Seasonal Styling - Spring

Sophie McCreadie

BY Sophie McCreadie

Published: 02 March 2022 Updated: 22 April 2022

Spring feels like the start of new things, full of spring shoots and positivity, so it’s the perfect time to take stock and bring a little new life into your home.  When it comes to styling for spring, there’s two main ways that you can really signify spring; one is with specific colours, and the other is with pattern, and specifically, florals.  Whether your style is full-length curtains or classic Roman blinds, a floral pattern can help lift the mood of an entire room, and using spring-associated colours can help recreate the outdoors indoors.

The psychology of colour

As human beings, we’re predisposed to react in certain ways to certain colours – red for danger, for example, an association that’s everywhere you look, from road signs to warnings on anything electrical in your home. But individuals can also have reactions to colour that are specific to them, often linked to a memory or experience that can influence how certain colours make you feel, so don’t be afraid to throw away the rule book if it doesn’t seem to resonate with you in the same way.

Spring time colours

There’s a colour for everyone in spring, whether you prefer bright and fresh colours or something more subdued. If you prefer the latter, then you can choose from a wide range of colours, under the guise of pastels. Soft shades of pink, green, blue – pretty much any colour can work as a pastel and the gentle touch of colour can be just the touch you need to bring spring warmth into a room without overpowering with strong colours. Our Harlequin range of shutters feature several pastel hues that will create a classic yet contemporary look, such as these Positano shutters.

Block colours

Much like the flower that heralds the season’s arrival, daffodil yellow and leaf green are two of the most popular colours associated with spring. Yellow hues also evokes thoughts of sunshine and generally uplift your mood too, and when used carefully they’re not as overpowering as you may at first think, even as a block colour, like this Calista Chartreuse Roman blind, with small touches of yellow accessories. If yellow is a little too bright for you then think about the green of daffodil leaves. The fresh green sits right in the middle of the spectrum, perfectly balanced in temperature and bringing just the right amount of crispness into play.

Floral patterns

Floral patterns

Floral patterns can definitely be synonymous with spring, but the devil’s in the detail, so keep it restrained with small sprigs rather than large blooms, which are more of a summer theme. Of course, you have more than just a simple print option available, although you’ll find some beautiful sprig prints in our curtain and Roman blind fabrics just like this Ornella Pink fabric, but you’ll also find fabrics that feature texture, rather than print, or even embroidery that creates a delicate sprinkling of buds and shoots in a wide range of colours.

A perfect pairing

While spring sees a little more light coming into our days the nights still draw in quite early and the weather can still be very changeable, so you may feel the need for layered looks throughout the season. It’s an easy objective to fulfil no matter what your preferred window furnishing, whether you combine curtains with shutters, curtains with blinds, or blinds and shutters. One way to do this is focus on the colour and either match it across both layers, or if you want to incorporate pattern, then select one colour from the pattern as your focal colour and match it with your plain colour, for a co-ordinated yet understated spring time look.

Tier on tier shutters fitted to a bay window and paired with teal coloured curtains

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