Summer 2024 Interior Design Trends

Summer 2024 Interior Design Trends

As the weather gets warmer and the evenings get longer, you might be thinking about altering your home interior ready for summer. When we think of summer interior design, we want to reflect the sun into our homes, connect to the outdoors and perhaps even prepare for hosting summer dinner parties.

In this blog, we’ll take you through our favourite summer 2024 interior design trends to help you get your home ready for the warmer months.

Utilising Natural Light

After the long, cold winter we had, it’s not surprising that we want to make the most of the sunnier weather. We can utilise the natural light and bring the sun into our homes in many ways.

In 2024 interior design trends, we are already seeing the use of sheer and lightweight curtains. Sheer curtains allow the sunlight to shine through whilst still providing a level of privacy. This trend is easily personalised, choose from sheer patterned or coloured curtains for a more eccentric look or opt for more plain, light-coloured curtains for a more subtle effect. Either of these options will be effective in adding a light and airy effect to your home, perfect for the summer sun!

Table and chairs with large window and sheer curtains

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Another simple way to increase natural light in your home is to place mirrors near windows strategically. By reflecting the sunlight from a window into the room, you create the effect of a bigger and brighter space. You can choose the size and style of your mirrors to suit the available space. A minimalistic and large mirror would suit a more contemporary space, whereas a more vintage-inspired room would suit decorative, framed mirrors.

Connecting to the Outdoors

Summer 2024 is all about connecting to nature and appreciating the outdoors. If you have a living space that leads to an outdoor garden, you might want to maximise this space ready for summer evenings. You can introduce furniture that can transition from indoor to outdoor use, such as modular sofas, extendable tables and weather-proof decor. By incorporating adaptable furniture you can create a cohesive indoor and outdoor space without sacrificing your aesthetic or comfort.

If you don’t have this kind of open space, don’t worry, you can still find ways to connect to the outdoors. By incorporating plants and natural elements into your interior or even just by using earthy green and brown tones, you can create a sense of the outdoors in your home.

House plants in summer

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Minimalism with Style

Minimalism has perhaps been one of the biggest recent design trends and it’s not going anywhere in summer 2024. However, minimalism doesn’t have to be boring or lacking in style, as some people might assume. You can focus on simplicity and clean lines but still incorporate statement pieces and bold accessories to add personality. For example opt for clean geometric shapes, metallic accents or textured materials to add a level of interest to your minimalistic space.

Refresh with Enveloping Pastels

If you’re thinking of completely redecorating for summer 2024, then you might want to think about trending colour schemes. This year we are focusing on more playful pastel colours with mood-boosting properties. Sage green, pastel pinks and pale blues all provide a joyful atmosphere whilst not being too overwhelming – perfect for summer! The soft enveloping technique is one of the biggest trends for summer 2024 – it involves painting from ceiling to skirting boards to completely cover one wall or all walls of a room. It may sound daunting but it can create a calming and cohesive backdrop for a summery interior, especially when using a pastel colour.

Sage green pastel painted ceiling and wall colour

Image Source, Beyond Designs

 

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog outlining our favourite summer 2024 interior design trends. We don’t agree with following fast-moving trends so make sure you invest in furniture and decor that you love and will keep for a long time.

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How to Use Green in Your Home Interior

How to Use Green in Your Home Interior

Green is a versatile and calming colour that has been growing in popularity in the interior design world. Adding shades of green to your home can create a sense of tranquillity and look stylish if done right. However, many people struggle with styling green effectively and are not sure how to create a complementary colour scheme. If you’re looking to incorporate green into your home, this blog is for you! We’ve written this guide with our best tips on how to use green in your home interior.

How to use green in different interior styles

There are many interior styles that green can be incorporated into. Whether your home is minimalistic or nature-inspired, we’ve got you covered!

In a Scandinavian-inspired space, simplicity and natural light are key. Green can be used in this style to add a pop of natural colour. Softer greens such as mint or sage can add a subtle touch of freshness without overwhelming the space. Whereas darker greens can be used to create a clean contrast in a mostly white room.

A Bohemian-style interior is inspired by nature and organic elements, so more muted, natural green tones are ideal. Olive green or sage green both work perfectly alongside natural textures and browns.

However, a more Classical and Traditional style focuses on elegance and sophistication. Dark emerald green creates a rich environment, paired with metallic gold it can create a dramatic and stylish space.

How to style different shades of green

There is a huge variety of different green shades to choose from, so finding the right one for you is important. Even more important is understanding how to style it to look good in your space.

