INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS: SPRING 2013


The biggest trend I’m seeing this spring is COLOUR and it’s coming in with a bang! Pantone has chosen a beautiful Emerald green for their colour of the year, and although it’s a great choice, I really feel no colour is off limit this spring for home decor - especially if it’s bold & bright.



It’s no secret that what is trending in fashion will often show up in interior design as well, and this year is no different. Colour blocking and floral patterns with an updated 80’s flare are two popular trends seen this spring!

COLOUR BLOCKING

What is Colour Blocking you ask? It’s a simple way to make an impact to your room by using two or more bold colours that stand out from the rest of your room. Sound scary? It’s not! The great thing about colour blocking is it’s easy to swap out colours you don’t love at first glance with other ‘safer’ options. As a start, try using one bold colour paired with one neutral (or softer) colour –whatever you decide on, have fun with it!

How can you try colour blocking in your home? Change out your toss cushions for a quick and vibrant fix. Coloured photo walls are also a statement! Go through all your travel photos and choose the ones that have similar colours and tones. Be bold and try a fun coloured pendant light or chandelier.



FLORALS

I’m seeing a lot of floral patterns used in fabrics and often with a watercolour type stroke to them; some great examples of these include two selections from Donghia (Rio – Samba Pink and Barcelona-Coral Pink), and another two by Robert Allen (Landsmeer-Citrine or Ultramarine). If florals don’t call out your name, check out these fabulous watery-inspired fabric options, all from Harlequin: Impasto- Emerald/Lime, Impasto-Cerise/Peony, Impasto- Ink/Indigo, Serene- Indigo/Ivory.

How can you use floral patterns in your home? Whether it’s a fabric headboard, side chair, or even toss cushions, any one of the suggested fabrics are a great way to add some spice to your room for this spring!



View these trends, design ideas and more on our pinterest page. Also be sure to visit our sales centres this spring, and see the unique ways we have incorporated colour into our display suites.


Sofie Laforest
Interior Designer, Polygon Interior Design.