There’s a certain sense of optimism and happiness in the air as the summer sun sizzles down upon us. Indeed, this energetic and uplifting season is one of most sociable seasons of the year, with garden parties, picnics, barbecues, and al fresco dining all happening in abundance.
Summer, however, is a great time to revitalise our interiors and also take care of home maintenance issues, for instance, now can be a much better time to get a quote for double glazing or a new front door than the autumn months when everyone else is clambering to get their windows and doors sorted prior to the winter months.
In this article we’re going to look at seven interior design trends that will inject some colour and vibrancy into your home this summer.
ICE CREAM COLOURS
Ice cream inspired colours are a significant trend in both interiors and fashion this year. Indeed, picking out your favourite paint colour can be a lot like picking out your favourite scoop of ice cream; it can be a tough choice, and most people end up with a few different scoops that compliment each other.
In a similar way, the trend this summer is to utilise a palette of colours similar to how you might have a few different flavoured scoops of ice cream in your cone.
BIG BRIGHT RUGS
This summer the trend is to use big bright, bold, rugs that liven up pastel coloured spaces with their rich, saturated colours.
Furniture made from reclaimed pallets and fruit crates, such as these, have been on trend for many years, yet this upcycled rustic trend shows no signs of slowing down.
Indoor plants are making a comeback this summer. Right now, we’re seeing a lot of hanging plants and feature plants within living areas to provide an injection of vibrancy.
In addition to this, there are many health benefits associated with having plants in doors. For instance, plants are a great solution for air pollution because they absorb carbon dioxide and emit the oxygen that is so vital to our survival let alone our health and wellbeing. They cleanse the air from toxic chemical such as benzene and formaldehyde that are often found in paint and cigarettes.
HERRINGBONE PARQUET FLOOR
White floorboards are now starting to go out of fashion, yet herringbone parquet flooring that offers a natural wood finish and subtle pattern to the floor is a classic look that never really dates. It is much easier to keep looking clean than the white floorboards that were in trend a few years ago, as not every single speck of dirt, fluff of hair shows up.
Some of the best advice one can receive, however, when it comes to “staying on trend” is to forget about the trends and focus more on your personal tastes and preferences. This way, you can create a home that feels like your “home” rather than something out of an interior design magazine; afterall, your home is for you – it should be a place that reflects your unique personality.
*This is a collaborative post.