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Bright ideas for a spring living room

09 April 2017

Feel like refreshing your living room for the new season? Sometimes it can be enough to rearrange the furniture or plants, but what happens when you bring in some of the latest styles in home furnishing? See our top tips for making your living room spring to life!

A blue velvet sofa with tropical posters on the wall behind it. In the GIF, new sofa cushions with lighter colours are added to the sofa.

1. OUT WITH THE WINTER Replace your wall motifs with a touch of the tropics by framing posters of leaves and exotic birds. Mix up your sofa cushions with new seasonal hues that match spring blossoms, and bring a lighter texture to your sofas

2. CHANGE YOUR VIEW Move your sofa to get a new view, and switch your curtains to sheer ones that let in the light. For some lush impact, collect all your plants by the window and add some tropical plants in the mix. We painted the saucers of the plant pots to go with our spring colour scheme.

A blue velvet sofa with a blue pouffe in front of it and a rounded metallic lamp next to it, and some coloured glass vases in round shapes on the sofa table, all from IKEA.

3. BRING IN ROUNDED SHAPES This spring we’re seeing rounded shapes in everything. Let this trend shine through in rugs and pouffes to vases and even lamps! Adding just a few round elements as an accent can soften a room. 

4. SET UP A SPRING STILL LIFE Use vases, domes and plates in the season’s colours to inject some life into your decorative displays. Why not add some freshly picked leaves or blossoms into the picture? Watch this video to learn about the secrets of decorating with flowers. 

5. CREATE IMPACT WITH COLOUR Spring can be an opportunity to make a more permanent update like swapping the doors of your storage. We went for a sophisticated blue front that creates impact far beyond the season - a big change that’s well worth the investment. 

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.


Interior designer: Emma Parkinsson
Photographer: Tjitske Van Leeuwen-Huisman
Writer: Christine Tongue