Is there a room in your new home that needs…something? But you aren’t quite ready for the thrills and spills of a bigger renovation project? It’s time to unleash your inner designer and try one of these 3 quick and inexpensive spring décor trends in your new pad. Best of all? Not a paint brush in sight!
The colour: Indigo blue flows off the runway and into the home
This rich blue works with almost any palette. Fabric is one of the easiest ways to introduce indigo—and with so many pattern variations, you’re sure to find something you love. Try the look with:
- Throw pillows; sew them yourself (there’s dozens of “how-to” videos online) or buy inexpensive versions at a local home store.
- A wall piece made by attaching indigo print fabric to canvas stretchers from a craft store.
- Mood-friendly sheer curtains in indigo—choose Nordic stripes, lacey florals, or high-fashion animal prints. Make them yourself in an afternoon; all you need is fabric, scissors, an iron, and a no-sew tape like HEM.
The visual anchor: A garage sale find
Thanks to BBC hit Downton Abbey, the rich glow of pre-war furniture is beginning to show up in carefully chosen feature pieces. Perhaps a vintage chair or glass fronted cabinet will provide a classical contrast to bring your living room alive? Take advantage of the spring garage sale season to find the perfect bargain. Look for a battered Persian carpet to pair it with. Pre-war furniture is in its infancy as a design trend, which means that there are great deals out there!
The feature wall: Self-adhesive wallpaper delivers gain with no pain
Create a dramatic feature wall without the hassle of painting, thanks to DIY-friendly wallpapers that are self-adhesive and even reusable—just peel and stick. Choose from striking arrays of patterns at online specialty companies or even design your own custom wallpaper at sites like Spoonflower. Pick just one wall and get adventurous with wallpaper whose colour, pattern and style pulls your unique sense of style into a harmonious whole.
Tip. You can re-use the “colour, anchor, and feature” concept every few years to refresh your home’s décor without needing to commit much money or time.
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