As spring has sprung in the UK many people are taking the opportunity to have a ‘spring clean’ this time of year is also a good opportunity to update your décor and feel of your home.

For those looking for a little inspiration, Samantha Simmonds, Creative Director of Killer5 Interior Design, who helps to create the showhomes on some of Miller Homes’ popular developments in the North West, shares her thoughts on how you can bring your interiors to life this spring.

It’s no longer grey outside but bringing grey indoors can provide the perfect base for walls, floors, curtains and linens. This new ‘neutral’ palette of charcoals, putty and pencil is on trend this spring as the colour scheme works really well with both traditional and contemporary schemes. However, if you’re looking to surprise the eye with a little colour, flashes of yellow through lampshades, cushions and vases will be popular throughout this season and into summer.

Honesty and purity will prove popular themes throughout spring, with their unfussy and utilitarian style that emphasises the natural beauty of materials, particularly wood. Adding a simple chair can add an authentic and grounded feel to any room.

Ottomans are often an understated piece of décor, however they’re set to be this season’s new love seat and can add style and comfort to a number of rooms. The beauty of using ottomans is their versatility, as they can help add function to a small or odd-shaped nook, as well as pull double design duties by offering style and elegance.

Other popular features include using mirrors to bounce light, this creates a feature for the room as well as a feeling of openness and depth.

You can also use accessories to update your home this season. Graeme Fuller from Graeme Fuller Design is interior designer that we use regularly in the North East. He has also provided us with his thoughts on how to bring spring into the home, as well as what trends he is featuring in his designs this spring.

A cactus can instantly add a touch of spring into your home. You may not know it, but the cactus along with its sometimes prickly appearance comes with some health benefits. Having a cactus at home can really make a difference to the air quality. Research has also shown that having plants and flowers indoors can help with stress.

This leads on to the next spring interiors idea of creating an arrangement of vintage glass bottles and use them to hold colourful spring flowers. These would look great on a mantelpiece, kitchen table or windowsill.

Spring is a time to embrace nature. You could do so by adding colourful accessories featuring floral patterns, birds and butterflies into your home.

Other spring interior trends include candy colours, particularly pale blue and pastel pink and metal accessories, such as copper and gold. You can easily bring these colours into your home with accessories and soft furnishings.

For more inspiration for your home, take a look on Miller Homes’ Pinterest page where they have a whole host of interior inspiration.

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