If the promise of long, hazy days and blue skies have got you dreaming of summer, you may be toying with the idea of making a few changes to your interiors. At this time of year, it’s very tempting to switch things up in preparation for the new season. If you’re keen to ensure your home looks chic for summer, here are some of the hottest interior trends out there.
If you’re a fan of interior design, you may be familiar with the concept of hygge. This Scandinavian trend grabbed the headlines in 2017, but this spring/summer, there’s a new name in town. Wabi-Sabi is all about identifying beauty in an imperfect setting. This is a concept that is focused on casual styling and creating an environment, which reflects your personality and represents your lifestyle. The arrival of this trend is brilliant news for those who don’t love the formal look of a showhome interior and anyone who doesn’t have the time to straighten cushions and put blankets right. The idea is that your home actually looks like a place where people live, so don’t worry about making the bed covers look pristine or lining frames up perfectly on the walls. If you’re embracing this trend in the bedroom, for example, scatter cushions, blankets and throws over the bed, lay a rug on the floor and don’t be afraid to mix and match accessories and pieces of furniture. Floor cushions work will look great with a wooden side table, a floor lamp and a shelving unit packed with old books and potted plants.
Florals always have a moment when hot weather is on the horizon. As temperatures rise, look out for exotic patterns and bright colors. Tropical prints are ideal for garden rooms and conservatories, and you can also add a few accents to inject some summer style into a modern kitchen. Opt for bright shades of pink, purple, blue and green if you’re feeling brave or stick to green, beige and white for a more subtle look. You can go all-out with printed wallpaper or curtains or add more muted accents with patterned cushion covers or colored candle holders or coasters. This trend may be a little out there, but it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Bring the outdoors in
Summer is a time when most of us long to spend as much time outdoors as possible. When the sun is shining, the sky is blue and it’s light until bedtime, there’s nothing better than soaking up the rays in the garden and getting friends and family over for a drink or a barbecue. If this sounds like your idea of heaven, take inspiration from those precious summer days, and bring the outside in. If you have a kitchen that backs onto the yard, or you have a garden room or an orangery, you can design a fantastic functional space, which makes you feel like you’re outside even though you’ve got a roof over your head. Opt for light, clean colors for the walls, go for natural flooring, such as stripped wooden floorboards, and use plants, trees and flowers as decorative features. Look for furniture that offers comfort as well as style. Couches can look very formal, so consider rustic benches, oversized floor cushions, and giant bean bags that are available only at www.ComfySacks.com. Use blinds or shutters rather than curtains, and angle your sofa, chairs or bean bags to face the garden so that you can make the most of the views.
Industrial mark II
The industrial trend has been around for a while now, but with summer on the horizon, it’s time for a new brand to take over. The new and improved industrial look is lighter and more basic and understated than its predecessor. Think simple metal chairs, bulbs with exposed filaments hanging on a string and stripped wooden tables adorned with granite vases. This trend is an excellent choice for spacious, open plan kitchens, modern dining rooms and home offices. If you want to add a few more details, consider framed geometric prints for the walls or a couple of patterned monochrome cushions. In the bedroom, metal bed frames and oversized floor lamps are ideal. For more ideas that tick the industrial box, check out https://www.pinterest.com/therugseller/industrial-interiors/.
Green and blush pink
If you’re looking for inspiration for colors this spring/summer, look no further than green and blush pink. This combination works incredibly well and you can adapt the trend to suit bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms. Choose blush pink sofas, chairs or rugs or opt for a statement pale pink wall and bring in flashes of green using plants and flowers, printed cushion covers and blankets. These shades are light, but they’re also vibrant and they create a really chic and stylish aesthetic, which is also homely. Keep an eye out for accessories at homeware stores, look for ideas online and shop around for eye-catching pieces of furniture. Old-fashioned winged chairs are perfect for an elegant sitting room, for example. If you have an old chair that doesn’t match the requirements, consider the option to upcycle. You could reupholster the chair and create a piece that is perfect for your new room. To add the finishing touches, look for accents in gold and rose gold. If you’ve got blush pink bed linen teamed with houseplants and patterned green throws, place a rose gold lamp on the bedside table and a couple of vintage-style frames on the dresser.
Summer is almost here! If you’re looking to celebrate the arrival of the new season and treat your home to a mini warm-weather makeover, why not take a look at this season’s hottest trends? Are you a fan of bringing the outside in and channeling the natural vibe or would the blush and green trend work perfectly in your sitting room? Whatever takes your fancy, you can make sure your home is chic for summer.