Spring update: Create your happy place

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This spring, create staycation vibes in your home and invite the season inside with a bold colour palette inspired by the wide-open sky and earthy tones – from navy blues to warmer shades of ochre and terracotta.

Textures and layers create interesting shadows and contrasts, for example, plants with large leaves add a dramatic effect against lighter paint tones while fresh blues let the look transition naturally from spring to summer.

Add to this patterns and prints inspired by the Indian art of Jaipur block printing. This is the craft of dyeing and colouring fabric using wooden blocks, and the patterns create a stunning patchwork of detail and harmonious hues. Choose wider-spaced patterns for a simpler, lighter vibe and more complex patterns for cosiness.

The more texture you add, the greater the effect. You can do this not only with soft items like cushions and throws in the lounge, but also with the use of décor accessories: add dimension with textured vases and patterned rugs, or bring in some wooden cues with picture frames and shelving. For dining, rustic chopping boards, bowls and canisters keep an organic feel while ceramic mugs and brilliant white dining sets add to a contemporary edge.

This trend will make staying at home refreshingly inviting, and you’ll long for your happy place when you’re away. Just bring your imagination and let the wandering begin.

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