Interior trends are talked about from season to season, with one article recommending pale walls and un-cluttered surfaces, whilst another talks about bright, sharp colours and an eclectic mix of art and accessories! With such a range of opinions from interior designers and bloggers, it can be hard to know what to do.
My advice, regardless of trends, is to follow your instinct. If you create a home that you love and it brings you comfort and place to relax, then you have it right for you.
But as Spring unfolds, gardens and hedgerows begin to wake up, blossom appears on the trees and bulbs burst into flower, there is often a feeling of wanting to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in. Nature awakens the senses, so bring a touch of that inspirational style into your home.
A small but effective way to bring the outside in could be to use a nature inspired tray to brighten a side table (great for evening drinks!). Check out the gallery for some lovely new additions. Putting a few pots of bulbs in the hallway will add spring colour and scent. Or, it could be as simple as lighting a candle to fill the air with a light floral scent (we have some lovely new ones in our candle and scent stick range).
For a more dramatic change, consider using a stunning wall-paper with a beautiful floral or botanical design to create a feature wall. If you don’t want to be quite so bold, then re-painting a wall in a bright summery colour is another option to freshen a room. It doesn’t have to be forever.
Spring is a great time to introduce nature inspired pictures. Artists also follow the seasons so now you’ll find more to choose from. For inspiration check out Chris Bourne, Heather Howe, Kimberly Harris, Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, Jean Picton, Leanne Christie and Jane Morgan at fizzgallery.co.uk.
Finally, when it comes to art, furniture or accessories, don’t be afraid to move them around. Anything that stays in the same place for too long becomes overlooked as our eyes and minds get used to seeing it. Whatever you do to give your home a Springtime feel, don’t be too worried by trends, they come and go. What really matters is that you do what feels right and feeds your soul.
For help with your interior, we recommend Clevedon based Kay James of K Interiors. She is happy to help with just a room make-over or an entire new-build project. Look out for some exciting collaborations between FIZZ and Kay later this year.