The warmer days are arriving in Nova Scotia and suddenly everything is bursting with life! As things start to grow and renew outside, many of us get that itch to freshen things up on the inside too.
There are lots of ways to bring the energy and excitement of spring indoors and simple changes can make a big difference. Adding new artwork or using fun wall coverings or textiles are great ways to breathe new life into a space. Injecting colour with paint is a great way to add interest, or maybe even to highlight a garden view.
Here are some ideas and inspirations for bringing Spring in!
Art enlivens a space and adds lots of character. I love these floral oil paintings by local artist Briana Corr Scott. They are rich, yet light and dewey. The soft light reminds me of Maritime springs.
If you live in the area, stop by Argyle Fine Art in Halifax to see these beauties in person.
Kim Parker for Clarke & Clarke, Murals Wallpaper, Timourous Beasties
Wallpaper has made a huge comeback and is being used in many different applications. There’s a big trend towards using mural wallpapers to create a feature wall, like in the photo on the left. It’s an incredible and bold look – instant art!
The bold, bright colours in the wallpapers above evoke spring and summer vibes! If you’re not brave enough to commit to this daring look think about wallpapering the inside of a hutch or a closet instead.
Tonic Living, Bluebellegray, Liberty London
These abstract painterly florals are very on trend right now from fashion to interiors. It’s a nice way to evoke the prettiness of florals without the fussiness of tight ornate patterns. This look is airy and bright and can be incorporated with toss cushions, window coverings, and even used for upholstery.
Clean white walls have been very popular over the past few years. I love the look, but what I love even more is finding ways to inject colour to areas often overlooked. If your windows or millwork are a special feature in your space why not have them stand out with a bold paint? It draws your attention to a focal point and frames pretty views.
I’ve seen some really beautiful approaches to this idea, from subtle greys and soft greens, to bright yellows and black. It’s easy enough to execute, and certainly worth a try!
If you’re feeling inspired to change your space but you need help choosing colours or fabrics contact me! A few simple updates can make a big difference, and I’d love to help.