Summer Trends 2021 and How to Add Them to Your Home

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Guest post by Sophie over at lockdownhouse

I am obsessed with all things home decor (one of the reasons I started my home blog as I was boring my family and friends). One thing I really enjoy keeping up to date with is how home trends change over the seasons. These 5 trends are everywhere for Summer 2021 at the moment and they’re all stylish, fun and best of all, have longevity so you can keep them for years to come! I have shared some of my favourites and easy ways you can bring them into your home.

Beige is the new grey

You may have seen this all over Instagram but move aside grey homes – neutral is huge right now. Think beige furniture, sheer white curtains, pampas grass in vases, beautiful textured nude accessories, and jute rugs. It’s an easy trend to add to your home if you wanted to, but perhaps avoid furniture if you have young children! Wilkinsons and even Poundland have some lovely neutral accessories that you can add to style a shelf or check out H&M for neutral and different texture throws and rugs for the ultimate cosy vibes.

Bringing nature inside

Initially I didn’t get on board with the plant hype but since keeping my aloe vera plant alive, I’m slowly expanding my plant collection! Plants are a great way to add colour and cosiness to a home, whether it’s cute little cacti for a windowsill or Devils Ivy hanging over shelves. Looking after and seeing plants regularly is also said to boost your mental health which after the year we’ve had is always welcome! Patch Plants have a handy filter called ‘Hard to kill’ if it’s your first-time buying plants. You can also of course buy yourself flowers when doing your weekly shop, who says it has to be a special occasion!

Summer Trends 2021

Clashing prints

Are you brave with colour and patterns? There is a huge trend for clashing prints and colours from gorgeous, patterned wallpaper to bright furniture in the same room. It sounds like it shouldn’t work but it really does and looks very elegant! If you want to incorporate some colour into your home, try playing with different colour accessories like lamps or cushions against a mutual tone.

Gorgeous outdoor areas

Since the pandemic and having to socialise with family and friends outside, we’ve seen people upgrade their outdoor spaces from balconies (check this video out) to creating cosy seating areas, whether that’s with blankets and cushion galore or cute furniture around a fire pit. It’s all about creating a little haven in your garden, I’ve added solar lights and an outdoor rug underneath my garden furniture which I love sitting on for my morning cup of tea (when the sun is shining!)

Summer Trends 2021

Statement dark walls  

The darker the better! Black is no longer seen as a scary colour to paint your home with, with black panelling, deep charcoal kitchen cupboards, black accessories from trinket dishes to even plates popping up everywhere. Black interior looks chic and, in some cases, can even make a room appear bigger, especially when on the bottom half of the wall paired with white. Be warned though, dust might show on it more than a lighter colour. Again, a way to embrace this trend is by starting small – perhaps you have little up-cycle project in you, or you just want to add accessories to a room.

As with all trends, they come and go, and homes are personal to you and your family so don’t feel like you have to keep up with the latest trends. However, if you do want to upgrade a room or a corner, this might give you a little bit of inspiration!

What Summer trends 2021 are you loving at the moment?

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