Summer is upon us and there has never a better time to start your home makeover than now. Whether you are looking for some accenting cushions for your existing home or you have just moved into you brand new house, dress up your home decor with these 2014 summer home decor trends from Guest Contributor Katherine Bartlett!
As with any year, there are certain trends that have already started to appear thus far. Each of them offers their own unique design factors that can be easily replicated into real life. So, to help you make the small changes to a brighter home, here are some of the most unique trends and how to style with them.
The vintage look has been in fashion for the past few years and this is one of the easiest trends to make your own as it really is a case of anything goes. The main rule for vintage inspiration is to pick a pale color palette, such as eggshell blue, and then make the most of your look through furnishings that are slightly mismatched.
Start by searching for soft furnishings. There are many sites dedicated to home shopping that will not only help you to find the right separate pieces but also deliver them right to your door.
Look at mixing lettering with images. There are many Paris prints available at the moment, but you can also find some for London, New York and Sydney if you like those too. Then there are images that almost look like cameos, which give a wonderful romantic feel.
Nectarine is huge this season and is a perfect summer accent color, if you don’t want to go as far as completely decorating your home in this shade. Small accent pieces can present hints of color in a refined way.
Nectarine can also be brought out throughout your home in small or dramatic ways. Look for towels, bed sheets, vases and even your slippers as ways to add in the hint of color and make it a lifestyle change rather than just an interior design option. The best part about simply adding in small amount of color is that they can be changed as often as you like, without completely redecorating your home.
Patterns are back this summer, from our wardrobes to our homes, it is all about the bright and the beautiful. This is another trend that will not only match your home, but that can fit in with your personality on a level that many others can’t. There are hundreds of patterns to choose from this year, the only rule is to pick the bright or bold over the subtle.
If you love to bring the unusual into your home, then tribal prints are a great choice. They are unique and also work with blank canvas rooms and cream walls. Kitchens are a great place to start when looking at tribal prints, as there is such a wealth of products available like dishes.
Make it Yours
Finally, remember that trends are vast, so make each styling decision a personal one and your home will look at feel warm all year round.