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Decor Ideas for Spring! Via Modernize
Written by Dane O’Leary
Winter is finally coming to a close, which means that spring has almost sprung. It’s time for greenery and new growth, for spring cleaning and organization, for putting away the heavy coats and boots in exchange for light jackets and color. Spring is also an opportunity to refresh your home with seasonal decor, incorporating the energy and preparing for a season of new beginnings. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can give your home that fresh spring look. Check out these design ideas that bring spring to the indoors.
This Season’s Color Palette
En Plein Air via Pantone
According to world-renowned color experts Pantone, this season’s palette — a minimalist, subdued en plein air theme — is a softer, cooler interpretation of the colors we see in nature. The color fashion for this spring focuses on understated, ethereal pastel colors, powdery brights, and neutrals inspired by daydreams. En plein evokes floral art and folklore, being somewhat retro and soothing rather than vibrant and bustling. Some of the key colors in this season’s palette include aquamarine, classic blue, tangerine, lavender, sandstone, custard, glacier gray, and of course this year’s official Pantone color, marsala.
Throw Punches of Color
When it comes to incorporating color in your home, some have suggested abiding by the 60-30-10 rule; choose a core color — likely for the walls — along with a signature color for things like upholstery and furniture, then pick a focal color that you use for accents. The focal color is the 10-percent color, and wherever you use this color will be the places that are the most eye-catching. In areas like a living room or office, consider incorporating bright, vibrant color using things like lampshades, throw pillows, vases, in wall art, and other decorative items. In the kitchen, you could put out a bowl of lemons or some other colorful fruit to achieve this effect.
Texture, Texture, Texture
For a while it seemed the majority of interior design showed an infatuation with patterns. While chevron can be lovely, this spring shows a shift from patterns to something a little more complex, tactile, and rich: Texture.
Photos via Decoist
The great thing about incorporating texture is that you can use it in much the same way that you would a pattern. A simple, effective way to add texture to a room is with a focal wall. There are a variety of wall treatments and even wallpapers on the market today that have all sorts of textures. Other ways to achieve a textured wall would be using fabric or even gypsum on a feature wall. Texture is a great way to add depth and richness to a room that’s a bit more unique than a flat, two-dimensional pattern. When we see textures, it makes us want to touch them to see how they feel; as such, texture gives interior design a more sensual quality and makes it a more visually interesting experience.
Heavy Metal Lovers
As you might have noticed, metal has been used more and more frequently in decor and interior design, even in ways that make it a prominent feature rather than being used simply for its functionality. It comes in different colors — silver, black, bronze, gold, rose gold, and everything in between — that can be mixed and matched to any style or taste. What’s more, metal comes in a variety of finishes like hammered, brushed, polished, perforated, and so on. The options are almost limitless.
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Metal is used in just about any type of furnishings, from beds to chairs and desks, tables to fixtures and appliances, lighting and so much more. It tends to bring an industrial, urban look to a room, which is an interesting, even exciting juxtaposition to typical spring decor and this season’s color palette. You could base your home’s design on metal by itself or pair metal works with subdued spring pastels and warm woods to create a rounded, unique style for any room in your home.
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