While we are eagerly waiting for summer to start, there are a few ways to get the summer already started in your house. There’s no need for a complete overhaul – just a few small things here and there is enough to make you feel as if you’re on holiday in your own home.
Tip 1: Make your walls pop
Simply swapping the artwork in your living room can lift your decor. Choose a light, bright theme or watercolours to lend your room a fresh and sunny vibe.
Tip 2: Decorate with seasonal flowers
Bring the outside in with plenty of fresh cut flowers that look, feel and smell like summer. From blue and yellow to purple and pink, with a nice flower on the table you can not go wrong.
Tip 3: Use bursts of colour
Touches of colour here and there are easy to incorporate by changing a few accessories such as candles, table cloths, curtains and cushion covers. Small things often make a big difference! Remember, a piece of art with a summer theme can be used to tie together your new colour scheme.
Tip 4: Go green
We know it’s summer when nature turns green and blossoms, so make a point of bringing that green inside. An variety of plants brings a cooling, refreshing vibe to interiors and is a quick way to make even the gloomiest rooms come alive.
Tip 5: Go light on fabrics
While dark coloured, dense textures are comforting in winter, summer calls for lighter fabrics that are cooling on the skin. A set of made-to-measure loose covers means you can easily adapt the look according to the season.
Tip 6: Holiday at home
To re-create a holiday vibe at home, look towards your favourite summer destination for inspiration. Whether you go for rustic Côte d’Azur colours, Mediterranean patterns or a bohemian style, there’s no shortage of ideas.
Tip 7: Play with space
Think outside your usual furniture arrangement to change your seasonal view. Do you have a great source of natural light in your house that’s not being used? Rearrange your seating to enjoy that cozy little space near the window and you will immediately embrace that summer feeling.