Bring Summer Inside
The first rule of summer interiors is to keep it as simple as possible. Fewer items in a room automatically increase its virtual dimensions. This is your chance to de-clutter and rejuvenates at the same time. However, an interesting addition to your living room (if you don’t already have one) could be a day bed. What better way to lounge and relax in your own living area. Decorate it with throw pillows and it will make the perfect cosy corner you require during the hot summer days.
With the blazing heat during the day, let us face it: even taking a walk outdoors is out of the question. So it is time to bring the outdoors inside. Plants, flowers and fresh fruit baskets add that touch of nature to your house and always bring with them a pleasant fragrance. If you do not have a green thumb, infuse bamboo into your interiors in the form of baskets and possibly furniture.
TIP: Ask your kids to raid your garden and make arrangements for you, so you can fill your house with fresh cut flowers.
This summer, take a page out of the fashion books and warm up to colour. It is a common misconception that warmer colours like yellows, reds and oranges work for the summer. Be it walls or fabrics, the wiser choice for colours are the cooler shades of blue, green, aquamarine or even lilac and lavender. Pale green walls can be paired with walnut coloured furniture to give the illusion of a resort. For a soothing colour palette opt for soft, pale blues. These blues can easily be paired with white, cream, tan, brown and black and they go great with silver, glass and white marble.
White is one of the hottest colours on the runway this season and it translates well into summer interiors too. White is a wonderful coolant and to prevent a washed-out look, utilise different shades of white and infuse textures into the room.
You can opt for a tone on tone colour scheme as well. Whether it is by painting vertical stripes of the same colour with alternate matte and satin finishes or layering wallpaper or fabric against a similar coloured background, tone on tone is the latest trend for summer. With the right colour choice, you will notice that it is not just the room that has changed – you would have too.
TIP: Swap all your bed sheets for pure white ones to give the whole room a bigger, brighter and refreshed summery feel.