It’s been a long, colder Winter and an even wetter Spring but Summer is finally on the horizon. If you’re looking for a home makeover to help you usher in the new quarter, look no further than some of our Summer favourites – bright, colourful pieces that bring the sunshine of the season into your home, lasting until the final rays of sun stop shining and well into Winter to help remember those warmer months.
Living Room Summer Favourites
Because all activity in the living room tends to revolve around them, it’s wise to make your sofa the focal point. Something as vibrant as our Brighton sofas will retain the Summer feeling all year round and that’s not just because of their bold sea spray or saffron options: lie back on the lounger or enjoy the serendipity of the accent chair, its curvaceous lines imitating the splash of the sea.
If you’re searching for a coffee table that doesn’t make your living room feel cramped, this painted version from our Country Cottage collection is a lovely option. The open-ended shelf improves airflow and helps to create the illusion of space; its creamy vanilla hue harks back to pastoral Summertime and the quaintness of the English countryside.
Learn the tricks of styling your coffee table here.
The Romsey range is a favourite both of ours and of our lovely customers, and it’s easy to see why. Its soft corners, dainty detailing and natural oak finish make it ideal for a Summer home thanks to the feeling of friendliness it brings. Place the small sideboard in your living room for hiding away all the loose bits and bobs that seem to crop up during a busy family Summer.
Summer is all about having fun and no pieces of furniture in our ranges are more fun than the Oakdale nests of tables. Available in sets of two or three, get inspired by cubism and have a play around with arranging these geometric tables into a way that’ll provide endless delight.
Have you got the bug for geometrics? Here’s how to incorporate them into your home.
Mustard has got to be our favourite colour right now. Not only does it hark back to Autumn leaves, but it also has a sunburnt, late August feel that’ll carry itself into season after season. Our Purdy accent chair encapsulates 70s style thanks to its velvety upholstery and will liven up your home in time for the warmer months.
Want more on decorating with mustard tones? Read on for inspiring ideas for each room.
Dining Room Summer Favourites
No matter the season, we’re always searching for smart storage options to optimise our space. For one with a Summery edge, look no further than our Shay large dresser. Its almond-grey finish has an easy breezy feel that’ll breathe freshness into your dining room while storing all your cutlery and crockery.
Alternatively, those seeking something more slimline will want to opt for our Oslo large sideboard. Its pared back Scandi style leaves a feeling of weightlessness and its ultra-simple design highlights the beauty of the natural oak.
Hallway Summer Favourites
As part of our Under the Sea trend, we look at bringing the wild beauty of the ocean into our home interiors. Start by creating a pathway to your staircase to immediately make guests feel welcome, lining the floor with a geometric print that’ll draw the eye to a statement piece like our Shay console table – its elegant cornices are truly dreamy. For a totally unique hallway, hang houseplants from your bannister and leave them to swing freely in the Summer breeze, framing your table.
What’s more of a Summer favourite than our Sunbleached Terracotta trend? Inspired by the golden glow of the Mediterranean, this hallway immediately soaks you in the sun thanks to its blend of earthy richness and boxy yet charming rustic oak furniture from our Hercules range. The gentle rug pattern takes clear inspiration from the tactile qualities of homes in the sun while more houseplants add to the tropical atmosphere.
For more inspiring hallway decor ideas, head over to the blog.
Bedroom Summer Favourites
The elevated legs and industrial-chicness of our Brooklyn range make it the perfect range for Summer, reminiscent of the urban nature of pop-up bars and loft living. In the bedroom, style with matte black accessories and houseplants to accentuate the exotic wood grain.
When choosing a dressing table, take cues from the rest of your room and pick a style that resonates. If you’re attracted to a contemporary look with an unfussy presence, look towards this one from our Hove collection. Its retro-modern mix of chalk white paint and natural oak tops hark back to the beach, emitting a feeling of coastal calm.
The ornate, French-inspired curved lines of our Bella range emulate the splash of ocean waves. Its delicate cream colour works perfectly with sea-inspired shades and leafy seaweed-like houseplants.
What are your Summer favourites from our ranges? Let us know by tagging us in your photos using the hashtag #OakFurnitureland on Instagram.