Get ready for spring with Sainsbury’s

Welcome 2016. As the first snowdrops begin to make an appearance, it’s time to embrace change and freshen up your house for the new season.

Restful neutrals are the perfect antidote to the decorative excesses of the Christmas season and giving your home an elegant, calming twist couldn’t be easier. One of the hottest trends this coming spring is the combination of past and modern design ideas reinterpreted in a tranquil colour palette. Sainsbury’s new Neutrals collection is perfect to create this look as it’s packed full of gorgeous products in chic shades of cream, white, dove grey, pale blue and taupe.

“Subtle tones and matt finishes create a sense of calm and relaxation,” explains Andrew Tanner, who is Head of Home Design at Sainsbury’s.

One of the greatest advantages of choosing a neutral scheme is that it’s a brilliant base that you can build on, update or adapt to suit the changing seasons. In the early months of the year, when the weather is still cold, keep blankets and winter cushions at hand but replace deep and jewel colours for lighter, soothing hues such as grey, white or cream. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures, sizes and patterns – for example pairing herringbone stripes with subtle diamonds – but keep to your neutral palette for a pulled together look.

“Whilst there is still a chill in the air, snuggle up with simple and practical herringbone throws and remind yourself that, as is written on one of our inspirational cushions, Happiness is Homemade,” says Andrew.
When the days get warmer, start replacing your woollies with woven cushion covers and lighter throws.

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