Home trends for summer: Paint, textiles and decor
With each changing season comes a desire to spruce up your living space. Spring was all about displaying bright pastels, growing flowers and reviving the patio from a long, dreary winter. While you can still emphasize these design changes throughout the summer, the sunshine season has its own agenda when it comes to home design and decor.
Here are a few summer home trends to consider this year while revamping your living space:
Recycling is popular year-round, but sustainability and environmental awareness are more important than ever, and they’re making their way into home design and decor. Finding furniture and accessories from companies who keep the environment in mind can help you cleanse a space just in time for summer and evoke feelings of peace and satisfaction, according to designer Becky Shea.
“Being strategic and purposeful about purchasing behavior is a key ingredient to a sustainable ethos,” Shea told Elle Decor. “From the initial question of, ‘Who you are purchasing from and what values do they stand for?’ to ‘What type of materials are used to build each item?’ To complement and highlight special pieces, we believe in designing an impeccable foundation through the use of timeless materials, ultimately resulting in bones that evoke emotion whenever you’re in your space.”
Pastels are always in style, but summer opens up the opportunity to take a muted route, with a warm shade like mustard. Designer Melanie Archer emphasized how gorgeous this shade can look in a living space when it’s used as more than just an accent color.
“Mustard hues have been the go-to shade over the warmer months in our homes,” Archer told House Beautiful. “No longer content with smaller pops of mustard, we are seeing a move towards larger investment pieces of furniture which add a bold, refreshing burst of color to our living spaces.”
“Embossed jugs, bowls and vases in neutral shades can add to the subtle decor.”
3. Organic ceramics
If you’re looking for new accessories to place throughout your living space, organic ceramics are in this summer. Embossed jugs, bowls and vases in neutral shades can add to the subtle decor, while ceramics in bold colors and textures can make a major statement on a bookshelf or mantel, or as a centerpiece on the dining room table. Fill them with seasonal flowers or dried eucalyptus, or let the pieces speak for themselves as is.
4. Mixed prints
Mixing and matching prints throughout your space is something to consider and embrace this summer. Asymmetrical patterns in an area rug alongside a fun and fresh bunch of bright colored and polka dotted pillows can look chic if placed properly. A personal decorator can help you make this adjustment if you’re worried that you’ll make the room clash.
Preparing your home for summer can be a fun and refreshing venture, but it can also be stressful if you’re not sure where to get started. Beyond these tips, we recommend contacting a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. One of our professionals will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your home and give a proper assessment on the design and decor adjustments to make based on the upcoming trends and your own personal style. Once you have a blueprint made of your wants and needs, your design consultant will execute the perfect plan of action to get the ball rolling and ensure your home looks flawless for summer.