Are you looking to give your home a seasonal makeover?
Summer is here and it’s sure to be a hot one! So why not welcome the warm weather, update your interiors with a colourful and lightened look this season. Summertime homes are meant to be stylish and relaxing, so it’s the perfect time to give your home a facelift. From light colour palettes to splashy prints and bold accents. A few easy decor updates can make your home feel like the tropical beach or the calming lake cottage you long for.
You can make your home look ‘summer ready’ just doing a few simple things! If you’re on the hunt for some inspo, we have put together a list of 10 fabulous ideas.
Pops of Colour
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Summer is a chance to add some colour to your house. Yellow is the epitome of summer, another perfect addition when you’re steering clear from the winter blues.
Don’t be shy! Use pops of it everywhere throughout your home, from soft, light yellows, to bold citric and strong mustard tones, there is so much possibility for yellow in summer home decor trends. The team here at Lilla Rugs suggest going for minimal splashes of yellow, its modern spirit ensures that it’ll never go out of style, no matter the season.
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Cushion covers, hanging plants, and intricate, oversized wall hangings to fill your home with one of the ultimate summer decorating trends of 2019. The boho trend never seems to go out of fashion, with an eclectic mix of colours and prints, but it's time to really embrace it. Try and always keep the colour scheme similar to keep the mixed prints flawlessly chic.
Macramé is another textile which makes for beautiful wall hangings and artistic pieces and has a lovely, relaxed, boho feel about it.
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A vibrant animal print creates the feel and energy of the outside into your summer home decor. Wall art, textiles and accessories covered in a playful take on animal prints. If you’re feeling really bold you could even go for a refined accent wall to set off your space perfectly with a touch of the exotic. It will renovate your boring wall and inspire you every morning when you wake up.
Pile on the Cushions
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Bright cushions and throws for summer nights are an absolute must. Choose accessories that complement the colour palette you already have in your home, and go bold with fun pops of colour! Go for attractive patterns and designs with an ethnic focus like Moroccan pouffes to set off your summer home decor with an eclectic sensibility.
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A seamless way to lighten up a room and embrace summer home decor is to switch out your dark wood furniture for fresh light options. If it’s time to replace your furniture, go for white painted wood; your home will feel lighter and brighter or if you want to make use of your current furniture, then it’s time to take out the paintbrushes and start some DIY updates.
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This year is all about rustic chic, copper is a gorgeous accent to incorporate into your house. This metal finish can work in both industrial and vintage inspired spaces, and effortlessly adds a touch of "oomph" to the room. Candleholders, coffee tables and kitchen accessories are all easy ways to get this trendy look right now.
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Who doesn’t love rugs? Trading in a tired old rug for a vibrant, new rug will make a world of difference in your home this summer. Look for rugs with lots of summer colour, or a bold pattern, as they are the best focal point for your decorating plan. Room-defining rugs they are great for brightening up a room and you can be creative with accessories without breaking the bank. Have a little read of one of our blog posts: 6 Rugs for the summer season.
Here are some suggestions from us at Lilla Rugs:
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Summer decorating is about more than just the visuals!
Nature has abundant essence during the summer months, from blooming flowers to freshly ripened fruits. Tropical and citrusy scents can set the mood for summer in your home. Scented-candles and essential oils are a refreshing way to savour the summer breezy evenings. Using these aromas in the apartment will help to lift up your mood and keep you calm.
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A charming outdoor cooking area, blending rustic and modern would be ideal to use during the hot summer months; delivering a perfect outdoor atmosphere that invites you into a unique entertaining experience. A traditional outdoor oven promises unforgettable taste delights of fresh food in the garden or on the terrace.
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Have you ever had a shower outdoors in nature, on a hot summers day?
If you’re working with a much larger budget for your summer project, then there's nothing more luxurious than a home with an outdoor shower. It’s perfect if you live close to the beach or a lake and what better way to wash off the day than under the shining sun or the shining stars? Submerge yourself in the perfect outdoor oasis, from a Bali-inspired haven to clean minimalism.
What fabulous summer décor ideas will you be trying out this season?