The Hottest Spring Fashion Trends + How to Use Them in Your Home

We'll show you how to pick out your favorite spring trends and work them into your interior design.

Here at the HGTV headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., we’re finally experiencing a bout of warm weather, and that has us daydreaming about spring break, road trips and of course spring decor. For the past two weekends, I’ve had to hold myself back from going spring decor crazy. But I simply can’t wait any longer. This year, I’m taking a cue from the spring fashion trends for 2016 and going all out. So, what’s hot for spring this year?

Color Blocking

Color-Blocked Drapes in Modern Bedroom

Color-Blocked Drapes in Modern Bedroom

In the master bedroom, color-blocked drapes have a strong personality that's softened by playful art. The color combination carries over from the window treatment to the walls, lending incredible structure and visual interest to the design.

Photo by: Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

Remember Taylor Swift’s stunning crop top and skirt combo from the Grammys? That was our first clue that this seasoned trend is still going strong. Also on the menu for spring? Bold stripes. But don’t feel like you have to repaint your home in order to enjoy this fabulous color craze. You can achieve a similar look with throw pillows, a new rug or even your kitchen canisters


Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Orange Rug

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Orange Rug

A beach house living room goes contemporary and sophisticated with clean-lined, natural fiber furniture and a soothing gray and orange palette. Large-scale artwork and mixed pattern accent pillows add textured visual interest.

Wicker furniture, painted brick, grasscloth walls — this spring is all about creating interest and depth by incorporating texture within the home. If you aren’t ready to commit an entire wall to the trend, try incorporating a textured lamp shade or light woven throw to your regular decor. 


White Bedroom With Gold Accents

White Bedroom With Gold Accents

A vintage brass chandelier and light gold headboard soften the graphic wallpaper in this sophisticated bedroom. The designer kept everything else white, including the rest of the walls, so the space feels light and relaxing.

We love metallics year round, but there’s just something about a subtle, metallic accent that really gets us excited for spring. If you’re looking to incorporate this shiny showstopper into your home decor, go big with a jaw-dropping accent wall like the one seen here, or go smaller with a simple metallic vase for your coffee table. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a little glitz!

Accessorize With Metallics

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The Beauty in Bronze

Metallic accessories can completely change the look of a space. Julie Thigpen didn’t want to overdo it, so she decided to go with only a few metallic touches in different finishes. "Vintage gold and brass are making a comeback in home decor. The gold- leaf end table, brass metal ball and sunburst mirror tie the whole room together while adding a touch of glamour," she says.

Stay Grounded

Pairing metallics with natural fibers creates a glamorous look without feeling overdone. The key, says designer Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors, is to incorporate organic elements with a variety of metallic finishes. For a client who wanted to dress up her dining room for a holiday party, Powell added lustrous gold chargers, timeless china dishes and heirloom silver to an otherwise neutral palette. Photo courtesy of Erika Powell

Flashy Lights

Copper is one of the newest metallic trends. Camilla Molders installed decorative copper pendant lights in the dining room for an easy way to add interest to the space. Bold red chairs and a blue accent wall enhance the lights, bringing a polished yet dramatic look.

Spray It On

Metallic spray paint is perfect for sprucing up an inexpensive wreath, which can hang year round in the kitchen or take center stage on the front door for a New Year's Eve celebration. In this case, the contrast of rich gold against a rustic brick backsplash brings a touch of whimsy and sparkle to an otherwise neutral space. For the most dramatic effect, "remember to only bring metallics into your home in small doses," says Powell. Photo courtesy of Erika Powell

Gold Accent Wall

This bedroom proves decorating with gold isn't too dramatic. The vintage brass chandelier and light- gold headboard soften the graphic wallpaper. Camilla kept everything else white, including the rest of the walls, so the space feels light and relaxing.

