When the warm weather arrives, many of us start feeling an itch to change up the interior style of our home. Shops, magazines and programmes have been carefully curating this seasons style and planting the seeds in our heads… it often starts with a top to bottom clean and the rearrangement of furniture, quickly spiralling into new paint colours and matching cushions!
Summer is the perfect time to restyle, the shops are full of bright accessories, natural textures and looks that make you feel like you’re on a Greek island sipping a cocktail. If you’re looking to give your home a quick and fairly inexpensive summer makeover, think about accessories and soft furnishings only that you can maximise on with Marks and Spencer voucher codes. Roll away your cosy, long-pile rug and replace it with something woven like natural jute, it will look and feel cooler.
Swapping cushion covers on sofas and chairs is one of the best ways to incorporate a summer trend, this time of year anything nautical or indigo blue will be right on point. Fabrics that use foliage or botanicals will create a relaxed summer feel and are really easy to find as these trends settle in for yet another year. Tropical designs are also back for the season, palms, pineapples and glossy greens make for super stylish spaces.
To lighten up darker rooms, remove curtains for the summer and replace with light linen style blinds or crisp white venetians. Place small white pots planted with leafy greens or succulents on windowsills to help bring the outside in on a balmy day. Accent your room with some warm metals, a brass framed mirror or a rose gold table lamp.
Textiles that are woven, embellished, have fringes, tufts or tassels will definitely give personality to a room and are a firm summer favourite. Look out for cushions, wall hangings, duvet sets, and tableware with them. These textiles will give neutral and Scandi schemes warmth and add interest and depth.
For bold summer style, be brave and add a pop of bright orange, pink or blue to you home this season. Individually or all together, pops of colour are the easiest way to create a summer style statement. Look out for throws, rugs and cushions displaying these multi-coloured brights in a tribal fashion. Vases, jugs and bowls in bright colours are in abundance, use individually or grouped together to create a feature on a table.
When you’ve decided on your accessories and changed up some of your soft furnishings, it’s time to pop down to your local garden centre or DIY store for a tall leafy plant to finish off. Coconut plants are fairly cheap and really look the part, pop them in a wicker basket to give some life to your interior!
You can take inspiration from your own surroundings, what plants and flowers can you see this time of year and what colours are in nature? Find a summery canvas print to create the feeling of a warm sunny day in your living room.
Don’t forget to store your other cushions, curtains, rugs and accessories carefully as you will probably want to switch back when the summer fades away…