Emerald green

Emerald green

Emerald green is perhaps the most contemporary shade of green that has surged in popularity in the past year. This rich and vibrant shade of green can add a touch of luxury and elegance to any room.

Use for: wall colour or furniture for a dramatic effect, decorative elements to create a more subtle sophisticated environment or statement furniture like sofas or accent chairs.

Emerald green colour palette

Pair with: neutral colours such as white or beige to balance the richness, or combine with brighter tones, such as blush pink or coral orange for a more energetic effect.

Mix with metallics: for an even more glamorous look, mix emerald green with metallic accents like gold or brass.

5G Kitchen Emerald Green

Olive green

Olive green

Olive green is a nature-inspired colour; a more subdued and earthy tone which evokes tranquillity. This green tone is ideal for creating a warm and cosy environment.

Use for: walls, tiles or large furniture pieces. Because of its muted shade, olive green won’t overpower your room so can be used generously.

Olive green palette

Pair with: other earthy tones like brown, tan or beige, or contrast it with bolder colours such as navy blue or mustard yellow.

Bring in natural elements: accentuate the natural effect by bringing in organic elements like wood, plants, and stone.

Olive green interior with green wall and sofa and brown table

Sage green

Sage green

Sage is a lighter, more muted shade of green, so it creates a real calming influence in the home. Its blue undertones create a refreshing effect and make it ideal for creating relaxing environments in bathrooms or kitchens.

Use for: bathroom tiles, walls, kitchen cabinets or furniture. Similar to olive green, sage green is very subtle so can be used for bigger furniture items without being overpowering.

Sage green colour palette

Pair with: pretty much any colour! Sage green is very versatile so looks great alongside other greens and blues but also contrasted with warmer tones such as browns, oranges or even purple.

Contrast with dark wood: the muted cool tones of sage green look great balanced out by dark, warm wood finishes. Try dark wood furniture against a sage green wall or tiling.

Sage Green Kitchen with wood details

As you can see, green is a very versatile and sophisticated colour that can either calm or add drama to your home. With the variation of different green shades, there is bound to be something that suits everyone’s style. Whether you choose to paint a sage green wall, invest in emerald green furniture, or incorporate olive green through textiles and accessories, there are plenty of ways to incorporate green into your space.

We hope you enjoyed this blog and feel more clarity on how to use green in your home interior! Check out our other blogs for more interior colour tips!

Style Your Home with Art Nouveau

Style Your Home with Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau, also known as “New Art,” is a popular design style that emerged in the late 19th century and flourished until the early 20th century. It was a reaction against the formal, ornate styles that had dominated the design world for centuries. Art Nouveau instead embraced nature-inspired motifs, flowing lines, and dynamic curves. In interior design, Art Nouveau is characterised by its use of organic shapes, intricate patterns, and a sense of movement. This style can be seen in everything from furniture and textiles to lighting fixtures and architectural details. Read on to find out how you can style your home with Art Nouveau.

Incorporate Curved Lines and Organic Forms

Art Nouveau is characterized by its flowing and curving lines, inspired by natural forms such as flowers and plants. Add furniture pieces with curved legs, round sofas or decorative objects with organic shapes.

Living room in modern Art Nouveau style with arches and curved wall panels in monochrome beige. Modern armchair, coffee table and ottoman in a wall niche.

Choose Rich and Vibrant Colours

Art Nouveau is known for its use of rich and vibrant colours such as deep greens, blues, purples, and gold. Incorporate these colours into your home through wall paint, textiles, and accessories to create a dramatic and luxurious look.

Use Intricate Patterns and Detailing

Intricate patterns and detailing are common in Art Nouveau styles, often featuring floral motifs, arabesques, and geometric shapes. Add wallpaper, textiles, or decorative accents with these patterns to easily introduce the Art Nouveau style into your home.

Art Nouveau inspired interior with pattern wallpaper and rich green and gold furniture

Mix Old and New

Blend vintage Art Nouveau pieces with modern elements to create a unique and eclectic look. Pair a contemporary sofa with Art Nouveau-inspired wallpaper or mix antique Art Nouveau furniture with modern artwork for an interesting contrast.

Pay Attention to Details

Small details and accessories, such as door hardware, moldings, and lighting, can make a big difference when styling your home with Art Nouveau. Lighting fixtures, such as stained glass lamps or intricate chandeliers, can add a touch of elegance and drama to your space.

