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The Inside Story: Get your rooms set for spring




It’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get your rooms spring-ready, says Georgina Robertson, founder of Cambridge’s COCO Interior Design

We spent the majority of 2020 cooped up in our homes but now, with brighter days ahead of us and the spring season very much here, what better way to usher in the warmer weather than with a home refresh? It’s time to dust off the cobwebs and put that spring-cleaning into full force. Get everything clean, tidy and clutter-free and give your home an upgrade with my top spring décor ideas.

No matter your home style – contemporary, modern farmhouse, traditional or luxe – you’ll be sure to find some inspiration from these ideas that will complement your current interior style. With a spring in your step, these ideas will give your space a lighter and brighter feel and will work all year long.

Pops of Colour & Pastel Hues

Pops of colour and pastel hues, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44784243)
Pops of colour and pastel hues, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44784243)

Pops of colour are a really easy way to transform your home to feeling fresh and bright. Mixing in colour through soft furnishings, wall coverings, window treatments or accessories in spring-appropriate hues will give you the spring refresh you desire. Replace dark, winter colours with Easter-ready pastels. Think duck egg blue, soft pinks and lemon yellows which scream spring but are perfect for the warmer months as it starts to heat up.

Open Shelves

Open shelves, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44783850)
Open shelves, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44783850)

The #Shelfie is one of the biggest home styling trends for 2021. Add or reinvigorate your open shelves with fresh items and think about how they work cohesively together. The #Shelfies are expected to be the new focal point in your rooms this year – especially the kitchen. Open shelves are proof that you don't have to sacrifice style for function. Create an eye-catching display of items that mesh with your home style and the colours in your room, or use this as a way to add a pop of brights or pastels to really give your room a spring feel.

Bold Table Settings

Bold table settings, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44784220)
Bold table settings, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44784220)

The optimist in me is hoping that my tablescapes this year won’t just be for my (and Instagram’s) eyes only! A brilliant way to move your home seamlessly through the seasons is to change your table setting regularly. You can easily transform your dining space for spring by adding a statement-worthy, pastel runner in the middle of your table with a beautiful vase of fresh seasonal flowers and candles that smell like spring. Add some textured placemats to really bring the tablescape to life. If you’re lucky enough to have a dining space in your kitchen then this is a simple way to transform both spaces for spring in one go.

Fresh Greens & Florals

Fresh greens and flowers, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44783846)
Fresh greens and flowers, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44783846)

It’s time to bring the outdoors in, using fresh flowers and plants both for the aesthetic and fragrance. Keep it seasonal to ensure you feel as though you are progressing through the year. Start with tulips and peonies for spring – you can even pick your favourites from your garden to really make your home and garden work as one. Greenery will elevate your spaces and make them feel fresh and new – just don’t forget to water your plants and give them the sunlight they need! If you’re not a fan of too much maintenance in your home, invest in some scented candles and diffusers to create the aroma of fresh florals in your home.

Just Add Texture

Just add texture, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44783848)
Just add texture, COCO Design's Inside Story, April 2021 Velvet (44783848)

Textured soft furnishings and accessories are the easiest way to give interiors a spring-ready fix. Mix textured throws, cushions, vases and rugs to emulate the season. You can combine textures and colours to really give your space some depth and comfort without it having to cost a fortune. Think about how the textures work together to give your space a luxurious but fresh feeling. Spring is for clear minds and clutter-free spaces, so only add new texture-rich accessories and soft furnishings that make your home feel light and bright.

Meet the designer

COCO Interior Design (44785700)
COCO Interior Design (44785700)

Georgina Robertson is an experienced designer and founder of COCO Interior Design. Her grandma was a seamstress and, inspired by fabrics, colour and the concept of design creation from a young age, Georgina worked extensively with furnishing fabrics growing up, learning bespoke curtain making and design. With an extensive career in marketing, Georgina decided to pursue her passion and talent for interior design into creating sophisticated, luxury interiors - and so COCO Interior Design was born. See cocointeriordesign.co.uk for more.


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