Britain may be in for a heatwave this summer but that doesn’t mean you need to feel the heat when relaxing at home. This season has showcased some key tropical trends to help you feel cool and calm this summer while still being totally on-trend and stylish.
Interior stylist Louie Waller (http://louiestyle.blogspot.co.uk) shares her tips on how to keep your bedroom cool, “for me summer styling your bedroom is all about bringing elements of the lovely outdoor weather into your home. Leave windows and doors open and let the fresh smell of cut grass and sunshine breeze through, or buy a scented candle with this scent.
Linen is a great fabric to choose for bed clothes during the hot summer months, and they look great too. I like to brighten up my bedroom in summer by bringing in colourful prints for a pop of colour, I buy African fabrics from the market and make them into cushion covers. If you are brave enough freshen up your bedroom and keep it cool by painting one of the walls in an icy blue tone, pastel colours are also nice for summer and are mellow enough for a relaxed bedroom vibe.
Fill your bedroom with bunches of summery flowers, I like wild flowers and foliage but go with whatever type makes you feel happy, summery and relaxed.
Instead of an entire overhaul of your home furnishings, Furniture Village has quick and easy solutions to modernise your favourite rooms with refreshing accents and a summery flair.
Into the blue
The simplest way to add an instant feeling of serenity to your home is by adding calming accents of blue and green hues to your home. The Boardwalk scatter cushions are a subtle yet effective way to add a pop of colour to any sofa and quickly add a comforting luxury to your living room. The Ercol Love Seat is a fresh and fun way to spruce up a room, ready for you to sit and relax on this summer. Or why not bring the outside in if you’re not going away this summer with the Seaspray canvas artwork? Escape to a sunny seaside and feel the refreshing sea breeze by adding this stunning canvas to a wall in need of an update.
Down to Earth
To escape the summer heat wave why not ground yourself in a relaxing oasis by surrounding yourself in natural, earthy tones. Get back to nature and cool off in the shade by adding flecks of greens and browns to your décor. The Soho Scatter Cushions are a quick and affordable way to add a tropical, beachy vibe to your room without re-decorating. If you’re looking for a more impactful transformation for your room, the Stella Love Chair is a great addition to any living room and will instantly add a calming, neutralising atmosphere to its surroundings. If you’re looking for something raw and natural, the wooden Vintage Square Wall Clock is a stunning driftwood-inspired piece bound to give your room an exotic seaside ambience.