Colour Sway: In a first-of-its-kind bid, Pantone has selected rose quartz and serenity as the colour of the year 2016. Undoubtedly soothing, these colours might just work beautifully for your spring home theme. Combine them with each other, or go rebel and litter them with other shades; these colours are sure to bring the breath of freshness you so desire this spring.
Bric-a-brac: Apart from colours, key motifs that herald spring season are flowers, fruits, birds and bees. While floral themes see a routine comeback, it’s the fauna theme that has caught the imagination of home decorators this season. A touch of the feather, a glimpse of animal print and other animal motifs in curios, centre table pieces and wall décor will help you usher in the season.
Sit back and relax: Spring is the time to give the heavily varnished furniture a back seat. Usher in summer warmth with wooden furniture instead of metallic ones. Bring out your cosy lounges, white side tables, unpolished wooden chairs and bean bags to lighten up the décor as well as your mood. If you prefer an ornate look, you can go for chairs with jali work, intricate or otherwise.
Mix N Match So you don’t want to go the whole nine yards and paint your home down; that’s fine too. You can ring in spring by painting select corners of your home with warm tones. For a predominantly white background, get an instant face-lift by painting window frames in bright orange or turquoise stripes. Other summery hues such as olive greens, blush pinks and sunny yellows can also give that fresh and breezy summer look.
Soft and Summery: Get instant makeovers by imparting brighter hues to your living room cushions. Then for comfort, add bolsters to your couches. This season bids goodbye to graffiti cushions and leather accessories. Colourful cotton soft furnishings are trending. Give a tea-party look to one corner of your house, be it the living room or the bedroom, by installing a floral upholstered big-backed chair.
Delightful dining: Let the dining table be the centre of all your activities this summer. Dress it up in colourful runners and napkins. Put away the candelabras; instead, use tea-lights in multi-hued glasses to decorate your table. White crockery with floral designs will be ideal for the spring theme. Complete this picture of perfection with fresh flowers.
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