Mix and Match

"It's a common mistake that you can't mix your metallics," says Cassandra LaValle of design firm Coco+Kelley. For her bedroom, LaValle selected brass hardware for her furnishings, a pair of hammered nickel lamps and a muted gold "For Like Ever" poster. She then painted her walls a deep gray and used crisp white and black as accents, to allow the metals to pop. Photo courtesy of Brandon Sawaya

Spruce Up Small Spaces

For Kirsten Grove of design blog Simply Grove, metallics should be incorporated into the home in unexpected ways. "Add a bright gold picture frame in with a cluster of traditional black or white or mix a silver pillow in with a bunch of colored fabrics," suggests Grove. For her living room, she spiced up a classic-meets-modern space with a statement-making side table. Photo courtesy of Kirsten Grove

Vintage Gold Glass Bottles

Not sure about adding metallics to your decor? Give it a try by painting vintage glass bottles to create a small bedroom vignette. You may be surprised how well metallic goes with other color palettes, like this navy and white one. Design by Erinn Valencich

From: Erinn Valencich

Silver End Table

If you have an old end table that doesn't work with your living room's new design, update it with a little spray paint. Kirsten Grove painted her table silver to complement the soft floral pattern on the wingback chair. Decorating with white accessories will enhance metallic furniture.

Keep It Cohesive

For a touch of glam in a living room or bedroom, Julie Thigpen of design firm Modern Chic Home suggests approaching the task as if picking out jewelry: "The right piece should complete your look," not compete with it. She used shimmery capiz shells to separate a client's seating area from the adjacent office and placed a gold sculpture on top of a metallic framed cocktail table. Like a chain-mail necklace or statement ring, both pieces complemented an otherwise classic room without competing for attention. Photo courtesy of Julie Thigpen

Over-the-Top Dining

Accessorizing with metallics doesn't necessarily mean through small items. If you want to make a huge impact, consider incorporating it into your furniture. The eye is immediately drawn to this gold log table base, while the rest of the room is done in neutral so it doesn't take away from the piece. Photo courtesy of Phillips Collection

Gold + Glass

For a subtle approach when decorating with metallics, go for lighter gold tones combined with glass. Camilla chose a gold coffee table and end tables with glass tops for a feminine touch, while the dark color tones in the furniture balance the space.

Metallics and Patterns

A simple metallic embellishment goes a long way. Julie placed this antique gold urchin on a small vignette for the right amount of glimmer. "Matte gold really stands out when juxtaposed with bright colors," she says.

Copper With Neutrals

A copper kitchen hood has a timeless look that won't go out of style as you change your kitchen’s decor. Kitchen Cousins hosts Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri chose black-and-white cabinets and countertops and paired them with a bold copper hood. The copper hood coordinates with many different styles, whether it's contemporary or traditional.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Let There Be Light

If you're ready to incorporate metallics into your home on a grander scale, consider wall treatments. "Try a wallpaper pattern that has a low sheen," says Thigpen. "It gives the room depth and interest without being over the top." Case in point: the graphic paper she chose for a client's home office. The matte finish keeps the space from feeling too flashy and lightens up a dark and narrow interior. Photo courtesy of Julie Thigpen

Just Add Black

For serious drama, nothing creates more impact than high-contrast gold on black. "I'm crazy for metallics paired with black for jaw-dropping sex appeal," says Maryam Montague, owner of boutique hotel Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech. Montague hired Melanie Royals of Modello Designs to hand-paint one wall using three different types of metallic paint to give the design more depth. Inspired by a screen that Jeanne Lanvin had in his Paris apartment, the wall provides a backdrop to the room's dark and lustrous color scheme. Photo courtesy of Maryam Montague

Spread the Love

Incorporating metallic accents from one space to the next creates a sense of continuity. Montague relies on ethnic gold and brass accessories from her travels to bring a shot of sparkle to each room at Peacock Pavilions. "I love mixing in small metallic items to tablescapes and bookshelves," says Montague. Photo courtesy of Maryam Montague

Natural Light Reflection

Incorporating metallic accessories is a must when you have vast windows. Dawna Jones placed a large metal bowl in the center of this dining room table, so natural light bounces off of it. This creates the illusion of a larger room.

