Homeware: Seasonal style tips for spring

What better way to celebrate the start of a new season than by sprucing up your home with HomebyRachel’s seasonal style tips for spring?

Discover all the latest seasonal homeware trends and – of course – the HomebyRachel touches that can make your spaces truly unforgettable.

Scene setting

Every masterpiece starts with a blank canvas.

Your home must go back to basics if you’re to build a look that’s contemporary yet homely and adaptable for all seasons.

This means keeping things simple with muted, block colours on the walls and floors that flow from room to room.

An emerging trend in 2017 is a return to timeless, uniquely crafted furniture. Make sure you’re choosing furniture that’s characterful, but doesn’t dominate the space.

You can then overlay bold, statement homeware accessories and lighting to make the space all your own every season.

Colour palette

Neutrals are truly on-trend for spring 2017. Build up your backdrop using muted tones, including:

  • Pale gray
  • Ivory
  • Beige
  • Camel
  • Blush pink

Overlay this backdrop with bold colours; plum, rich browns and eye-catching metallic tones like gold, silver and bronze.

The full spectrum of greens – everything from lime to olive – looks set to be a major feature in 2017, and is ideal for reflecting the rebirth of spring. Weave this into your look with fresh, green-stemmed flowers, green glass crockery or a shaggy green rug.

Motifs

Splash your bold spring motifs across cushions, throws and other accessories to add a unique dash of style.

Floral

Spring was made for floral motifs. Complex, intertwining patterns strike a primal chord, and provide so much opportunity to incorporate eye-catching blues, yellows, purples and reds.

Tropical

With everyone from Marc Jacobs to Prada experimenting with tropical prints on the catwalk already this year, it’s hard to look past tropical as this year’s must-have motif.

Geometric

Geometric patterns are an old favourite that make a statement but maintain a sense of order. Use complementary colours and designs to pick out or join up particular areas (like a single pattern for seating areas).

Materials

Colour isn’t the only way to show off your original approach to spring style. Texture is getting ever more important too.

Combining thick layered or woven fabrics on plain leather or wood can create a statement juxtaposition. Subtly textured wallpaper is another way to introduce materials that are responsive to touch.

But, to stay in vogue in 2017, try combining something natural and clean (think: marble) with something industrial yet glamorous (like brushed steel or nickel).

Even better – try gold, or bronze. These characterful metals have a warm glow and changes as it oxidises, giving off an organic, emerald-green shimmer.

Try out these seasonal style tips for spring and create spaces that reflect your unique eye for design.

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