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Ask the Expert - Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors

Freshen up for Spring with Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors

With the official start of spring today, we are happy to be saying goodbye to winter and throwing open the doors to longer, brighter days ahead.

As we finish clearing and decluttering our gardens, put our furniture back out, its nice to add a little extra style. So, we asked our expert friends at Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors for top tips on a spring refresh.

Follow these springtime style steps to create an outdoor set up you’ll enjoy all season long.

1. Create Defined Spaces with Zones

Just as with interiors, define different zones in your outdoor area for dining, lounging, and entertainment. Use outdoor rugs, planters, and furniture layout to delineate these spaces for the spring season. This approach mirrors the way interior rooms are defined, enhancing the flow and utility of the outdoor area, making it perfect for spring gatherings!

2. Incorporate Lighting for Spring Evenings

Lighting plays a pivotal role in interior design for creating ambiance and highlighting features. For a spring refresh, introduce varied lighting options such as solar-powered landscape lights, string lights for a cosy glow, and task lighting for cooking or reading areas. These elements will not only enhance the beauty of your outdoor space at night but also extend its usability, making it ideal for longer spring evenings.

3. Choose Comfortable, Stylish Furniture for Spring

Select outdoor furniture that combines the comfort and style of interiors with the durability needed for outdoor use. Opt for weather-resistant materials that mimic the look and feel of indoor furniture, such as wicker, teak, or metal frames with plush, weatherproof cushions. This creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces, refreshing your outdoor area for the spring season.

4. Incorporate Textiles for Warmth and Colour

Embrace the spirit of spring by adding warmth, colour, and texture to outdoor areas with textiles. Use outdoor pillows, cushions, and throws to introduce colour or spring patterns, echoing your interior design palette or creating a complementary outdoor theme. This adds a refreshing pop of spring colour and comfort to your outdoor setting.

5. Use Plants and Greenery to Soften Spaces

Leveraging the vitality of spring, integrate a variety of plants to add life, colour, and texture outdoors. Mix heights, textures, and colours with container plants, hanging baskets, and seasonal blooms to create visual interest and soften the hard lines of furniture and hardscaping. Selecting spring-flowering plants and fresh greenery can instantly transform your outdoor area, celebrating the essence of the season.

Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors is an interior design firm that focuses on delivering design in the shape of moments. Offering full scale interior design services throughout the Cotswolds and further afield, you can learn more about their work online and follow LGI on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.