‘Bringing the Outside In’
The end of a brisk winter period is nigh so we have naturally been inspired to embrace the outdoors and bring a natural flair to the home as we move into the delights of spring. It may not be planting season – you may not even have a garden to enjoy – but there is no denying that you can still bring the outside in to your home…
Spring clean? Spring decorate? Earthy, natural tones are ideal for a spring refresh. From the use of paint, think pastel greens, floral pinks or a dash of sage offset by vibrant upholstery for your soft furnishings. Wall artwork is always a go-to for smaller budgets, but always keep it bright!
Why not check out Desenio ‘Gallery Wall Tool’ to help you visualise coloured wall prints against your chosen colour palette?
Source: House Beautiful
If you have a natural outlook, mirroring materials can create a seamless transition throughout the home. Semi-external environments or new build conservatories and extensions that lead into your living space offer a means to be bold – create depth with texture or go big with furniture.
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There is no doubt that indoor plants are becoming a staple in the modern home, particularly in these times. The more time we spend indoors, the more we want to bring life in from the outdoors. Natural elements are proven to help with mental health, be it with stress, lack of sleep or anxiety. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to keep on top of your plant maintenance as there are plenty of artificial alternatives, big and small, available in household stores!
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Wooden or rattan alternatives can be the simple change needed to create a more natural feel in the home. Wood can offer a range of uses and over time, it can easily be changed to suit changes in style, while rattan is a softer, more delicate option that can be tailored to suit through a choice of textiles or throws.
For more furniture selection inspiration, why not explore the Next Home ‘New Day’ trend, which embodies the simplicity of nature; it has a great selection of light-wood furniture that is the perfect addition to the modern home!
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Let there be light
Removing any custom window treatments and furniture that may be blocking sunlight can allow an abundance of natural light in to your home can make your space feel fresh and more spacious. Bi-fold doors are a fantastic option in this instance and perfect for summer or summer entertaining as and when we have the means to do so.
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