Spring Trends

Good morning! Today is bright and sunny in the Capitol and it is supposed to go up to 12 degrees this afternoon! Despite the piles of snow and the slab of ice promising to break my neck on our front steps, I am staring to get spring fever which translates into pulling out all the bright colors and prints I can find for my wardrobe and home.

I thought today I would highlight some of the current trends that have caught my eye and have a playful vibe perfect for adding some spring freshness indoors.

Big bold stripes

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Big bold stripes have been showing up everywhere. I like how graphic they are but how they can easily work into a neutral or conservative environment. They are an easy way to add a little punch without committing to a crazy pattern or colors. I particularly like them as curtains which is a really easy DIY project reusing a curtain panel and some fabric paint.

Chevron

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I think chevron is really pretty for spring. You can find this pattern in all the colors of the rainbow and printed on almost anything. It is also a really easy pattern to incorporate through an unlimited number of DIY projects and a little patience.

Colorful Painted Furniture

Obviously I am all over this one!

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This one from Miss Mustard Seed is probably one of my all time favorite painted pieces. It goes to show that there is no limit to the options you have when it comes to adding some color, personality, and DIY creativity to your home.

Chalkboard Elements

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From small areas, to furniture, to whole rooms, ideas for chalkboard paint have exploded across the Internet. Each of the links above take you to even more neat options that are “must check outs”
At the moment I am not trying to decide whether to use chalk paint but rather how to limit where I want use it.

Graphic Prints

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Graphic, geometric, abstract, Ikat, floral and funky, these patterns show up in bed linens, curtains, reupholstered antiques, wallpaper, framed, lamp shades, throw pillows, you name it! The trend currently is to mix geometric patterns with floral patterns and to try incorporate different textures like fur or even burlap with your linens and throws.

Those are just a few of the trends that have caught my eye recently and struck me as having a lot of fun potential for incorporating some color and spring-y freshness in the home, especially since all of them have some fun and easy DIY applications.

Do you change out some of your decor seasonally? What are some of your favorite transitions from winter to spring? Have you incorporated any of these trends in your home?

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