TABLE DECOR IDEAS TO TRY OUT THIS SPRING 2018

Hello dear readers!

I don’t know about you, but with spring slowly creeping in, my spring fever is at an all time high. While it may still be gloomy outside and we continue to battle with random snowy days here in Canada, it is not stopping us at the Lifestyle Loft from getting inspired and indulging in spring decor ideas that are sure to brighten up your homes. After all, no winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.

If you’re looking for fun and creative ways to add life into your decor, you have come to the right place. Below is a round up of tips, gorgeous pictures, and ideas that we have been seeing trending this spring. We hope you get inspired! Feel free to share what inspired you this spring while you switched out your decor. We would love to hear from you!

So go ahead, grab something warm to drink and get excited for the warmer days ahead while satisfying your decor palette with these amazing decor ideas:

FOLIAGE REIGN SUPREME

We were once limited to flower arrangements; however, we have seen a break from using only florals and have been seeing an increasing use of natural elements, foliage, and greenery in spaces. While this trend was popular last year, it still continues to be designers’ favourite. Using foliage adds colour and tranquillity while being cost-friendly, and it gives you the chance to get creative. It literally has been dubbed as “the luxury interior, thrift cousin.”  Not only is it gorgeous to look at, it is great for your health and wellness. Greenery/pants/foliage help clean indoor air and regulate humidity. If you’re looking to add some glamour and functionality to your space, this trend comes highly recommended.

TROPICAL FEVER, YES PLEASE!

Tropical state of mind, anyone? You don’t have to go on a tropical vacation or safari to enjoy this aesthetic, and you can easily bring it to your home. How? By using tropical palm leaves in your vases instead of flowers and adding jungle theme decor as an extra layer to create some contrast. While tropical and safari themes draw parallels in colour and scheme, it was only a matter of time before we saw a tropical jungle fusion in design. This is a trend that is here to stay and will be an exciting trend for those that are bold and daring. Look out for tropical leaves, safari wildlife, and nature elements in your decor and textiles this season. Come with us and take a walk on the wild side to add some fun, bold, and dramatic elements to your decor:

Photo: Urban Barn

Photo: Urban Barn

USE OF INEXPENSIVE FLORALS

We can all agree that using flowers as part of a decor palette for your space can get expensive, especially when you live in a country where flowers are not naturally available all year round. I love flowers, specifically hydrangeas, peonies, calla lilies, roses… (in that particular order). You can see how expensive using these flowers for my floral arrangements can get, and the truth is I don’t mind saving a penny or two but also indulge in pretty things. This trend got me really excited because these simple and inexpensive floral arrangements are just as pretty as my favourite flowers. Moreover, you are not limited to seasonal flowers – you can literally put together an arrangement with whatever florals are available in that season. If there aren’t any pretty florals, twigs are also great to use as arrangements. Whether you are getting them from your backyard or buying them from a floral store, you will be indulging in your creative side while saving some money.

ITS ALL ABOUT THE MIX, DECORATE IN LAYERS

I love, love, love, LOVE adding layers to anything and everything decor. In fashion, adding a sweater, some jewellery, or a scarf makes your outfit more dynamic. It works the same way in design. Layering is taking individual elements or pieces and pulling them together to create a cohesive look. It adds texture, dimension, and sophistication in your space. While layering may not be great for minimalist/contemporary interiors, layering adds warmth, and if used in the right way, it can still work within minimalist and contemporary interiors to bring about great design. Examples of items that you can use to add layers into your decor are coffee table books, flowers, candles, art work, amongst other decor pieces. While this may not necessarily be a 2018 trend, we thought we should add some photos to hopefully inspire while transforming your spring decor.

Photo: Urban Barn

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