Give your living room a makeover this summer

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Welcome summer into your living room by embracing seasonal trends.

Update your room with new accessories, splashes of colour and statement pieces of furniture. Here’s our guide to what’s big news when it comes to interior trends this summer:

  1. Vintage Scandi

Go bold and simple with a vintage Scandi look inspired by the 1970s. Choose geometric prints, minimalist furniture and rich earthy colours like mustard or plum. Accessories could include macramé wall hangings, glazed ceramics and wooden vases and ornaments. The La-Z-Boy Lisbon armchair, which comes with a recliner option, would fit in perfectly in a living room with a retro Scandinavian style.

 

  1. Contrasting styles

This summer, contrasting patterns are a key interiors trend. This works best when your sofa and armchairs are a neutral colour. Add cushions, throws and rugs in different patterns and consider creating an accent wall with printed wallpaper. The idea of bringing contrasting patterns together can be an intimidating one but stick to the same colour palette so they work well together.

 

  1. Coastal chic

Recreate seaside style by giving your living room a coastal makeover. Pieces of driftwood, shells, pebbles and beach-inspired accessories can help create this effective summer look. When it comes to furniture, introduce some pieces which have a faded and weathered look or are made from unfinished wood. Pale off-whites and cool blues work well with this theme.

 

  1. Coral colours

One of the key colours for summer 2019 is coral. This mellow and earthy orangey-pink tone will bring both warmth and calm to your living room, helping you create the perfect space to relax. Living Coral has been named as Pantone’s colour of the year, inspired by the diverse ecosystems provided by coral reefs. Coral can be overpowering if used on large expanses, so opt for coral accessories or use it to colour an accent wall.

 

  1. Dried flowers

With consumers becoming more and more aware of their carbon footprint and the environment, dried flowers are having a moment. They are longer lasting and less wasteful than fresh flowers and bring a seasonal burst of colour to your living room. Lavender, dried grasses and thistles are particularly popular choices for 2019.