A lot of the latest looks for green are bold, daring and edgy. But if you’re looking for something less intimidating, turn to your own back yard for inspiration. This fresh take on classic rose and sage is as pretty as you like, though industrial coffee tables on hairpin legs keep things contemporary.
Forget feature walls – this year is all about feature floors! While wooden flooring has taken centre stage in many homes over the years, there is still a desire for carpets when it comes to creating a cosy living room. Brintons has revealed a dramatic rise in sales in the last few years, particularly of patterned carpets. Tartans and stripes are still the most popular choices, but increasingly, the patterns are becoming more statement.
The average home in the is UK shrinking in size, creating an increasing need for small-space living solutions. Add to this the fact that many have no option but to rent, and it means we need to create homes that can constantly change and evolve. Ahead of this new lifestyle trend, Ikea has developed the Fluid Spaces concept, focusing on modular and multi- functional furniture that can be easily modified to suit how we live.
Reinvigorate your home this spring with a fresh and soothing colour palette of limestone, lichen and sage. Choose a subtle shade of limestone coloured paint for walls then layer different but tonal shades of green on wood and furnishings to create a restful scheme. A chalky white sofa will add a punchy highlight to the room, layer it with cushions depicting songbirds and Spring foliage. Bring the garden indoors by mixing faux plants with fresh spring blooms and accessorise with striking oversized botanical prints, pretty wire work planters and birdcages.