With Spring Time upon us we are all noticing the vibrant colors of the beautiful wildflowers everywhere. Fashion and decorating trends seem to be inline with nature this year as well. We are seeing brightly colored jeans paired with vibrant accessories. Color blocking is trendy with the use of bold statement colors grouped together. According to Pantone, the color of the year is Tangerine Tango. I know that all of this color has me feeling renewed, refreshed and ready for the warm months ahead.
Most of us don’t redecorate every season or even every year. It’s just not practical. And maybe you’re not quite ready embrace this year’s obsession with florals by covering your walls in flowery wallpaper. Yes, wallpaper is back in a BIG way. How can you bring this season’s mood into your home without totally breaking the bank and redecorating? You can easily add a touch of cheer with fresh flowers. Of course a large arrangement can brighten up any space but try adding groupings of small blooms in unique vases scattered around different places in your house. If you are an apartment dweller like I am, it won’t overwhelm you. Other ways to brighten up your living space are to add flower photography to your walls or purchase a new brightly colored throw and some gorgeous pillows. In your bedroom, update by changing your linens to reflect the season. Even changing out the cup towels in the kitchen can liven things up. These are great, inexpensive ways to change the look and feel of a room.
Some of the most popular colors seen in home décor this year are deep peacock blue with lemon, apricot and raspberry accents. If you’re not ready to embrace these bold colors you can still update your space by using the more muted watercolor hues like green, blue, yellow or purple. These are all great choices for a fresh look in 2012. Keep in mind that all of these bright colors are best shown on a neutral background. If you keep your furniture neutral, which is the most expensive part of a room, then you can easily update with accents and feel like you have a new room.