What’s Hot In Interior Design – A Summer 2019 Style Guide
Summer is here, which means it’s time to strip off all those winter layers and give your home a cool style upgrade. From pulling down those heavy drapes to adding some brightly colored paints, these hot summer trends will make your home more comfortable as the temperatures rise, while also keeping your space on trend for the 2019 season.
Try These Summer Tones
When you think about summer, one of the first things that comes to mind are all the colors. Whether its fruit, flower, or a summer sunset, summer is full of brilliant hues – but nature isn’t the only source of inspiration. This summer, take your cues from some top seasonal cocktails, starting with the bright orange of an Aperol Spritz – the official drink of summer. This orange makes an extraordinary accent color and plays well with the natural fibers that dominate the summer months.
Other top hues for the season include rose, playing on the ever-popular rose, of course, as well as light greens like you would see in a jalapeno margarita or minty mojito. Don’t be afraid to go bold with your color choices, whether as a paint color or on accent pieces like pillows and vases.
Light It Right
Summer is the perfect time to drop the heavy curtains and let in all the natural light, but what happens when the sun goes down? Heavy artificial lighting can heat up an already warm space, and while everyone loves a summer campfire, that’s not always an option. Instead, consider adding gentle, heat-free lighting with battery-operated candles. Available as outdoor string lights, flameless candles, and even lanterns, as well as for indoor use, battery-operated candles offer a cool alternative to traditional lighting.
Even before Marie Kondo hit Netflix, minimalism was in vogue, but the style makes particular sense for summer when clutter can feel simply overbearing. Make a shift toward a minimalist interior by simplifying your textile choices and moving towards a more monochromatic look. Natural fibers can help create a cohesive look, while cutting out all the excess on counters and other surfaces will help create the clean look characteristic of minimalism. Minimalism isn’t about stripping your home of everything, but you should ensure that all extra décor matches well.
Keep Things Natural
One of the best things about natural fibers is that they feel cool even when it’s hot outside. Strip away all the heavy fabrics and artificial materials and mark summer with a shift to linen and rattan – materials that announce that summer is here. Linen, in particular, always looks classy and effortless, which is why linen clothing is so popular in the summer. As for rattan, these woven reeds bring a touch of the tropical to your home, even if you live hundreds of miles from the beach.
Don’t let summer pass you by while heavy curtains block out all the sun. It’s time to open up those windows and let the light shine in, illuminating your updated home and all the beautiful accents that make it uniquely yours.