Summer trends that will give your home a lift
The great thing about 2017’s summer trends is that there is something for everyone.
From beautiful botanicals and lush tropicana to Scandi chic and calming coastal, the seasonal palettes range from verdant hues and crisp colours to natural textures and neutral tones. So let the warm days and light evenings linger longer with the best picks of the season – and if you need any guidance on choosing a look to suit your home, our Decologists are always happy to help.
Keep summer’s lush look alive inside with this gorgeous Acanthus wallpaper from Designers Guild. Its detailed ferns and wild flora digitally printed in soft watercolours evoke a bright and breezy feel that’s reminiscent of summer meadows. The print is also available as fabric, so can be introduced through cushions, curtains and bed linen if you prefer seasonal swaps.
Nothing says coastal cool quite like a splash of crisp white and azure blue, but rather than stripes try a fresh pattern like these stoneware vases with their messy criss cross design. Teamed with shells and other seaside finds they ooze a relaxed beach house vibe that hints at lazy days and balmy nights.
Nordic style looks super chic all year round, so this is one of the easier trends to introduce. Woven rattan chairs and gently coloured glass pendants maximise light while natural materials and organic lines keep the look beautifully simple.
For a touch of the exotic, brighten your bathroom with this painted bird shower curtain. Designed by Charleston-based artist, Lulie Wallace its bold colours and quirky print will have you warbling under the water in no time.
There’s more rattan, blond wood and natural materials with the modern rustic look but unlike Scandi chic, there is more of a farmhouse feel with turned wood table legs, chunky dinnerware and linen tablecloths. Ideal for creating a relaxed and welcoming feel that’s still got it in the style stakes.
Cacti are hot right now, so for a quick and simple style fix, look no further than this Native State cactus wall print from Urban Outfitters. The charming illustration with its graphic shape and monochrome palette will instantly update a space and bring a touch of personality to your scheme.
We’ve seen painterly brush strokes and pop art prints recently but this look is about curvy abstract shapes and interesting colour combos. Pick your favourite shades and group vases, artworks and accessories together for maximum effect.
Mirrored surfaces are always a winner when you want to maximise the amount of light in a room. Even on grey days they will make a room feel fresher and brighter and when used on a lamp base will reflect natural light during the day and the soft glow from an illuminated bulb in the evenings.