Altered Insider: Goodbye Winter ~ HELLO SPRING

Hi, thanks for stopping by Altered Insider. 

We are finally starting to see the sun come out in the Pittsburgh area with glimpses of daffodil and tulip tips starting to push through the thawing earth.  With the changing of seasons, excitement grows for warmer weather.  With Spring on our heels and 3 months into 2022, let’s dig into the Home Décor Trends for this year. 

Key trends this year will focus on warm interiors and a return to nature.  The official color of the year is GREEN.  You will be seeing a variety of shades of green in the coming months with an emphasis on soft and muted shades in sage and olive.  There is a focus on natural tones relevant to bringing the outside, inside.  For the past 2 years we have seen Home Décor trends that exude relaxation and calm as a result of COVID 19 and the unpredictable and unprecedented times we have been living in.  Try this trend by using toss pillows or throw blankets in shades of green in your living area, botanical prints and leaf patterns are huge at the moment.  Another easy way is to include more plants and greenery into your space.  Fresh or faux, doesn’t matter, both provide a natural vibe for any room of your home.  Fill textured pots, baskets or urns with olive trees, ferns or faux greenery like our boxwood half poof or our jasper topiary balls.


Natural and organic fibers, think (rattan, wicker and cane) continue to be on the rise.  Be on the lookout for woven rattan backed chairs and indoor-outdoor wicker sets this season.  An assortment of baskets and other products made of jute and seagrass intermingled with your existing home décor will put you right on point with this trend. Try our seagrass leaf placement while setting your dining table or as a base for your kitchen island centerpiece.  Other natural elements can include wood, stone and clay and ornamental raw materials such as crystals and exotic flora and fauna motifs.


Expect to see larger furniture pieces feature raw wood and curved forms with softer shapes and angles. Scalloped edge detail is a major trend, look for it on linens and trims.  Floral prints can also be seen in fabrics, accessories, and on wallpaper.  Again, a nod to ease and comfort with a relaxed vibe.


Finally, vintage and antique elements are another on-point theme to include in your home.  Pull out the family heirlooms, purchase a modern mid-century bar cart, or antique rug; now is the time to re-acquaint yourself with your past and allow it to blend into your surroundings.  I love to marry old and new pieces in my home, there is something about seeing that first piece of "serious" furniture or home accessory living in your current space. I believe your home surroundings should tell others a story of who you are, where you are going and where you came from. 


I do not recommend trying all these trends at once, your décor needs to flow and feel organic.  I recommend that you pick 1 or 2 that resonate with you and incorporate them into your existing décor.  Because they are “trends” you do not have to buy the most expensive items or commit a lot of money to trying them out…just like people change and grow, your home’s interior needs to grow with you, so you feel safe, comfortable and in tune with your surroundings.

Until next month, continue to ShopAltered my friends!