Your summer home

Press the refresh button on your space this summer and make it come alive with sunny, positive vibes. We’re a big fan of switching things up as a new season arrives, but remember it doesn’t need to be anything big. From brightening up the bedroom with fresh linens to placing a pot of colourful flowers on the patio, there are many ways to capture that summertime feeling inside and out.

With this in mind, we’ve put together four summer update ideas for the warm-weather months featuring products from our latest home collection. Take a look for inspiration on how to give your space a quick refresh for the new season and don’t forget to head here to explore the whole range.

Play with patterns and colours

Summer is the perfect time to get playful with bright colours and bold patterns, not just with your wardrobe, but with your home style too! Not sure where to start? Begin small by adding decorative touches that will add a pop of colour to your space, such as with this faux delphinium arrangement from Peony. The beautiful blue flowers draw the eye, making it a fabulous focal point for a table or mantelpiece.

If you don’t want to go too bold yet with patterns, spots or stripes are always a good choice. They suit almost any style of decor and stand the test of time trend-wise. One striped design we’ve got our eye on is this gorgeous pouffe from Erica Davies. Featuring raised bobbles for a textured finish and a contemporary colour scheme, it will complement any room.

Want to go for a bolder pattern? Look no further than this glamorous printed pineapple cushion from BundleBerry by Amanda Holden. The tropical vibes that the foil printed pineapples bring will make your home feel instantly more summery.

Get set for BBQs

The sound of sizzling, the smell of melt-in-the-mouth food and the feel of a warm summer’s breeze…  BBQs are synonymous with summertime and we sure are ready for it! Whether you’re cooking for many or only yourself, make sure you’re all set with the right equipment, accessories and of course – food!

A fantastic option for quality British meat, Althams Butchers are sure to impress. Based in the Lake District, Lancashire and Yorkshire, they are one of the oldest and largest independent family owned butchers in the country and are dedicated to using traditional methods to produce excellent results. Suitable for freezing so you can get them out as and when a sunny day rises, this sausage selection is a great go to for your next home barbecue.

Revitalise your home office

If, like many, you’re currently working from home, then having a re-look at your setup as the season changes is a good way to check that it is still working for you, so you can make any changes that may help boost your productivity. If you’re someone who is inspired by art, why not surround yourself with a few of your favourite photos, prints or paintings? Or if it’s nature you love, bring the outside in with some house plants like this air purifying plant trio from Thompson & Morgan.

For something more down the practical line, the Epson EcoTank 3in1 Inkjet L3150 Printer is ideal for any home office. It comes with 500 sheets of business-quality paper for everyday printing needs, plus 50 sheets of photo paper and 20 sheets of A4 photo paper, perfect for printing off those pictures to decorate your space with too!

Extend your living space to outside

Summer equals longer daylight hours, more sunshine and warmer temperatures, which means if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor area, you’re likely to be spending more time in it! Make the most of yours by treating your outside space as an extension of your interior one, where it can function as anything from a dining place or reading spot to a play area or retreat.

An indoor/outdoor rug like this hand-oven geometric one from BundleBerry by Amanda Holden will help to blur the boundaries of outside and in, and is ideal for pulling together a seating space. This embellished parasol from Innovators will then offer shade and style as you dine al fresco or cool off with an ice cold beverage.

Looking for more summer inspiration for your home? Whether you want to make a major style change or are looking for some decorative additions to help bring in sunny vibes, head over to our latest home collection for a host of items well-suited to this time of year.