Spring summer 2015 trends

As the days get longer again, it’s time to optimistically look towards spring and in the interiors world that means, the spring-summer trends. Ok so with a home, you’re never going to want to completely redo things just to work a look. But there are some quick and easy updates you can make to nod towards the trend of your choice. Here are the hottest trends out there for you to cherry pick from…

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Country Fair

Magazines like Kinfolk and The Simple Things have made the rustic, bearded, live-off-the-land sort of lifestyle fashionable and this look is all about channelling that vibe. Embroidery work, prints of nature, natural materials such as wood, rattan and bamboo – it’s easy to create this look with small accessories that won’t break the bank. Try adding a few cushions to your collection or update your mantelpiece with candlesticks and vessels that embody the trend.

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Neon wirework

The wire trend has been bubbling under for a while now in the form of sculptural bowls, platters and storage baskets, but this takes it further thanks to the addition of neon and fluoro. It’s the 90’s rave subculture of the spring/summer interiors trends if you will. Happily, despite the brights, this look is easy to work into any room without it shouting out too much. Use as storage baskets or, as seen, display the plates as pieces of art on a wall, either singularly or in a cluster. Hand-drawn rainbow stripes optional but recommended.

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Painterly florals

For spring, florals might sound a tad obvious but going for oversized bold florals mixed up with painterly stripes gives the look a fresh slant. It’s colour continuity that ties this whole scheme together which, as we’re forever saying, is the key to achieving the clashing prints look that’s lastingly huge in interiors and fashion.

Image from John Lewis

Dip dyes and Ikats

The focus for this trend is fabrics with Turkish origins. These work well when blended in with any other geometric prints and patterns, so don’t be afraid to mix it up print and colour wise. There is more than one way to work Ikat prints into your home. Yes, curtains, bedlinen and cushions, but you can also source lamps and lighting that pair gorgeous glass bases with Ikat printed lamp shades (try http://pookie.co.uk/). Mixing patterns is key to this look.

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Monochrome accents

The phenomenon that is Scandinavian interiors site Emma’s Design Blog has made the idea of monochrome living an utterly covetable and totally achievable thing. You can spend hours on the site scrolling through black and white homes that somehow feel neither chilly or unattainable. If the idea still leaves you feeling cold, then why not dip into this trend lightly with accessories, such as candlesticks, ceramics, vases, vessels and textiles. Try adding in some warm metals to the mix – brass and copper namely – if you feel things need warming up.

Complete the look: All of these trends will look great in a room finished with a slick and smart black door – complete the look here (https://www.todd-doors.co.uk/)