Rethink your current interiors and design a new look-home with the bright, inviting colours of summer. Bring a little sunshine into your rooms with everything from bright furniture to space-saving storage ideas that will open out your home and create a feeling of relaxed and hazy summer days…
You can work a bit of summer colour into almost any room. Whether you are starting from scratch, or just making a few subtle additions, vibrant shades around the home will make you see your house in a whole new light.
Perk up a plain living room with a hit of shocking pink, yellow or sky blue. Give one wall a lick of bright paint, or choose a patterned wallpaper to create a lively feature that will give any decor scheme a modern edge.
Multicoloured furniture will create a fun, retro vibe in your home. Choose mis-matched soft furnishings or chairs and even paint some of your homeware in different, but complementing, colours for a contemporary design look.
Summer decorating doesn’t have to be all about the bright colour. Opt for a largely white scheme and add in small touches of coral on white chiffon curtains and sea blue on cushions for a coastal look that will open up even the smallest room.
Don’t forget about your garden. Once summer arrives, there will be nothing better than spending lazy afternoons outside. Add pops of colour to your garden furniture with brightly hued cushions and throws. Don’t forget to add fresh flowers to your table and a string of bunting for a homely touch outdoors.
Bright mid-century style living room For a modern country look, choose a mid-century style sofa upholstered in a multicoloured fabric. Team with vibrant red and mustard yellow cushions and pretty tableware on a rattan chest.
Who would have thought that sky blue and orange could work so well? This bright and spacious hallway gives a nod to coastal style, while elements such as a painted orange bench, hat-stand and striped rug add quirky modern design touches.
If there’s one room where you can get away with bold splashes of colour, it’s the kitchen. Go to town with a cherry red fridge-freezer and gingham tablecloth and add colourful kitchen accessories for a fun, retro look.
Wake up, it’s a beautiful morning ! At least it is in this sunny bedroom, decorated in a palette of soft yellows and duck-egg blues. Choose a feature wallpaper and dress the bed with colourful floral bedlinen and a cosy throw.