Spring updates for your home

We asked the experts for their tips on how to give your interior a seasonal makeover…

Large glass vase, £40; eucalyptus, £9.50; white astrantia, £7.50, all One World Trading at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge

The clocks have sprung forward and as the days become longer and warmer, the urge to bring lightness and gaiety to your home kicks in. A spring makeover doesn’t have to cost the earth; here, experts from some of our favourite brands share their ideas for how to make your interior fit the season…

“Plants and floral displays are an easy way to give your home an instant update for spring. Faux flowers have never been more popular or true to life, so you can now fill your home with flora and fauna without having to replace them each week. It’s best to keep the look simple with one or two colours, and complete the display with some fresh green foliage. Mix and match a variety of vessels in different materials such as glass, ceramic and metal, as well as wicker and rattan for a natural feel.” Jason Benson, co-founder, One World Trading Co

“Spring is my favourite time of year and it’s when the world starts to turn to colour again. A simple touch such as a vase filled with daffodils will bring a much-needed splash of brightness to any room.” Richard Eaton, head of design, Poole Pottery

Vases, £85 and £135; oval dish, £125, all from the ‘Maya’ collection, Poole Pottery

“In our house, spring means it is time to celebrate the garden. As the days grow longer and the garden starts to bloom, we find ourselves reaching for more brightly coloured pottery from our kitchen dresser, such as yellow, for a nice table at Easter. A sure sign of spring is when we start to find ourselves arranging bunches of Narcissus poeticus (the sweetest smelling of all) and branches of cherry and crab apple, waiting to burst into flower in the central heating, all around the house in mugs, jugs, vases and even treacle tins. This year, we have a beautiful collection of vases in cheery patterns that really liven things up.” Emma Bridgewater

Personalised vases, from £29.95, Emma Bridgewater

“Greenery and plants instantly lift your interior and add a feeling of vitality. Palms are the easiest to look after and make a huge impact on a room. If you’re not the green-fingered type, pick up a fabulous faux – there are some incredibly realistic designs available.” Lucy St George, co-founder, Rockett St George 

Homeware and garden collection, all Rockett St George at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge

“To freshen the house for spring, I would recommend rearranging living-room furniture to ensure it faces any windows, capturing the prolonged evening sun. You can also add a lighter, more natural feel to the room by introducing tonal colourways through the use of cushions made from silk or light cotton, as well as soft lighting. To finish off the overall look, I would add freshly cut flowers and candles with either a citrus or cotton scent.” Katharine Pooley

Katharine Pooley’s ‘Egerton Crescent’ project



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