10 Beautiful Ways To Refresh Your Home For Summer
Summer is a great time to update your interior and give your home a new lease of life but sometimes it’s tricky to know where to start. We’ve rounded up a list of the top upcoming interior trends to help inspire you and give you a head start. You’ll also find plenty of tips and ideas below on how to incorporate these trends into your home.
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1. Pastel Colours
Ice-cream shades are set to be popular for the coming seasons. This look is soft, feminine and fun and will be popular for kitchens, playrooms and home offices. The key to pulling off this look is through the use of multiple bold patterns and prints.
These colours are easy to introduce into any space in soft furnishings and accessories. Cushions or roman blinds from the Graphica collection from Studio G are the perfect way to bring this trend to life in your home.
For a more subtle but equally pretty look why not try an aluminium venetian blind to add interest in your kitchen or bathroom. Mint, pale blue and baby pink are all perfect choices.
2. Botanical prints
Lively, nature inspired prints are a fantastic way to bring the outdoors in. Accessorise with loads of green plants and foliage to create your own tropical oasis.
If you really want to make a statement look no further than the Amazillia fabric collection by Harlequin. These bold prints and vivid colour palette are sure to brighten up even the darkest of spaces. Clashing colours and prints from the matching wallpaper and cushion collections are a must.
Geometric patterns are here to stay it seems and one of the best ways to embrace this look is with dramatic wallpaper. A bold graphic print will transform a plain room and create an attention grabbing focal point instantly. This Sumi wallpaper by Harlequin is fantastic as the large pattern repeat helps create a clean, modern look that isn’t too busy on the eyes.
If you are looking for a less permanent solution, these Scala rugs by Romo may be just what you’re after. This design forms part of a much anticipated collection due out Summer 2018.
All shades of inky blues and navys will be evident in home decor accessories from crockery to cushions and wall art. Indigo is such a fantastic colour because it makes a statement that is very easy to live with and creates a serene atmosphere. It is also a great base for any colour palette as navy is an excellent yet unexpected neutral.
The Hana collection by Villa Nova captures this trend beautifully but also introduces a subtle Japanese feel that is relaxed, versatile and calming. If you need to warm this look up to suit the light in your home why not introduce a vibrant pop of mustard with Villa Nova’s Hana Acacia as your curtain fabric.
Jewel coloured velvets are making a come back in a big way. Emerald greens, sapphire blue and magentas are all excellent choices that are sure to create impact in any space. Velvets look particularly good against a dark, dramatic background. Think Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe or Hague Blue paint colours as a starting point for creating your look.
Curtains, sofas and cushions are all perfect ways of introducing this look into your home and the end result will always be elegant and sophisticated. If going with all velvet for your soft furnishings seems like too big a commitment, why not upholster an old occasional chair for an amazing focal piece. The Amazilia Velvet collection by Harlequin is a real showstopper and the choice and blend of colour options will tie into any space.
Another easy but beautiful way to add a touch of velvet to your home is with these beautiful velvet cushions by Voyage Decoration. These unique fabrics are designed by their own in-house artists and digitally printed to order so you know you are getting something truly special.
6. Global Feel
Adding a global feel to your interiors is going to big for Summer 2018. In order to achieve this look think tribal prints and about layering different fabrics and textures such as feathers, fringing and leather. Try to add pieces from various travels if possible but don’t worry if the pieces are from different locations as this will add further interest to your space.
Romo’s Soraya collection is an excellent place to start for upholstery and cushions as the designs are inspired by traditional Navajo and Berber designs. The fabrics also come in a beautiful palette including dusky pinks, vibrant citrine shades, soft china blue and bold cobalt so there is bound to be something to compliment your art and accessories.
7. Brass Accents
Brass will continue to be the metal of choice this upcoming season and works well with the current velvet trend. Brass lamps and ornaments are everywhere right now so why not introduce this elegant metal in other unexpected ways.
Champagne Skies is a stunning abstract print by artist Patrick St.Germain and available from ScatterBox. This is a large, statement piece that could be used as a focal point on a fireplace or dining room wall and would set off other brass accents beautifully. Teal and gold is such a glamorous combination that would work in most homes and looks good both night and day.
Fringing is an unexpected but nice twist to the 2018 Summer interior trends and adds a lovely textural quality to fabrics and accessories. If you want to refresh existing cushions or curtains why not add some fringing in a contrasting colour for a modern update. If you are starting afresh, select fabrics with bold patterns or modern prints to keep the look current.
Adding fringing to wall art and mirrors is also a great option as it adds a bit of fun and personality to your interior. This Rainbow Mirror is available from Szklo Glass and would add interest to otherwise plain walls.
Summer is the perfect season to embrace Pantone’s colour of the year Ultra Violet. This is a dramatic yet enigmatic colour that works particularly well in dining rooms and bedrooms. To create a sophisticated, dramatic look, pair this colour with deeper royal purples with pops of magenta. Brass accents always work well with regal purples.
If you love this shade as much as us and want to introduce it into your home, you will need to fully embrace it to make the whole scheme work together. This may mean painting all four walls in this striking violet hue and not just an accent wall in order to get the full effect. Meadow Violet by Sanderson Paint is also a beautiful colour that has great depth but is slightly more muted.