It happens like clockwork, every year. As soon as the sun starts staying out later and the flowers start coming up, we find ourselves wanting to throw open our doors, purge the old, and bring in all the new and beautiful! We get visions of new throws, airy curtains, and blossom-inspired colours floating through our heads. Is that just us or are you feeling it too?
Unfortunately for those of us who live in Toronto and just endured a lovely mid-April snowfall, these happy spring feelings need to be channeled into planning so that we’re ready when that sun comes back out. It will, right?!
Luckily for all of us suffering from this optimistic spring-decorating-fever, there is inspiration to be found everywhere – and for any budget. Spring is, in its essence, beauty, colour and life, so what better time to infuse those very things into your home décor?
HGTV.com is a great resource when it comes to what is trending and how to incorporate those trends into your own home. We want to share three of our favourite trends with you here. What we loved the most is that these trends totally translate into any space, large or small, and to any degree, whether it’s a whole room transformation or a new piece here and there.
1. Watercolour florals
It’s pretty hard to ignore the fact that spring brings florals, but when florals are this good, it gets even harder!
These throw pillows, curtains and cut flowers bring the outdoors in, without the hay-fever.
We love the trend towards watercolour inspired floral patterns; it’s a fresh, modern take on a classic trend. They are just as striking on the couch or covering the window as they are in the closet and are a very simple way to revamp your living spaces this year!
2. Radiant Orchid
We couldn’t get away without mentioning Pantone’s Colour of the Year, could we? Whether you go for bold and paint your bedroom the purple hue, or go a bit more subtle with radiant room accessories, you’re guaranteed a royal success.
The vibrant purple is paired with muted pastels here for a bold, yet coherent, sitting room.
This living room designed for Bri Emery, of DesignLoveFest, brings orchid accents into harmony with bright whites, blues and greens.
3. Updated metallics
Metallics are one of our favourite neutrals – a neutral because they pair with nearly everything, a favourite because they make a room pop! Talk about pizzazz!
One of our favourite DIY projects will always be updating an old piece with a metallic spray paint. A few sprays and you have a new table lamp, a new photo frame, new table legs, new shelf brackets, and new bric-a-brac’s to put on those shelves.
A new copper pendant is a quick, on-trend addition to this dining room.
Interchangeable and easy to DIY, artwork is one of the easiest, and most inexpensive ways to stay on-trend!
When searching for new (or new-to-you) pieces this year, says Nancy Fire of HGTV, keep your eyes open for metallic pieces that combine colour and shimmer – reminiscent of watercolours. Notice the theme growing this spring?
If you’re in the process of cleaning up your home to make room for some new pieces this spring, check out our household cleaning services; we offer cleaning for everything from rugs and blinds, to duvets and pillows – and we even pick-up!
What are your favourite home trends for spring? What ways are you hoping to freshen up your living spaces? Let us know! @ParkersCleaners
All images from HGTV.com.