As the blue and white tints of winter finally clear, shades of spring can be found rousing from hibernation. Out with heavy drapes and slate greys, and in with a fresh palette of Cinque Terre pastels, statement touches, and a seamless blend of country chic meets modern world.

Your space should evolve with the season. What softens the blow of winter winds and early evenings may hamper the enjoyment of those fresh yellow and green blossoms. So get ready with these home décor trends for spring.

Non-White Kitchens

If there was anything we could take from the 2010’s, it was a white kitchen. In 2020, designers are predicting that pops of colour are taking centre stage. More natural wood cabinets, islands, and shelves — all of which allow homeowners to keep a bright and airy vibe without restricting themselves to all-white-everything.

High-Contrast Decor

Step away from safe pastels and into the wild side. For a long time, it was white, white, white. But now, for example, maybe we’d see a chair with black fabric and a white frame. Or a console table in a dark stained wood with light-colored hardware.

As this Montreal condo shows, you needn’t shy away from pops of vibrant colour. Bold oranges play well with other equally daring shades, especially in the form of sculpture or one-of-a-kind artisanal furnishings.

Canopy Beds

Regal bedroom enthusiasts, rejoice. The canopy bed is making a come back. Canopy beds no longer need to be draped in heavy fabrics and chunky headboards. 

Modern versions made with acrylic, metal, and sleek upholstered frames are making a comeback. Try throwing some sheer drapery over the frame for extra touches of romance.

Curved Sofas

This trend is sure to transport you (back) to a different decade. Bringing in some retro 60s and 70s vibes with a modern twist focusses on line and curve.  

Whether a penthouse on the 40th floor or a rural country rancher, this trend can be incorporated into any style without being overwhelmingly obtuse.

Free-Standing Tubs

Spring sets the stage for everything bright and clean. Starting with the bathroom, a free standing tub usually is the focal point of any master bath. 

Modern options tend to favour curvy, spacious shapes for a contemporary feel, like this home in Vancouver, BC.


Looking for more spring inspiration? Try these Tips for Organizing Your Home. Originally published in 2018 and updated March 10, 2020

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