As the spring trends roll out on the world’s high-fashion runways (and Hollywood’s high-fashion red carpets), design enthusiasts are getting a first glimpse into the hottest new styles for home décor. How does runway fashion translate into interior design?
One look at a Rebecca Minkoff orange satchel against a spring white dress and fertile design imaginations dream up the perfect accent pillow/couch combination. And believe us, that’s only the beginning—there are countless ways to infuse spring’s most memorable new trends into your home and we have five favorites for you to try.
1. The Color Code
Bold and beautiful colors are big this season with Pantone’s Color of the Year (“Radiant Orchid”) leading the way and shades of orange popping up on everything from dresses to accessories. Both of these colors would add incredible character to your home—go subtle with a mix of colored accent pillows and a modern chair—or be daring by painting an entire wall orange (with contrasting white walls, this would be fabulous).
2. All that Glitters
Metallics and glittery adornments shimmer and shine all over the fashion world and what an easy trend to play up in your home décor. Get inspired by Mario Schwab’s spring-line sequined skirt by adding sequin pillows to your living room. One look at this daring statement necklace and your mind goes straight for the gold (like this gold-leaf mirror, for instance). The softer “Rose Gold” and mixed metals are also big winners this spring.
3. Penchant for Pastels
Speaking of colors, pretty pastels are possibly the hottest thing to hit the spring runways. Minty greens, pale pinks, light lilacs, mellow yellows and baby blues can be seen everywhere from the Academy Awards red carpet to the pages of home décor magazines. Incorporate soft pastels through painted or upholstered dining chairs, fresh wall colors, a retro kitchen appliance or beautiful rugs. They add softness, fun and even sophistication to any room of your home.
4. Grecian Glory
If you were in awe of Lupita Nyong’o’s Grecian-goddess-inspired Prada gown at the Academy Awards, you’re not alone. The flowy, feminine look rocks the home décor imagination in so many forms: A four-poster bed draped with sheer canopies or cascading drapes gracing your living room will add a touch of romance with minimal effort.
5. The Fringe Factor
When it comes to spring fashion, fringe is in—big time. Now how can you make that work at home? Oh, it’s so simple—and wonderfully bohemian. Yes, you can go back to the old accent pillow standard for an easy fringe fix, or toss a gorgeous mohair orange-fringed throw on your sofa—or go a step further and add contemporary fringe lighting to your room.
What do you think of this spring’s hottest trends? What are your favorites? Let us know in the comments section below.