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Decorate for Spring

Can you feel it? The tingle in the air? The slight scent on the breeze? It is here - spring has arrived. And so, I thought I would provide you with some inspiration and tips on how to bring spring into your home.

Spring is a time when nature awakens, when colours burst forth and blooms open. It is a time for new beginnings and do-overs. Based on this, I have designed 'spring inspiration'. It features a bright, natural and contemporary interior with all the best the season has to offer; natural wood elements, bright pops of colour, flowers and fun. This look has been on the up lately, with many magazines featuring bold prints and colours as discussed in this post.

Spring is a fun time and many people use the opportunity to splurge on colour in their home. Yet, some of us tend to be partial to a more neutral, calm, relaxed or sensible palette. Does that mean that you are excluded from the fun of spring decor? Definitely not! Here are some tips on bringing in the fun factor, while staying true to your personal style.

A very easy way of adding colour is by displaying objets. This can be done on open shelving, racks, as vignettes, in the kitchen... the list is endless. Choose objects that are in the same colour family as your scheme. Try adding some fun by going a few shades darker or lighter (or using a combination of both) with these objets.

Another way of introducing colour to your kitchen is by displaying bright, print or decorated items that you already own. This way, you are redoing your look for less.

Alternatively, add colour through scatters, flowers, books and even fruit! Pick these items in bright colours, pack them out and voila! Your space has been transformed without major 'surgery'.

If you are more adventurous and happy to spend a bit more, you can consider re-upholstering two chairs in a bright colour. Combine this with a few small accessories like lampshades and art (prints needn't cost a fortune) and your space has been instantly transformed.

Floral arrangements are probably the cheapest and easiest way of welcoming spring. These blooms can be from the market or simply a few sprigs from the garden. Arrange them in a collection old glass jars and you're ready to go. If you want to be extra creative, buy matt white spray paint and spray old jam jars white. Can you say bespoke votive?

Lastly, consider bringing spring into your bedroom with indoor plants, a new throw and scatters. These small changes can have a huge impact on your inner sanctuary; a room that should always be comfortable, personal and special.

Lelanie Slater is a talented combination of interior designer, writer, blogger and lover of all things unique, beautiful and creative. She is the editor and curator behind Of Beauty and Love. This blog is a space where she features trends, products, images, inspiration, people and more. The criteria? Be lovely, unique, and interesting.