Brass Bed Frame

Brass accents are seen throughout Sarah Richardson's farmhouse. The bed frame anchors the lively patterns and colors, which bring the room to life without being too bold.

Gild the Walls

"If I had my way, everything would be enveloped in gold," says Roseline Lohr, editor of design and lifestyle blog {this is glamorous}. If go big or go home is your motto, consider hiring a professional to revive your moldings with gold paint. The technique injects instant regality to any space, though it's not for the faint at heart. Photo courtesy of Roseline Lohr


Black and White Contemporary Powder Room

Black and White Contemporary Powder Room

Black and white powder room with fringe wallpaper? Yes, please. The graphic tile floor is the perfect punctuation to this whimsical space.

Photo by: Jim Tschetter

Jim Tschetter

A more specific use of texture we’re seeing this spring arrived in the form of whimsical fringe. We love it in wall tapestries, curtain accents and anywhere that needs a little something extra. If you’re ready to embrace this trend full force, consider mimicking this incredible bathroom by Linc Thelen Design. We’re currently swooning over this unexpected fringe wallpaper.

Vibrant Colors

Wild Modern Dining Room With Neon Accents

Wild Modern Dining Room With Neon Accents

Stripes, stripes everywhere! This modern dining area pairs wild, neon colors with black-and-white stripes to create a fun and funky space.

Photo by: Caitlin & Caitlin

Caitlin & Caitlin

Neutrals à la Joanna Gaines have been the go-to look for a while, and frankly, we’re still all about it. But to freshen up your space for spring, consider adding a few pops of vibrant color for an instantly bright, cheery space. 

Give Neon a Try

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Neon Screen Print

Etsy shop owner Morgan Georgie dressed up a plain white wall with bold artwork like this neon pink ampersand print. She printed the ampersand with neon pink ink on clipboard stock. Use a white frame to make the print stand out even more, and place the print on a fireplace mantel, home office desk or hang it on a wall.

Playful Neon Sink

A simple, small powder room adjacent to a playroom is given a pop of color with a neon green sink. Melanie Morris of Morris and Woodhouse Interiors chose this neon green sink because it resembles a kid's toy. Incorporate simple materials like gray floor tiling and white subway tile so the eye immediately jumps to the sink. "When utilizing neon on a space, I think it is important to use it sparingly to not overdo it, but it is also important not to be afraid of color," she says.

Bright Home Office Accessory

A home office can easily look cluttered and too structured. Heather Davidson of Joy of All Crafts spruced up her home office desk with a vibrant rope basket to hold office supplies. She made the basket from simple materials found at a hardware store and added a neon pink cord for a striped effect.

Mix It With Neutrals

Designer Ana Donohue mixed traditional and contemporary styles in this dining room. The lacquered buffet table and neon artwork add unexpected pops to the mostly neutral space. The mixture of neutrals allows the buffet table to stand out.

A Bold Entrance

Make a statement when guests first arrive at your home with a neon front door. Designer Nathan Fischer went with a bright yellow color to create a striking contrast against the neutral exterior and to set the tone for the rest of the home.

Not Your Average Beach House

Many people choose soft color palettes when decorating a beach house. Designer Natalie Umbert incorporated classic Eames chairs in bright red to break up the monochromatic color palette, while still keeping true to the rustic beach theme.

Chalkboard Accent Wall

The neon green accent wall in this contemporary living area is actually chalkboard paint, so you can write messages or add bold artwork to complement it. The punch of color evokes an eclectic feel to the space. Design by Francesco Di Sarra of Capoferro Design Build Group

Use It With Masculine Furnishings

Designer Jennifer Jones incorporated some bright color in this modern bachelor pad. The pops of neon color in the artwork are carried through to the throw pillows, while the rest of the space features masculine color tones.

