Tactile linens, natural materials, even textured wall coverings add dimension to spring décor.
Texture is the focus for spring as the rich surfaces of industrial-chic and bohemian styles dominate the décor landscape.
Distressed rugs, textured throw pillows, and relief-patterned and pin-tucked textiles and wall coverings take center stage.
Printed, dyed velvets with flora or fauna-inspired patterns are luxe and painterly.
Some furniture designs are playing with layers and lines, such as West Elm’s Tree Ring mirror that fuses mirrored glass with a slice of Vietnamese hardwood. An Indian pouf at the retailer is crafted from chunks of jute and cotton like a 3-D rag rug.
Cork has popped up in lots of new décor. Accessories in particular lend themselves to the sustainable material’s pleasant feel, but it’s in furniture now, too. Ikea’s new Sinnerlig collection from London designer Ilse Crawford includes stools and benches with cork seats, as well as coffee and dining tables.
Metallics aren’t going away, says Chicago interior designer Mikel Welch. And warmer versions are still overtaking the chillier chromes and silvers.
“This spring, we’ll begin to see a twist added,” he says. “From warm, rich, metallic upholstery and galvanized wallpaper to shimmering coffee tables, luxurious metallic finishes in pewter, gold and bronze will command attention.”
Look for brushed copper, soft rose-gold accents, and painted metallics on throw pillows and wall art.
Free-spirited, colorful and often pattern-happy, bohemian style is easy to embrace. Its influences are global: India, Africa, Latin America. But the eclecticism often comes from a mashup of decorative styles and layered elements.
At NY Now, New York designer John Robshaw showed a collection of softly hued embroidered textiles inspired by the gardens, crafts and clothing seen on his travels in Northern India.
Urban Outfitters has African mudcloth-printed bedding from Deny Designs; medallion-printed tapestries, rugs and pillow covers; and a selection of eclectic headboards made from macramé, reclaimed wood, rattan and iron.
Kirstin Hoffman, merchandising director for online decor retailer Dot & Bo, says one of her favorite trends this spring is a combination of boho and minimalism. Designs are pared down to core elements — color, pattern and texture. She suggests getting this eclectic style by using neutrals and accenting furniture with hints of deep indigo.