With flowers in full flourish, and, we don’t know about you, but we can definitely feel a lovely summer is well and truly on the way! This means the perfect excuse to turn our attention to a bit of summer styling.
Give your bedroom a cool update with this pretty new design from M.M Linen. Their Carrie Duvet Set (from £115 for a king-size set) showcases a mass of hand-brushed meadow flowers set against a pretty pastel backdrop. The elegant design is printed on a 220-thread count, cotton sateen fabric, and is sure to have you falling into a relaxing, summery dreamscape. You can also rest comfortably in the knowledge that M.M Linen is a carbon neutral company and uses no plastic packaging.
Style up your Table
Whether dining al fresco or eating inside on chillier evenings, dress your table to embrace those summer vibes. Weaver Green makes its products entirely from recycled plastic bottles, so you have a clear eco-conscience. These Jaipur Navy Acorn Cushions will add some gorgeous colour to your home or garden (from £45). While the blue-striped Toulouse Tablecloth evokes the feel of the South of France (from £65). It has the look and feel of linen, yet is stain resistant and machine washable. Coordinating napkins also available.
Get Jubilee Ready!
Many will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne, this June. If you’re having a gathering to mark the occasion, get party ready with some bunting and red, white and blue decorations. And you can’t get much more royal than the Middleton family’s Party Pieces jubilee-themed accessories, such as the eco-friendly, Right Royal Spectacle Union Jack Cake Toppers (from £4.99 for 12).
Add some floral or botanical prints to your bathroom for a cheerful summer vibe. And by this, we mean framed pictures, towels, bath products or, go the whole hog, with some new tiles. These stunning Rocky.Art tiles are from Villeroy & Boch. Image from Woodbridge Interiors, featuring the Matki EauZone shower enclosure.
Create an Outdoor Bar
We love the look of this garden bar – what a fabulous idea! If you fancy some similar bar stools to enjoy your summer cocktails, these Alveare Counter Stools in Blush Pink are from My Furniture (from £349.99 each). Also available in Chalk, Royal Blue, Bottle Green, Smoke and Black.
New Paint Trends
Crown Paints have introduced ‘Liminal’ as one of the colour trends for SS22. Liminal is an ode to the natural world, creating spaces that connect us to nature. This includes clean lines, layered textures and muted colours to blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Chalky aquas embrace airy openness, while greens ground the palette to add definition and boost wellbeing.
Add some beautiful floral cushions to your bedroom or living room to incorporate a touch of summer. We love this Hattie Cushion in Sky, also available in Gold, from M.M Linen (from £50 including feather cushion pad). You can combine these cushions with their white Hattie Duvet Set to carry the florals through further.
Bring the Indoors Outside
We’re normally all in favour for bringing the outside in. But summer is a welcome opportunity for a role reversal. Make yourself truly at home in your garden with rugs, cushions and throws. This Dove Grey Juno Rug, from Weaver Green, is tightly woven for extra durability (from £70 for 110cm x 60cm, multiple sizes are available). And because it’s made from recycled plastic bottles, it is suitable for outdoors, stain resistant and machine washable. Also featured is their Japiur Acorn Cushion in Coral (from £45 )and Cassis Blue Throw (from £45).
Light up your Garden
Create a romantic mood in your garden by dusk. These Solar Vintage-Style Bulb String Lights from Cox & Cox (from £35) include seven bulbs and will add a unique vibe to your outdoor space. Each of five different bulb shapes feature round, teardrop and fluted.
Turn every meal into a dinner party with gorgeous place settings. These round blue and purple placemats are made from paper from Maisons du Monde (from £7).
Author: Sara Chardin