An Inexpensive Way to Add Color

An elegant pineapple sconce is complete with neon blue candles, delivering an unexpected look. The poodle lamp and sconce bring sophistication, while the neon blue candles bring character to the space. Design by Atelier Abigail Ahern

DIY Animal Garland

Combine two hot trends with an easy-to-create animal garland. Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind purchased toy dinosaurs at a discount store, spray painted them in various neon colors, screwed the dinosaurs' backs and inserted screw eyes. Place twine through the hangers and place it in a home office, kid's room or any room you desire.

Look to the Ceiling

The concrete ceiling in this mod living room has beams to cover the power line to the fan, which gave architect Yavuz Anahtar a good opportunity to add some color to the space. The neon accent wall and beams bring life to the all-white space. Photo by Berkay Demirkan

Simple Touches of Neon

Bring some pizzazz to your everyday decor with a little neon-colored tape and ribbon. Heather tied neon yellow and pink ribbon around decanters for an easy way to incorporate color. She covered a basic vase with Washi tape in bright neon colors for a striped effect — and it's easy to remove, so you can change the design whenever you want.

Bring Life to Your Floor

A tiny dining corner shines with a neon blue cowhide rug. A glass table and room divider paired with plastic chairs keeps things light, while the neutral accessories anchor the space — allowing all attention to be put on the rug. Design by Luis Caicedo

From: Luis Caicedo

Focal Wall

Neon furnishings are incorporated throughout this swanky modern loft. The metallic silver art above the fireplace creates a stark contrast against the neon orange wall. Oversized neon artwork on the opposite wall and outdoor chairs connect the indoor and outdoor spaces. Design by Pangaea

Color in the Bedroom

Designer Genevieve Gorder brings color to a rustic nightstand with a neon yellow lamp. The simple shape of the lamp allows the color to shine without seeming too over-the-top, and the gray lampshade ties in the color of the ikat headboard for an integrated look.

Make a Splash in Your Kitchen

Sleek modern kitchen stools are an easy way to add a pop of color to a kitchen and can easily be switched out when it's time to redesign the space. The neon orange stools coordinate with the elm veneer and white lacquer cabinetry and glass tile backsplash, giving the space an inviting yet chic look. Design by David Sharff Architect

Different Shades of Neon

The bold artwork in this expansive living area brings energy to the space. Designer Celia Berliner selected the painting for its different shades of neon that stand out against the neutral furnishings and deep red sectional sofa.

An Open Space With Color

Incorporate some color into an open space with neon-inspired furniture. Brian Patrick Flynn added bold color to the light blue wall through a neon yellow mirror frame and carried the color through to the office chair. White cabinets and a desk add a refreshing look.

Patterned Neon

Floral-patterned neon chairs are one of the only sources of color in this ultra-mod dining space. Designer Andreea Avram Rusu brought in an extra splash of color through framed lithographs. A large vintage mirror opens up the space.

Bright Bathroom Wall

Neon can be a part of your bathroom while still keeping a serene, spa-like look. Designer Erica Islas painted one part of the bathroom wall a neon blue color and kept all other elements white. A silver vessel sink delivers a contemporary vibe, while wooden accents soften the look.

Throw a Neon-Inspired Party

Mix neutral place cards with neon accents for your next dinner party. Simply grab a neon paint pen and write on natural card stock for a standout look. Finish the look by applying neon Washi tape to glass vases. Design by Heather Davidson


Cottage Bedroom Detail With Pink Tulips

Cottage Bedroom Detail With Pink Tulips

Fresh flowers and personal touches like the framed photograph add a laidback feel to this cottage style bedroom. Floral and checkered patterns combine to result in a gender neutral style.

©Sarah Dorio Photography

Sarah Dorio Photography

If you’re the kind of person who wants to make spring decorating as easy (and easy to change) as possible, it’s time to get on the gingham train. You can add this cottage-chic look with a simple change of throw pillows, some fun new curtains or maybe a soft throw over the arm of the sofa. The options are endless with this popular print!

Western Accents

White Living Room With Marble Fireplace

White Living Room With Marble Fireplace

Check out this striking white living room with western accents and a marble fireplace.

