Bring the joyful feeling of summer into your home with a vibrant pastel palette, curved accents and calming, natural textures.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 3 ways to bring that summer holiday feeling into your home.
1. Play up whimsical accessories
Brighten up the living room with accent colours, reminiscent of a summer carnival. “Start by grounding the room with white walls and a modern light grey sofa,” Rebecca says. “Take inspiration from summer’s vibrant and playful palette with accessories in mustard yellow, watermelon pink and bold orange.” Layer cushions in a variety of soft, calming shapes and choose abstract floral artwork to evoke the feeling of being outdoors. When it comes to patterns, capture that fun-loving holiday spirit with whimsical florals or candy cane stripes.
2. Brighten up with a painted arch
Take a cue from the summer sunshine and jazz up the dining room with a painted arch. “Arches help zone areas of the home and make small spaces feel bigger,” Rebecca advises. “Incorporate this design trend using a bold yellow hue to perk up the rest of your interior.” Since the arch is the focal point of the room, keep the rest of the décor neutral. Complement the yellow backdrop with the natural wood tones of a round oak and glass dining table. Choose a rattan pendant light to highlight the curved details of the room. Then tie the look together with a fresh floral bouquet for a full-on summery vibe.
3. Soften with pastels and curved shapes
“Bring summer’s dreamy aesthetics to the bedroom with a palette of soft pink and sunny yellow,” Rebecca says. “Make a statement with pink fluted wall panels. Meanwhile, set the tone for relaxation with a grey fabric bed.” With a cosy base in place, layer the room with different textures such as cotton, linen, wood or rattan. Bring in pops of mustard yellow through artwork or with throws and cushions. Play up the softness of the room with curved accents. Opt for pieces such as a wooden light fixture, mushroom lamp and decorative vases for a soothing touch.