From bold colours to bright prints, summer is the perfect season to give your home a refreshing facelift. A few changes with furnishings, some soft palettes inspired by nature and peppered with earthenware ceramics, textured pieces like woven rugs, and accents of natural elements like wood, and rattan create a serene oasis from the heat and humidity.
Along with incorporating changes in your furnishings, one of the easiest ways to make your home summer-ready is to bring the outdoors inside. We have gathered summer 2022 trends to update your interiors with a colourful and lighted look.
Green is the perfect colour to evoke freshness in your home and has been associated with nature and health for centuries. This summer paint a wall green, add more indoor plants or simply restore an old vanity using a shade of green to make your home look fresh and rejuvenating. Green is not just restricted to your room, trends suggest, the usage of tropical green hues in bathrooms can make a fresh impact, especially when you set them against neutral shades, white or black.
Terracotta- the ancient earthenware is currently witnessing a renaissance of sorts, as it is coming up in exciting forms. Terracotta and white is a perfect amalgamation of an earthy and calm vibe. To give your space a summer-ready facelift, you can either opt for a permanent terracotta-coloured flooring to complement white walls, bring in terracotta planters for a fresh garden vibe or include terracotta lamps, side tables, and even a bookcase. The earthy texture will instantly summer-fy your space.
Curved furniture was recently called out as a top design trend of the year. Curved couches and circular accent tables offset the boxy dimensions of a room and give the eye a natural place to rest. In order to make your space summer-ready look for beds and sofas for a statement piece that isn’t rough around the edges.
Bring in texture
Add texture to your curtains, cushions and even couches to give a fresh look this summer. Include cool and calming tones with pops of pale colours that resemble the summer vibe. Cushions in pale blues or dusted rose with white or beige can bring some quirk to your couch. Opt for fabric couches instead of leather to minimize heat transmission. You can also add natural textures like wood, jute, limestones, and rattans in any form- rugs, chairs, or accessories, these are all going to be huge this season.
If your home does not have enormous windows and natural lights flowing in, you can always add smart lamps and warm bulbs, making your space bright. Artful lighting fixtures that balance form with function are trending this season. Add a statement lamp in your living room with a textured surface, or with geometric shapes such as dome, cone or globe to enhance the overall look.
Augment open spaces
If you have a deck or an open balcony, decorate it using sheer curtains, lights and outdoor plants. You can always make it hospitable by adding wicker, rattan furniture, antique lamps, or even laying out an artificial turf. Summer weekends are incomplete without a good outdoor dinner. Add a mobile bar cart, that can be filled with chilled lemonades, rosés, beers and spritz. The beauty of a bar cart lies in dressing it up year-round with candles, mini plants, and lamps.