The summer calls for a seasonal transformation of your interiors, but that doesn’t mean you have to loosen the purse strings a lot in order to make a big impact.
Materials with vibrant-coloured accents will add contrast to your home. Choose cushions in turquoise, opt for a scarlet rug or perhaps add some energy with electric purple curtains.
You don’t necessarily need to buy these additional items either – you can customise what you already own. If you’re feeling creative, head to your local fabric store to purchase the material for cushion covers, or take your skill set further and reupholster existing sofas or chairs to uplift their style.
Decorate fixture interiors
The insides of fitted furniture such as bookcases, wardrobes, drawers and cupboards are frequently forgotten with the doors closed, but that doesn’t mean they can’t achieve a summer vibe every time they’re visited.
You can paint the interiors with stunningly bright colours that will stand out from the furniture’s contents. Alternatively, line them with some simple floral wallpaper to add a touch of soft personality and a traditional feel.
Nothing says summer quite like flowers, and they’re blooming all over the place in this sunshine. As they’ll be cheaper during the season, you can purchase some fresh, cut-price blooms at supermarkets or florists. And if you really need to make some savings, take a wander round your garden and cut any overhanging or soon to mature blooms (pruning accomplished too!). If you’re a true forward planner, you can exchange cuttings with a neighbour in preparation for next year’s summer scene.
Whether you dine inside or outside, some bright table décor will exude a feeling of warmth at your dinner table. You can opt for a plain cloth with sky blue napkins and sunny yellow place-mats to contrast. Or purchase some vividly coloured plates and drinking glasses for summer parties.
The condiments can be livened up too by picking dazzling prime colours for your salt and pepper shakers, as well as bright contemporary prints for vases and salad bowls.
A lick of paint can make all the difference – select pale summery colours like whites and dainty yellows to refresh your home. And don’t just stick to coating the walls – you can style the beams of your home, or opt for hand-painted furniture to give off a summer glow.
When treating your interiors with these seasonal shades, choose more than one colour. All white will make a home look clinical, whereas yellows and greens may take over a room with an overall greenhouse or jungle effect! One statement wall will ensure you add interest to any room – without creating an overpowering impression.
The options to fashion your interior without spending too many pennies is endless. Knowing the styles that’ll suit your home, however, is another matter. This is where Hartleys can assist. We offer professional and creative design advice on all types of bespoke furniture, giving your home the unique boost it needs. To speak to a member of our team, phone us on 01756 700471, or discover our ranges by visiting our Yorkshire showroom or requesting a design visit to your home.