Although grey looks like it’s here to stay, the sky is blue and all this glorious sunshine has been influencing the latest interiors trends. We look at our favourite trends that we believe are here to stay: Pastels, bringing the outdoors in, Mediterranean get-aways and global patterns.
Often used in nurseries, these soothing colours can be for adult spaces too. Soft peaches and pinks mixed with calming shades of greens and blues create a harmonious setting, perfect for cooling off during these hot summer nights. By keeping the core of the scheme neutral and adding stylish pieces (as seen in the below image, courtesy of Pinterest) makes the space feel more ‘grown up playroom’ than sickly sweet. Check out these gorgeous dining chairs (bottom image) from Bothy Blue, perfect for creating this look.
The Great Outdoors
We are not sure about you, but when the sun is shining all we can think about is making the most of being outdoors. However, with busy lives it’s not always possible to spend all day sat in the garden with a good book and a cold glass of wine! It got us thinking, why do we need to be limited to being outside, can we bring the outside in and the inside out? Think of your garden as another room to your home, and your garden as inspiration to your house. If you are blessed with a home featuring bi-folding doors leading on to a garden oasis then you are pretty much there, but for those who have a more traditional garden set up then here are a few ideas:
Style your garden with pieces usually associated with the house. Mirrors add a real statement, help reflect light, making the space feel bigger and create a homely feel. Picture below courtesy of Pinterest.
Get comfy, with relaxed seating. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could spend the whole evening in the garden without having to retreat to the sofa to relax? Ditch the hard traditional garden furniture and add cushions to create a more sumptuous setting. Picture below courtesy of Pinterest.
So who are we kidding.. we live in Manchester, of course the sun will soon hang up his hat and the rain will make an appearance once again! But that doesn’t need to stop us in being inspired by nature. It could be as simple as adding pops of bright floral prints into your home accessories or you go all out and create a feature plant wall to transform the space. Not Green fingered? Then consider artificial plants or look into companies that can maintain and do the hard work for you. Picture below courtesy of Pinterest.
If you sign up to our next newsletter we will be giving tips on how to style open plan spaces, including a living room – through to garden space next month. Hello@designhousemanchester.co.uk
Ok so we aren’t quite offering a trip to sunny Spain for two, but who needs to go on holiday when we can bring the sun drenched Mediterranean to the homes and gardens of Manchester? Osborne & Little’s 2018 Spring collection ‘Manarola’ ticks all the boxes by offering fabrics and wall coverings in a colour palette of citrus tones with terracotta, azure and raspberry accents inspired by the Italian Riviera. We LOVE this print of the village ‘Liguria’, detailing painted houses, palm trees and terracotta roofs (as seen in headline image). Pass us the Aperol spritz!
Feel like traveling further afield? Exotic prints and patterns are hitting our stores and soon to be homes FAST. Whilst tropical palm leaves are still big on the scene, it’s time to make way for tribal textures and Arabic mosaics. Zimmer and Rohde’s ready made cushion collections perfectly balances colour and pattern in a sophisticated yet playful way (bottom image below). Whilst Cole and Sons collection ‘Martyn Lawrence Bullard’ takes you on a journey across the globe with opulent patterns and colours inspired by diverse cultures (top image below).
Brave enough to join the rainbow? Please do share any photos of your colourful and garden inspired homes with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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