(NC) Freshening up your home for spring and summer is simple with a few strategic changes, inspired by top trends from design experts and Pinterest boards. Here are some ideas to make your home magazine cover-ready.
Contemporary colours. Colour is having a major moment, with new hues shaking up classic design. Navy is the new black and works as a great neutral in the kitchen or living room, while jewel tones are perfect for decorative accents. Greenery is Pantone’s colour of the year and will make any space instantly fashionable. The fresh and zesty yellow-green hue is symbolic of new beginnings, but any shade is a design win this season.
Floral fabrics. Embrace spring and summer with flowery prints. Play with a variety of patterns and sizes and stick to a unifying colour scheme for a look that says modern chic, not antiquated grandmother.
Tiles with texture. Subway tiles are so 2016, now replaced by rustic materials like wood, terracotta and cork. Keep the look crisp and lines clean by using a matte finish and placing tiles on an accent wall or item, like the fireplace.
Picturesque plants. Take a cue from Pinterest and green your interiors with indoor vines — climbing plants have risen in popularity on the platform by over 200 per cent since last year. Pretty Heartleaf Philodendron is easy to grow and ideal for beginners.
Wow-factor windows. Create drama, dimension and interest not only at the window, but also in the light that cascades into the room with the right window treatments. From solids to textures to stripes to small-scale designs, new Designer Banded Shades from Hunter Douglas offer a fabric to fit your style. Top it off with a sophisticated colour palette featuring fresh neutrals, greys and pops of colour that excite. Intelligent design enables the shade to transition from open to closed seamlessly, providing a modern solution for view-through, light control and privacy.