With the welcoming return of the snowdrops and daffodils to chase away those winter blues, there’s no better time to infuse some springtime splendour into your home with this year’s top spring trends.
From striking statement pottery to Scandinavian chic, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite spring trends guaranteed to blow the cobwebs away and brighten your home in preparation for the new season ahead.
1. Geometric shapes
Geometric elements echoing 1920s Bauhaus and 1930s Art Deco designs and patterns are hot trends this spring, and are perfect for revitalising decor and adding a splash of panache to your home. Whether you’re changing the dynamic of a room with bold chevron-patterned rugs on a hardwood floor, introducing colour to your kitchen with diamond-shaped vintage tiles, or using lampshades to shift focus and add a modern touch, geometric shapes can help you transform the ordinary into a beautiful interior feature this spring.
2. Classic spring greens
A classic springtime colour that never fails to stimulate the senses and evoke images of lush grassy meadows and budding woodlands, greens of all hues are en vogue once again this year. An energetic and rejuvenating shade, a touch of green will not only breathe new life into a tired interior, but will also put a spring back in your step and help shake off the wintertide melancholy as you prepare for summer.
3. Bring the outside in
While it might be too early to fling open the patio doors, you can still welcome the sweet smell of spring into your home this year by bringing outdoor elements inside. Kitchen gardens, window boxes, grass carpets, and wild plant life are all the rage, and can provide a fabulously natural and serene setting for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home without any uninvited April showers.
4. Greys and silvers
Ideal for both traditional and contemporary interiors, greys and silvers are strong contenders for this year’s new neutral pallet. Ash greys, pewters, shimmering silvers and charcoals are superb base shades, and can add a subtle finishing touch to any developing interior. New to 2015, Denby’s delicate Filigree Silver range will complement any shade of grey, and promise to dazzle your guests by adding a sparkle to your dinner table.
5. Eye-catching coppers
Traditionally associated with industrial spaces, coppers are emerging in a range of interior home decorations: from features such as hammered copper pendant lighting to larger installations like antique copper bathtubs, this eye-catching metal is now commonplace in every room in the home, and will radiate a smooth and pleasing aesthetic for your family and visitors.
6. Scandinavian chic
Scandinavian influences have been growing in prominence within home interior design over the last few years; popular for their simplicity and thoughtful attention to form and function. Stripping away the clutter, Scandinavian styles focus on revealing a home’s truest form to enhance your lifestyle, with natural light, clean and simple designs, and natural materials each playing a role in the transformation. For those looking to turn over a new leaf and lead a more minimalist life this spring, the elegance and purity of Scandinavian chic could be for you.
7. Oriental elegance
Renowned for its beauty and bloom, springtime in Japan is like no other: a season bursting with cherry blossom pinks, alfresco dining, and celebrations in the sunshine. Unsurprisingly, influences such as oriental florals are ever- popular, and capable of brightening even the most sombre of homes. Japanese- inspired floral screens, soft silk furnishings, and attractive cherry blossom wall panelling are firm favourites this spring, and can be complemented with Denby’s exquisite new Kyoto range featuring soft watercolour oriental florals on fine cream china to add a finishing touch to your dinner table.
8. Natural textures
From exposed brickwork and rattan furniture to artisan hemps and silks, natural textures are still in fashion and are certainly here to stay. Natural materials are extremely versatile and can be seamlessly introduced to complement any style - and with the recycling and upcycling movement continuing to thrive, they don’t all have to be shop-bought. If you love to indulge in a little DIY, there are dozens of creative ways to introduce natural textures into your home at a fraction of the cost, including salvaging driftwood to craft a beautiful hand-made frame, and sifting through thrift stores for vintage silks natural cottons to sew your very own one- of-a-kind soft furnishings.
9. Striking statement pottery
Spring cleaning is a bit like Marmite - you either love it or you hate it. But no matter your stance this spring, it’s time to clear out any old chipped dinnerware gathering dust at the back of the cupboard, and opt for a new set of remarkable statement pottery. For a little inspiration, why not explore Denby’s latest collections and impress your friends with stunning paisley prints, 1960s Arabesque-inspired pieces, and this playful ceramic flower ramekin?
10. Mixed and matched
Choosing a single style for your living room or bedroom can be a challenge, but with eclectic, vintage- inspired interiors a hot trend again this year, there’s never been a better time to mix and match your favourite styles and influences. For those new to the wonders of mixing and matching, choosing a colour scheme first can help you build a clear picture of the interior you’d like to achieve. Once your colour scheme is in place, it’s time to unleash your imagination and combine your eclectic collections for an interior fusion completely unique to your tastes.