seasonal room refresh
Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Thankfully, interior trends typically last a bit longer than fashion but they still move faster than the average person redecorates their home. Nobody wants to be repainting every time a new trend emerges, so how do you keep your home looking cool and on trend?
A seasonal refresh of a room can be a truly beautiful thing. Mood-lifting, inspiring and rejuvenating - it's actually pretty easy to transform your space with just a few key pieces. I take a lot of inspiration from nature in my design work: prints, pastels and brights in Spring/Summer moving onto darker, moodier and more textural for Autumn/Winter. Building two capsule collections of accessories that you switch over in Spring & Autumn will keep your space looking and feeling fresh and upto date.
HOW TO - Build a Spring/Summer capsule collection
Here's a few easy and affordable ways to give your room some va va voom as we sail into Spring...
1. Change your cushion covers
No need to fork out for expensive new cushions. Stick to standard sizes and you can refresh as often as you like. Try HM Home for their awesome textile collections with cushion covers starting at just £3.99. Introduce some pattern for a boho beachy vibe with this beaut from their CONSCIOUS range made from 100% organic cotton
2. Update an art print (or two)
Most of us sit and look at the same pictures for years and whilst there are many pieces well worthy of this attention, changing the location of pictures or adding/replacing a print can really lift a space. Art is so personal so there really are no rules here, but in addition to key pictures that stay put all year round I also have a few rotating prints. B&W in Autumn/Winter and more colourful in Spring/Summer. There are a plethora of online art print retailers but I find the quality really varies. Do check out JUNIQE as they have the most amazing selection and great quality posters from £6.95. My current wish list below...(take note hubby!)
3. Stick to neutral wall coverings in the living room
Don't get me wrong, there is always a place for statement paint colours and bold wallpaper, but if you like to keep reinventing your space, it's easier with a neutral backdrop. Neutral does not mean white, btw. Neutral can also be black, grey, taupe, beige, ivory in all sorts of shades. I love Farrow and Ball neutrals and they have really handy guides on their website as to the base of each and the colour schemes each shade works well with.