Summer is always the perfect time to refresh your home interiors. We’ve got plenty of ideas for creating a fresh summer feel in your home.
2016 summer interior design ideas include nautical and coastal schemes for a relaxed look that gives you that seaside feeling (even if you live in the city!) But the typical navy and white nautical stripe is different this summer, as these colours are combined in different floral and geometric patterns.
Summer is all about natural living and nature.
“People want to live harmoniously with their environment and so natural materials and muted colours that can be found in nature or within the urban environment are dominating interior design styles.” -Bernard Otulakowski, SieMatic UK
The use of raw materials is one of the major trends of 2016. Updated rattan furniture is making its comeback this summer as a material for the home, both indoor and out. Designers are now looking at how to work this eco-material into more modern interiors to take advantage of its versatility.
Home interiors often mimic fashion trends and this summer is no different!
“Valentino, Saint Laurent, Dior and even Victoria Beckham all feature strong black and white designs in their 2016 fashion collections”. – Sue Timney, British interior designer
If you are looking to create an exotic and edgier space this summer, combine a pattern chair with some black and white geometric wallpaper of a different print.
Lighten up, minimalism is in.
Roll up heavy rugs and blankets and keep just a few pieces in your space, preferably in lighter hues for the warmer months ahead.
Learn more about creating a minimalist lifestyle at home, which has many positive benefits (beyond creating a cool summer vibe!)
Hope you’ve been inspired to make some updates to your home to make it brighter and fresher this time of year.
Keep reading to find out how to transform a summer shed into a nautical beach hut and how to bring cottage living to any space.