From small-space saviors to colorful accents to pieces inspired by nature, these fresh finds will add a spring spark to your home décor.
Now that you can see the light at the end of the winter tunnel, you may be ready to add some new life to your home.
You don’t need to start from scratch, though, to get spring fever for your place. One or two fresh pieces can be all it takes to bring a new attitude to a room. Here are some picks that work hard and reflect some of the best trends of the season.
The trend toward small-space living continues, whether by choice or necessity. The good news is, more companies are responding with pieces that are scaled down and multi-functional.
The Pottery Barn SoMa Brady Slope Arm Slipcovered Sleeper Sofa ($699) is part of the company’s new SoMa line that focuses on smaller spaces. The sofa has all the elegance of a Pottery Barn piece, but folds out into a compact sleep space. Throw a couple camping pads on top for extra comfort, or spring for Pottery Barn’s Mattress Pad ($119).
Local company Three By Three Seattle’s Slideshow ($50 at threebythree.com) is a new, ingenious shelf that can be adjusted into a multitude of configurations to fit into odd room shapes or accommodate curios of various heights. Available in walnut with white shelves, and ashwood with black shelves.
The Modern by Dwell Magazine Bar Trolley ($150 at target.com) is a standout piece from the new line for Target. It has hidden wheels so it can be easily moved, and can function as a bar cart, side table or even a compact bedside stand. Available in black with copper accents, or light wood with white accents.
A casual, earthy vibe is a natural fit for Pacific Northwest homes, and it’s a big décor trend in general.
Ikea’s Stockholm Armchair ($149) and Cushion Set ($80–$100, out in April) lends a relaxed, natural feel to a classic armchair shape. Made from rattan, the airy piece can be finished with a cushion set in white cotton or gray velvet.
Add earthy elegance to a dining room with the Five Ply Design Scalar Lamp ($325 at store.fiveplydesign.com), with a pleasing curved shape made from eco-friendly reconstituted wood veneer. Three wood options are available, and it can hardwired or plugged in.
Double down on adding natural elements to your home with flowers or branches in the new Crate & Barrel Esta ($40), Taline ($60) and Erna vases ($35). The ceramic vases’ organic textures and glazes feel both beachy and sophisticated.
With open kitchens the new normal, it’s important to add charm to the utility.
Spice up a bar cart or open shelves with Italian-made Textured Lowball Glasses ($18 each at schoolhouseelectric.com). The vintage style has a rich toffee hue, and the dual textures make it beautiful to hold and behold.
Swap out worn or dated kitchen chairs for a set of Staffan Holm Udon Chairs ($319 each at hem.com, available in March). If the price of the solid-beech chairs feels steep, add them one or two at a time — a mismatched, eclectic dining set is a strong trend that can work in your favor.
Gold, copper and all things metallic continue to surge in popularity, and the West Elm Copper Wire Kitchen Fruit Bowl ($29) is a quick and easy way to add the element to your kitchen. Store fruit in it, use it as a dining-table centerpiece or move it out onto the coffee table during a party for pop of style.
After a tumultuous winter, we could all use a smile or two. Use color or a bit of kookiness to bring a little levity into your home.
No one will be able to resist a giggle the first time they use the Qualy Kitt-A-Boo Wall Hook Set ($35 for three at fab.com). When you hang something on the hook, a sweet kitty face pops out of the box to say hello.
Take a walk in the stars with the nuLoom Thomas Paul Hand Tufted Stars Rug ($249–$469 at nuloom.com), a trippy showstopper made from 100 percent wool, and available in three sizes.
Don’t have the means or ability to create the tiled accent wall of your dreams? Instead, pick up Heath Ceramics for Hygge & West Wallpaper ($140–$190 a roll at heathceramics.com) and get the great California tile company’s patterns on paper. The hand-screenprinted Arcade pattern comes in a vibrant orange that is sure to add life to any room.