So, summer is here and what a scorcher it’s been the past few days…so that can only mean one thing! No, not just barbecues and days out to the beach… giving your home a summertime makeover of course. You’re probably planning on making over your clothes wardrobe, maybe even the colour of your hair – so of course your home should get a chic makeover to match! Imagine relaxing in one a beautiful room with a cold cloudy lemonade on a muggy day:
Use Pretty Pastels
There’s nothing quite like a lot of pretty pastel colours to make your living room look more summery. For example, a sofa in a dark shade of pink can be complemented with a patterned rug in similar colours. You can then choose a few other pastel colours to tie into the theme, perhaps by using artwork and accessories. Patterned cushions and throws are a must! You could have your very own ‘icecream’ themed living room.
Make it Fresh and Crisp
You can keep your living room looking fresh and crisp by keeping the room mainly white. You can then add a lovely injection of colour by choosing furniture that includes a large, bright pattern of some kind. The chairs then become your focal point. Keep the rest of your furniture white, or lightly painted wood for your lounge cabinets if you can!
Make it Elegantly French
A French style living room gives a lovely country twist by using cute checked fabric in subtle tones. You can continue this theme at the window by using full length curtains. White, shabby chic style furniture and accessories look amazing too!
Choose Neutral Patterns
By choosing mainly neutral colours, you can make the room look more interesting by choosing crisp looking patterns. A wooden floor paired with cream, beiges, and browns looks lovely, especially when you choose striped patterns to go with it. You can even make it look fun by using throws and cushions with star patterns, and other cute patterns on them!
Mix it Up
If you prefer to have a lot going on in your living room, try mixing up some funky patterns for an amazing, colourful look. Try to tie the colours in together, but don’t make them too ‘matchy matchy’ for the best result. A patterned sofa with mixed pillows and a funky feature wall look very cool. You can even mix up your style of furniture for a great look. Be brave and go ecclectic!
Multi Coloured Florals
Who doesn’t like the look that multi coloured florals can give the living room? Select this either in the form of wallpaper or your sofa, and then choose a pattern such as stripes for the wall or a rug. Keep the rest of the room quite neutral to avoid it looking too busy, and you’re ready to invite your friends over for a cup of tea and slice of cake, very country english!
Follow these schemes to help make your living room look more summery! If you don’t want to totally redecorate, simply add some bright colours with complementary scatter cushions and colour matched accessories.
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