With spring upon us and summer just a few months away, you may be thinking of redecorating your humble abode, but aren’t sure which trends to keep and which ones to ditch! HGTV’s David Bromstad was kind enough to join me for an interview recently to discuss the top design trends we’re seeing for spring and summer, how to add color and print to your space, and other ways we can make our homes “pop” this season!
Candace Rose: What are the top design trends you’re seeing for spring and summer?
- “Open air (ex: large opening windows and doors, and open floor plans to open up rooms or join rooms together)
- Rural revamping (ex: Taking a style that would be out of date or better suited for a country home and use it to your advantage. Reclaimed wood, vintage looking metals and rustic colors lend to the pastoral feel, while sleek lines and modern materials finish a home overall with an updated look.)
- Worldly Eclectic (ex: A lot of earth tones and raw materials. Exposed wood, brick, and a lot of texture. Bold fabric patterns for bright pops of color and to tie everything together.)
- Delicate (ex: Basically a classic Parisian feel. A lot of muted colors like rose, mint, and taupe. Simplicity beyond all else with touches of other worldly items. Vintage clocks, hints of lace, and maybe even some faint pin stripes.)”
Candace Rose: How would you advise someone who is afraid of color, to add it to their space?
David Bromstad: “By simply keeping your wall colors neutral, your furniture in muted palettes, and by adding pops of color with paintings, area rugs, pillows, throws, and miscellaneous items.”
Candace Rose: Prints are so popular right now. What are some of your favorite prints this season and how would you suggest someone add print to their living space?
- “I’m in love with the chevron and moorish patterns. Forget your outdated Granny patterns, and think chic. A beautiful wallpaper could be what you need to add print and tie your space together.
- Bold patterns made modern are a great way to make a bold statement. All different types of stripes and angular designs in daring colors like black, white, indigo, and gold.
- Houndstooth is coming back in a great way! Use it in various colors in throws, pillows, art, or even a headboard. Too much would overwhelm a space, so think moderate for this busy print.”
Candace Rose: What else can we do to make our homes “pop” this season?
David Bromstad: “Accent rugs are often forgotten. Mainly because when a living space already contains carpet, it seems a bit redundant. Ignore this thought! An area rug can lend cool patterns, bright colors, or amazing textures. This could be essential, especially if your space feels disconnected or if your main carpet is a dull tan.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?
David Bromstad: “When designing, I find it necessary to get out of my comfort zone. If you play it safe, your space might suffer. Feel free to be bold, and really communicate your style.”
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?
David Bromstad: “Bromstad.com has so many great home style and decor tips from me and my fellow designers.”