Embrace laid-back living in a beach house in sunny California, host summer soirées in an upscale Manhattan apartment, then sleep underneath the stars in a yurt set deep in the heart of the English countryside, all without leaving your home.
Here’s how to transform your home for summer, whatever the weather.
BALANCE INSIDE WITH OUT
As doors and windows are often wide open during summer, its important to create a sense of unity between your interiors and the world outside, be it beach, country or city. Dont compete with the architecture of your home or its location; instead, embrace these elements and highlight them in your interiors. Pieces in glass, such as tables, desks and lamps are chameleon-like in their ability to blend into their surroundings, allowing for a seamless link between inside and out.
COLOUR IS KEY
Theres something about the summer that makes us feel a little braver when it comes to introducing colour to our homes. Zesty hues of turquoise, lime and pink are firm summer favourites, and you cant put a design-foot wrong with the classic combination of blue and white. Still unsure? Pick a colour you already have in your home but go one shade brighter for summer so its not too much of a shock. Cushions, flowers and glassware are also a great way of introducing a new colour without too much commitment or expense.
CHANGE YOUR ACCESSORIES
The British summer is often fleeting, so its wise to pay attention to the inside of your home as well as out. A few carefully chosen accessories should make enough of an impact, so swap plain cushions on a sofa for patterned ones, freshen up your dining table with a different set of napkins and update your faux flower arrangement with seasonal stems. If youre fortunate enough to have even the tiniest patch of outdoor space, a set of outdoor furniture is a great investment, but dont forget to accessorise outside as well with hurricane lamps, decorative pieces and, of course, cushions.
Left leaving you wanting more design inspiration, come in to Hunters Interiors for free advice and help on how to achieve this look at more.
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