Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring decor

Decorating tips with hues colors


Combining a large-scale floral motif with a delicate watercolor-print spring decor style and pale,
mineral-inspired hues creates a wall covering which is somehow both soothing and yet also
impactful as a backdrop to a tranquil spring decor bedroom. Part of the new Organic collection
by Sanderson, it could be hung on just one wall and  complimented by the coordinating Opal wallpaper design: a watercolor ombre to be hung vertically or horizontally and designers describe as "creating the illusion of light reflecting on still water." Inari wallpaper in silver cream, £46 a 10 metre roll; headboard in Henna, £48 a metre; bedcover and cushion fabrics all Sanderson

Spring decor decorating tips: Make the most of a beautiful bay window by creating an intimate seating area for kitchen breakfasts. Cafe-style curtains are a long-standing device for affording privacy in overlooked townhouse settings. Whilst standard gingham looks French country in flavor, this deep grey/blue spring decor decorating check has a more Scandinavian appeal and makes the perfect foil to a Gustavian-style bench. For similar seating try Scumble Goosie or Nordic Style.
Cafe curtains in Melbury Gris (7221/60), £25 a metre; cushions (left to right) Elmore Ginko (7460/59), Haversham Rye (7222/42), Elmore Rye (7460/42), Chilton Gris (7220/60), Haversham Ginko (7222/59), Elmore Gris (7460/60), Melbury Ginko (7221/59), all 100 per cent cotton, £27 a metre; cotton tablecloth in Linara Mascarpone (2494/245), 63 per cent cotton, 37 per cent linen,
£33.50 a metre, all from the Melbury Collection, Romo

Kitchens are often the hub of the home and with Mother's Day and Easter on the horizon, not to mention seasonal cleaning, now is the ideal time to inject a new note of vibrancy with bursts of spring color decor and our decorating tips.

Cheerful touches of spring decor

Spring decor decorating tips: Jollying up an empty windowsill or two with a bold collection of glassware and enamelware creates an instant spring focal point. For maximum charm, consider planting up unexpected vessels with spring bulbs or fill with seasonal blooms. A teapot without
its lid can make a charmingly quirky container - great decorating tips for you, whilst a taller glass
vase filled with potting compost can house bulbs as long as you do not over water, because the lack of drainage can mean a plant becomes easily waterlogged. Alternatively spring decor decorating tips, pot the bulbs in a flowerpot perfectly sized to be disguised inside and held proud of the vase base with gravel as an escape for excess water.

(Left to right) Belina opal green straight sided vase, £12.50; Lillia large straight sided vase in green or turquoise, £28.50; Helena small glass vase in green or turquoise with foot, £12.50; Rosanna
small rounded vase in turquoise, £18, all Berry Red

"Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow, her clarion o'er the dreaming earth, and fill (driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in the air), with living hues and odours plain and hill"

From Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

TOP LEFT Vintage echo spring deor

For those who admire rose motifs but find a pink color palette just a touch too feminine, this
attractive Turquoise Rose tableware makes for a more subtle yet still vintage-inspired alternative.
Turquoise Rose sugar bowl, £8; tea cup and saucer, £9; mug, f 7; teapot, £30; dinner plate, £9;
creamer, £8, all from the Shabby Chic collection, House of Fraser

TOP RIGHT Personal spring decor effects
Monograms are almost always embroidered in elegant, timeless neutral threads on a neutral
cloth - ideal for sophisticated linens for the dining room or bedroom. But these linens offer
a colourful alternative and positively encourage a humorous use of phrase to raise a smile.
Personalised napkins, £12 each, Scarlett Willow; plates in Heloise design, Raynaud Limoges

 Creative corner decorating tips

Create an enticing spring decor spot for crafts or home accounts in a large kitchen/diner by decorating a desk corner with uplifting, bold but tonal hues.
Fabrics/wallpaper from Vanessa Arbuthnott including roller blind in Pie in the Sky; office chair (from Conran) in Simple Spot, both from £41 a metre; desk lamp, £135, Berry Red; Blue milk urn, £25, green vase, £22, yellow jug, £5, all Pimpernel & Partners

"It is so small a thing, to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring"
From Empedocles on Etna by Matthew Arnold (1822-88)

ABOVE Spring decor color focus
Bring a richer spring decor edge to a classic painted kitchen to make it a touch more inviting with a selection of cupboards, or a work island, painted in a bolder hue. This smart Georgian- style
kitchen features units painted in Mouse's Back and Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball.

Thomas & Thomas bespoke kitchens, from £30,000; worktops in oiled teak, honed Nero Africa granite and oiled maple; Ice rock sink from Kohler; taps from Perrin and Rowe

 Cupboard  Spring Decor Love

Capacious storage is the holy grail for many homeowners and this large, free-standing unit, although designed for the kitchen, is ideal for multiple uses and gives you some decorating tips for spring decor. This spring decor model features a central larder complete with marble slab, three drawers and a wine rack. The left door hides shelving and the right door houses a fridge. The interior is
designed to customer specification so could work in a hall or boot room, too.
Free-standing larder unit, from £4,800, John Lewis of Hungerford

Spring decor

Instant Spring decor uplift. Kitchen textiles offer an instant spring decor color boost and perform
a smart yet functional purpose. We love the bold designs and eco-conscious ranges from Ochre &
Ocre. This Isabella range indudes napkins, tabledoths, aprons, pegbags and oven gloves.
Isabella Campden Blue standard ironing board cover, £18; XL cover, £22, Ochre & Ocre

Fresh spring decor as a daisy

Jane Churchill's new collection is abundant with fabrics in spring decor colors which are softly fresh
rather than garishly zesty. Use the mix of crisp stripes, embroidered florals and printed weaves for an informal setting; perfect for scatter spring decorating tips decor cushions for a window seat, for example.
Fabrics (top to bottom): Juno, Weston Stripe, Oriana, from £35 a metre, Jane Churchill Wash-day hues

At last... the odd day appears when washing can be dried outside again. Who would have thought such a simple spring decor pleasure as air-dried clothing and sheets would make one household
chore more worthwhile. Homemade peg bag created in fabric from the Porthcurno fabric collection, printed onto bleached linen, £41.86 a metre, from Elanbach. 

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