Prepare your home for Spring with these interior trends

I’ve never been the kind of person who follows trends. My mother always said ‘dare to be different’ And this has always been the inspiration behind everything I do, from the way I decorate my home and wardrobe to entertaining guests. However, as much as I love defying the status quo and disregarding the latest fads, I must admit that I am falling in love with some of the spring interior trends for 2019.

There are some lovely ideas such as an uplifting scale of delicious sherbet colours trailblazed by Pantone’s colour of the year, Living Coral. Designers in every field are using these colours this spring and the most exciting part is that all they seem to be appearing on catwalks in the AW19 collections.

The changing of the season gives us all an opportunity to freshen things up, whether that’s a domestic makeover or a wardrobe refresh. So, as you prepare to put away the fur throws, thick blankets and other winter accessories, I’ve collated some spring trends that have made me fall in love with Spring.

Place coloured glass around the dining table

As spring rolls around, I’ve seen an exciting increase in the use of coloured glass around the dining table and at drinks parties. Even better, I’m seeing collections of mismatched colours being used which is the approach I always recommend taking.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or afternoon tea, make your table look captivating with a mixture of spring-themed yellows, deep reds and greens. This helps make any room appear brighter and if spring brings us some sun, you’ll be able to see the light refract beautifully from each piece.

Over the past few years, I’ve spent time travelling to find the best artisans who can make exquisite crystalware that can decorate any dining table. Today, I have a huge range of crystalware available and each set comes in a variety of seasonal colours including the spring collection which features beautiful pieces in violet, rose, peridot and sky. 

Rachel Bates Champagne Crystalware

Embrace floral patterns

As spring begins to grace gardens and parks with gorgeous arrangements of plant life, floral patterns are once again about to make a massive return in both interior design and fashion.

Luckily, I have a range of florally inspired crystal to make sure that you have exactly what you need to welcome spring. The Lace Cap Hydrangea range is sure to make sure you can add beautiful floral patterns to any occasion.

Fill your home with faux flowers

If you’re looking to add a natural touch to your home, faux flowers are massively in vogue. I adore flower arrangements and try to add them around my home and office whenever I can. However, sometimes it can be tough to fill a large space with the real thing and that’s where using dried or silk faux flowers can really help complete a room.

There are plenty of places to find faux flowers, so it’s about finding your personal favourite supplier. Wherever you choose, these decorative botanicals are sure to look gorgeous and help any room spring to life.

Flowers surrounded by candles

Decorate your garden with rattan furniture

I love spending time in the garden, but the unpredictable British weather can sometimes put a dampener on any spring plans. However, as the sun starts to make its comeback, so has Rattan garden furniture.

A great choice for any garden, rattan is weather-proof and comfortable, making it the perfect style to enjoy spring and summer with. I’ve seen some lovely pieces but personally, I look no further than Vincent Sheppard whenever I consider adding more furniture to my garden.

Experiment by mixing up your metals

Mixing different coloured metals is currently very on-trend and it looks to become a bigger theme as spring appears. You can be as adventurous as you like, so try mixing silver, gold, copper, pewter and rose gold. The only rule is that there are no rules.

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve found some brands we love who do this so well like Cox London, Porta Romana and Tom Faulkner.

Go against the grain with rich, dark colours

The spring trends can even help you transform your kitchen in time for spring. Currently, rich dark tones such as bottle green and midnight blue are the stylish favourites for kitchen cabinet colours. You can then lighten these colours with some stunning Carrara marble worktops, upstands and splashbacks, to create a joyful spring colour scheme.

That’s not to say that this colour scheme should be contained to the kitchen, it can be used to make room in your home stand out from the typical brighter spring colours. The combination of light and dark really adds some oomph to any home and allows you to make a real statement before you even add accessories to the mix.

 Crystal glasses sat on a bed

Spring is traditionally a time for a good clean, but it also presents an occasion to redecorate our homes and prepare our gardens for what we hope will be an amazing summer. With these trends, you can make sure your spring will be filled with luxuries, whatever the weather.