Is it hot in here?
Summer’s on its way, which means alfresco dining, prawns on the barbie, lazy weekends in the hammock and playing catch-up with friends and family. So now’s the time to start prepping your home for the Summer days ahead with these hot trends:
Make a commitment to spend more time entertaining outdoors! A great way to make your outdoor space more inviting is to layer it up with comfy cushions, throws, tablecloths and place mats – in the same way you would your sofa and bed. It’s also an ideal way to inject some summer-loving colour. Play around with it – mix and match, and be brave!
Your bedroom is the perfect place to escape to after a long working day. So this Summer make it an irresistible space by investing in fresh neutral bedlinen and a collection of cushions and light throws in a cool palette of sea washed greens and marle grey.
If your living space is looking a little drab, revive it with highlights of matte silver or chrome lighting and decorator pieces, and add soft metallic textiles for wow-factor.
Go wild with colour
Highlight a soft neutral palette with a splash of intense colour. Opt for striking colour combinations: seek out watermelon, tangerine and electric pinks then balance them with warm grey neutrals. You can’t go wrong with bright colours this season.
Meld oriental flavours with a mix of all things bright, modern and colourful. Shake things up a little, be playful and take styles out of context.
Mix up materials and style genres this Summer. Mash bright colours like yellow with timbers, galvanised and painted metals, cement coloured fabrics, tan leathers and hints of 50s marble.
Making a come back
Fabric, fabric and more fabric … think sofas, armchairs, ottomans, curtains, dining chairs, cushions, tablecloths in naturals and polyesters.
Breaking a habit
It’s time to step away from matchy, matchy! There’s no need to spend a lot of money on new furniture, it just means you can swap some of your matching pieces with other pieces in your home. Challenge: take one piece from each room in your house and swap it with another. Swap traditional pieces for quirky, contemporary for organic, earthy for whimsical. Play around and have fun – while giving your home an update.
Freedom brings you all the latest trends for Summer – view our latest catalogue here.