5 springtime trends for your living room (that won’t break the bank)
Spring has sprung, and it brings with it a chance to show a bit of love to your living space. Yes, it’s finally time to pack away the blankets and candles, and look for ways to add light and life into your living room, to make you fall in love with your home all over again. While making things cosy might have been the aim during winter, when spring arrives, it’s time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in.
And a whole new look for the living room doesn’t have to be expensive – here are five hot springtime design touches that are easy on the eye and on your wallet, since you can collect Nectar points every time you shop.
An airy affair
To really give a feeling of air and light to the room, get rid of those heavy curtains, which are built to keep the heat in. By swapping them for lightweight white curtains, you’ll instantly welcome in the springtime sun and invite them to ripple in the fresh breeze.
A lick of pastel paint
While repainting your living room each season might be a little labour intensive, armed with a free weekend and a small tin of paint you can add some seasonal shading to things like plant pots, picture frames, or coffee table.
Spring ’18 is all about the ice cream hues, so think candy pink, bubblegum blue and minty green. Dulux Decorating Centre makes it easy to explore coordinating shades on the site by suggesting those around your base shade - this minty Marine Splash looks great with the vanilla-like Apple White.
All that glitters
If you’re not taken by the thought of pastel hues, gold and glitter is another style choice that’s big this spring. This treasure-like trend lends itself to statement pieces, and adding just one architectural element to your room can change the feel of the whole space. These sculptural gold lights tick both the colour and the architectural design boxes, and look as striking turned off as they do turned on.
The fashion for bringing the outside in shows no signs of stopping, and tropical plants are still a big interior trend. But if the thought of keeping them alive fills you with trepidation, Dunelm has the perfect solution, with these artificial (but very real-looking!) tropical cheese plant stems. Pop a few in a vase, and rest safe in the knowledge that they’ll outlast the season.
As spring light and longer evenings make a welcome return, make sure you’re taking advantage of them. Adding a footstool to the sunniest spot in the room will give you somewhere to soak up the heat while it lasts. As well as the charcoal print (which will go with anything), this stool comes in a bang-on-trend candy pink, for extra sunny springtime vibes.