Nature has burst into life and our gardens are full of summer blooms – but what about your home?
You can create that sought-after sunshine vibe and give your home a summer refresh without having to spend a lot of cash. Simply pull in some of this season’s key trends in lust-worthy colours and textures.
Here are my favourites:
1. Natural Textures
Bring Bali to Basingstoke, Brighton or Bury by swapping your old, boring lamp shades for something a little more special in a natural texture. This rattan pendant ceiling lamp would be perfect over your dining table, a bargain at £59 from Made.com.
2. Floor Story
The new trend for rugs in high-traffic kitchens may leave some eyebrows raised, but you can get in on the look by using a durable rug that’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The Zellie outdoor rug from Urban Outfitters looks the part but is made with recycled plastics, so it’s a doddle to keep clean and at £89, won’t break the bank.
3. Faux Flowers
If you fancy having flowers all year long without the huge price tag that comes with replacing blooms as they die, you’ll love the crop of fauxs that are making waves. This pretty peony bowl from Sweetpea & Willow would be the perfect finishing touch on your coffee table.
4. Deco Glam
With all things gold and glam making a comeback, incorporating the trend has never been easier. Choose pieces with classic details for a timeless or eclectic look, like this handy but beautiful lilac velvet footstool from Audenza, perfect for resting tired feet after a day entertaining the kids.
5. Coastal Vibes
From Miami to Palm Springs, coastal vibes are cool in interiors and it’s easy to get in on the trend with US-inspired artwork. Desenio has a gorgeous array of affordable art in their Coast to Coast range of summer prints.
6. Graphic Brights
You can update the entire look of a sofa or bed simply by adding some bold graphic patterns in the summer’s juiciest shades. This Coral cushion from Oliver Bonas is sure to brighten up any room.
7. Boho Beauties
It doesn’t seem that the boho trend is going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it’s beginning to look like a classic! So, if you are thinking of taking the leap into a world where textures reign supreme, start simply with this adorable woven plant holder from Urban Outfitters for just £25.
8. Orange You Glad
Some of the most popular shades of the summer months are inspired by the warmth of the sun: think rusty orange, blush pink, coral, salmon and rose. A neutral kitchen is sure to be given a delightful twist with this fun patterned mug with gold accents from Oliver Bonas.
9. Dripping in Gold
If you’re looking to bring in a few golden additions, you can’t go wrong this gorgeous little plant pot from Audenza. The contemporary gold drip design against the gorgeous greeny-blue glaze is the perfect way to show of your indoor potted plants and foliage.
10. Coloured Glass
With the sun shining, everything is going transparent. What better way to finish off your home office than with this gorgeous lamp which incorporates three trends in one: transparent glass (check!), marble (check!) and blush pink (check!). You can find it at Oliver Bonas for £78.
Kimberly Duran is an award-winning interior design blogger who chronicles her decorating journey in her blog, Swoon Worthy. Her style is unashamedly eclectic, bohemian and glamorous and when she's not helplessly drooling over design websites and adding things to the imaginary 'shopping basket' in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects, stalking eBay for bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats and investing time in her ongoing love affair with gold spray paint.