How to add the summer outdoors inside your home

1 July, 2016

The change in season often provokes a change in décor, and preparing your home for summer is one of the most enjoyable times for an interior update. Create a space that shares this season’s energy and replicates the beauty of nature that surrounds it. Here we explore how to take the fun from the sun and shine it around your home.

Marble accents

There’s nothing quite like the coldness of a marble floor when escaping the heat on holiday, and marble accents in your home can recreate that summer feeling. The material offers complete versatility in interior design, which coordinates with just about any colour scheme and interior style.

white marble wallpaper

White Marble by Photowall

Bold hues

Punchy shades radiate happiness in your home, and adding in prints that channel the romance and flamboyancy of the summer season will give your space a vibrant update. Oversized monstera leaves combined with statement shades will catapult your interior style into warmer climes.

botanical wallpaper

Gap Year by design and print studio, Nothing Can Go Wrng

Boudoir bedlinen

Bed linens with pizazz create a punchy, unique feel to your bedroom space. Add in a bold floral print, or channel geometric designs to emulate the Scandi look. The introduction of printed bedding is a great option if you’re looking for an interior update with minimal effort.

Print vs pastel

Summer is all about going full force with pattern and colour. Be daring and channel boho chic, a mixture of graphic ethnic patterns and pastel hues. Add in wall murals with graphic prints and accessorise with pastel soft furnishings.

Citrus splash

Reflect the brightness of tropical fruit by introducing sunny yellows, lime greens and tangy orange shades. Whether you choose to reflect these tones in cushions, throws and curtains, or be slightly daring and create a living room feature wall filled with fruit – illustrator, Rina Donnersmarck collaborated with Photowall to create a collection inspired by mother nature, her Pineapple wallpaper is perfect to recreate the citrus look in your own home.

pineapple wallpaper wallmural

Pineapple by Rina Donnersmarck

Ombre obsessing

Faded prints are reminiscent of beautiful summer sunsets and help to create a glamourous feel inside. The creation of ombre dates back to a weaving process created in Europe which features in a great deal of 19th century textiles, it has since had a resurgence and features in everything from wall art to wallpaper.

How will you be updating your home for summer?