A new season is a great excuse to refresh your interior décor. This summer, we’re taking a look at the biggest seasonal trends in home interiors, and sharing some easy ways to interpret them in your home.
For a long time, kitchens have been looking glossy, shiny and hyper-modern, but this summer the homely, cosy kitchen is making a comeback.
Take inspiration from traditional, country cottage kitchens, and opt for rich wooden flooring and worktops. Use light, neutral colours on cabinets for a clean, uncluttered look, and pretty accents in natural tones to add your own unique stamp to this look.
Show home kitchen at Grove Park, Portlethen.
Bold floral patterns have been a fashionable feature in 2013, and you can expect to see much more bright botanicals this summer.
A patterned feature wall is the perfect way to embrace this trend, and create a fashionable focal point in your lounge or bedroom. For a more subtle use of this look, decorate your couches and chairs with scattered, patterned cushion covers and stylish throws.
Show home living room at Sunnymead, Uddingston.
Colour experts Pantone named Emerald the Colour of the Year 2013 and, as expected, interior trends have gone green.
This is a versatile trend that can be incorp
orated absolutely anywhere in the home. Our tip is to complement your new green space with white or grey, so that it really stands out, and isn’t overwhelmed by other bold palettes. Create the look with a strong feature wall using solid emerald colour, or a bright green p
attern. Alternatively, try on-trend accents with ceramic and glass accessories in a green hue, which look great in any room.
Show home dining room at Wallace Gardens, Stirling.
Your home will always look its best in natural light, so make the most of the sunshine this season.
Replace heavy winter curtains with window coverings and blinds that are light and sheer, to make sure your rooms are flooded with light. To really make an impact, create a colourful feature point in the brightest spot of your home, like a bright dining set up beside French doors.
Show home dining area at Jersey Fields, Middlewich
Mix & match furnishings
Instead of perfectly matching bedroom furniture and identical living room suites, designers are taking statement pieces and mixing them together for a unique look this season.
This is the perfect trend for the bedroom; choose a combination of complementary furniture styles in similar tones to create a casual but coordinated look. Try teaming a classic style bed, with your favourite statement chair and some minimalist bedside furniture.
Show home bedroom at Kirkhill Rise, Gorebridge.
To take a closer look at these on-trend interiors, make an appointment today at our show homes across Scotland and England. Start your search here: www.stewartmilnehomes.com