There is something about the impending promise of sun and a new season that makes us think about dusting off the cobwebs of winter and bringing fresh inspiration into the home.
Good thing our home retailers have us well and truly covered for Spring!
Flowers & Herbs
With Spring comes flowers – nature’s gift to us. This time of year is about bright colour and fresh, enticing fragrance; you know the ones, the nostalgic scent of your childhood (with Early Cheer and Daphne being two of my personal favourites).
Bring the outdoors in with a sprig of Daphne in an interesting vessel such as a vintage milk jug or a frosted glass jar. While growing fresh herbs in the kitchen not only makes for easier additions to your cooking, it also adds light fragrance and interest to a space where you entertain from.
I love the deodorising scent of herbs and citrus notes in home fragrances, particularly in the kitchen.
The Aromatherapy Co Therapy Kitchen Natural Chefs Candles $28.99 - Farmers
Blush, Crush & A Hint Of Spice
Whether it be fashion or home design, blush is still going strong. It can be a soft, romantic addition to neutral colour schemes, or used to create a colour burst when paired with statement saffron yellow. Try setting a more feminine scene with a blush velvet arm chair or keep it understated with blush crockery additions to your kitchen.
With blush in mind, this season’s ‘it’ flower has to be the Protea - big, bold and interestingly textured, the Protea is an easy way to combine flowers and blush and burgundy palette into your home without doing anything too dramatic to your interiors.
Add a faux flower or a canvas print and tie the colours together with a simple throw or mixed cushions.
Cushions and Throws - RAPT
Blush Serve Wear - Citta
Trays Of Treasures
They say home is where the heart is - what does your home say about you? Fill spaces of your home with trays of treasures - sentimental statements, home fragrances or candles, pictures and interesting little dishes.
Displaying special things on trays keeps them grouped together as a ‘scene’ rather than cluttered or randomly placed, much like a framing a photograph. It finishes your display and is a sweet pocket of interest in what would normally be a boring space.
In the kitchen, display a kitchen candle with a potted herb and a mortar and pestle.
On your dresser, display a plant, a little dish for your rings and your favourite book.
In the bathroom, your favourite perfume with a candle and a glass jar of epsom salts is an idea.
The key is appropriate items to the space, different shapes and sizes, and remember, this is a way for you to showcase your personality so have fun with it!
Bedding, faux plants and candle - Citta