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Spring Style Tips for Your Granny Annexe

Spring is here we’re excited about it! We love the potential for a whole new beginning, and think this brings a wonderful opportunities for our beautiful granny Annexe homes.

So, throw out that old dark sofa, remove your winter curtains, and upgrade your interior look with subtle Spring nick-nacks. If your home is ready for a Spring spruce up, then take a look at the easy style updates you can make to your granny Annexe with our top 5 spring tips.

Pantone Colour of The Year 2023

Interior design trends are often led by the Pantone Colour of The Year. Perversely, the Pantone colour of the year is led by design trends.

The must-have colour this year is Turquoise. Described by Pantone as ‘an animating and life-affirming with an undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge’.

It’s a beautiful sea blue, so incorporating that into your décor will give it a fresh feel, perfect for Springtime.

Try dotting splashes of the colour around your home, like in towels, candle holders, or crockery. Or, like our customer Sandi Haughton, you could add a rug to your floor, cushions to your sofa, or upgrade your lampshade to give a naturally brighter feel to any room.

Botanical Greens

Jungle fever is still going strong. Large botanical prints, greens, and accents of gold make us feel at one with nature. Your iHus granny Annexe is environmentally friendly, now lets make that flow through visually by updating the the interior look of your home.

Adding plenty of plants is an easy style update for your granny Annexe and follows the botanical trend beautifully. Cluster several together to create a mini corner jungle. By situating them at different levels you will draw the eye and retain it’s interest.

Or, if you love the trend and want to commit, a large print wallpaper will have you feeling totally tropical in no time. Or, perhaps you could add a more Springtime look to your walls by painting your feature wall a bold green colour of your choice. As you can see here, Sandi has also opted for a floral theme for her bedding this Springtime, which is one of the easiest ways to quickly update your interior look.

Pared Back Style

We have had a few years of really busy, eclectic interiors.

Austerity and a drive towards sustainability has led to an emergency of a more minimalist trend. That’s not the same as the minimalist trends we saw in the early 200os. Instead of bare walls it is now about clean lines, economical use of materials and natural colours.

The Scandi trend is a great flag-waver for this. Narrow tapered legs keep materials to a minimum, natural wooden finishes mean the simple beauty of the wood shines through and a palate of cool neutral tones evoke both the natural world stripped back industrialism.

If you want to have a go at this trend, consider choosing furnishings and decorations in contrasting cool colours, such as white and grey. Try to ensure there is some natural fibres or materials there too, such as wood or canvas, and lean towards geometric shapes.

Another way to achieve it is to use only one or two colours in your room pair them with neutrals. Think neutral walls, curtains, furniture and flooring but bright vases, artwork, and soft furnishings.

Warm colours, warm interior!

Browns and Cool grey tones are gone. Its time to come in from the cold weather and brighten up our annexe spaces with some warm tones.

We are absolutely in love with ‘greige’ and mixture of grey and beige, that is a really soft taupe colour. Combine this with another warm tone, such as blush pink, or whatever you fancy – it goes with practically everything!


If you do opt for neutrals and pared back style you are going to want to inject some vibrancy and life into your granny annexe style.

Combining different textures is a fun and easy way to do this.

Think velvet cushions on a fluffy throw. Or a macramé wall hanging on a smooth wall.

But it doesn’t have to be done with just soft furnishings. Try having a collection of vases or plant pots in different materials to add some texture.

Mix and Match

All those neutrals colours and streamlined furnishings leave space for a bit of fun.

This trend does work particularly well in the soft furnishings, but can also be very effective in wall art.

Combine textures, colour palates, textures, or subjects and contrast along similar themes. For example, consider having tonal green cushions in a variety of textures and patterns. Or have a gallery of bird pictures but in different styles, shapes and sizes. Or you could consider adding little additions to your Annexe that scream Springtime, incorporating nature within your tea towels, photo frames, or even coat hangers and doormats.

This is a fun trend to tap into and will be stylish and effective for your spring style update for your granny Annexe.

Get In Touch

If you would like more style tips for your granny annexe, or just want to have a chat about the granny annexe building process, get in touch on enquiries@ihusannexe.com or contact us here. 

Or, share your interior shots on our Facebook page. We love seeing how all the different annexes have been decorated so don’t be shy, share your style!

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