Goodbye Scandi! Spring home styling tips according to the experts

<em>Budge Over Dover by YSG, Photography Prue Ruscoe</em>
Budge Over Dover by YSG, Photography Prue Ruscoe
Justine Wilson, leading property stylist and founder of Vault Interiors, shares her three trends for spring home styling.

According to Justine, it’s time to move on from the Scandi and Japandi trends that had been holding strong over the past few years and embrace some grand glam.

The basic elements of design are key to making aesthetically fascinating interiors as shown here by Coco Republic

Round and round we go

Rounded or curved lined furniture will be a big interior trend this year, the more organic and fluid the better. Growing in popularity this year, think fully rounded sofas, round ball cushions, curved back armchairs and round ottomans taking the lead. I have also seen this trend in the larger base furniture, such as round or oval dining tables, and round coffee tables and side tables. Even if the pieces aren’t fully round, you will notice more items that have more organic natural shapes such as a live edge table.

Source Mondial’s Kilim collection feature striking geometric patterns, and more traditional tribal patterns as seen in this home

Antiques are back in a big way!

For the last decade, furniture styles have been dominated by neutral earthy woods and cane textures – or Scandi modern items in oak or black. However, I am seeing a surge in popularity for real classicism again, think classic design, grand and glam all coming back into fashion. Beautiful rich warm timbers like walnut and mahogany will be hunted again, especially pieces with ornate details like carving or brass and gold hardware. Antique rugs are also popular, think heavily detailed oriental or Persian rugs, with bold colours such as plum, red, cobalt blue, yellow and green.

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Create striking spaces with beautiful outdoor furniture, such as the Ansel sofa from ANTONIO CITTERIO’s collection at Studio Italia

The rise of the outdoor room

Fun and functional outdoor spaces are becoming more and more dominant on client’s wish lists, especially in the southern hemisphere where we have wonderful indoor-outdoor living potential and excellent weather over the summer and spring period. Suppliers have really tapped into this and there is a range of beautiful outdoor furniture and accessories now available. Outdoor furniture in either crisp white, matt black powder coating, or light wood tones can work in almost any space. To add personality, opt for colour pops with outdoor rugs, cushions and accessories.


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