As the days get longer and nights shorter, we are sure summer is here! So make the most of it by incorporating these home décor ideas inspired by the season itself.
Cotton, cotton and more cotton: It's time for the blankets to hibernate again. Replace them with soft linen sheets in pastel shades. Go for more nature inspired prints, they look amazing and feel good. Take inspiration from the season itself and replace pillow covers with easy breezy bright colours, like yellow and pink. Block prints look great on cotton, so go for the leaf, bird or fish motifs for the duvets.
Curtain up: Beat the heat by picking the right curtains for your home. While light linen curtains are recommended, each home has a unique requirement. If your home has direct sunlight and you want to stay protected from the harsh summer sun, go for thick cotton curtains in darker shades. Or just add interesting layers of fabric and overlay them. You could also opt for shades and blinds for more coverage. And if you love the sun, then go for more light breezy linen curtains in lighter shades.
Fun hues: Take inspiration from the summer season, the flowers, the beach, the sun, the list is endless. The most popular colour that represents nature is green. Whether it's summer grass or deep-shade fern, the hue is fresh, lively and always in style. Another option to choose from is corals. It's less brassy than orange, and less cheesy than the reds. If you plan to use it on your walls, make sure the room gets plenty of natural light. However, if you are not planning to repaint, just add a pop of orange on your pillows or lamps in the shade; it brings the glow of summer to a room. If you love your pastels, then opt for a bold colour combination of lavender, chartreuse and aqua.
The magic of slipcovers: Don't have the budget to repaint your home for summer? Here's an easy way to add a hint of colour. Just change your sofa slipcover to a colourful one. This is a great way to refresh and add temporary colour to a neutral room.
Summer décor is all about creating fun yet liveable interiors. Try these tips for your home and see how much fun the season can be!