For many of us, our homes are places of respite – a sanctuary to calm our minds and spirits. Natural materials and accessories ground us to nature and invite us to relax our minds away from busy screens and every day worries.
As such, a fresh palette of cool blues and calming grays paired with warm, natural pieces creates a mindful space for us to thrive. We’ve pulled together all the inspiration and tips you need to create the ‘Fresh Start’ look for stylish pared-back calm in your home this year.
Fresh Start Dining Room
In the dining room, consider layering soft shades of gray in your finishes rather than stark brilliant white for a feeling of calm and serenity. Our Shay extending dining table combines two features of this fresh start look – a creamy painted base with an oak table top which gives the room warmth and a natural texture.
This style benefits from artisanal pieces where quality is revered and imperfection is welcomed so look out for table settings where the hand of the maker is evident and natural finishes are celebrated.
Fresh Start Bedroom
Pull the fresh start look into your bedroom with an easy mix of finishes including our painted Shay bed alongside our Romsey range of solid oak furniture. Layers of linens create an inviting display so be sure to include luxe linens in tonal shades with cobalt blue, deep teal and dove grays.
The layers don’t need to stop at the bed. Consider topping a natural carpet with a contrasting throw rug to add color and texture and bring in a few natural touches like simple fresh flowers on the vanity table or on your nightstand.
Fresh Start Kitchen Storage
Finally, this calm look benefits from plenty of storage options and our Romsey hutch makes use of any vertical space you may have in the kitchen or dining areas. Bring nature indoors with potted houseplants and plenty of woven textures in baskets to make storage both practical as well as pretty.
With both open and closed storage, allow your own pieces to shine by decanting dry goods into clear jars and stacking cookbooks into the open shelving. Everyday dishes can also be easily reached while the large surface area allows an extra spot for prep, display and serving.