Five Refreshing Living Room Updates to Try This Summer
The temperature is rising and summer is well and truly on its way! That means now is the perfect time to update your home so you can embrace a summery look that will make you feel as if you are on holidays. Have a go with these simple ideas.
1. Bring the outdoors in
Summer usually means spending more time outside, but you don’t have to leave your house to enjoy the mellow vibe that comes with being outdoors. For those of us who don’t have a spacious outdoor area, using garden furniture inside is a great way to bring that resort-like, summer feel into your home. Think cane furniture, canvas upholstery and carefully selected indoor plants to get that transformation started.
2. Simplify your colour palette
Cut your colour palette right back to the basics, using no more than two colours. Layer them very gently, keeping one as your main base and the other as an accent. Cooler colours mixed with light neutrals immediately give a fresh feel to a home. Adding texture will help adding that extra depth.
3. Have a change of scenery
Igniting those summer feelings in your home doesn’t just have to be a dream this summer – you can still achieve that holiday feeling in your home through artwork! A carefully selected piece, that works with your existing decor, can brings a hint of coastal life into your living room, and it is definitely more enjoyable than facing a plain, uninspiring wall.
4. Add a splash of greenery
Indoor plants are very much on trend at the moment, and for all the right reasons. Although they are beneficial to your decor all year round, they are particularly appropriate for summer decoration. large leafed exotic plants, unique flowers, banana trees and palms, are all ultimately summery and add a lush green touch with minimal effort. Before you go and buy a plant though, make sure that the variety you pick is suitable for the light conditions of your room.
5. Swap your soft furnishings
Hot days call for crisp linen and as much natural light as possible. To give an instant summery look and feel to your home. Remove those heavy curtains, pack away throws, and replace them with fabrics that are more summery, such as cotton, and linen.