Hip hip hooray, the sun’s coming out to play….well, mostly. It’s time to fling open the windows, add a splash of colour and settle in for sultry evenings, sunny Sundays and endless entertaining.
To get prepped and ready we’ve put together eight easy ideas to summer-ify your space. So, here goes:
Say it with sorbet shades
From peach and pink to lemon, lime, orange and bold blues, this is the season for look-at-me hues. Whether you want to pack a punch with a brightly coloured sofa or opt for seasonal accessories to switch up your style, there are options galore online, and in-store. Colourful artworks with coordinating solid-coloured cushions are a terrific tool to add some cohesive seasonal style to any space, while mismatched chairs transform a drab dining table into something striking.
New ways with geometrics
Whether on the wall in out-there artworks, on the floor in ravishing rugs or in the new-look patterned timber collections we’re loving this year, geometrics are back in a big way. Packed with personality, they provide a perfect, playful way to bring new shades and patterns into any interior.
Nature knows best
There’s just something about nature-inspired materials – wicker, fabric, cane, jute – which screams summer. Whether you opt for a lounge chair, love seat, sofa, rug or side table, there’s something about the organic shade and touchable texture of natural fibres which will take any setting from tired to tropical in an instant.
Let there be light
Transparent materials and magical mirrors bounce and reflect light, helping add the illusion of light and create an airy vibe in any space – whether big or small – so opt for a smidge of see-through and a mirror or two to help build a room that’s all about that sought-after summer sunlight.
Go tropical with textiles
From rugs to runners to cushions and wall hangings, textiles are a treasure trove of summertime fun – and a super simple way to inject pattern and colour season by season. From tropical fish designs to coloured cow hides to traditional Turkish rugs and fab flatweaves, textiles are a terrific tool to add tropical colour – and texture – into any on-trend interior.
Be seen in green
It’s incredible how quickly a splash of greenery in your living space – genuine or artificial – will bring the outdoors in and add a warm weather vibe. From hanging pots on shelves to cool cacti to faux figs, there’s a tonne of options for sprucing up your space with the green stuff.
‘Tis the season to be jolly (well, soon enough), so bring the joy with a host of playful art and accessories. From whimsical unicorns and faux flamingos to pretty parrots and colourful cushions, summer is made for cute combos and quirky homewares which express your personal style – and make your visitors smile.
Switch seasons in a second by re-styling your credenza, coffee table or any open shelf or spare surface with a mix of fun photo frames, bookends, cookbooks, and fresh (or faux but fresh-looking!) fruit bowls for an instant spot of summer.