from the milky white and pale pink versions that have been popular for the last couple of years. For a fresh take on an old favourite, make a statement with much darker tones like black, deep red and bottle green. This season you’ll see coffee tables and accessories in these bold marble colours.

BIOPHILIA

With spring here, we all feel the need to reconnect with nature. And as the weather warms up, the trend is to invite the natural world into your home through green life, botanical artworks and objects and a nature-inspired colour palette. Better yet, merge your indoor and outdoor spaces by using similar styling items like pots and cushions.

MODERN ART DECO

A new interpretation of Art Deco will make its way into our homes this spring. We see decorative rounded patterns alongside more angular and geometric forms. The overall look is fresh and playful, but a slightly more pared-back and modern version of Art Deco. While the colour palette still features some jewel tones, like sapphire blue, they’re tempered by more minimal sandy tones. Metallics are less high shine, more matte.

Cover image: Experimental Venice


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