Spring is here, bringing with it warmer temperatures, budding flowers, and a whole new to-do list for homeowners and renters alike. Admit it—you can’t think “spring” without “cleaning,” and there’s honestly no better time to work toward those home goals you’ve been mulling over all winter.
Start small by swapping out wool throws for linen ones. Or you could rev up your Fitbit and take a trip to IKEA for some fresh inspiration. While you may know IKEA for its best-selling Poäng armchair or its ubiquitous Hemnes dresser, the retailer has a few charming surprises up its sleeve for spring.
The brand’s new JASSA collection takes an elevated approach to humble rattan, bold patterns, and bright colors. They’ve never looked more inviting—or, might we add, more seasonal. From your windows to your walls, we’ll show you every chic way to use JASSA at home. Shop now; thank us later!
Woven lighting fixtures add a serene sense of cool to any setting. While they won’t provide directional lighting, they’re the ultimate pick for your next late-night backyard barbecue. What better way to accompany warm nights spent outdoors than the ambient flickering of a gorgeous rattan lamp? Hang a pendant fixture from the ceiling of your pergola, patio, or porch to get that summery glow, and add to the ambiance with wind chimes, hanging mobiles, or other decorative pieces for a truly seaside vibe. And don’t forget to accessorize—while a straw hat might look fetching on your head, it’ll also capture the mood just as well when hanging in your foyer.
Nothing says spring like a good print, and JASSA has a few great ones we’re just itching to incorporate into some fearless decor. Use a graphic, Berber-inspired rug to define a seating or dining area and to offset the season’s trendy blush tones. If you’re feeling particularly outrageous, throw pillows are an easy and affordable way to dress up a sofa or chair in pops of color and unexpected geometric shapes. And, of course, IKEA’s pre-cut fabric can make for pretty curtains and drapery to accent any room.
Spring is the season for kicking back, right? Do so in style (and comfort) with a rattan chaise or low-slung lounger that invites you and yours to post up with a drink in hand—selfie stick optional. Try out a floor cushion if you’re truly on island time; they provide additional seating in a pinch and are an easy way to embrace spring’s color and pattern trends.
Create a dedicated entertaining nook outdoors with a rattan room divider. Whether you simply lay down a blanket or have an entire dining set just itching to be put into seasonal rotation, a space that’s clearly designated for rest and relaxation will make a huge difference. Set the table (or blanket!) with gorgeous splatterware-inspired dishes that are almost—just almost—too pretty to serve food on; then bring the woven trend full circle with a decorative rattan vase.
If Instagram is any indication, straw bags are having a major moment. Our pro tip: Take the look from street style to stylish storage by incorporating them into your décor. Keep one perched on the back of your commode for an elegant way to stash TP and other bathroom essentials. On that same note, opt for a straw basket that can hold linen throws and pillows in the living room, or pick up a chic straw bowl for keeping fruits and vegetables within reach.
Tell us: Are you ready to rattan-ify your home?