Update your home for summer with these 3 top trends
BHS’s interiors expert, Helen White, takes us through this season’s key trends, the inspiration behind BHS’s latest collections and easy, affordable ways to update our homes for summer
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Image: Buddha Ornament £25, Diamond Stoneware Vase £8, Hansa Tassle Cushion £25, Pink Fringe Cushion £18, Aria Stab Stitch Velvet Cushion in Pink and Silver £15, Persian Style Distressed Rug £140 Jet rattan Shade £30.00, all from BHS.com
As we relax in to Summer we start to want our homes to reflect the season’s chilled out, laid-back vibes. Helen shows us how to create cool, calm havens to escape the heat, interiors that bring back memories of sun-drenched isles and easy ways to bring bright, vibrant colours into your home. Most importantly, these trends won’t break the bank and will leave you plenty of time for making the most of the sunshine.
Trend 1: Cool, calm, bohemian chic
Image: Hanging Shelf £12, White Wooden Mirror £30 , Hand Carved Stool £15 , Hand Tea-Light Holder £10, all from BHS.com
As we move in to the warmer months we start to desire light, airy spaces and more seamless transition between the outside and inside. With the Ibiza Collection (pictured), inspired by the bohemian side of the Balearic isle, we wanted to prove that neutral didn’t have to mean boring. By using contrasting textures, fringing and tassels you can add depth and interest, whilst the use of natural materials and statement planters help bring the outside in.
Trend 2: Minerals, Marble and Terrazzo
Image: Cushion Pair from £14, Graphic number print £35, Felix Pendant £65, Pink Marble Jewellery Box £15, all from BHS.com
Building the trend for natural materials one simple way to start to add colour is to use palettes inspired by the outstanding colours and patterns in geology. Our Quartz Collection (pictured) includes terrazzo and marble effects printed on to soft homewares, giving a playful take on the ‘outside in’ trend. Using stone and terrazzo with metal accents the collection offers cool, contemporary lighting solutions with a hint of glamour.
Trend 3: Bold, Bright Summer Colours
Image: Ursula Pendant Light £70, Cara Bedding Set From £10, Muhommad Ali Print £45, Percale Sheeting in saffron from £10, Merino Wool Knitted Cushion £75, all from BHS.com
Although people often feel afraid of adding bright colours into their home, summer is the perfect time to bring these bold colours inside. One easy way to start is by incorporating statement pieces and soft furnishings, such as cushions, throws and wall art. If you are feeling a little braver, colour blocking walls can add real drama and freshen up plainer pieces. To help inspire and build confidence in using stand-out colours we’ve curated colour led trends, including Mauve and the Yellow and Grey trend featured.
British Home Stores, the high-street hero, is back online, offering contemporary, affordable, high-quality homeware. To help you update your home for summer and to welcome you to their new online home, BHS.com are offering GoodHomes readers 20% off all homeware with code SUMMERTRENDS20, simply add the code at checkout. Visit BHS.com.