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Summer 2022’s hottest interior trends

Thinking about changing things up? Look no further. Join Jen Haslam as she shows us how to create this SS22’s hottest escapist trends at home.
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1. Under the Tuscan Sun

Ciao, bella! Whisk yourself away to rural Tuscany with this first summer trend, inspired by the iconic landscape’s verdant vistas and sun-dappled terraces.

“Here, sunny ochres, buttery yellows and terracottas are key. We chose a beautiful velvet sofa from our Rene range in a deep ochre that fills the room with warmth,” explains stylist Jen Haslam.

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“Industrial furniture brings a rustic charm that complements a warm-toned palette. Look for pieces that pair metal and wood in striking fashion like this gorgeous Earth dining table.”

Finishing touches like pampas grass and a boho rug create a homely, natural feel – especially against flagstone floors and off-white walls.

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2. Meet me in Miami

Fancy popping across the pond to the palm-fringed beaches of Miami? This next trend packs a punch with its eclectic mix of pastel hues and quirky take on contemporary minimalism.

“Minimalist spaces often have a sleek, clean feel, but you can always mix it up. Look for accessories with interesting shapes and unusual silhouettes to give your space flair,” says Jen.

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Glossy or marble furniture temper this look’s sweetness. Sideboards and coffee tables are great choices – plus, they look gorgeous against bubblegum pink feature walls!

Jen’s top tip? “Little touches of chrome and gold add a luxe feel here.

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3. Among the olive trees

Imagine if you infused Mediterranean design with a Scandi sensibility. That vision is exactly what inspired this next summer interior trend.

Jen’s advice? Start with olive green. “Whether you paint a feature wall or choose a sofa in this calming shade, it sets the tone. You want it to feel as natural and peaceful as possible.”

Soft linens, textured rugs and rustic pottery will help you make this look your own and give it an authentic finish.

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Beautifully handmade pieces from Ercol complete the look. “Ercol’s organic designs are the perfect pairing for a space inspired by the tranquility of shady olive groves,” explains Jen.

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4. Summer in the Country

If you love the English countryside, you’ll appreciate the understated beauty of our next summer interior trend.

Set against the backdrop of William Morris’s iconic Willow Bough wallpaper, it pairs traditional English design with a delicate palette of blue, cream and natural wood.

“I love the simplicity of the Riviera range for this look. It’s natural ash finish and cream chairs create a casual charm that’s perfect for relaxed entertaining,” says Jen.

“To recreate a fresh and timeless ambience, try adding DIY panelling to your walls or paint your floorboards an off-white.”

We don’t know about you, but we think all that’s missing now is a refreshing jug of Pimm’s and a generous helping of Eton Mess!

For more dining room ideas, check out our inspirational gallery here.

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5. Postcard from the desert

Morocco or New Mexico, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in the sunbaked landscapes of desert destinations.

“Translating heat into a colour scheme leads you to wonderful shades like deep terracotta and dusky rose. These rich hues look stunning against a simple, white-washed wall,” says Jen.

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And don’t forget to bring in some greenery to this summer interior trend. Cactus plants are most at home in the desert, so it’s the perfect time to put your plant mum credentials to good use.

We hope we’ve tempted you to reimagine your four walls by transforming them into spaces that inspire and delight. Inspiration is everywhere. Maybe you’ll even bring back inspiration from your own holidays this year? As always, don’t forget to share your creations on #MYFVHOME for a chance to feature on our feed.

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