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7 Decor Ideas to Make Your Home Feel Summery

Hands up if you can’t wait for summer to finally arrive? While we’ve all been spending more time at home, you may feel ready for an interiors refresh. Give yourself a change of scenery with seasonal summer home decor ideas. Think swapping out cosy throws for lighter fabrics, and muted shades for bold brights to bring your living space into the new season. 

Here’s how to get your home ready for the summer with our easy tips and tricks...

1. Add Pops of Colour

Nothing says summer home decor quite like bright, vibrant colour. For easy seasonal swaps, add colourful accents in a palette of summery shades, like turquoise blues and fuschia pinks. Start small with accessories, placing the Set of 4 Flamingo Coasters on side tables for a tropical, playful feel. Then scatter bold, printed cushions on sofas or plush garden furniture for instant summer style. 

If you’re ready for a bigger change, try swapping a neutral armchair for a statement print or shade. We love the Orla Keily Alma Chair in seventies-inspired green hues, or the Alexander & James Ossie High Back Chair in sunny yellow. Both are guaranteed to refresh the room.

2. Introduce Summery Scents

Missing the beach? Us, too. Bring vacay vibes to you with summer-inspired home fragrance. Place the Alang Alang Glass Diffuser on side tables or a mantlepiece to fill the space with scent. It’s fresh and light, with rustic wooden reeds reminiscent of beach house decor. If you prefer citrus fragrances, the Citrus Verbena Candle smells like a sunny lemon grove, carrying fresh notes on a gentle breeze. Close your eyes and take a deep breath to transport yourself somewhere warmer.

3. Go Green

There’s a reason #PlantsMakePeopleHappy has over 7 million posts on Instagram. Houseplants are a vibrant interiors trend that bring any living space to life with fresh pops of green. Browse our range of Plants & Botanicals to bring the outdoors in, with easy to care for, ever-lasting ‘fauxtanicals’. (Perfect if you’re that person who just can’t keep a real plant alive). 

Pair with a colourful planter pot and dot around the room to create your own indoor garden. For extra tropical vibes, place your planter on the Zebra Teal & Gold Tray to embrace summer home decor to the fullest.

4. Picture Sunny Scenes

Fed-up of looking at that bare wall all day? Swap blank spaces and neutral wall art for more summer-inspired pieces to look at. If you’re missing sun, sea and sand right now, Pastel Coast is painted with dreamy pastels, evoking a beautiful beach scene at sunset. If photographic wall art is more to your taste, the Venice Framed Picture will transport you straight to the canals, sunglasses on and gelato in hand. Pour yourself an Aperol Spritz and picture a romantic Italian getaway, all from your sofa.

5. Open a Bar

…Which brings us nicely to our next tip. Be your own bartender this summer, whether having a chilled evening at home or entertaining guests. A bar area is the ultimate summer home decor dream, and can easily become a reality with a few simple tricks.

If you don’t have a bar trolley at home, transform a sideboard or bookshelf by styling with elegant glassware, drinks trays, cocktail shakers and of course, bottles of your favourite spirits. To make this space your own (and let everyone know your tipple of choice), style with the Raised On Champagne Street Sign or Neon Gin Bulb to inject a little personality. Having a 24-hour bar at home all summer long? We’ll drink to that.

6. Take it outside

Summer home decor isn’t just for indoors; don’t forget to prep your garden or patio area for hot, sunny days. Start by deciding on garden furniture. From plush sun loungers to outdoor dining sets, there’s something to suit every space, whether bijou or big. For extra tips on creating your own outdoor oasis, follow our guide on How to Get Your Garden Summer-Ready.

7. Make Seasonal Fabric Swaps

With longer, warmer days on the horizon, ditch heavy fabrics, faux furs and cosy knits for lighter linens and breathable cotton blends. Drape the Sundown Natural Throw over a cocktail chair or outdoor furniture to take the chill off cool summer evenings. 

You could also swap opulent velvet cushions for lightweight scatter cushions with textured finishes and tassels. Try a mix of patterns like the Monterey Tassel Boho Cushion, Fringed Emerald Palm Patterned Cushion and Dune Tassel Cushion to add a relaxed, beach club feel to your living space.


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