Subtle Western accents are everywhere right now, and this trend is surprisingly easy to incorporate. There’s no need to go full-out honky tonk. We recommend pairing more modern, sleek pieces with a cowhide rug, accessorizing with Southwestern patterns, or hanging a chic conversation piece above the mantel as seen here. 

Citrus Hues

Mid-Century Modern Wall Art With Eclectic Decor

Mid-Century Modern Wall Art With Eclectic Decor

This otherwise traditional tableau is accented with a mid-century modern piece of art on a peach wallpaper background. Graphic and floral pillows enhance the transitional white sofa.

Usually a popular color choice in the summer months, citrus hues are breaking the mold and getting some early recognition this year. We’d recommend adding pops of bright yellows, oranges and pinks via patterned throw pillows, vibrant artwork or even a bold accent wall. 

Designer Trends This Spring

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Trend: Matte Black Fixtures

"Matte black and brushed gold fixtures are one of my favorite things to use right now. They can really add the perfect finishing touch to a space and can even be the centerpiece. This is the easiest one to add to your own home. Just be sure to think about the other accents, like lights and cabinet pulls, that the fixture will need to coordinate with." — Jordan Iverson, Iverson Signature Homes

Photo By: Darius Kuzmickas - KuDa Photography

Trend: Low-Maintenance Materials

"One substantial trend has been to simply make spaces more livable and relaxed! Clients want to have distinctive and beautiful spaces but don't necessarily want high-maintenance materials that they have to worry over constantly or be anxious about when guests visit. That has led to incorporating materials such as porcelain tile and slabs, as well as engineered quartz surfaces. I think the trend now is to create a livable luxury that is beautiful, inviting and resilient!" — Angelica Henry, Angelica Henry Design

Trend: Textured Cabinetry

"I'm seeing more texture in [kitchen] cabinetry as opposed to just white or wood. Here, we have two combinations of lacquer and a subtle stripe in the lower cabinets. This combination creates softness and movement and makes the kitchen feel less industrial. It’s really about creating texture within a kitchen using subtle changes in the materials instead of standard go-to white kitchens." — Ana Donohue, Ana Donohue Interiors

Trend: Brass Fixtures

"Instead of silver metals, we love using brass in the kitchen or bathroom. It's so much warmer and a little more unique." — Alyssa Kapito, Kapito Muller Interiors

Trend: Wood Countertops

"Don't go overboard, but mixing in a wood island countertop or butcher block outer cabinet adds an organic, warm feel to any space. Many times it's going to save you money versus a stone top." — Jordan Iverson, Iverson Signature Homes

Trend: Unexpected Focal Points

"I love the unexpected juxtaposition of modern furnishings with an eclectic pop of something stylistically interesting. I like to mix styles in a way that there’s an underlying aesthetic running through the home, yet unexpected details throughout that serve as focal points (like a great wallcovering)." — Lauren Coburn, Lauren Coburn LLC

Trend: Colorful, Open Kitchens

"My clients are really embracing the bright and airy kitchen concept, so I'm now designing kitchens with as many windows as possible. Upper cabinets are slowly going away, creating a kitchen that's much brighter than before. I'm using more open shelving, too. And to keep kitchens bright, I like using lots of color either in painted cabinets or a colorful backsplash tile." — Jeff Troyer, Jeff W Troyer Associates

Trend: Open Kitchen Walls

"I'm finding my vision for kitchens is less full upper cabinetry and more moments of beautiful tilework, art or even open shelving for decorative pieces. People want to entertain, and the kitchen always seems to be the gathering place, so we want the kitchen to have a more interesting feel.” — Ana Donohue, Ana Donohue Interiors

Trend: Steam Showers

"A trend we’re currently seeing when redesigning master bathrooms is a large steam shower instead of a shower or a bathtub. Like a bathtub, the steam shower provides a luxurious, spa-like retreat but takes up less square footage then a shower and a bathtub combined." — Cavin Costello, The Ranch Mine

