The ex­pert guide to a Spring Re­fresh

It’s time to treat your home to a sea­sonal switch… Let in the light and bring on the style with our de­signer tips and tricks

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Con­tents - AMELIA CARTER IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGNER



‘Opt for pat­terned bed­li­nen, in­spired by NA­TURE. Choose a

BOTAN­I­CAL print to make a style state­ment. Layer TEX­TURES and com­bine dif­fer­ent FAB­RICS to in­ject vi­brancy’


to NEU­TRAL ROOMS to re­fresh your look with min­i­mal ef­fort. CUSH­IONS and THROWS in a vivid hue de­liver high im­pact’

‘Think TEX­TURE for the floor…

Thick, PLUSH CAR­PET is per­fect for BED­ROOMS, and LI­NEN CAR­PET will cre­ate an up-to-date SCANDI LOOK in LIV­ING ROOMS’

‘Bring the out­doors in with colour­ful flower pat­terns and flo­ral scents’

‘FLO­RAL PAT­TERNS feel so SPRING-LIKE’ ABOVE Gar­den Room din­ner plate, £3.50, and side plate, £3, both Sains­bury’s RIGHT Roseto wall­pa­per in Ce­ladon, £68 a roll, De­sign­ers Guild (de­sign­ers Other items, stylist’s own

Prim­rose dou­ble bed frame, from £695, But­ton & Sprung (but­to­nand­ Find sim­i­lar mir­rors at Habi­tat and a sim­i­lar quilt at An­thro­polo­gie (an­thro­polo­ ‘Ac­ces­sorise with in­door trees for a trop­i­cal and ex­otic feel’ ‘Mir­rors will bounce light around the room’

Geo bath towel, £6, tas­selled hand towel, £4, bath mat, £8, printed bas­ket, £10 for three, Ha­vana stripe soap dis­penser, £5, and tum­bler, £3, all Ge­orge Home. Other items, stylist’s own LEFT Isra rug, £200, Ma­ha­rani bench, £399, throw, £49, cush­ions, from £35, all John Lewis

Tes­sella wall­pa­per, £86 a 10m roll, Far­row & Ball (far­ Find sim­i­lar ce­ram­ics at Gra­ham & Green (gra­hamand­ ‘Use wall­pa­per in small spa­ces, such as al­coves or book­shelves, to add a sur­pris­ing touch’

‘Take in­spi­ra­tion from the Moroc­can souks and Turk­ish bazaars – th­ese tex­tures and pat­terns are time­less and work well in any room’

Walls in Pink Grape­fruit matt emul­sion, £32 for 2.5L, over­sized gallery clock, £60, lamp­shade, £40, and ac­ces­sories, all from a se­lec­tion, Laura Ash­ley. Other items, stylist’s own ‘Bright colours have – smart pas­tels max­i­mum im­pact blue or sage such as pink, corn­flower choices’ green are all good

Ma­son large sofa, £849, Geo rug, from £39, Po­laroid frame (on shelf), £10, City framed print, £30, cush­ions, from left; Jack­son, £20, Patch­work, £16, Avalon, £13, all Dunelm (dunelm. com) ‘Add a rug to in­stantly up­date your room – bold pat­terns will cre­ate a fresh feel’

Fine Lines car­pet, £29.99 a square me­tre, Car­petright (car­ Find sim­i­lar chairs at Loaf (, and a sim­i­lar cof­fee ta­ble at Gra­ham & Green (gra­hamand­

LEFT Walls in Denim Drift (left), Tin Red (cen­tre) and Mus­tard Blan­ket (right) matt emul­sion, all £24.49 for 2.5L, Du­lux (du­ Find sim­i­lar desk shelv­ing so­lu­tion at Heal’s (, and a sim­i­lar chair at Habi­tat. Other items, stylist’s own

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