If you’re like me and your wardrobe gets a refresh every season, then you’ll probably agree so too should our interiors… right?!
If you’re looking to change things up in the transition to summer, here are a few of this years spring/summer trends to get your styling juices flowing.
Think cool, rustic, and natural. Hints of the classic nautical style are always welcome, but this season’s coastal trend embraces more soft sand and sky colours – warm beiges, seaside blues, and cool greys. Go for an ‘organic’ look with materials and textures – weathered and exposed surfaces, and a lot of light!
The minimalistic white on white trend is my ultimate fave style all year round!
Make sure not to give off a sterilised vibe with too many cold hues. Instead mix shades of white with an abundance of texture, soft greys, and splashes of contrasting colours. To add some warmth incorporate some wood pieces, animal print or metallics. Adding little touches make all the difference too – try fresh flowers and foliage, coloured candles, or textured throws.
It seems the pineapple craze that has been floating around for the last year or so is here to stay! Anything goes with this trend – bright florals to tropical birds – it’s all about creating an eclectic and edgy look. Embrace blocks of bold prints and bright colours, and you’ll be good to go.
Think dark, moss-greens and emeralds lifted with accents of sunny yellows and splashes of terracotta. Other colours to try include coral, mango, flamingo pink, bright blues, and tangerine orange.
MARBLE! … need I say more?
Also think stone, sand, exposed concrete and ceramics, or simply try some mineral tones.
Bright & Bold
Summer brights. Geometric patterns. Embrace loud accents that will instantly freshen a space. This season don’t limit yourself to smaller items, create modern depth with larger pieces such as a statement chair or coffee table.
I’ll admit, I’ve never been a fan of pastels, but this is one trend not easily shaken. From the runway to our living rooms, pastels are here to stay. In the interest of remaining unbiased however, I thought it best to explore the trend further and I’ve actually been pleasantly surprised! The colours are relaxing and uniquely modern – a simple way of making a space homely and welcoming.
Instead of baby hues, think blush, dusty pinks, buttery yellows, soft peaches, and air blues. Try mixing with darker coloured hard surfaces (e.g. hardwood floors or rich cherry wood panelling) for the perfect balance of masculine and feminine.
Metals are no longer just used to create an industrial feel. This season anything goes! From wallpaper to appliances… to taps, handles, lighting fixtures, picture and mirror frames, plant pots, fabrics, and even furniture.
I’m personally crushing on all things copper. But… who am I kidding, I love all metallics! Top of the list: gold, chrome, zinc, brass, and stainless steel.
My first interior styling post, done and dusted! Yay.
Do you have a spring/summer trend you’d like to share? An idea for another post? Or any general feedback?? If so, please leave a comment below 🙂 I would love to hear from you!
– the refinery –