Trend: Bathrooms Are More Like Living Spaces

"A growing trend is making bathrooms special by turning them into little 'jewels' so it's a little surprise when you enter. This can be done with a great wallcovering, a great light fixture, an interesting vanity and more." — Lauren Coburn, Lauren Coburn LLC

Trend: Large-Format Tiles

"Large-format tiles are a must on floors and walls in a bathroom. The larger it is, the more grand the statement." — Paula Ables, Paula Ables Interiors

Photo By: Jacob Bodkin

Trend: Geometric Wallpaper

"Wallpaper today is alive and kicking. Besides the traditional wallpapers we know and love, contemporary, geometric patterns have become extremely popular — especially when blocked or layered upon seagrass or other natural fibers." — Kerrie Kelly, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Photo By: Brian Kellogg ©scripps Networks, LLC

Trend: Large-Scale Lighting

"Go for overscale dining room light fixtures. Lanterns, chandeliers — it doesn't matter. Groups of two or three, depending on the size, work best for full impact." — Nancy Boland, Duet Design Group 

Photo By: David Lauer Photography

Trend: Lucite (Never Went Away!)

"There are some ideas that might be perceived as trendy but we think are here to stay. Lucite is an example of a classic material that has made a recent resurgence in design. It's incredibly durable and functional and fits effortlessly into most schemes. We often use Lucite cocktail tables and seating. However, there are endless opportunities when it comes to this versatile material." — Claire Paquin, Clean Design Partners

Trend: Soft Florals

"Romantic florals were hot on the 2016 fashion runways. In true fashion, runway often translates into residential design trends. Add florals to a space with the use of large patterned drapery fabric. Wallpapers are also a playful platform to show off nature's beauty." — Jill Thomas, Pure Design Interiors

From: Pure Design Interiors

Trend: Brass With White

"I love white in combination with unlaquered brass accents. It's a fresh look that adds warm sophistication and timeless appeal." — Melanie Millner, The Design Atelier

Trend: Bold Architectural Details

"I'm noticing a shift from very simple details in a home to a growing appreciation for architectural details (more moldings, more traditional trim profiles, etc.) while still mixing in sleek, transitional furniture." — Lauren Coburn, Lauren Coburn LLC

Trend: Gems + Geodes

"I've noticed that interiors have moved towards a more edgy, rock 'n' roll vibe that's still sleek and refined. Geodes, faceted gems and Lucite accessories are a few details that can add serious shine to a space." — Ann Lowengart, Ann Lowengart Interiors

Trend: Art Starts the Design

"We love art and its ever increasing influence on design, including textured art, photography and oversized graphics. This black-and-white print was actually the beginning point of this bathroom design." — Nancy Boland, Duet Design Group

Trend: Graphic Furniture

"Gone is the plain console table or run-of-the-mill cabinet. Adding a high-contrast, multi-dimensional detail to a furniture piece adds so much character to your furniture." — Harmony Weihs, Design Harmony

Trend: Accent Wallpaper

"There's only so much you can do with drywall and paint. I love going bold with one or two statement walls to make a big impact. It’s a great way to create some personal style to your home, add contrast or a pop of color." — Harmony Weihs, Design Harmony

Trend: Indoor/Outdoor Fabric

In this showhouse kids’ bedroom "we used white Perennials fabrics which are stain- and mildew-resistant allowing worry-free cleanability. Because of their durability, indoor/outdoor fabrics are a big trend and will continue to gain strength in the years to come." — Melanie Millner, The Design Atelier

Trend: Mixing Upholstery Pieces

"Oftentimes we will mix custom bedding with store-bought pieces to give it a complete custom look." — Brooke Wagner, Brooke Wagner Design

Trending: Unique Wall Detail

"Adding a unique wall detail adds so much interest to large walls. People often don’t know what to do with a large wall to make their home feel finished and to create personality." — Harmony Weihs, Design Harmony

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