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Creating a spring-inspired colour palette in your home isn’t necessarily about repainting. “When you paint a room, the colour should be beautiful no matter what time of the year it is,” says Melanie Stevenson, marketing manager at Porter’s Paints. A better way to acknowledge the changing seasons, she says, is to dress your interiors with accessories: choose a statement lamp or pendant light in a vibrant, on-trend shade, hang an oversized, colourful artwork on the wall, or simply introduce colour with flowering plants and greenery. See colourful homes from around the world
What’s the worst that could happen? You can always make or buy a different cushion cover when you get tired of the first one.Clashing colours and patterns that just work
If you like…Rounded shapesRetro lampshadesWarm timber grainsGeo patterns and printsMid-century designAustralianaFresh, colourful flowersAbstract artYour style is: Retro sophisticateYou recognise and respect good design from the past and present. As you are both confident and authentic, you have been collecting pieces for years and you display them with pride in abstract ways in your home.
2. Little tablesLittle tables always prove themselves to be a worthy investment as they are the masters of multi-tasking. The options for these little superstars are many as they work well in a variety of settings. In the bedroomOccasional tables are ideal as bedside tables where you don’t need a lot of storage. They are particularly useful in a guest room, for example, where only a lamp or book is needed at close reach. This Scandinavian-inspired table could also act as a stand for a plant or vignette, prettying up a corner.