Spring is in the air. This time of the year signifies new beginnings and fresh starts. And what better way is there to begin the season than sprucing up your space? After a dreary winter, spring invites us to incorporate more light-and-bright-touches into our homes. Use these trends as inspiration for your home’s transformation this season.
Style isn’t So Black and White After All
Step aside all-white décor. Bright colors and bold textures are adding life back into our homes, one wallpaper, paint color, or accent piece at a time. More tastemakers are choosing to take a more eclectic approach to their spaces rather than the simplistic, neutral-hued minimalistic style that ruled the scene in recent years. Now, the more character a space has, the better. Try incorporating a bold wallpaper, a pop of your favorite paint color, or fun accent pieces to bring a room to life. Kitchens in particular are becoming a popular place to add a little extra creativity by way of colorful cabinetry, ornate tile designs, and statement lighting.
No Space Goes to Waste
One of the biggest trends taking over homes this spring has nothing to do with style. With many consumers spending considerably more time at home, finding extra space for work, play, or relaxation has become a priority. Every nook and cranny has potential. Use your imagination to envision how you might be able to transform the spare bedroom into a yoga and meditation studio or convert a home office into a classroom. Your home should be a reflection of your life. As your needs change – so should your home.
Al Fresco Everything
One of the best things about spring is the warming temperatures that allow us to enjoy our home’s outdoor living spaces once again. Take some time this season to make some improvements to your patio, deck, or backyard. This year, we are seeing more homebuyers hunting for homes that offer expansive outdoor living spaces. Consumers are craving al fresco dining areas, fire pits, patio kitchens, and lounge areas. These decked-out spaces act as our own escape, provide with us a connection to nature and can be the change of scenery that we need without having to leave the house. Consider making some renovations or upgrading your patio furniture to transform your backyard into a true outdoor oasis.
Say Goodbye to Curtains and Hello to Sunshine
Once upon a time, heavy curtains and extensive window treatments were the height of interior design. Well, as the saying goes “what goes up must come down.” Take down those curtains and let the sun’s natural light illuminate your home. If completely bare windows are too drastic of a change for you, try some sheer curtains instead to filter light while still providing some privacy. Bright sunlight can energize any room and give it a certain boost that traditional blinds and curtains just can’t do.
Bring Nature Indoors
Do you know what else loves the natural light trend? Plants! House plants have become incredibly popular over the last year. This is an easy way to incorporate nature into your home and give any room the pop of green that it needs. Becoming a “plant parent” has some significant benefits outside of its aesthetically pleasing nature. Plants release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, freshening the air we breathe and eliminating toxins. This is a trend that will make your home look and feel better. Some of the most popular house plants of today are the Fiddle Leaf Fig tree, the Peace Lilly, Aloe Vera, and the Jade Plant.
Try these styles in your space this spring. To learn more about the latest in home trends and the home market, reach out to the real estate experts at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.