Summer is a popular time of year for renovating your home. The days are longer and the weather is warmer, making it the perfect opportunity to refresh and redesign your interior style. Get inspired and read on for our top picks of this season’s home design trends.

Unapologetically Bright

Summer is all about colour, but bold shades shouldn’t be limited to the summer months. Bright and lively colours are becoming more popular in contemporary homes, ranging from feature walls to standout furniture. If it’s your favourite season, then why not bring summer to your home all year round?

Once you’ve added a vivid shade to the walls, a failsafe option is to use lighter furniture tones and accessories to complement the colour. But, contrasting colours can work just as well in trendy homes – try ochre yellow furniture against deep blue walls. Try Designers Guild in Lapis Lazuli for an intense shade inspired by nature.

Prefer high-quality wallpaper to paint? You’ll love the Harlequin designer wallpaper collection. The extensive range includes striking, summery colours to liven up your room including the stunning Amazilia Gooseberry print. Best of all, great wallpaper will last for many summers to come.

Amazilia Gooseberry Wallpaper by Harlequin

Beautifully Botanical

The signature style of 2018 is a botanical theme, focused around bringing the outside indoors – perfect for summer. Get the look by placing plants around the home and opting for a colour palette of blues, greens and creamy beiges. Jute rugs give an earthy appearance to add to the look, while your choice of wall colour can bring the style together.

When paired with complementary furniture and accessories, Paint & Paper Library’s peacock green Teal shade will add a stunning rainforest-inspired look. Or, keep it plain and simple with a pure white shade to focus attention on the decorations.

Shapes and Patterns

Geometric patterns may have been around for a while, but the trend isn’t going anywhere. It’s a versatile style that adds either a retro or contemporary look to the room, depending on how it’s dressed.

Geometric wallpapers are perfect for creating feature walls which bring the room to life. Turn a simple design into something spectacular by pairing it with metallic accents and accessories. Go the extra mile and add geometric decorations, which you’ll find in a range of shapes.

If you really want to show off your painting skills, look at videos on how to paint a geometric wall – but you’ll need a steady hand!
The simpler option is to choose a high-quality patterned wallpaper. Try something different from the Today Interiors Madison Geometrics collection, which has a range of toned down patterns to choose from.

If you want something with a bit more colour, then the unique Scion Axis Lime Poppy and Sunset design might just be what you’re looking for. Give your home a summer look all year around.

Scion Axis Lime Poppy and Sunset

Metallic Accents

While last year was all about copper, brass is this year’s winner. We can’t seem to get enough of it! Brass accessories look stunning coordinated with any modern interior style. They add something special to simply styled rooms and help tie together bolder colour palettes.

Our favourite combination is soft pink walls with white and grey furniture, complemented by brass decorations. Little Greene’s Angie Paint is the perfect choice for a modern living room.

Back to Basics

From delicious foods to crafts and home décor, artisan culture is all around us. Give your home an artisan feel and create a rustic style with a warm atmosphere. The trend works well in both modern and traditional homes, focused heavily on wooden furniture.

Head down to your local market and pick up unique handmade accessories and furniture. Let these do the talking and pair them with neutral wall paints, throws, and cushions.

Why not try a new interior style this season? Refreshing your colour palette, adding some accessories and even painting your existing furniture can change the whole atmosphere of your home. Get inspired by browsing our range of designer paints and wallpapers.