Unfortunately, our summers tend to be somewhat erratic. And while we are still hoping for better days, summer is already drawing to a close. But rainy weather and shorter days need not be a time of mourning. Summery decorations and living ideas for your own four walls can bring a feeling of summer into your home all year round.
Bright colours spread a positive atmosphere and bring about summer feelings – this applies both to the clothes that you wear and the interior design of your home. A sunny yellow is especially suitable. Whether used for chairs or as pillow case, the colour brightens the mood. If yellow does not fit your style of design, you can always use other nature-inspired colours like ocean blue or grass-green, as well as lively colour combinations. Fabrics are well suited for this purpose. A striped bedcover or carpet with contrasting colours can immediately change the atmosphere of a room. English designer Matthew Williams created eye-catching summerly fabric designs for Osborne and Little, thereby kicking off a trend that is brightening all our homes.
Decorative elements such as pictures of seashells, wicker baskets, bamboo or straw mats and furniture made from old, high-value wood that was previously used in boats or houses can create an atmosphere reminiscent of your last beach holiday. A lovingly designed corner of the living room in this style creates an oasis of well-being on those days of gray and rain.
Plants have a soothing effect and ensure a pleasant indoor climate. A palm tree, a variety of colourful cacti, a fresh bunch of flowers on the dining room table or a large flower in a tray of water also provide a summery flair. Details such as these have the potential to add stylishness to classic, bright rooms.
A balcony is a welcome retreat for relaxing and unwinding until the next holiday comes around. Here, too, green plants will provide that special summer feeling. A small bed of herbs with a variety of summer herbs will not only add to the charm, but also complement your Mediterranean cuisine. The scent of lavender reminds of a holiday in a country house in Brittany. After dark, candles on a tray filled with sand and seashells will ensure a pleasant atmosphere. Cushions and blankets matching the furniture on the balcony will allow you to also spend time outdoors on cooler summer evenings.
If you are looking for inspiration and support with designing your home, Engel & Völkers will gladly advise and assist you at any time. Thanks to our many years of experience in the global property market, we have gained extensive know-how of interior design trends. To learn more, simply visit our website.