With the weather (slowly) warming up and the sun gracing us with its presence more frequently, it’s clear that spring is finally on its way! At the moment pastel hues – especially the Pantone Colours of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity – are almost everywhere you look, and act as a constant reminder of the brighter months ahead.

While the Pantone Colours have gone down a storm in interiors, there’s also an excitement around a range of other trends. From these subtle pastels to peacock blues to Amazonia inspired prints, the key looks this season couldn’t be more diverse and different!

What people sometimes forget about trends like this is that a look isn’t just about the colours you use – materials and textiles are just as important in bringing an interior scheme together.

For this reason, this post focuses a little less on colourways and more on the materials which will bring your home up-to-date this season.

With the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Amazonian-inspired décor is quickly becoming a go-to style. Reclaimed woods have naturally come to the forefront, as they not only tap in to the current high demand for eco-friendly furniture, but they also sit perfectly with the South American fiesta vibe that this trend effortlessly evokes.

For some pointers on how to perfect the use of reclaimed woods, our Charlie collection provides some great inspiration! Cool and distressed woods perfectly complement the bright colours and eclectic patterns associated with the Amazonia trend and are a great contrast to spring pastels.

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Copper was everywhere in 2015, but this season is making way for new metals: gorgeous brass and gold. Providing a more subtle metallic accent than copper, they are brilliant for complementing soft colourways by quickly creating a space that feels warm and exudes a hint of luxury.

Small accessories such as this Evie Tealight Holder and Gold Coral Cage Vase are great for adding a subtle and elegant touch of glamour.

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Gold Cage Vase

Finally, the Scandi trend shows no sign of disappearing and this spring brings with it a huge popularity for pieces with an artisan feel. Natural fibres, organic shapes and beautiful woven textures will all inject a soft, cool vibe to your home which will also take your décor from season to season.

Our Nomad Grey Stool (coming soon!) sits really well with this look, along with larger pieces such as this Urchin Knitted Pouffe. Elements like these will not only bring a nice mix of textures to your room but will also give it a real artisan air.

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