If you enjoyed this blog, make sure to check out our other blogs for more home styling inspiration!

Unlock Your Wardrobe’s Full Potential: Tips for Clothes Organisation

Unlock Your Wardrobe’s Full Potential: Tips for Clothes Organisation

With our busy lives, our wardrobe can become cluttered quickly and is a daily source of frustration. However, you can organise your wardrobe into a functional and enjoyable space that helps streamline your morning routine. In this blog post, we will share some practical tips to help you organize your wardrobe efficiently and make the most of your space.

Assess and declutter

Begin by looking through your wardrobe and sorting through the clothes you don’t wear. Try to really consider the items you wear often and those that no longer serve a purpose. Donate or sell clothes that no longer fit, are out of style, or have remained unworn for months. If you can’t decide on some items, put them in a pile and give yourself a deadline. If you don’t wear them by the end of this time, it’s unlikely you’ll wear them again. By simplifying your collection, you’ll decrease unnecessary clutter and create space for new items that truly reflect your style.

Categorise your clothing

Divide your clothing into broad categories such as tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and accessories. Depending on the space you have and your preferences, you could then further organise into subcategories. Choose subcategories that make sense to you such as sleeve length, colour, or occasion. This division will enable you to locate specific items easily and make it much easier to keep your wardrobe organised.

Invest in quality storage

Smart storage solutions can help maximize your wardrobe’s capacity and accessibility. Custom, fitted wardrobes are the best way to optimise your space as they can be installed to any shape, even the most awkward corners and angles. Install sturdy hangers or hooks to hang clothes without wrinkles, and utilize drawer dividers or organizers to separate folded items. Shoe racks, hanging compartments, and space-saving storage boxes are also great investments for storing accessories, shoes, and seasonal clothing.

Mila Bedroom with fitted storage behind bed in a pale green colour and grooved doors. Storage with display shelf for organisation

Space management

Arrange your clothing items by placing the most frequently worn ones at eye level and within easy reach. Store seasonal or occasional items like winter coats or party dresses on higher shelves or in the back. Utilize the often-underutilized space on the back of your closet or door by adding hooks for scarves, belts, or even bags. Optimize the floor space by storing shoes in clear shoe boxes or under-the-bed storage containers.

Folding techniques

When it comes to your drawers, use folding techniques that maximize space and visibility. The KonMari method, for instance, emphasizes the importance of folding clothes into compact rectangles that can be stacked vertically. This technique allows you to see all your folded items at once and avoid rummaging through piles of messy clothes.

Overhead shot of neatly ordered clothes in wooden drawer. Woman organizing clothes in drawer

Label or colour-code

Labelling shelves, drawers, or containers ensures that everything returns to the right place, making it easier to maintain an organised wardrobe. Furthermore, colour-coding your clothes by category or shade can add aesthetic appeal to your wardrobe whilst enabling quick visual identification.

 

Organizing your wardrobe is an investment in both your physical space and mental well-being. With an organized wardrobe, choosing your outfit becomes an enjoyable and stress-free experience. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your favourite playlist, and get ready to transform your wardrobe into a functional haven!

How to Use Vintage Decor in Your Home

How to Use Vintage Decor in Your Home

Taking inspiration from vintage interior styles and using vintage home items has become extremely popular in recent years. There are many approaches that you could take and different eras to take inspiration from. In this blog, we’ll give you an introduction to how you can use vintage style in your home.

Our first and most important tip for choosing vintage items is to choose what you actually like and not what is on trend or most valuable. Vintage items are a great way to inject personality into your space so choosing items that reflect your preferences is important! This also means you are more likely to like the item for longer.

Mix Different Eras

There are a lot of vintage eras to choose from and all of them have elements of incredible interior design. Taking inspiration from just one era could look plain and eventually feel dated. The most interesting way to incorporate vintage items into your home is to mix styles from different eras. For example, use Art Deco-style wallpaper, a Bauhaus-inspired sofa and Victorian-style accessories. This variation of styles and contrasting shapes will create multiple layers of visual interest and make your home feel more fun!

You could also combine vintage elements with more modern styles. Modern furniture is usually a lot more minimalistic and simple so can create a nice blank canvas for some more interesting vintage accessories.

A mid-century modern living room with a wood sideboard and vintage patterned rug

Embrace Vintage Textiles & Patterns

Vintage textiles and patterns are a fun way to inject colour and softness into your interior. For a smaller impact choose accessories such as patterned cushions, blankets or lampshades or for a bold effect go for bigger decor items such as a rug, wall hangings, curtains or even a patterned sofa. Floral patterns are the most common patterns that create a typical vintage look, sometimes mixed with other natural elements such as birds and trees. Art Deco-inspired patterns also tend to be quite popular for a luxurious interior, with geometric shapes and gold accents.

