Summer months are hot and sweaty. Naturally when one comes home the expectation is to find a refreshing and cool ambience. Colors, patterns and textures play a very important role to give a character to a space. As for summers, I would love to use patterns that add a degree of freshness, color and life – some qualities that are going to be missing in the ‘devitalized’ outsides. So here is bringing a pick of patterns and textures that will make your summer home cool, breezy and refreshing.
Summer Home: Patterns And Textures For The Season
Sea-Life Inspired Patterns That Cool
There is something about the sea and the beach that attracts us more in the summers than in any other season. Most of you would agree with me when I say, that water has a freshness about it and we find solace in its cool surrounds. Sea-life inspired patterns carry that doze of freshness right into your summer home. Use patterns like sea shells, ocean vegetation, sea horses, fish and waves in your home. You can carefully incorporate these in the form of cushion covers, bedroom linen, curtains etc. Go nautical this summer!
Small Flower Prints That Bring Life
Summer heat also finds respite in the freshness and life of a garden. Tiny blooms that symbolize life pop up despite the soaring heat. Find inspiration in these tiny flowers and use small flower patterns lavishly in your summer home. Floral prints look stunning in the form of table cloths, napkins and kitchen linen. If they do find resonance with your personality splash them extravagantly in your entire home.
Bright Bold Prints That Add Color
Summers also encourage vibrant bursts of colors. The heat outside makes outdoor life dull, boring and tiring. So when one encounters bursts of color in ones home, it brings back the promise of life and color. I would suggest the use of bold colorful prints in your summer home as they add color and vibrance to everything around. Bold patterns can be used sparsely in living spaces and extravagantly in children spaces. Your kids will just love the beautiful bold colors.
Ethnic prints are very dynamic. They can be moulded to beautify your summer home very effectively. Use patterns like paisley, chevrons, shells, etc., in bright, vibrant shades to bring in the freshness. You could also use block prints and tribal motifs. The overall look will be the kinds that will allow you to sit back, loosen up and revitalize.
Summer is a season where you can experiment freely with patterns and textures. Just keep in mind that the colors used must be bright and vibrant and there isn’t a chance that you will go wrong. Use these patterns in areas that are changeable and temporary like cushion covers, bedroom linen, tablecloths etc. This shall ensure that once the season is gone and another one comes forth you can change the decor accordingly without much effort and cost. Do share with us your views on summer patterns and of ways you think might be apt to use them.
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