Photo Gallery: Colourful Spring Rooms
Get inspired by pretty seasonal colours.
Delicate spring green blossoms create a breezy atmosphere in this vintage-looking entrance. A colour palette inspired by the outdoors is sure to refresh any room, especially when paired with warm wood floors.
Artist Bobbie Burgers’ vibrant Okanagan weekend home is bursting with colour and modern design. The crisp, gallery-like space is filled with lush floral canvases, giving the room a distinct springtime atmosphere.
Keep your living room feeling like spring year-round with a sumptuous shade of yellow. For a daringly bright look, keep to warm colours such as red, orange and gold.
“This idea from designer Summer Thornton is a great example of an easy way to give a space architectural interest, colour and pattern all in one go, while keeping the project budget manageable,” says Apartment Therapy‘s managing editor, Janel Laban. “She simply framed out a wallpapered section of the wall with painted moulding for maximum impact and minimum cost.”
Juicy yellow paint sets off the punchy palette in this vibrant living room space. A painted floral canvas and throw pillows coordinate with the bright tangerine couch.
Take a note from spring runway fashions and incorporate blush, the season’s hottest new shade, into your decor. This serene sitting area, in a principal bedroom, uses a muted palette pulled from the contemporary artwork. The Lucite table and cross-back chairs keep the look light.
This spring, dare to layer colours and textures in an unexpected way. In this design, a pretty tufted sofa and bright-green drapes add an exotic element. A contrasting pink chair, delicate wall sconces and a vintage chinese garden stool convey a sense of the homeowner’s personality.
Lavender is at the top of the list for trendy spring colours. Tone it down with neutrals to keep the look fresh year-round. In this living room, oversized painted stripes visually raise the ceiling without looking busy. The large, playful floor lamp lends a fresh, fun perspective. A lively range of purple and brown hues, combined with a mixture of striped and floral patterns, also adds a lighthearted note.
Nothing says springtime like pretty pastels. In this living room, aqua, soft green and yellow come together to create a fresh, feminine space. The fireplace and furniture are kept white for a light and airy look.
Bright red florals are the perfect compliment to soft blue walls. Pairing strong colours with pastels is a nice way to incorporate colour for the warmer seasons. Vintage furniture can also be given new life. For example, these Spanish Art Deco tub chairs that were found in a junk shop were reupholstered with a painterly floral fabric.
Fresh green wallpaper and a tailored pink settee keep the look soft and cosy. Tree branches add a touch of the outdoors and require minimal upkeep.
An apple-green paint treatment above the living room’s mantel creates an attention-grabbing niche to display photos on a framed mirror. Purple-shaded lamps pull in the palette from the room’s furniture and potted orchids add a touch of whimsy.
Colour adds drama to a living room, especially when paired with a complementary colour. Here, blue and yellow strike the perfect balance of hot and cold to create a playful atmosphere. Small pops of pink give the room a springtime feel.
Vintage wicker is a hot find these days and it’s easy to breathe new life into second-hand pieces with paint. Lacquer revitalizes this sofa set while reupholstered cushions, covered in a bold patterned fabric, create a look that’s fresh and current.
Any springtime hue will spruce up cool grey walls and black accessories. Here, a bright cyan rug and pink flowers placed atop the mantle lend an eye-catching pop of colour.
Blue, yellow, purple and orange; anything goes in this Moroccan-inspired living room. To successfully pair all your favourite colours in one room, keep them of the same intensity. Bright white or neutral furniture helps your space adapt easily to future trends.
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Throw pillows done in luxe designer fabric are a small splurge well worth the expense, especially when your living room is a sea of neutrals. Potted plants and freshly cut flowers thrive in this well-lit space.
Spiro brings in colour with throw pillows and fresh flowers, allowing her decor to adjust with the seasons. Bright colours and patterns on cushions give the otherwise white palette some springtime cheer.
Australian decorator and design blogger Anna Spiro celebrates colour in her Brisbane bungalow. “Pink is just the best colour. It’s an absolute favourite,” she says. In her brightly-hued living room, she custom-painted her Lloyd Loom wicker sofa fuchsia. Throw pillows in a range of colours and prints add vibrance and texture.
In this cottage-inspired space, a pair of mauve throw cushions add a rich accent to this otherwise neutral palette. The gold floral print lends a luxurious touch while the white beadboard keeps the look casual.
Old wooden screens make a charming headboard in this principal bedroom, where the white palette is punctuated by a hit of spring-fresh chartreuse.