*Above interior by Amy Elbaum
Spring décor is associated with color. Pastels, light neutrals, and brilliant greens bring to mind a garden in bloom, while brightening up an interior to maximize the light on a sunny day. Texture, however, is equally important. Crisp cotton, for instance, is as breezy as a May day — and will look nice and cool in the coming summer. To help you update your décor for the season, we’re rounding up a few of our favorite pieces featuring spring textures that range from soft linen to woven rattan.
Don’t underestimate the impact that a new throw pillow can make on a chair or sofa. This down-filled throw features a linen cover in a shade of blue that recalls a cloudless spring sky.
Slipcovered furniture has a more casual style that feels just right in spring and summer. This ottoman has a removable custom ivory Libeco Belgian linen slipcover, a material that feels a bit more luxurious than typical linen fabrics due to its tighter weave.
Make the seasonal swap by rolling out a hand-knotted cotton rug and putting that thick wool or plush silk rug in storage until fall. This 8’x10′ rug has a flat weave that won’t seem too “cozy” as temperatures climb.
Rattan is often associated with summer décor — but in white, the material looks appropriate in spring and summer. This charming vintage rocking chair can perk up a porch or patio, or can stand in as a whimsical accent piece indoors.
Grasscloth often reminds us of linen, thanks to its well-defined weave, especially when used as a covering for furniture. This unique low table has been wrapped in grasscloth and then painted, beautifully highlighting the texture of the material.
Often, wood furniture can look “heavy” in warmer months (especially when it comes to darker woods). Instead, opt for whitewashed pieces, like this rustic accent table. The springtime appeal isn’t just in the color, but in the dimension that the exposed brushstrokes bring to the piece. Overall, it’s a look that feels more casual than polished wood.