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Five tips for a summer revampFurnishings, Ideas July 16, 2014 - 10:25 am No Comment
Giving your home a summery feel without having a complete overall and redecoration can be tough, however it is possible to encapsulate that feel of the summer in just a few easy steps. If you’re looking for those perfect soft furnishing updates for the summer, here are our top five picks.
Dark colours for a sofa are undeniably practical, however when the summer comes round, these darker shades aren’t great at generating a light and airy feel to your room. If a new suite isn’t an option, throws and pillows are an easy way to add a summery dimension to your room, whilst not blowing a budget on a new three piece suite. If that simply doesn’t cut it, why not get inventive. Some cushions can be transformed with a slipcover to give an entirely new look. the chances are that your living area will have a more practical and hard wearing sofa, however in areas like a summer conservatory or orangery, seating options should be selected with summer in mind. If you’ve got the wicker and cream seating combination in the conservatory and want to entertain, make the most of this room instead.
Nothing adds more to the summer feel of a room than the view. Whether it’s from a big patio door opening out onto your garden, or a simple window allowing the sun into the room, bringing the outside elements into your home plays a huge role in developing a warm and airy feel to the room. Make sure your view outside is un-obscured, and if it isn’t exactly something you want to showcase, make an effort and get to work on your garden and outdoor decorations. Greenery is always one garden element perfect for utilisation through the summer, both outdoor and indoor. Flowers, plants, and other greenery are perfect conservatory items, and can nicely fill those empty window ledges.
If you’ve put in the work to transform your garden from an overgrown winter nightmare into a trim summer haven, then you have every right to showcase it to your home. In order to host and entertain outdoors, turn your patio area into an extension of your home. Perfect for hosting dinner parties which allow people to mingle from the inside to out, an outdoor dining table will help you bring the summer to your home in style. Whether it’s something wooden you’re after to fit in with decking, or something contemporary like this to sit on a paved area, introducing an outdoor entertaining area can help lure visitors from the living room, out into your new garden.
It’s the simplest and easiest way to give a room a completely new feel, so grab your brush and head to the Dulux website and scout out your ideal summer colour. It might seem like a big job, but giving your walls a quick coat of paint is a relatively straight forward task. Light, bright and airy are the key features of a summer home, so opting for a crisp white, ocean blue or similar summery tone is a great way to transform a room. If you’re after colour ideas, here are our best summer selections.
Is your home a summer haven? If so, what quick tips and touch ups would you recommend for bringing those long summer days into your home? Be sure to let us know below.
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