Top 5 Interior Summer Trends
Interior design has always taken inspiration from the natural environment. And as the seasons change, interior design trends also change. From colours to textures, the beauty of interior design is that it tells a story, it allows you to showcase your personality. Just like your wardrobe, you can incorporate seasonal design changes into your home to really make it work for you.
We’ve put together our top 5 interior design trends that are a must have in any property this summer.
- Bring the outside inside
With the longer days and bright summer nights, now is the perfect time to harness natural light and bring a little of the outside inside. Introduce nature into your interior in a variety of ways. The addition of plants or flowers increases the oxygen in your home and contributes to your sense of wellbeing. Whether you are a budding gardener, or looking for something more low maintenance, there are plenty of options. Ideas include window box displays, succulents in quirky pots in your bathroom, a mini herb garden in the kitchen, and a stunning floral arrangement on your dining room table. Pampas grass was one of the most popular interior trends in 2019 and it has continued into 2020 as it gives off a calming vibe and adds a new texture to your room. If you’re not sure that real flowers are for you, why not try some faux-flowers?
Biophilic design takes bringing the outside inside to another level, using direct nature, indirect nature, and space to bring you closer to increase connectivity to the natural environment. It’s said that incorporating elements of nature into our interior can reduce stress, bring down pressure levels and our heart rates. It can also increase our productivity, creativity levels and overall well being. So it’s no surprise that many new office builds are incorporating biophilic design into their modern workspaces. Add this trend to your interior through the use of natural lighting, indoor gardens, living walls, natural and recycled materials such as woods, metal and stone, images of nature and colours which mirror the great outdoors.
Colour schemes inspired by nature are always on trend. This year earthy tones are complemented by olive greens, yellow ochres and burnt oranges. These shades not only bring warmth to your interior but also connect your home to your outside space. If you’re not ready to take the plunge and use these bright colours on your walls or furniture, you can easily incorporate them by hanging a wall print. Floral wall prints are a fun way of adding your personality into your home. We love a bright print as the focal point of a bedroom or dining room.
- Maximalism & pops of colour
Embrace the flamboyant! 2020 has seen a surge in a lavish trend of maximalism to give your home personality. Think clashing patterns, bold designs and contrasting colours. There’s plenty of ways to incorporate this style into your home, including creating a display that showcases bold accessories. Take a bold colour wall, yellow for example, and add vases with tropical prints, colourful picture frames with black and white prints and some quirky bits of furniture for the added wow factor. It’s simple yet effective.
Be brave and cover your walls and floors with bold patterns in contrasting tones, metallic accessories and funky art work to give your room edge. But if you’re not ready to take maximalism to the extreme, start with a simple feature wall in a contrasting colour to your other walls.
Our range of 3D wall panel designs are perfect for making a statement in your home. Providing the wall with an additional dimension and textured finish, they create a focal point to give your room an extra wow factor. Go bold with a modern geometric style, or opt for something more intricate to complement a period home. View our design collection here.
- White interiors
When it comes to interiors, keeping it classy and neutral is the perfect way to create a timeless design. White brightens up every space and makes even the smallest room feel bigger. However, this can be an intimidating design trend to bring into a home, especially a family home! But there are plenty of materials and fabrics that are stain resistant and cleanable. Accent white rooms with dark woods and natural tones to create a calming atmosphere. An elegant white interior could benefit from the addition of Luxxus Coving and cornicing to finish off your classic and stylish room decor. We offer a range of high quality coving designs suitable for all property styles, view our range here.
- Nautical designs
Every summer we see a resurgence of nautical inspired colour palettes. Blues, greys and whites are the perfect colours for summer. Add reflective elements to your room with an ocean styled mirror. Add natural textures in a nautical theme to break up your original colour palette. Be bold with your interior and add distressed woods and dark colours to give your interior a laid back vibe.
- Garden style
We’ve all had a taste of sunshine this year, and with the summer holidays ahead, now is the perfect time to spruce up your garden space and prepare to enjoy your time outside in style.
Make the most of your garden, whether it’s to allow you to dine alfresco, host socially-distanced garden parties or enjoy your own space with a book or a glass of wine, we’ve got some great tips to share.
With the addition of lighting and heating you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors all day long. Simply install some pretty hanging lights on your fence to make your garden really shine and give it an authentic beach vibe. A must have in any garden is an open fire pit, the warmth and flames allow you enjoy the rest of the night as the temperature dips. Another way to transform your garden is through outdoor furniture and it can be low-cost. Simply layer up your chairs with throws and cushions, they’re perfect for adding colour and warmth for when the sun fades away.
Give your home a fresh look this summer, whether you decide to add a pop of colour or completely redesign your décor, we’ve listed some great ideas that will help you. And if you’d like to add any coving, cornices, ceiling roses or wall panels to your interior whilst you’re redecorating, we’ve got a fantastic range of lightweight products.