Summer Trends to Transform Your Home

HELENA FLYNN in Interior Design Trends — 04.07.2019

The sun is shining, and warmer months are finally upon us. Now is the perfect opportunity to reflect the spirit of summer in your home by embracing bright and light inspiration from the glorious world outdoors.

Whether you prefer vibrant colours and floral prints or the classic clean lines and muted tones of mid-century sophistication, there is something to suit every style in this year's summer design trends. To inspire the renewal of your home, and help you create your very own pocket of summer paradise, we've rounded up the top four…

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1. Captivating Colour

The beautiful brilliance that colours take on when illuminated by the light of the sun is mirrored in the latest design trends. Lively and brazen colours that catch the eye, like fuchsia pinks or sunny yellows, are a great way of creating a sense of summer in the home.

Integrate this interior design trend into your decor in a subtle way with vivid cushions artfully placed on a neutral sofa or light bedspread. Alternatively, be bold and enhance a maximalist environment with an exuberance of colour. The Cruz Cactus or Yumuri patterned cushions in popping greens and pinks, inspired by ancient Mayan and tribal designs make a striking and intricate impact. Or take a block colour approach with our bright Houdini velvet cushions in cerise, paradise or teal.

Vivacious artwork on a white wall will create a similar effect to vibrant cushions, breaking insipid muted tones or amplifying bright ones with a splash of fun colour. Barcode Neon, with its brilliant painted stripes is a great piece to create an evocative focal point in a room. For a more playful attitude to colour and subject, Let's Go Crazy or Balloon Dog Pink will inject an element of mad fun.

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2. Majestic Maximalism

Curating objects, art, and furniture in an eclectic, creative manner is a key interior design focus this summer and as one of the pioneers of this movement, a trend that cuts right to the heart of our design ethos. 'The key to getting this look right' according to our founder Martin Waller, 'is removing the fear of doing it wrong.' So, set your personality free and layer colour, pattern and pieces you love in an ecstatic expression of your personal style.

Scattering extraordinary and spectacular objects of interest around your home is a key part of embodying maximalism. To find the perfect sculpture to surprise and delight, discover our delicious fruit sculptures in the Fruit Cocktail collection. From wild graffiti pears to elegant magenta velvet apples there is bound to be a piece to whet your appetite.

For one of a kind objects, such as beautifully painted vintage surfboards or exquisitely detailed and colourful Kachina dolls, visit us at our Walton Street flagship or our new Sloane Avenue pop-up.

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3. Modern Florals and Chintz

The undeniable charm of summer flora and fauna in their abundant prime has inspired one of summers' most popular natural design trends. Modern florals and chintz weave their way through feminine interior design schemes to re-create the beauty of summer blooms.

The Kit Kemp collection offers a plethora of joyful and fresh floral motifs. Psycho Sprig cushions in tropical yellow or blue are an easy way to subtly introduce this trend or if you are feeling brave, opt for the super wide mural wallpaper, Mythical Land, where giant pear trees stand amongst wild flowers and a whole dance of mythical creatures.

If you want to dip your toe rather than immerse yourself entirely in summer's botanical trend, juxtapose a neutral sofa such as the Truman in white linen with intricately patterned floral cushions like Friendly Folk in Happy Blue or Basil Green.

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4. Mid-Century Classic

The light tones, clean lines and organic curves of mid-century style have long been idolised by interior designers and design fans alike. So, it's no surprise this classic and elegant trend has come back in fashion as a recurring trend for summer.

Furniture is the cornerstone of curating a sophisticated mid-century look in your living space. Simple artistic pieces, in light tones such as our beautiful marble-topped nested Claude side tables or round glass and antique brass Layla coffee table fit this brief.

Lighting is another essential element to achieve a refined mid-century feel. Contrasting tall floor lamps like Scala in dark aged iron, with sculptural desk or table lamps like Cleo will create interesting levels and depth, whilst adding a dose of mid-century charm.

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