Styling your living room for the season ahead
Summer is the perfect time to give your interiors a refresh and focus on creating a bright and airy summer oasis within the home. We want to bring some of the sunshine of the season to your living room using smart design. If you’re ready to liven up your living room space, read on to find out our recommendations.
Embrace lighter colours: Keep your summer palette soft and light for a fresh feeling in your living room. Dark colours work much better in the winter months when you want to keep things cosy. However, soft whites, greens, blues, pinks, and yellows are great options for when you want that easy, breezy summer feeling. When it comes to wall colours, we love our MoodBoards shades ‘On a Beach’, ‘Primrose Yellow,’ ‘Shimmer Brick’, and ‘Woodland Sage’ for this season and beyond.
Start loving linens: Linen is arguably the best material for summer. While we love linen dresses, shirts, trousers, blazers, and other linen clothing, this textile also makes an extraordinary choice for fabrics within the home. In fact, linen is “two to three times stronger than cotton and dries at a much faster rate. Because of its porous nature, linen has natural heat and moisture-wicking properties that make it a good conductor of warmth and a popular fabric to use for clothing or bedding in the summer. The natural fibers also hold dye colors better than some other materials, and thus the fabric is available in almost any imaginable color. Linen is also naturally anti-bacterial, which made it a popular choice for bandages for centuries and a favorite for window treatments and accessories such as accent pillows.” Sounds perfect to us! Look for linen cushions, curtains, and upholstery for your summer sanctuary.
Add vitality to your living room with plants and flowers: Summer is all about abundance— from the flowers blooming on the bushes to the vibrant green leaves that fill out the trees and vines. Bring this summer lushness indoors with potted plants and flower arrangements. As far as we’re concerned, you can never have too many flowers!
Tip: Not only are flowers incredible as decor elements in a vase or jug around the room, they also look great as patterns for fabrics in your space. If you’re looking for a summer-ready pattern, look for a vivacious floral fabric to bring liveliness and additional colour to your living room, or anywhere in the house!
Choose natural fibers and materials: We are seeing a huge resurgence of natural fibers and materials being used around the home, and we especially love this trend for your summer interiors. What does this mean? Look for items such as jute and sisal rugs, rattan accessories, natural wood furniture, marble tables, etc.
Are you ready to rejuvenate your living room for summer? The above recommendations will help get you started. For more inspiration, be sure to visit our blog.