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Summer interiors: From floors to flowers to furnishings, giving your interiors a seasonal refresh

From swapping out soft furnishings and décor to freshening up the flooring and bringing elements of the outside in, we take a look at the ways in which you bring some much-needed seasonal updates into your home.

By LLM Reporters  |  July 12, 2022
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It goes without saying that summer brings with it the opportunity to fling open the windows and doors, get outside and soak up the sun, when it decides to make an appearance, of course. But when it doesn’t choose to brighten up your day, there are plenty of ways in which you can liven up your interiors to give it the refresh it needs for the summer season.

From swapping out soft furnishings and décor to freshening up the flooring and bringing elements of the outside in, we take a look at the ways in which you bring some much-needed seasonal updates into your home.

New or renew

We certainly aren’t suggesting that you buy new cushions throws, rugs, flooring and like each and every season – though you can do so if you wish – but having the ability to update and refresh items in your home can make a huge difference to your interiors. It may be as simple as swapping out some cushion covers or even hanging a different piece of art, or you may find that this presents a good opportunity to freshen up some existing items such as flooring and furniture to brighten up the space. Whether you’re looking for someone to reupholster some furniture or you need carpet cleaning in London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Exeter or other, you may find that a little refresh will make a big difference.

Nothing says summer like a hit of colour and if you’re looking to bring some element of fun into your home, this is a great way to do it

Bright colours

Nothing says summer like a hit of colour and if you’re looking to bring some element of fun into your home, this is a great way to do it. From punchy peaches to bright lemon yellows and vibrant pinks all transporting you to sunnier climates, a flash of colour here and there will do wonders in uplifting your interiors and these on-trend colours are sure to put a smile on your face. Think about incorporating the tones within cushions, throws, art and the like so that you can mix up items between seasons if you don’t feel brave enough to incorporate the colour onto walls.

Indoor/outdoor living

The trend for blurring the lines between interiors and your home’s exterior is one that has grown in popularity in recent years, and it is one that is only continuing to grow. From replacing single rear doors or windows with bi-fold doors to allow easier access to a garden to incorporating a range of houseplants inside and installing outdoor rooms for a variety of uses to creating living spaces that encourage you outside more often, bridging the gap to the outdoors has never been more popular.

From adding outdoor rugs to investing in a crockery set just for outdoor dining, designed to make you feel as though you’re dining at a Mediterranean restaurant to adding an orangery to your property full of foliage to ensure rainy days can’t spoil your fun and painting interior walls on-trend shades of green, there are plenty of ways in which you can merge indoor and outdoor living to suit you.

Open kitchen with empty dining room table and chairs outside, against green fresh plants on background
The trend for blurring the lines between interiors and your home’s exterior is one that has grown in popularity in recent years, and it is one that is only continuing to grow

Creating curves

Foregoing corners for curves is a trend that is set to take over this summer as more people look set to enjoy the calming nature that curves bring to the home. From wall art to rugs to armchairs, cushions, tables, worktops and outdoor furniture, rounded edges can bring a playful element to your interiors, while looking super stylish and evoking a more relaxing vibe.

Keeping it cool

If you love the idea of adding some elements of colour as mentioned above, but feel afraid to go too bold, this one’s for you. Keeping the colour palette cool will promote a more serene environment, even more so if coupled with rounded edges, and it’ll transport you straight to those modern five-star hotel rooms of your favourite island resort. Incorporate light woods and you can always add some colour within cut flowers to liven up the calming tones if you wish and you’ll have the opportunity to switch colours up more often to suit you.