Spring is the month to declutter your home as well as your wardrobe. Fresher fabrics and colours should be added to the home to make that warm conversion from winter to spring. Tribal and Ikat prints are highly fashionable this season making colourful, exotic designs and bold statement pieces an excellent choice for the home.
A good way to bring warmth into a room is to add exotic colours such as reds, oranges and yellows. This automatically provides warmth and gives a glow to a scheme, especially in the evening.
Tribal print was widely seen on the catwalk this year from designers Donna Karan and David Koma to Burberry and many more. Greens and blues are also great colours to use when searching for bold and colourful prints such as those seen in the Paul & Joe Collection 2012.
Prints and colours can be implemented cleverly through accessories such as shoes and scarves. These wedges from the Burberry Prorsum Collection are an excellent example.
This technique is similarly successful in interiors. Try accessorising lightly with cushions such as this John Robshaw Mandarin ikat cushion, which is a fabulous, ‘on trend’ accessory for Spring.
Don’t just look out for bright, bold colours – you can also use shapes and stripes to get the tribal effect. Another way of implementing the trend at home is to source your own fabric then apply it to your desired soft furnishing. Ikat designs are highly popular and look stunning in rugs and fabrics. The Darya ikat fabric, which was launched at London Design Week, is fabulous and perfect for this trend.
The tribal and ikat trend is a great way to update your home, so go and get creative! For some further inspiration take a look at mydeco.com member igloodesigndecor‘s ikat-themed moodboard below.
Natalia Fernandes is an aspiring interior designer, writer and blogger based in London. She has a huge passion for design, a fascination for stunning, especially fabulous interiors, enjoys travelling and finds nature highly inspiring. Take a look at her blog here - lapetitefleurdelondres.com. You can follow Natalia on twitter @fleurdelondres. Read more posts by Natalia.