Consider the floor as the fifth wall in a room. By changing this one element, you can bring a whole new look to a room. Introducing wall-to-wall carpets is key to this look and will open up and give the appearance of more space.
Carpet, is an affordable practical and hardwearing option, which is easy to maintain with prices, starting from as little as £4 per metre for a 5mm pile height. With so many styles available if you are looking to create the illusion of space go for a light neutral.
If it’s rugs your looking at, go bold. The bold colours of traditional Persian and oriental rugs are back in vogue – you don’t have to spend a fortune on the genuine article – a cheap copy will do just as well. palette of dusky lilacs and powder pinks, soft sage greens and duck egg blues will create a stunning palette of colour for this spring and summer and see you through for many years to come.
Alternatively choose bold vibrant strips or geometric patterns that combine the entire colour palette for a breath taking bold statement.
If you go by style ‘look books’ there will be a resurgence in bold surface pattern this year. That doesn’t mean you need to deck out you living room like a Bridget Riley abstract – rather use pattern tactically for impact effect or to frame space. Natural greens and bringing the out doors in through natural form and prints can help bring calm and mindfulness to your home spaces. Give it a go!
Colour and texture
Be brave, injecting intense colours illustrates your own personal style and can lift your rooms out of the mundane. For a minimalist look restrict yourself to one dominant colour / tone – think warm ochre Babouche or the rich terracota Incarnadine by Farrow and Ball, alternatively go for the cooler feel of Pantone Very Peri or Dulux Bright Skies.
If neutral is your thing look at white, black and graphite palettes.
Again, consider the size of the space you are working with when choosing colour and pattern. For example, a bold vertical strip will lift the ceiling, while a horizontal pattern will help give the illusion of more floor space. Strong block colours are coming through this season. It’s about injecting a punch through the inclusion of pattern, colour and texture in the guise of crewel work and pom pom edged cushions with fringed edged throws through to large scale wallpaper designs and upholstery for those that want to make a style statement.
Staying in continues to be the new going out in 2021. Create your own personal style and express your individuality at home. Be on the look out for interesting objects and pieces of furniture through to vintage fabrics at flea markets and auctions houses. This trend is interpreted in most high street stores.
It appears effortless and yet totally individual the most important element of this trend is to choose things that bring you pleasure and sit well in their surroundings.
Minimalism and sustainability
Have a good de-clutter. This is a wonderful way to refresh your home for spring and summer and it’s totally free. Sometimes revisiting old items lost in the back of the cupboards can be given a new lease of life. Rotate items so you don’t get bored of them and if space allows move a piece of furniture from one room to another – you’ll see it in a new light.
Declutter and spring clear, gives the home a fresh appearance for the new season ahead.
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