If you’re going for a more exotic look, there are many vintage textiles from around the world to choose from, from Indian Kantha quilts and Japanese Shibori to embroidered Suzani panels.

Upcycle & Thrift Vintage Pieces

The 2020 lockdown triggered a surge in DIY projects and home improvements. Since then it has become increasingly popular to upcycle vintage furniture and there are plenty of tutorials online. Whether it’s repainting an old coffee table, re-upholstering a sofa or repairing an antique ceramic, these unique items will add personality to your home. Not only does this create a unique item, but they will be considerably cheaper than buying new furniture and are also better for the environment as there is less wastage. They could also provide a fun project for a family or couple!

If upcycling isn’t for you, you can still find second-hand home items from antique or charity shops that would still provide that unique vintage effect.

Wide variety of vintage furniture and home design objects in store

Install Appropriate Storage

With all of these new vintage items in your home, you’ll want to make sure you have appropriate storage so it doesn’t get cluttered. You might have a small or awkward space where you would like to fit some storage, in which case fitted storage is the best way to make use of your space. With our custom furniture, you can choose the perfect door and handle styles to either match or contrast your vintage items. Our Rockingham Collection incorporates a range of different door styles inspired by different eras of interior design, from arched doors inspired by Roman Architecture to modern styles with elements of Minimalism.

 

We hope you enjoyed this blog and feel inspired to use some vintage styles in your home. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are looking for some fitted storage or any custom furniture to help with your vintage theme!

 

Autumn 2023 Interior Trends

Autumn 2023 Interior Trends

This year, Autumn Interior trends are all about being bold, and colourful with a lot of retro inspiration. With rich colour combinations, vintage finds and a 70’s comeback, you’ll be sure to find a trend that inspires your Autumn interior makeover.

Playful shapes

In contrast to the minimalism trend that has lasted for the past few years, 2023 interior design has been much more exciting. Including bold colour contrasts and interesting shapes, this fun and playful style will continue into Autumn 2023. Think asymmetric sofa shapes, geometric candles and vases and abstract art decor, anything goes! These unique adaptations of traditional home decor add an element of interest to your room that grabs attention and creates a fun and lively atmosphere.

Check out these Bubble Glass vases by Anthropologie.

 

Rich & bold colours

Colour is one of the most important elements in interior design and changing your paint or furniture colours can change the feel of a room instantly. If you’re looking to update your interior colours, an autumn colour scheme can stand the test of time. 2023’s autumn colour trends are based around rich and warm colours that create a cosy atmosphere, perfect for the colder weather. Deep reds and browns make a bold statement and create a feeling of warmth and comfort, especially if used in large amounts, such as for walls and large furniture. If these warm tones aren’t for you, contrasting shades of green have been on trend during 2023 and are set to continue throughout Autumn. A dark green creates a cosy autumnal vibe but can be contrasted with lighter shades such as sage green.

 

Wall-to-ceiling colour

Another 2023 trend that creates a cosy, autumnal atmosphere in your home is wall-to-ceiling colour. Painting the ceiling the same colour as the walls enhances a room’s cosiness by creating the appearance of a lowered ceiling making the room feel warmer, especially if using a warm colour paint. If you have particularly high ceilings that make the room feel cold during Autumn, you can use a darker colour on the ceilings to create the impression of a lower ceiling. Terracotta is one of the most popular Autumn shades this year and when used on walls and ceilings it can create a soft, warm light which produces the calming sensation of a sunset.

If you’re looking for more interior tips to make your home feel warmer check out this blog.

Vintage & second-hand finds

With more and more people valuing sustainability and choosing to shop second-hand, buying vintage and second-hand items has become a trend in itself. For Autumn 2023 we are going to see this vintage trend evolve into more of a 70’s style. Rich earthy tones with pops of bright colour and bold geometric patterns. Darker woods and distressed finishes also lend themselves to a 70’s theme and match the rugged and relaxed feel of Autumn. Reclaimed and custom items also make a space feel more personalised and homely.

We hope that you have enjoyed this summary of Autumn 2023 trends and that you feel inspired to give your home a 70’s-inspired Autumn makeover. If you liked this blog, be sure to take a look at some of our other blogs.