17 Tips to Spice Up Your Home’s Interior Design This Spring
Does your home feel a little stale after a long, cold winter? You’re not alone. Spring cleaning can inspire you to declutter, reorganize, and redecorate your home. From '70s-style decor to patterned fabrics and sophisticated shelving, breathe new life into your favorite spaces this season by incorporating these spring interior design trends.
Tune in to the upcoming trends below and take your home’s spring tune-up to the next level.
1. The ’70s Are Back
Fashion is cyclical, and so is interior design. The best design trends from the past always make their way back to center stage. For example, exposed wooden beams adorned ceilings in the ’70s, but they barely lasted into the ’80s and ’90s. Today, smooth ceilings with exposed wooden beams are back — and ’70s designers are shaking their heads in disbelief.
The classic ’70s style is simple and pared back, paying homage to the old adage, “less is more.” Decorate with bold, geometric prints, an earthy color palette, mid-century modern furniture, and natural textures to give your home a modern-meets-groovy look and feel.
This living room is modern-meets-retro — and incorporates almost all of the trends on this list!
2. Recycled Materials
Sustainability is always in style, and this spring is no exception. This eco-friendly design trend brings the great outdoors in, pairing earthy elements like fresh plants and all-natural sisal with textured elements like wicker and wood, as well as billowy textures like linen.
Here at Sisal Rugs Direct, we celebrate sustainability and texture with our all-natural fiber area rugs, which come in a variety of fibers like sisal, jute, hemp, seagrass, and wool.
Recycled materials like tree stumps, all-natural sisal, and linen curtains pull this space together.
3. Earthy Textures
Much like recycled goods, earthy textures are key this year. Wood, sisal, and jute add character to the composition of your room, and help you welcome the change of season by celebrating nature in your home. This look is about pairing elements like tactile throws with comfy cushions, or smooth, hardwood floors with a chunky sisal rug to create a welcoming home environment.
This dreamy, all-natural meditation space is comfy and cozy, thanks to our patterned Key Natural rug.
4. Mix & Match Patterns
One pattern is fun and visually interesting. Two or more patterns take things one step further. This spring, don’t shy away from mixing and matching multiple patterns. The key to combining patterns without causing clash is to stay within the same color family.
Keep things monochromatic to stay on-trend. Or, incorporate a patterned accent wall into your space, and add patterned pillows, blankets, and wall art to complement the bold design.
Don’t be afraid of patterns! Our patterned wool sisal rugs add a little personality to your home.
5. Mustard Yellow
During spring and summer months, you’ve got sunshine on your mind. And the sun’s bold, yellow hue is exactly the color you want to bring into your home this season. Mustard yellow is usually reserved for fall, but this spring, it’s hitting homes in a big way.
If you’re a yellow-lover, try brightening up your room with a mustard yellow wall. If you prefer more muted tones, try mustard yellow accents, like throw-pillows or lamps. Either way, find a way to make use of mustard to keep your home on-trend and in-style all season long.
Love color? Our Cabo wool sisal comes in three tones: sandstone, limestone, and cement.
From vases to lamp shades, ceramics are taking more shapes and forms throughout modern homes. You can purchase ceramic pieces from home decor stores, or take up a new hobby and make your own (Pinterest has some excellent DIY tutorials that’ll teach you how).
Fill embossed jugs and vases with freshly picked spring flowers, and decorate your home with neutral colors, blush pinks, and jet black — the season’s trendiest colors.
7. Open Shelving
Instead of tucking your dishes, containers, and belongings away behind closed doors, show off your favorite items with open shelving! This design trend makes kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms with cabinets appear bigger. Not to mention, you won’t forget where you put something.
Open shelving is a cost-effective alternative to cabinetry. If you already have cabinets in place, don’t fret! All it takes to incorporate open shelving into your space is to remove the doors and hinges from your cabinet, sand them down, and repaint them. Or, you can replace them altogether with shelving found at your local furniture, home decor, or hardware store.
Open shelving is a great kitchen idea — so is adding a sun sisal runner rug underfoot.
8. Floral Wallpaper
Spring is always a time for florals. That said, they can still bring freshness and impact all year round. This year in particular, the trend is to go bold and feature floral print wallpaper.
You can go all-in and paper an entire room, or you can try something subdued but still stylish like a singular feature wall. One important thing to note with such bold patterns is to pair them with neutral flooring (like natural fiber rugs) to keep a room from getting overwhelmed.
9. Vintage Accents
Vintage pieces are a great way to show your personality and family history.
