If your home is looking a little dated, spruce it up with this season’s hottest décor trends. Here are three styles which are perfect for summer, combining light and luxury.
French furniture adds instant class to every home, and The French Bedroom Company offers numerous pieces to give your home that elegant look. Luxury is one of the main themes when adding French furniture to your home. Baroque detailing, and toned down fabrics are also hallmarks of Parisian style. Be aware that it is possible to go overboard with ornate furniture and decorations, so consider choosing a select few pieces that will have the best impact. French beds are one of the most common items of furniture of this style, and few can argue that a bedroom in the style of a Parisian hotel doesn’t look brilliant.
Vivid colours add excitement to any room and if you want to make a statement, this trend is for you. Adding a burst of colour to your room is simple but there are a few rules. Pick a colour and stick with it. Lime greens and citrus colours work well but add too many and the contrasts won’t be as striking. Pair a vibrant lemon shade with muted greys to create a stark contrast that is guaranteed to stand out. Choose a neutral shade and add citrus accents at various points around the room. A bold cushion here and a bright bunch of flowers there is all you need to create the look.
Shabby chic is very much in style this season, and works brilliantly with the summer sun. It’s not always the easiest look to achieve, but there are a few simple things to bear in mind that should make it easier. The first is that shabby chic is all about airiness and light; the room’s atmosphere should be bright and open. Avoid using blinds or heavy curtains, and don’t allow too much shade in the room. The second is that you should aim to create a feeling of effortless style, by using worn furniture paired with crisp fabrics and eye-catching highlights. Remember that you can create the worn look yourself by sanding over painted furniture. Chandeliers are fantastic for getting the chic look.
All of these looks can be had with only a little effort and expenditure. It’s all about being creative, and working with what you’ve already got in your home. Shabby chic is great if you’re looking to renovate old furniture, the citrus twist is ideal if you’ve got a monochrome home, and you don’t need a lot of beautiful French furniture to really make a statement.