By Vienna Flores and Sam Ferris

For interior design aficionados like us, spring is all about what’s fresh and new in home decor. Whether you’re searching for trendy accessories or wanting to remodel an outdated room, now’s the time to change it up and let your style grow. Here are five interior design trends that will brighten up your living space this spring.

1 - Neutral is the new bold

It shouldn’t be surprising that in a postmodern age, even interior design is shifting toward gray areas. Look for gray undertones in everything from vessel sinks and countertops to porcelain tile and hardwood floors, but especially the latter. Our favorite thing, though, is how well gray pairs with bright seasonal colors like blue, yellow, pink, etc.
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Photo by Kohler Co.
2 - Quartz Countertops

Quartz is king this spring. Why? You can get the stone in clean, solid colors, without the type of movement and patterns you see in, let’s say, granite. You’ll want to hop on board interior design’s trend toward simple, minimalistic color schemes.
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Photo by Caesarstone
3 - Anything Radiant Orchid

Pantone named it 2014’s Color of the Year, and for good reason: it’s purple with a pop. Make your home blossom by incorporating the color in accent walls and changeable accessories like throw pillows and area rugs. Conveniently enough, it pairs perfectly with all things gray.
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Photo by Amanda Nisbet Design
4 - Floral Accents

We already know what you’re thinking. “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” But before you judge us, just look at how well these bright yellow flowers complement the relaxed yellow in this living room’s curtains and chairs. See what we mean? And best of all, they’re simple and affordable.
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Photo by Alise O'Brien Photography
5 - Weathered Hardwood

We’re very fond of this trend. Expect the shift from shiny and new to faded and jaded to continue in 2014, particularly toward natural-looking hardwoods with a light finish. Casasugar editor Emily Bibb says to keep an eye out for warmer woods such as oak and walnut.

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Photo by Bowman Group Photography
For other ideas, follow our Spring Home Decor/Interior Design Board on Pinterest. Click here to get inspired.
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