Spring has arrived, bringing with it the promise of renewal and brighter days. If you’re looking for a fresh start, the best place to begin is at home! It’s amazing what a coat of paint or some new fixtures can do to transform your living space – and your mindset. Try these five trends to create a modern, yet cozy vibe at home this Spring:
Neutrals with a Splash of Color
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Pale walls and flooring certainly have minimalist appeal, but it’s easy to become lost in neutrals. Break it up a bit with pops of vibrant color. Add a few bright throw pillows, blankets, and accent pieces for a playful touch. Plus, you can easily swap out these accessories when you’re ready for another seasonal change.
Quirky Light Fixtures
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Everyone has a different interpretation of the word “quirky,” so feel free to get creative! Funky fixtures can transform the ambiance of a space with different lighting and personality. Whether you want to go full-on Steampunk or simply change your lampshades, adding nontraditional or unexpected light fixtures is a simple way to showcase your style.
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Another way to disrupt a minimalist design is by incorporating traditional fabrics in novel ways. Add an embroidered accent pillow to a modern sofa or hang ornate window treatments with sleek tie-backs for a unique blend of romantic and minimalist decor.
Photo from Michelle Liebmann
If you’re looking for an inspiration piece to anchor your vision, try starting with pottery or a sculpture that catches your eye. Ceramics with shimmer and texture can be an easy, creative way to add more layers to your design.
Gray Hardwood Floors
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Neutral floors do wonders to open up a space. If you’re not ready to renovate your current floors, try adding neutral rugs instead. For an even bolder move, cover an accent wall with planks of wood with a gray finish. The unexpected-yet-familiar vibe will be ideal for a modern, cozy home.