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5 Spring Design Trends to Refresh Your Vibe

by | Apr 23, 2024

Freshness, fun and flair—spring promises it all in the world of design. And this season, it’s delivering thanks to our design partner 1stDibs. From whimsical wavy lines to a nostalgic nod to the past, the spring design landscape is a gorgeous playground of style and energy. Here are five trends of the moment that sum it up. 

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1. Riding the Wave

Scalloped edges, soft corners, wavy lines—we’re here for it all. 

Our obsession with curved forms in design has been lingering, and we’re not complaining. From sinuous furniture silhouettes to undulating patterns in textiles and wallpapers, there’s a special sense of movement and dynamism in our living spaces. Think curved sofas, rippling wall murals, and organic-shaped décor accents that effortlessly evoke a sense of harmony and flow. 


Hand-Carved White Marble Decorative Dish


Emma Donnersberg, Glazed Ceramic Mushroom Side Table


Contemporary Wall Shelf Palmata by Sarah Roseman


2. A Trip Down Nostalgia Lane

There’s comfort to be found in the years of yore, and we’re leaning into it. 

This spring, design takes a nostalgic turn as we pay homage to the past with a contemporary twist. Think mid-century modern accents, floral wallpapers reminiscent of grandma’s house, and cherished heirlooms given a new lease on life. 

Pair of 19th C. French Green Opaline Crystal Cachepots Engraved Gilt Decoration


Portrait General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), 19th Century


18th C. French Rococo Commode w/Elegant Serpentine Shape & Faux-Marble Top


3. More is (Still) More

From rich textures to eclectic patterns, we’re reveling in the joy of excess.

When it comes to maximalism, layering is key. Think lush velvet sofas, ornate tapestries, and gallery walls adorned with an eclectic mix of art and artifacts. 

Lucinda Oakes Coral Cabinet of Curiosities Chimney Board


The ‘Jaipur’ Sofa


Mid-Century Modern Palm Leaves Big Chandelier Murano Glass and Brass, 1970s


4. Less Rules, More Fun

Throw caution to the wind and be yourself. 

This spring, spontaneity and creativity take center stage, even leaning into fantastical and surrealist vibes. Mix and match styles with abandon, combine unexpected colors and textures and don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through. 

GUFRAM Cactus Coatrack


Viva Checkerboard 024 Bench by Houtique


Fernando Lapoose, Hair of the Dog – Furry Bar Cabinet


5. The Sustainability Factor 

We’re always aiming to minimize our carbon footprint without compromising on style. 

From upcycled furniture to energy-efficient lighting solutions, design takes a conscious turn as we prioritize eco-friendly materials and ethical production practices. This can look like embracing natural materials such as wood, bamboo, and cork, and seeking out brands that prioritize sustainability and transparency in their manufacturing processes. 

Modern Handmade Rug with Vanguardist Design


Rattan Pedestal Dining Table By Rene Houben


Fuchsia Bamboo Art Deco Style Chandelier


Go ahead, unleash your creativity, and usher in the spirit of spring. Need more inspiration? Check out 1st Dibs’s Spring Catalog and Editors’s Picks.

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