The summer sun is upon us which means for many that the time has come to redecorate and prepare your home for the months to come. It’s time to get rid of the warm décor, pack up the throw blankets, put away the candles and switch to bold, bright colours to create a living space ready for summer.
Take a look below at our top tips to get your house feeling summery and ready for the warmer months.
Patterns & Palettes
Summer is a time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. Patterns designed to stand out and bold colours can create an interior that offers an elegant and enjoyable place to relax. Floral designs, patterns and feature walls can be mixed and matched with wall colours, flooring styles and simple furniture to great effect. The more creative the better!
Adding white into your room can instantly make the room feel brighter and bigger. Bringing in clean, fresh, white furniture or decorations will open up the room and make it feel more like summer. White rooms tend to reflect more light, making it feel brighter and more natural, even with artificial bulbs.
With longer days and warmer evenings, inviting natural light into your home will result in a brighter more summery feel. Big windows and strategically placed mirrors mean that you can enjoy the warmth and brightness of the summer sun. Adding mirrors to your walls is a great way to reflect the natural light around the room, along with helping to make it feel and look bigger. Pull back the curtains, throw open the windows and let the sun stream through your home.
Along with maximising natural light it is also a good idea to try and minimise artificial light. Artificial lights can create the feeling of warmth and heat and is best to be avoided during the daytime where possible.
Bring the Outdoors Indoors
Summer is all around us making the perfect excuse for homeowners to garnish their homes with flowers and plants. Whether they’re freshly picked from the garden or found at a garden centre, plants and flowers can bring life to any interior. Adding bright, fresh colours to your room is a great way to give your home a summery feel without having to do much work. Indoor plants give your home an outdoor feel and aroma especially when placed near windows where they can flourish in the summer months.
Laminate floors have grown immensely in popularity in recent years. Laminate is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable solution to summer design. It’s perfect for a floor that can protect against those inevitable ice cream and drink spillages. Laminate floorings practicality coupled with the fact that nowadays they recreate the look and feel of natural flooring, tiles and panels with flawless effect.
Remember to keep it simple as there’s no need to completely redecorate, small touches can make a huge difference to the feel of your home. With these guidelines you can create an interior design that is unique to you and your home, leaving you more time to sit back, relax and enjoy the coming summer months.