Summer is the perfect excuse to give your home a makeover. There are lots of interior design ideas you can apply to turn your space into a summer haven. This year’s trends step out of the traditional summer look showcasing a cooler, crisper, and bolder vibe.
Pastels are still this season’s essentials. They don’t come in the usual dainty pinks and peaches but in more pastry-like sweet hues with vintage appeal. Walls come alive with soft shades close to those of summer skies leaning more towards cool blues rather than the customary warmer colours. Apply colour blocking with furnishings of deeper and richer hues. The goal is to achieve a cohesive and fresh look. Have a few pieces with brighter colours for a twist. Accessorize with natural looking crafts to maintain the relaxed atmosphere.
A perfect and well-balanced combination of colours is not easy to pull off. Good thing that this summer, one of the hottest trends is actually the trademark white of winter! Contrary to the notion that white is plain and boring, this basic palette could be played up by bringing in different textures, styles and finishes. Bring in modern pieces and mix them with some antiques lacquered to a high shine. Think glossy chairs mixed with matte shelves, leather couches and sheer drapes and fine rugs all in this ethereal colour. With a whitewashed wall as a backdrop, what you have is a crisp but cozy home that screams casual sophistication.
For a laidback and fun space, adopt the unique result of pairing modernist structure with a Palm Springs flair that’s making a buzz this season. Fresh interior design ideas for this exciting theme include vibrant tropical palettes for the ceilings or floors to please the eye. The traditional dainty floral print of summers past has evolved into a bold and almost abstract form. With the upgrade of its look to a more intricate and over-scaled masterpiece, it could now stand alone as the focal point in any room. This year’s trend removes the more luxurious flowers from pillowcases and curtains and gives it the much deserved attention as wallpaper that turns a plain wall to a stylish and oversized work of art.