If you're thinking of decorating your home this spring, you'll want to make sure you're in the know with the latest trends
So, what should we be looking out for? Well, fitted furniture company Hammonds have been talking to their favourite home and garden influencers to explain exactly what we should be looking out for...
1. The colours of the earth - Victoria, Apartment Number 4
Expect to see muted shades, like taupe, green, brown and ochre, come to the fore. These colours work particularly well in north facing rooms that need warming up. One thing to remember when using earthy shades - use texture, otherwise the space can look flat. Think about trying velvet, linens and leather, to make sure the space has some vibrancy.
2. Pampas Grass - Katie, Magpye Interiors
This wheat-like grass can soften interiors with harsher contours, while the neutral colourway is great for blending with any design style. You can forget about those hard to maintain plants that keep on dying - instead, thanks to their evergreen nature, pampas grass gets better with age, and is also fuss-free. All you need is a touch of hairspray and it should ensure it doesn't drop everywhere.
3. Spark some joy - Matt Deighton, Managing Director at Sofas by Saxon
We've all become obsessed with the clever ideas of Marie Kondo and Mrs Hinch, and now, the spring clean is set to be bigger than ever. With multipurpose furniture and stylish storage solutions taking a central role, you can expect to see items like ottomans coming to prominence.
4. Eco material - Katie, Stitched
A recurring theme at London Design Festival 2018 was Responsible Design. We're moving towards better, more sustainable materials, as we look for products that are designed to last and made to measure, with a low carbon footprint and production waste.
5. Colourful ceramics - Amanda Telford, Marketing Manager at Gemini Tiles
As colour has been coming back over the past couple of years, we're starting to see patterns finding their place in the kitchen. They can be included in a wide variety of interior schemes - this range from eye-catching splashbacks to focal features on the floor.