Summer is just around the corner, and what better time to refresh your interiors and try out some hot new trends? If you’re keen to inject some serious style without spending a fortune or giving up all of your spare time, here are some cool styling tips to bear in mind.
Cool Styling Tips For A Scintillating Summer Home
Nothing says summer says like a fresh, clean palette and vibrant flashes of color. Green is having a moment this spring/summer, and it’s ideal for kitchens, living areas, and bathrooms. Keep things simple and subtle with potted plants and hibiscus print cushions or be bold with a statement wall or tonal curtains. There’s a huge range of hues available, from bright shades that will bring your reception rooms to life to pastels that are suited to bedrooms and reading rooms.
Embrace laid-back living
If you’re used to spending hours straightening cushions and making sure chairs, side tables and rugs are perfectly positioned, now is the time to embrace laid-back living. In the summer, the lived-in, casual look works brilliantly in both modern and traditional homes. Scatter cushions on beds with abandon, don’t be afraid to mix and match styles and colors when choosing chairs to put around the dining room table and consider switching up your focal features in the living room. If you’re looking for a replacement for a formal sofa, why not go for comfort and style with an oversized bean bag couch? Opt for simple accessories in the kitchen and rustic furniture like clothes rails and shoe racks in the bedroom. Scandi styles are an excellent source of inspiration if this is a trend that appeals to you.
Summer is a wonderful time of year to channel the natural interior trend. Maximize natural light by replacing heavy curtains with blinds or shutters and hanging mirrors on the walls. Add buckets or vases of fresh flowers to tables, shelves, and bedside chests and choose furniture and accessories made from natural materials, such as wood and bamboo. Replace faux fur cushions and rugs with cotton covers and bamboo rugs, look out for candle holders made from driftwood and use plants to create a focal point in the kitchen or study. You can choose from small plants like cacti and spider plants or fill a hallway or the corner of an office with a yucca. Light walls and flooring work best with natural interiors, and it’s always a good idea to declutter before you start decorating.
Hot summer prints
If you’re keen to inject a little fun and color into your interiors, seasonal prints are a fantastic option. Florals work well in traditional homes, and geometric patterns are ideal for modern apartments. You can be audacious and choose printed paper for your walls, or you can use accessories, such as soft furnishings and wall art, to add interest.
If you’re looking to bring a touch of summer to your home, hopefully, these cool styling tips have given you some inspiration. Experiment with color and prints, step away from showhome perfection and embrace the natural look.
What are you doing to enhance your home this summer? Let me know in the comments below!
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