We may not be fortunate enough to enjoy scorching sunshine and high temperatures on a regular basis in Ireland, but that shouldn’t stop you embracing those summer vibes to start vacation season on the right note. Cheer up your home interiors with these easy tips.
Invest In Your Garden Party
This the season for barbecues and Al Fresco dining, so investing in quality garden furniture such as patio sets, loungers, barstools and garden chairs, is essential for all those impending family gatherings. Scented candles, fairy lights and flamboyant kitchenware will take your chilled garden party to the next level.
Bring a bit of the great outdoors inside for a balmy and breezy tropical feel. Be inspired by Pantone’s 2017 colour of year by introducing greenery elements into your bathroom. Berber baskets are the new must-have staple for storing laundry and hand towels, while wooden bath maths, eucalyptus and leafy grass accessories will enhance your back to basics atmosphere.
Don’t Be Afraid To Mix Textures & Prints
Summer 2017 looks set to be infused with vibrant worldly patterns, proving variety is the spice of life. Think colourful Cuban and African print cushions with tassels and pom poms to give your living room sofa an extra sprinkle of panache. Be inspired by foreign cultures, bohemian festival vibes and warm sunsets when sourcing fabrics and accessories. If you’re more of a monochrome maven, rugged Moroccan interiors are the call of the day. A tan leather pouf and weathered coffee table, paired with a black and white tribal or sheepskin rug, is a chic combination for the contemporary city apartment.
Summer Brights: Add Pops Of Colour
It’s amazing how a simple splash of colour can breathe a new lease of life into a home. Release your inner DIY diva and make use of the fine evenings by upcycling some tired looking furniture. Add some fun to your dining room by giving your chairs a refreshing paint, inspired by the season’s hottest colours of course! Chartreuse, dusty midnight blue and candy pink are just a few shades gracing the pages of interior magazines for spring/summer. Similarly, liven up your porch area by staining clay plant pots with white-wash and sowing pretty petals to create a warm welcome.
Lighten Up In the Bedroom
Many of us are prone to tossing and turning during the more humid summer months. To avoid enduring an uncomfortable night’s sleep, ditch those flannel sheets in favour of a more breathable bed linen. Natural fibres, cottons and a duvet with a lower tog value will create a serene and sleep-friendly environment – perfect for a cheeky midday siesta!