Warmer weather, longer days and an abundance of bank holidays to enjoy – spring is well underway.
Traditionally a time for refreshing and rejuvenating, spring is the perfect time to declutter and brighten up our homes to hone in on the brighter, sunnier outdoors and channel that energy into our living spaces.
There is still plenty of time to transition your home decor in line with the new season, and it doesn’t need to break the bank.
The key to changing up your home decor for each season without the need for large-scale redecorating is to focus on the accessories. One of our favourite ways to do this is by switching up our cushions. From bold and bright to neutral and subtle, cushions can have a powerful impact on the overall look and feel of a room.
Christy’s top tips for spring styling with cushions are here to help you upgrade your home decor in a way that’s simple, affordable and effective.
1. Take inspiration from your existing decor
There’s no need to try re-inventing the wheel when upgrading your bedroom or living room for spring – start by taking inspiration from what you’ve already got.
It’s important to think about how your new cushions will fit in with your existing decor. For example, if you’re working with cool tones such as blue, seek out blue floral patterns or complementary shades that will work in tandem.
If your home styling is more on the neutral side, then you have a great base to play with and plenty of opportunities to introduce some new shades and patterns. In order to keep your decor coherent, we would recommend creating a balance by layering up your vibrant spring cushions with a selection of neutrals.
2. Go bold with colours
If ever there’s a good time to introduce some colour into your living space, it’s during spring. This season is perfect for experimenting with bold, vibrant colours to add a breath of fresh air and really boost those spring vibes at home.
The addition of colourful cushions is the easiest way to spruce up your space, and the options are endless.
Spring yellow and green are our favourite colours for this time of year, and our Jaipur cushions in Tumeric and Jade are the perfect springtime accessories. Both shades work beautifully with neutral decor and a splash of spring greenery or daffodils.
If vibrant colours aren’t quite your thing, our Jaipur cushion in Dusky Pink is the ultimate subtle pink shade that works perfectly throughout all seasons. Pair with our beautiful Meadow bed linen in a spring floral pattern for an all-over spring chic look.
3. Experiment with textures and patterns
When looking to keep your home modern and stylish this spring, getting creative with different textures and patterns is a foolproof way to do so.
Whilst a pop of colour is great for introducing an essence of spring brightness, this may not be to everyone’s taste. This is where different textures and patterns become a great way to bring the outdoors, indoors. If neutrals are your thing, this one is for you.
These handmade artisan cushions by SPUN give us Scandinavian minimalism vibes – a style that’s perfect for spring. Think clean-cut, modern styling with a touch of texture and embroidery to uplift your bedroom or living room decor.
Handcrafted with striking embroidery that sits well with any neutral tones and helps to bring the whole look together. The subtle patterns and textures promote sustainability and style, too.
Pair with light oak furniture, embroidered rugs and potted plants for the ultimate spring styling that works well in any home.
4. Mix and match your cushions
Regimented cushion arrangements are well and truly a thing of the past. Layering and mixing up your cushion style in terms of shapes, sizes, textures and colours is the latest trend for 2022, and it’s here to stay.
Even if home styling isn’t quite your forte, you won’t go far wrong by pairing square cushions with complementary rectangular styles, and the same goes for different sizes. In spring, we recommend opting for a selection of larger neutral cushions and scattering them across the bed or sofa with a mixture of bright colours or patterns in different shapes and sizes intertwined to spruce it up.
The beauty of mixing and matching your cushions is that they are then interchangeable all year round. Keep your neutral colours as a solid base that can complement your seasonal cushions for an easy switch up.
Keep these tips in mind when decorating for different seasons – simply switch out the summery colours for darker tones in the colder months, and pair with chunky knitted throws to bring in the warmer vibes and create a cosy haven.