Spring Decorating Ideas | 5 Ways To Get Your Spring In Full Swing
Spring has sprung, people! So, make like the proverbial lamb, and hop to it, with these five spring decorating ideas.
To help you get a spring in your step (okay, we’ll stop now), we’ve drawn our suggestions from Ben Pentreath’s second collaboration collection with Morris & Co., Cornubia. Full of zesty, bright colours alongside your favourite Morris & Co. designs, Cornubia carries the fresh Cornish sea air that inspired the collection.
Obviously, here at Morris & Co., we aren’t suggesting you swap out your scheme with each season. But with small, sustainable swaps here and there, your home can become filled with the spirit of rebirth and growth that spring represents, all year round.
1. SPRING-IFY YOUR TABLESCAPE
Who doesn’t love a seasonal tablescape? Perfect for indoor dining or alfresco (we’re crossing our fingers for the weather), a cheerful, bright table lends a welcoming note of happiness.
We’ve gone for our Daffodil fabric as the tablecloth, introducing to the scene J.H. Dearle’s flowing 1891 design and Ben Pentreath’s wildflower palette. After all, is there a greater spring icon than the Daffodil?
If you’re looking to build your table and take your hosting skills to the next level, head on over to our friends at Spode to discover the Morris & Co. tableware range.
Don’t forget the finishing touch – freshly cut flowers always add a cheerful feeling.
2. UPHOLSTER A CHAIR IN BRIGHT COLOURS
Making a small change doesn’t have to mean limiting yourself to minimal impact. Re-upholstering a chair or sofa in need of some love with one of Ben’s lovingly recoloured fabrics can be just the trick. In this chair, the seat cushions are boasting the dashing Marigold pattern, a favourite of Ben’s from the Cornubia collection.
3. SWAP IN A COSY CUSHION
Cushions, with fabrics crafted by Ben’s knowing hands, are pockets full of sunshine. Pick any fabric from the Cornubia fabric collection and you’re onto a Springtime treat.
Definitely not unwanted in this space, for bursts of tangy tangerine oranges and citrus yellows, introduce Woodland Weeds to your sofa or armchair. The Orange/Turquoise colourway offers a stunning arrangement against a calming sky-blue base cloth.
MCOW217098 | Wallpaper by Morris & Co
MCOP226990 | Fabric by Morris & Co
MCOP226979 | Fabric by Morris & Co
MCOW217105 | Wallpaper by Morris & Co
MCOP226995 | Fabric by Morris & Co
MCOP226992 | Fabric by Morris & Co
4. MAKE A FEATURE WALL
One of the easiest ways to completely change the colour profile of any space in your home is with wallpaper and by making a feature wall. Whilst we’ve opted for J.H. Dearle’s 1895 Compton, it’s really all about following your heart and choosing a pattern that brings joy and serenity.
We chose Compton because it is a fantastic colour-carrier, meaning it’ll support coordination with a variety of other fabrics and wallpapers. It’s the gift to your interior that keeps on giving!
5. SPRING PAINT PALETTE
Paint really is your best friend when it comes to crafting colourful spaces. A cabinet door here, a headboard there, an exposed beam wherever one can be found - paint spells the end of dull and drab and the beginning of delightful drama.
What’s more, our Morris & Co. Paint palette is directly taken from colours in original wallpaper designs found in our archive. So, if you’re questing after the authentic craftsperson’s palette, look no further, or read a word from our archivist here to learn more.
If you’re looking for a place to start with paint, our lovely lead designer, Jess, shares her key colours for spring and her favourite hues here. Emma, our brilliant stylist, gives you her top tips for moodboarding magic with paint.
Got a leftover paint sample pot? Give it a new lease of life as a candle.
THE CORNUBIA COLLECTION BY BEN PENTREATH
The second instalment from Ben for Morris & Co., Cornubia Collection. This time the sought-after architect and designer offers sensual delight and a collection straight from the heart. Returning to his Cornish roots, Ben uses the ornamental design language of nature cultivated by William Morris to express his feelings about this unique landscape.
posted on 18 Apr 2023 in Interiors