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Spring is finally upon us....or is it? Not if you live in Rain-couver like I do. But I have hope that it's just around the corner and the sunshine will make an appearance. Nevertheless, it IS April, so technically spring has arrived and if you are like me, it's the season that inspires me the most to change things up in my home. There are a ton of fresh ideas for spring decorating, Here a handful to get you motivated for spring decorating and design.


Succulents have been a huge trend for many years. They are easy to care for, nearly impossible to kill, (I say nearly as I have killed many succulents and have now moved on to cactus).

How cute are these pastel pots from Dalla Vita ?

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I love this DIY of cheap utility brackets. It's amazing what a little spray paint can do!

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I still love me some succulents, but you will be seeing lot of climbing plants, ferns and hearty plants in 2017.

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Some common indoor climbing plants are:

  • Philodendron

  • Pothos - or devils ivy

  • Swedish Ivy

  • Spider Plant

  • Wandering Jew

Not exactly a climbing plant, but also worthy of a shout out, is the snake plant. A gorgeous resilient plant that is also super easy to care for. Perfectly paired with a mid-century style plant pot from West Elm.

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You can't have plants without green. Seeing as Greenery is Pantones Colour of the Year, it goes without saying you will be seeing alot of green in interiors this year.

Furniture, wall colour, tile, and accessories are all ways you can bring some fresh green into your home.

Feel like going bold? Green and velvet are huge for 2017.

Make a statement and try a green sofa like this piece from Article.

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A little more permanent is tile. You can't go wrong with a green and herringbone combo.

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If bold isn't your thing, you can inject some colour through accessories such as pillows, throws, and decor pieces.

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OK enough green. Navy blue made its big debut in 2016, and will continue to to be seen in more interiors in 2017. We have seen it in many kitchens, on islands, in bathrooms, and on the wall. My favourite way to use navy is on a kitchen island, as it stands out from the perimeter of the kitchen and creates a focal point.

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Navy blue pairs perfectly with gold or brass hardware.

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Wallpaper isn't new in interior design, but this year we are going to see alot more of it. Many people relate wallpaper to grandmas house, but these looks are from what what granny had in her house.

Marble wallpaper is going to be big this year. I love the feminine touch it adds when used with blush pink.

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And for the guys, and non-girlie girls, try it with a black interior for a monochromatic look.

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Hygge (or to be “hyggeligt”) doesn’t require learning “how to hygge”, adopting it as a lifestyle or buying anything. It simply requires being present and recognising a moment that feels so sweet, cosy, charming, special or nice that you just have to name the moment.

So whether it’s making coffee a verb by creating a ritual of making it every morning to a cosy evening in with friends where you’re just enjoying each others company to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal. Hygge is being aware of a good moment whether it’s simple or special.

This lifestyle has been spreading for several years, and gaining popularity the last year or two. Some ways you can live "Hygge" with the use of candles, textures, cozy materials, and create simplicity in your home, ditch the clutter!

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Stephanie Hilton Design is a boutique full service Vancouver Interior Design firm servicing the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.

She specialises in Residential Interior Design.

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