Monday 11 March 2013

Room Decorating Ideas for Spring

Spring has nearly sprung!  Here the snow has almost all melted (for now) and the sun was shining brightly over us this past weekend.  This has inspired me to get excited for the season that gets everyone hopping!

The Easter Bunny is coming and so are some fun, fresh decorating ideas!

A variety of colours can be used to brighten up your palette for the much anticipated spring season ahead including Emerald Green. Did you know that Emerald Green was announced earlier this year as the Pantone Colour for 2013?  Although green is one of my favourite hues, I tend to go for more toned down greens, but nevertheless this shade of green is a beautiful jewel tone.

Is the colour of the year leaving you feeling 'green' with envy?
Marc by Marc Jacobs

As always, accent cushions and throws are a fabulous, inexpensive way to switch up your decor when the weather turns.  Butterfly and bird prints are popular mascots for the season that takes us from dragging our heels in the wet, cold slush to rejuvenating life around us and putting a bounce back into our step.  

Pier One always has brightly coloured decorative accessories to brighten up any room design

I found these owls at the Interior Design Show in Toronto back in January as they stood  on guard in the Urban Barn booth.  My sister Karen is obsessed with owls, are you? 

These little tables are fun, functional and are sure to be a conversation piece of any room
The spring collection has been released from Urban Barn and you can see it here.  Despite having a more muted colour palette in comparison to the bright colour of the year, Emerald Green, one thing remains the same:  All colours go great with the current favourite neutral - Gray.

From left to right: Dijon; Charcoal and Wasabi
Here's a room that encompasses all three colours in their collection along with deep purple accents.  The palette still feels fresh and the colours go so  beautifully together.  I especially love the contrast between the wasabi coloured soft pillows and the rich purple lamp & throw.

The light gray of this room has a slight purple undertone that ties in nicely with the lamp and throw.
If you warmed to the 'tangerine tango' that was last years pick from Pantone, here are some beautiful bursts of colour from the decorating hub of Pottery Barn

Melana Outdoor Cushions from Pottery Barn

The onset of Spring has my mind thinking ahead to the Aberfoyle Antique Market.  Sometimes I forget just how much I've missed the hunt for second hand treasures until the season pops around again.  To get you in the mood, see below for an empire styled dresser that has been injected with new life simply by a bold coat of paint.   Click here to see the full article at House and Home.  

Bursts of Orange are bright and playful in this room design

Here's a few more colourful room designs I found to get you in the mood for delicious spring decor!

Contemporary living space with wasabi and coral hues.

I can smell the lemony freshness, this is so clean and cosy looking!

The loveliest vintage furniture... the season is upon us... market season is coming!

Which will be your favourite colour for home decor this spring? 

If you want help mixing patterns and choosing inspiring colours to freshen up your homes' decor, contact me and I will help make your dreams for your home, a reality.  Visit my contact page on the Creating Contrast Designs website.

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