Sydney property stylist and interior designer Justine Wilson shares her spring must-haves that not only won’t break the bank but will give your home an instant lift this season. From florals to indoor trees and window dressings and bed linen, there is something for every home, no matter what the budget.
Justine Wilson, founder of Vault Interiors says, ”We’ve made it through to my favourite time of the year. This weekend I’ll be doing my annual spring clean and changing up my bedding, cushion covers, and throw, to bring in the warmer weather and longer days.
“Be savvy, to update your home, you really don’t need a big budget. Stores like Kmart, Spotlight, and Ikea have really upped their game when it comes to styling your home. I recommend doing your research online before going instore, so you have a good idea of the colour scheme and what pieces and sizes of things you really need. Otherwise, it can be quite overwhelming!” said Justine.
Justine Wilson’s top 5 Spring Updates
Fresh florals! Spring is all about beautiful flowers so grab yourself a bunch and create a centerpiece arrangement at home, I love florals on an entry console or at the centre of my dining table. To make a real statement use multiple size vases or vessels and do a group of three, the different heights will create a pretty vignette and you can opt for three complementary flower types, or mixed bunches on repeat will also work.
Sheer curtains – It’s time to pack away the heavy thick curtains and bring in the light and airy sheer looking ones. Nothing is nicer than a pretty sheer curtain blowing in the wind on a spring day, airing out your living or bedroom, and letting the light flicker in. On-trend colours are linen, white, or beige.
Scatter cushions – Now is a great time to change out your scatter cushions and accessories for light neutrals, this year cream, caramel, linen, and brown are on-trend. Think earthy and yet very simplistic. To bring the room together try some on-trend rustic urns, vases, clear quartz crystals, or vintage look breadboards.
Indoor plants: An olive tree in a rustic pot! This is the new go-to plant and makes a beautiful visual statement in your home. The olive tree is this year’s fiddle leaf, they work in any room and will conjure up feelings of an Italian holiday to boot.
Bedtime! New bed linen, this is a no brainer. Simply swap out those heavy duvets and coverlets. White linen is the vibe this spring, pair with very simple feather filled white or cream scatter cushions for a dreamy, hotel-like minimal look.
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