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Update Your Home For The Summer

Brits are notorious for getting excited when the sun finally makes an appearance in the summer, lighting up the barbecues at the first hint of some warm weather.

That is why the sun-worshippers among you might want to update their homes with the summer season in mind, so they can feel warm and sunny inside their houses whatever the weather is like outside.

– Go all-white

The biggest summer décor trend has to be all-white. Cover up dark walls and patterned wallpaper with bright white paint and you’ll instantly give your home a fresh, clean look.

Whether you keep the rest of the décor matching with brilliant-white furniture, fixtures and fittings, or you add a splash of colour with blush pink or pale blue hues, you will have an instantly fresh-looking home that will suit the summer months perfectly.

White walls will also be very welcomed during heatwaves like the one we are experiencing this week. With temperatures predicted to break the record for the hottest July in history – exceeding the 36.7C experienced at Heathrow Airport in 2015 – homeowners will certainly appreciate the cooling properties of white, as opposed to having dark walls that trap in heat and make homes feel stuffy during hot weather.

 

– Animal prints

Another popular trend for summer 2019 is incorporating animal prints into your home decorating.

The Spruce states: “A little zebra print goes a long way. Channel an African safari and add a few animal print details throughout your home this summer.”

You don’t have to go wild with this trend, and a few touches will make a big impact. The publication suggests adding a throw or rug in an animal print, or you could make a feature wall out of a leopard print design.

This will certainly add an exotic touch to your décor without going overboard.

 

– Bring the garden indoors

For an easy way to get your house looking great for the summer, why not bring some of your outdoor greenery inside?

Better Homes & Gardens recommends planting succulents in a large shell and placing them as a centrepiece on a table.

“The tiny plants last for a long time and require little care, making them the perfect addition to a summery tablescape,” the article stated, adding: “The natural elements also add texture and character to this chic end-table display.”

As well as adding some plant life to your home, you could embrace this ‘nature’ trend with large botanical prints on your wallpaper, throws or rugs.

According to Ideal Home, bold tropical patterns are becoming increasingly popular and “vibrant bold prints can breathe new life into rooms, big or small”.

So popular is our love of nature that searches for vertical gardens on Pinterest have increased by a massive 287 per cent recently!

If you want to update your home for the summer, get in touch with our painters and decorators in Surrey who can transform your property in no time!

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