Interiors: top five trends for spring

From the boldest prints to the prettiest pastel shades, be inspired by this season’s key looks for homes… 

 

In association with the Ideal Home Show

Urban jungle 

Rich earthy greens and tropical prints are big news. Look out for bold jungle designs and large leaf prints adorning wallpaper, curtains, fabrics and accessories. Layer these with other tropical motifs, such as juicy pineapples and loveable toucans, plus a few plants of your choice, and you've got the perfect balance to create an urban jungle in your home. 

Mixed metallics

Home accessories, furniture and décor with copper and rose gold hues were popular last year. Update your home for 2016 by mixing these hues with other metals too. Love gold and silver? Or brass and copper? No problem – mix and match for best results. Mixed metallics add warmth to interiors, with the reflective surfaces helping to bounce light around a room. Plus, they're a simple way of adding a touch of glamour to a room in an instant.

Artisanal style

Embrace the artisanal style if you’re looking for a look that’s more bespoke than mainstream. Think locally sourced products, furniture bought from independent designers, handcrafted items and organic shapes. This spring there's more focus on supporting small businesses and designers, where possible, and investing in lovingly handmade pieces that will last. 

Natural materials

Furniture and décor made from wood, stone, marble and natural fibres are very much on trend. For maximum impact, they can be combined to great effect and can help add texture and depth into interior design schemes. Keep an eye out for products and décor made from cork, too, as this humble material is making a comeback in some unique and unusual ways.

Soft pastels

Since Pantone, the global colour expert company, announced that its Colours of the Year for 2016 are Rose Quartz (soft pink) and Serenity (pale blue), there's been an upsurge in interest in pastel shades. What's more, the idea of using them together is challenging old perceptions and encouraging more experimentation. They're no longer simply colours for nursery schemes. Look out for furniture and décor in these two shades. 

All of these interior trends make an impact in their own right, but can be successfully combined too. Be bold, be creative and experiment.

We’ve teamed up with the Ideal Home Show to give you the chance to win tickets to this much-loved event. Find out more here, Terms & Conditions apply. With over 650 top brands and exhibitors, the Ideal Home Show is the ultimate destination for ideas and shopping. It runs from 18 March to 3 April at Olympia London. 

 


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