With summer finally here, it is the perfect time to start sprucing up the home. From intricate accessories to fresh new surfaces, there are a myriad of ways you can transform interiors with a brand new look. To welcome the longest days of the year, we teamed up with LIV for Interiors to provide you with everything you need to know on updating your interior for the warm and balmy months.
A splash of new colour
When it comes to decorating your home, the first thing you will need to visualise is the colour. From creams and lemons to soft pinks, opting for bright colours will assist in bouncing natural light around the room, creating an uplifting feel in the home, even on an overcast day.
You can do this through wallpaper, tiles and even surfaces. We love the Havana Silver Ornate Matt Tiles from CTD Tiles. The soft blue tones work beautifully across bathroom schemes, adding a soothing feel to the space. The brand has a selection of bathroom tiles in a variety of colours and patterns that will create a colourful and eye-catching statement, perfect for the summer.
Restyle your surfaces
If you are looking to update your kitchen with a striking new appearance, the humble kitchen worktop and splashback can take on a wide range of styles, delivering a fresh new look in time for summer.
Kitchen surface specialists, Cullifords, offer a beautiful selection of natural stone surfaces that will take your heart of the home to new levels. Colours such as green, pink and blue have become increasingly popular within home décor over the past few years. Kitchens injected with rich and earthy hues are a favourite trend for many homes at the moment.
As we look to bringing the outside into our homes, a natural colourway implements a refreshing look into living areas. Cullifords’ Jurassic Green, Verde Bamboo, and Verde Luana surfaces each deliver a stunning appeal thanks to the marble detailing and deep accents of colour.
Update some key fixtures and fittings
Now is the time to try out different furniture options and incorporate new styles. You can even try moving furniture around to change the look of your space if you do not want to go too wild.
However, if you want to create a different look, we would recommend opting for new furnishings and accessories. You don’t have to go all-out, you can simply change one main room in the house that is frequently used, for example, the dining room.
As the weather gets warmer and restrictions are lifted, you will also want to create a space that is perfect for entertaining throughout the summer months and open up your doors to the garden. Offering a vast array of energy-efficient solutions for every housing style, Thames Valley Windows is able to connect homes with the great outdoors thanks to its striking range of high-quality bi-fold and sliding doors. The timber designs create a more authentic look to homes, providing a seamless finish throughout.
Spruce up your outside area
Summer is on its way, but is your outdoor space ready? Whether you are looking for that inviting alfresco dining area, perfect for family gatherings, or simply making a modern update to your garden, these top tips will help you on your way to achieving the dream look.
If you are yet to put down a solid weatherproof surface, composite decking is a solution that will solve all your landscaping troubles. Aesthetically stylish and incredibly durable, it is a solution that never fails to leave a lasting impression. There are also so many contemporary colours available that will suit any style scheme, from cool grey boards to dark teak and walnut finishes, outdoor patios can be transformed instantaneously.
The Havwoods Trekker Global decking is stunning and provides the ideal deck solution for outdoor entertaining. The new Forte finishes offer an extremely high tolerance to spillages and stains, allowing for a stunning and practical deck surface all year round. There are also many other great alternative surface options, such as tiles, bricks and cut stone that will each carry beautifully over the years.
Once you have chosen your tiles, it is then all about adding in the key furniture pieces as no outdoor space is complete without these. It is also important that you consider weatherproof furniture, as you want pieces that are not only stylish but are built to withstand the unpredictable British weather.
Bringing a sense of exclusivity to gardens, the new Juliettes Interiors outdoor furniture collection provides a deluxe finish to exteriors. Crafted from teak and iroko wood, each design provides you with the highest quality outdoor furniture solutions that are UV and water resistant. For more garden furniture inspiration from this luxury Chelsea-based interior retailer, read Stylish Garden Ideas For Your New Home.
So there you have it, everything you need to know on ways to update your interior in time for summer. For more inspiration on everything interiors related, take a scroll through the LIV for Interiors blog here.
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