In the 2010’s, we saw a lot of modern minimalism. Clean lines, cool grey color palettes, and so on. New trends emerging are shying away from that. Instead, they’re leaning into decorating your home with things that matter to you. Things that feel good. Items like your grandfather’s old 10 mm camera or the silver fruit bowl you inherited from your great aunt Norma.
Don’t worry about what other people like when it comes to your vintage accents. Instead, ask yourself: What tale can I tell, and what old, storied items can I use to tell it?
10. Shades of Blue
Classic Blue — embrace it by introducing it to your home this spring. Because it’s such a classic and traditional tone, it can add trendy elegance to just about any room in your home. The choices are endless. You could go for a new blue duvet or towels to add calmness to your bedroom or bathroom. Darker paint on the walls, especially in smaller rooms like the bathroom, can add a surprising amount of depth. Classic Blue was chosen by Pantone because of its trustworthiness and versatility. It can be whatever you want it to be, and that’s awesome.
11. Coffee and Tea Stations
This home decor trend is all about dedicating a space in your home for refreshment and replenishment. A coffee or tea station is a perfect solution for someone who likes having the space to channel their own creativity and hit the reset button.
You can decorate it however you want as long as it includes some key items. For a successful coffee or tea station, you’re going to want: a selection of your favorite coffee or tea, your preferred kettle or coffee maker, cups, spoons, napkins, sugar, creamer, and storage containers. There are lots of customization options, too. You can try your hand at a DIY mug display or better define the space with an outdoor area rug that will stand up to potential spills and stains.
Also known as wicker, rattan is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. It allows you to appreciate the beauty of nature all from the comfort of your own space. What’s not to love?
Rattan is commonly found in furniture like chairs, tables, and stools, but is also becoming more and more common as wall art. One thing we like about rattan and wicker is that it’s readily available to purchase but can also just as easily be used in cool do-it-yourself home decor projects.
13. Liven up your entryway
Your entryway is what greets you when you arrive home and it’s the first impression your guests have when visiting. This room is usually seen as a mere passthrough, so it’s treated as an afterthought. But why not make this space as inviting and well decorated as the rest of your home?
You can set the tone for yourself and your guests by adding a few simple statement pieces and small details, such as a bold paint color, interesting storage, or a piece of furniture not normally expected in an entryway, such as a bookshelf. A little bit of care can turn this transitional space into a welcoming space.
14. Focus on comfort
An often overlooked way to bring style and color into your home is with small comfort items like blankets and pillows. A bright cotton blanket thrown over the back of the couch can add a splash of color, while providing a very cozy option for movie night. Pair that with some bright, plush throw pillows to make it feel extra springy.
Or consider a wool rug to bring a bit of luxurious comfort to your hardwood floors. Anything that makes your home feel more restorative is fair play.
15. Brighten your space with some greenery
It’s getting greener outside, so why not make it greener inside too? Plants are a great way to add brightness and texture to whatever space you’re sprucing up. You can even seek out plants whose colors go well with the other colors in the space, from pops of vibrant purple to more subdued dark greens. And your new plants don’t just have to sit in pots on the floor.
Try hanging some planters from the ceiling or the wall to spread out the greenery. And the best part about plants is that they not only freshen up the look of the room they’re in, they also freshen up the air!
16. Minimalism + maximalism
Sure, this may sound counterintuitive. But your house is not a museum! Springtime is a great time to experiment with some new ideas.
So how exactly do you combine minimalism with maximalism? The trick is to have simple, calm, and clean (aka minimalist) areas amid busier, incoherent (maximalist!) areas. One example of this might be a tightly packed gallery wall surrounding a stark white minimalist sculpture. Just remember: there is no wrong way to do it!
17. Bring in your personal style
Putting your own touch on your interior design is a great way to make your house feel like a home. Skip the home decor stores for this one and dig into your own stash of mementos for inspiration.
Have a pile of old concert ticket stubs? Arrange them in a shadow box frame to memorialize your love of music. Or maybe you have a pile of old artwork your kids have made. Ask them to make something new and frame what they make. One of a kind is the name of the game!
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If you missed any of these trends the first time they made their debut in interior design, you’re in luck — they’re back and better than ever before.
The ’70s have inspired simple, pared-back looks, while sustainability weighs heavily on homeowners’ minds, encouraging them to recycle goods and decorate with earthy elements. Mustard yellow makes a bold statement, and ceramics keep things interesting in your multi-patterned home. Our natural fiber area rugs meet a number of the trends mentioned above.
Shop our selection of area rugs to find the perfect rug for your home this spring.