Spring Trends to Refresh Your Home

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Spring is a time of awakening, when nature takes a moment to yawn and stretch after a long cold winter then promptly gets to work on a gorgeous makeover. Snow gives way to mud, then soft green grass, and bare branches come to life with yellow green buds and fragrant blossoms. Birds come home from their Southern vacations and tulips burst forth to greet everybody. Take a cue from the world outside, cheerfully unfurling a fresh new look, and rejuvenate your home. Here are 5 ways to use this years home decor trends inside to create an invigorating new look in your home.

Prints: Flower Power

Floral home decor trends spring 2014

Florals never really go out of style, they just take on new tendencies, and especially in the Springtime flowers are destined to be forever chic. This year, watercolor florals have emerged as a beautiful trend, bringing a soft, hand-painted beauty to prints. Graphic pixelated florals are also a la mode, creating a neoteric interpretation of the traditional blossom for a modern flair.

Fabrics: Lace

Carte Blanche 2014 home decor trend lace

Spring is the time to let some light in and lace is the perfect peek-a-boo airy and light fabric to renew the romance of a room for the new season! Lace has been trending on runways and has a long history of high fashion. A quick fix for any room is to swap out your curtains with sheer lacy ones. Even with the blinds raised, the lace will provide privacy while allowing you to enjoy naturally refracted sunlight through a poetic mesh. Lace on a table has a similar effect, bringing a whimsical and feminine touch to the room.

Colors: Pastels

pastel 2014 home decor trend

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Pastels have transcended Easter decorations and 1950s kitchen appliances and have emerged as completely chic. Soft pinks, precious peach, lemon creams, milky mint, powdery purple and opaline turquoise hues are gracing everything from furniture to pottery and pillows. These delicate and midtone palettes add an ultra pretty focal point to a room that is soothing to the eye and quite fresh. Try upcycling a chair or side table with a delightful new paint, or choosing an accessory like a mixer or vase with an unexpectedly pale and pretty tint.

Finishes: Brass and Mixed Metallics

mixed metals brass home decor trend 2014

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Metallic finishes are dazzling homes this year, lending a burnished beauty to all kinds of surfaces including lamps, wall art, furniture and accessories. Brass, and copper, in particular, have emerged as favorites for home decor, providing a chic focal point to add ambiance and reflect the light of the room. Don’t let anybody tell you that gold and silver clash, either. Mixed metals is sophisticated and cutting edge, gilding your home with a luxurious twinkle.

Vintage Love Affair

Vintage Style Home Decor Trend

Flea market-chic decor is a captivating style, creating a cultured and funky style. Vintage prints, items with nostalgic symbolism, and heirlooms with stories to tell lend a rich historical sophistication to your home, making a unique statement. Vintage is certainly en vogue, even in contemporary spaces we are seeing statement pieces from bygone eras adding interest and originality.

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Bring an Eco-Chic Beauty to Life in any Style Room with Potted Plants

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A beautiful collection of plants on the windowsill creates a soothing and smart feel in this sunny room

Plants make people happy. Decorating with plants brings an invigorating touch of nature indoors, whether you live in an urban setting or the country. Year round, your plants add life and beauty to the room, which can make an oasis of vitality during long winter months. They also truly give your space a breath of fresh air. According to Live Science indoor plants actually purify the air in your home, absorbing VOCs and creating fresh oxygen. A great plant rounds out the room, like a living sculpture. Having healthy and beautiful green plants also gives you a sense of grown-up sophistication. There is an element of enchantment and personality that a live plant brings to the energy of your home. Also, we simply adore the decor addition of their containers! Choosing a lovely basket, ceramic pot, clay urn or ornate tray to display your plant in is a fun opportunity to add color, pattern and texture to the room. If you don’t think of yourself as having a green thumb, do not fret. There are plenty of plants that can thrive with very simple care. For some tried and true advice on container gardening indoors, watch this informative video from HGTV Enjoy these inspiring rooms below, each made more exceptional with the addition of beautiful green plants.

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Zebra print wallpaper and a beautiful potted tree plants in decor

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A painted chair serves as a cottage chic stand for this potted plant in a room that exudes Spring spirit

 

 

 

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