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5 Top Tips for Summer Interiors

Summer Interior Design

Well it feels like summer is finally here and whilst I don’t want to speak too soon, so far this year we really have been spoilt with the weather.

Get your home sunshine ready for the summer holidays with these tips to bring some style to your summer living.

Spring cleaning for Summer

The first one is to throw open the windows and have a good old clear out. It won’t cost you anything and your home will feel a lot fresher and brighter. If like me you have young children at home, these last few days before the end of school are a great opportunity to get things in order before the holidays begin. From then on I can pretty much guarantee my home won’t be tidy again until September!

A Summer Swapover!

Easy to change accessories such as cushions, throws and bedding are great way to bring the colours of Summer into your home.

Bedding - If you haven’t already switch to summer duvets with a lower tog rating. Heavy thread count linens feel luxurious but they can trap air and heat beneath them. Choose bedding with a thread count of 300 or lower in light colours to reflect and not absorb the heat coming into you room in the day.

For cushions and throws a quick summer refresh is easily done. New cushions or cushion covers in bright summer colours, floral's, botanical's or tropical colours all add a summer feel to your home.

Changing Tables

Changing your tableware is another way to get summery at home. Go botanical Nothing says summer like adding a bit of floral or tropical pattern to your table to bring a holiday feeling to meal times. Adding a table runner or table cloth can really cheer up a table when you’re entertaining - and don’t forget the flower arrangements and plants

Outdoor dining with Kate Alice crockery

The Eastern Flora collection by Kate Alice is perfect for Summer dining indoors or out

Bring the outdoors in

Speaking of flowers and plants. Now is the time to fill your home with greenery. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden in full bloom, for the next few months, you’ll have an endless supply of flowers for your home. If not then buy flowering houseplants such as begonias, miniature roses, orchids and kalanchoes that are in season at the moment. They last longer than flower arrangements and are easy to look after. Take inspiration from my last blog which features some homes with amazing plant collections.

Addenda Summer pastel vases

Image: Audenza featuring Pastel Lustre Vases £39.95 (set of 3)

Create an outdoor dining space

Get ready for outdoor entertaining on those long summer evenings. Spruce up the patio and create an outdoor room. Add lighting with strings of garden lights or candle lanterns.

Outdoor lantern

The Muse Outdoor Lantern by Contardi from Chaplins Furniture Large £950, Small £700

Zone your patio dining area with an indoor/outdoor rug. There are so many colours and patterns to choose from to suit any style of decor.

Brown patterned outdoor rug

Seattle Outdoor Rug in Chestnut Brown from £49.95

Dress your table with potted plants, a table cloth and pretty plates and you're ready for dinner alfresco and long summer evenings!

Alfresco dining

Blue knitted throw £49 Pomegranate print cushion £15 Terrarium candle holder, Small £30 Large £40 Odette gold cutlery set £185 Biba Sarie dinnerware from £7 Junipa Gold leaf tray £22 Hot Tropics Pineapple candle holder, Small £25 Large £30 Biba Margarita glasses (set of 4) £18 Leaf print vase £24 Linea Hot Tropics Palm tree candle stick £30 Maui embroidered cushion £25 Cane lantern, Small £30/€41, Large £40 All Linea from House of Fraser

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