Interior Design Trends and Ideas to Revitalize Your Home this Spring

fresh spring design ideasInterior design can be fickle, but there are some trends that stick and some that fizzle out before they even become hot. One thing is for sure, giving your home a fresh look will never go out of style. And, there’s no better time to update it than the spring.

The spring is about brightness and freshness, so decorating your home with bright, new window treatments and flooring will keep you in line with the feel of the season. Not sure where to start? If  you need some ideas, this is where home design trends come in. Trends in window treatments and flooring might be just what you need to help your home look ‘spring forward’.

Jewel Tone Curtains

Jewel tone fabrics are a popular trend that have spilled over to various aspects of décor, including window treatments. Using bold colour in window treatments is a hot trend that is surprisingly spring-friendly. It’s spring-friendly because jewel tones are basically spring colours with a deep, rich makeover. They’re deep jewel hues of colours, such as emerald, turquoise, amethyst, sapphire and jade – all tones that can bring a pop of colour to any room. These days, jewel tones don’t mean gaudy and foreboding, they mean bright, beautiful and bold – a perfect way to describe the spring.

Natural Wood Bamboo Blinds

Sustainability is a trend that has inspired many other trends and design ideas. One such trend is bamboo window blinds. Bamboo and woven blinds are affordable, sustainable window treatment options that are making waves in the home décor industry. The blinds are made of natural bamboo, which is durable, aesthetically pleasing and functional. They’re perfect for filtering light and provide a warmth and uniqueness that many window treatments just can’t provide.

Neutral Grey Flooring

The colour grey is trending across the design board, because it’s neutral and hides dirt well. These are both pluses for flooring designs. Grey flooring of all types is taking the world by storm, and spring is the perfect time for you to get in on the action.

The mild temperatures of spring provide optimal working conditions for your contractor. All you have to do is pay a visit to your local flooring and window fashions experts, Braid. Then, let one of our design consultants explain how versatile the colour grey is, how well it goes with white baseboards, how many flooring options are available and how bright it will make your home this spring.

Wood-Like Flooring

Hardwood flooring will always be popular, but it will always be more expensive, as well. Therefore, wood-like flooring options are on the rise. With the use of laminate, tile or vinyl, you can get the look and feel of hardwood without the price or maintenance. Additionally, this flooring trend can be combined with the trend of using blonde-coloured flooring to create a cool, modern and light design that will simultaneously update your home and show that you’re ready for the spring.

Ready to add a little ‘spring’ style to your home? Give us a call to schedule a consultation in which you will learn all about the design ideas that will perfectly suit your style needs.

In Home Design Consultations

Do you ever sit in your home and daydream about all of the interior decorating changes that you’d love to make, but you don’t know where to start? If you’re like me, you might have a million pages torn out of magazines that show off styles that you like, but have no idea how to incorporate into your unique space. 

That perfect design combination of color, fabric, and texture is a challenge, and there’s a reason why designers are artists too. It takes practice, experience, trial-and-error, and a fearless attitude to bring your home from just being functional, to also being beautiful. This is where we come in. 

We believe that Windows, Walls & Floors are the foundation of every great space. These three elements set the tone for all other design considerations, and when well-thought-out can serve as a base to help you express your style. Our job at Braid Flooring and Window Fashions is to help you pull these elements together so that your home can express your style and meet the needs of your family’s lifestyle. 

An in-home consultation is a great way for you to show us your space and explain your vision. We come armed with samples, swatches, and creativity to help you to achieve the space you’ve always wished for. 

Why choose an in-home consultation?

  1. Most of us are visual learners: It’s easier for you to explain your ideas when we’re in the space with you, and it’s easier for our designers to understand what you mean about that unique wall or distinctive nook when we can see it first-hand.
  2. Colors change based on the environment: Seeing the samples and swatches in your home and in the light that is normal for your space ensures that the colors you choose turn out exactly like you want.
  3. Your living room doesn’t travel well: It’s a lot easier for us to bring the showroom to you, than for you to bring your living room to us.
  4. Sometimes it’s easier to make decisions in the comfort of your own home, without too many choices to create confusion. You can visualize your future space, much more easily when you’re sitting in your present space.

Take a moment to request an In-Home Consultation and let us do the rest for you. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Farrow & Ball Paint for 2015

If you’re feeling like your home needs an update but you’re not ready for a major overhaul, a simple yet stunning update using paint and wallpaper might be the answer.

Here are the paint colours to watch for 2015 according to Farrow & Ball.

For more information regarding this quality paint, book a time with one of our design consultants here in our showroom.