STYLING TIPS FOR SPRING
USE THE CHANGE IN SEASON AS AN EXCUSE TO REDECORATE AND GLAM UP YOUR HOME
Can you believe it is less than four months until Christmas? Spring has arrived and it feels like yesterday I was preparing our home for last spring. It’s that time of year to dust out the cobwebs, open the windows and revisit your interior space as the days grow longer and the temperature rises. A seasonal reawakening if you will, to launch into spring with a freshly revived interior.
They say a haircut is like a holiday, I say decluttering is like a holiday. The personal satisfaction and soul soothing qualities are just an added bonus. More importantly, it provides you with a clean blank canvas.
A spring clean allows you to look at your interior from a different perspective with a more open approach. I read an article recently by a top New York designer who uses a
technique called “the three-second scan”.
Designer Angela Min says: “With a pen and a small notepad, go into each room with your eyes closed. Open your eyes, and very quickly — in three short seconds — spot three objects in the room that visually bother you the most. Use that as your starting point for redecorating.” This approach naturally prioritises the most important things to change and highlights problematic areas, rather than feeling overwhelmed with a long list.
Take advantage of our longer days and reenergise your interior spaces with natural light where possible, or manipulate the position of natural light with strategically placed mirrors.
Natural light is known for its ability to affect mood by increasing productivity and relieving stress.
Embrace the seasonal change and what Mother Nature provides by introducing pops of colour and greenery throughout your home. I like to style trimmings from our palms in glass vases throughout my home, creating balance and adding a slightly tropical vibe.
Pops of blush pink florals will be popular this season, paired with brass and rattan.
If you’re not much of a green thumb, there are quality ranges of artificial plants that could almost pass as living. Known for its earthy and simple aesthetic, rattan is so hot right now and it’s the perfect addition to a spring interior.
Symmetrical yet intricate patterns combined with its light, bright and fresh vibes makes introducing rattan into a revived interior effortless.