Last November, I was contacted by Vouchercodes.co.uk and asked to be one of their High Street Hunters. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? Basically, that means that each season I choose an interiors trend that I think will be big this season and then I scour the highstreet to find some great products that fit that trend and that are available for under £80. This was an interesting proposal for me as most of things I feature here on my blog are more high-end so it was quite an eye opener to try to find things that the average family could buy in order to give their home an affordable makeover. Last season, I chose the Woodland Trend, which was perfect for creating a cosy Winter interior.
For Spring, I found it quite hard to pick just one trend but in the end I settled on this one, which I am calling Secret Garden. This year we will see an increasing number of products on the market that incorporate prints and patterns that are inspired by nature: it is time to bring the outdoors in! Think birds, bees, butterflies and big floral blooms. This trend is perfect for spring and summer and there are so many home accessories available on the highstreet that can be brought into the home to achieve this look.
A statement rug is always a worthwhile investment and will be a great focal point in the living room or hallway. Add small accessories such as cushions, lampshades, throws and wall-mounted ceramics as an instant way to accessorize the living room. For a more adventurous restyle you can bring the great outdoors inside by refreshing your decor with one of the many botanical print wallpapers that you can you find on the highstreet. To keep costs down a statement wall is a great option.
Bold, printed bed linen featuring oversized flowers is perfect for refreshing your bedroom this spring without breaking the bank. Plus the nature-inspired colours, tones and textures that feature in this trend are perfect for creating a calm and serene feel in the bedroom. A particular favourite of mine is all the watercolour florals that are appearing right now.
There are also some great products for the dining room including placemats, coasters, crockery, cake accessories. So it really shouldn’t be too difficult to refresh your home this spring without spending a small fortune.