7 Ways to Give Your Home the Summer Treatment

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  • Summer is here, so update your home for the season – just follow these tricks from Style at Home

    1 Create a floral display

    You can’t get much more of a summery feel than with flowers galore. Group vases, glass bottles, jars and cups together on a sideboard or shelf, and fill with single stems for an eye-catching display. Hang a few pretty paper lanterns nearby and you’ve got yourself a beautiful living room in bloom.

    2 Display bugs, birds and butterflies

    Update walls for the season with some cute, colouful wall art, whether you buy ready-made prints or create some masterpieces yourself. To tie in the look, go for accessories with similar bug and butterfly prints for a cohesive scheme.

    3 Inject some bright floral prints

    Cushions are an easy way to add vibrancy and a summery feel, by picking prints like florals or beach scenes – plus they can be as inexpensive as you like. Alternatively, pick a wallpaper and line the door panels as has been done here, for a fantastically summer sunshiney feel.

    4 Get creative with summer crafts

    Decorate some small bird houses with paper and paint in pastel shades, add a hook in each and put them on the wall as a super-cute key holder. Choose paper to tie in with your colour scheme.

    5 Fill pots with herbs

    Line a windowsill with small pots filled with different herbs and not only will you benefit from the aroma, but they will be on hand to add to your cooking, too.

    6 Put up a pretty blind

    Filter the sun’s glare with blinds at the window, and stick to pastels and light bright colour palettes for an extra-summery look.

    7 Style up a surface

    Add small summery touches on surfaces such as sideboards, chest of drawers or a console table. Place jugs with flowers in, small votives wrapped with twine and flowers, and a table lamp for a soft glow when the sun starts to fade.

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