Design Ideas For Spring And Summer
As we move towards the Spring and Summer months many homeowners will consider changing up the interior of their home. If you’re longing for a fresh new look without spending a fortune or spending the entire Bank Holiday at the builder’s merchants, try these simple tricks to freshen up your space in a few hours or less…
Bring In The Outdoors
Summer is all about experiencing the great outdoors, so why not bring a bit of it inside? Having fresh flowers, potted plants and fruit centrepieces will not only give your home an incredible aroma, it will also make it look amazing. You can complement this look by using eco products such as natural woods, bamboo and cotton. All of these materials add to the light and airy outdoorsy look that is ideal for warm summer months.
Maximising views is a fantastic way to further bring summer into the home. Placing furniture in a way that makes use of windows means that you will always be connected with Mother Nature. Change the position of your sofa or pull your dining table closer to the window to experience the change of seasons first hand. If you aren’t blessed with picture postcard views than using light summer art or photographs helps create the same effect. Installing a window box and filling it with pretty flowers also instantly upgrades a grey view into a bright and breezy one.
You may decide that this is the perfect time to paint. If you do, make sure you stick to natural colours. Greens will remind you of spring and the new plant life that arrives at this time. Blues call to mind the sea and sky. Yellows are a fantastic choice if you want something bright that will continually remind you of summer.
Dark wood and muted colours are great for winter but not so enjoyable in summer. If you can’t justify buying new furniture, it’s inexpensive to introduce bold colours with throws, cushions and covers. Spring and summer interior design demands a light and airy feel so before you look despairingly at your bank balance, remember that furniture is hard to change but easy to accessorize and adapt.
Swap out the heavy winter drapes for lighter fabrics and window coverings. The style is totally up to you but light colours will create a sense of summer. Try light materials such as natural cotton.