Summer calls for lighter layers, a cooling colour palette and an effortless attitude, both when it comes to your outfits and your home. Giving your rooms a refresh for the new year is incredibly simple, all it takes is a few style updates. Here, we show you how to decorate for summer and create that holiday feel at home.
Lighten up with linen
Linen is synonymous with summer style. Linen is light, breathable and durable, it’s easy to care for, it naturally grows softer and more beautiful over time, and even when wrinkled linen looks and feels effortless. These qualities make it the perfect fabric to style your own home with. Try adding a linen slip cover to your sofa, hang sheer linen curtains, entertain with a colourful linen table cloth, swap velvet or wool soft furnishings for linen cushion covers, and trade heavy blankets and bed covers for linen bed sheets, which makes for a more comfortable sleep in summer.