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Author: Gill Greenwell, Posted: Wednesday, 23rd February 2022, 09:00

Spring interior design Image: Designers Guild

To celebrate my daughter’s birthday this year we went to a restaurant called ‘Spring’. The calm and fresh décor was the inspiration for this month’s article. Spring is the season of re-awakening and renewal. What better time to think about refreshing your home interiors? 

The new collections
Many of the new spring/summer 2022 wallpaper and fabric collections are inspired by the countryside. Think dainty floral fabrics and prints. Zara Home and La Redoute have affordable pretty bed linen and cushions in soft spring colours – perfect for a bedroom refresh.

Birds and butterflies also feature strongly in the new ranges. I’m coveting a rug strewn with butterflies for my bedroom. The new homeware collections have a floral theme too – search out Emma Bridgewater’s flower inspired jugs and the cheerful pink and yellow painted vases in Anthropologie.

Inspired by nature
There’s a trend towards natural earth tones in paints and accessories. Sunny burnt ochre and sand tones are great for switching up a predominantly grey scheme. I’m also seeing everywhere natural looking terracotta vases, rugs and cotton throws in a variety of warm earthy hues. Pair with oversized green plants and natural rattan or cane furniture to lighten the look. Check out the new SS22 H&M home collection for inspiration.

Green and pleasant
I always think green is a wonderful colour for spring. A friend has painted her dining/living room wall in Little Greene’s ‘Sage Green’; it makes a real statement. Jewel toned greens work well on a velvet sofa, and a pop of fresh zesty green on a table lamp or painted side table enlivens a sitting room. A set of fern themed botanical prints will also brighten up any wall.

Get into decoupage
Being sustainable is integral to modern interior design. Don’t forget to upcycle and re-use where you can – it will add that all important personal touch. DIY projects are currently trending. Why not learn to re-upholster, search out scraps of beautiful fabric and invest in a staple gun (Tacwise are good). Give your furniture a new lease of life with the latest decoupage look – paper shapes glued to a hard surface. Check out Annie Sloan’s flowers and birds decoupage kits inspired by Kew Gardens.

Add some spring blooms
I love paper white narcissi flowers; their fragrant scent really is the essence of spring. Create an amazing centrepiece by filling a huge bowl with lots of narcissi plants. A dining table decorated with soft blue grape hyacinths and paper whites in individual glass bud vases, mingled with tea lights can’t fail to lift your spirits.

Small terracotta pots of individual grape hyacinths and miniature daffodils are lovely for a more rustic look. Finally, what could be more spring-like and welcoming than a beautiful vase of scented white hyacinths in the hallway!

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Image: La Redoute

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