Freshen up your home for summer!

Freshen up your home for summer!

The warm weather has started and summer is upon us, so why not give your home a refresh for the upcoming summer months!

Brighten up

Adding bright colours to your home will instantly put you into a summery mood. Swap your current cushions and home accessories for something more colourful. Hanging up vibrant art work will help to brighten up your home, as will using floral and leafy patterns. Make your home even brighter by strategically placing mirrors around your home, which creates the illusion of a more open space.

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Bring the outside inside

A great way to bring summer into your home is to fill it with plants and flowers! Greenery in your home not only looks nice, it helps to improve your wellbeing. Read our previous blog for loads of indoor garden tips. If you don’t fancy having real plants indoors, opt for fake ones or decorate with floral patterned accessories.

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Garden makeover

Summer is the perfect time to get out in your garden or balcony. If you haven’t grown your garden already, you can buy potted plants and flowers to scatter around your garden or hang off your balcony. If you have grass areas, now is the time to make sure they are neat and mowed, as you’ll be wanting to sit outside more in the warm weather! Create a relaxing outdoor space with seating, and hang up fairy lights to create the perfect mood for evenings outside.

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Defrost and a clear-out your freezer ready for more delicious summer treats. Stock up on summer necessities including sunscreen and after-sun, insect repellent and bite cream. Be ready for spontaneous days out by keeping picnic blankets, beach towels and sports equipment/games in your storage cupboards. Summer means BBQ’s, so give your grill a really good clean so you’re ready for guests, and to make the food taste even better.

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Top summer 2017 decor trends

Bright green was named the colour of 2017, and its the perfect colour for summer! Butterfly prints are also a big thing this summer, so get in on the trend by purchasing some butterfly print accessories for your home. Along with butterflies, any kind of tropical prints are a must have this season. Don’t be afraid to mix clashing prints either, its one of the top looks of the year! Rose gold was the big thing of last year, but this year its all about bronze.

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And when you’ve done all this hard work, why not treat yourself, family and friends to a summer party in your newly refreshed home!

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Christmas Decor Themes

Christmas Decor Themes

With December almost upon us, it’s nearly time to dress your home for Christmas! If your old decorations are feeling a bit tired or you just fancy a change, we have some great Christmas decor ideas to suit everyone’s taste and budget!

Traditional red & green

If you love the idea of a traditional family Christmas, then this theme is for you! Red and green will be your staple colours, whilst decorations will focus on stockings, candy canes, wreaths and garlands intertwined with pinecones and red berries, classic Christmas prints and a magnificent bushy green tree!

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White winter wonderland

Even if it’s not a white Christmas outside, it definitely will be inside with this winter wonderland theme. Think all white decorations with hints of ice blue, snowflake baubles and prints, icicle lights and a snow frosted Christmas tree with a glittery snowflake on top. Go with sparkly, crystal and translucent textures to give that icy winter feel.

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Charming rustic

Bring the outdoors into your home with this nature-inspired rustic theme. Decorate with logs and wooden details, real pine cones, holly and wreaths (if possible), woven textures, lanterns and woodland creature ornaments. Keep everything really natural and try your hand at some homemade decorations for an extra charming feel.

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Glamorous rose gold 

If nothing less than full on glamour will do, decorate your home with glitter and the colour of the year; rose gold. Don’t hold back with this theme, go for full on sparkle and glitter, twinkly lights, a lavishly decorated tree and super luxe wrapping paper. Make sure everything is dripping in gold, pink and rose gold.

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Minimalist 

On the complete opposite end of the scale, if you like to keep things simple or aren’t really the festive kind, a minimalist theme is ideal. Simply put up a conservatively decorated tree, keep decorations white or plain and hang up some a string of fairy lights.

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Tropical Christmas

If you hate the cold season and want something completely different, give your Christmas decor a tropical edge! Choose rich jewel tones in emerald-green, purple and blue. Give your home an exotic feel with colourful wildlife decorations, tropical prints and gold embellishments.

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