Get Summer Ready - 3 Ways To Bring That Summer Feeling Inside

Pop the bubbly because winter is over! It’s time to bring that summer feeling inside, so here’s three simple ways to do just that. 

Art: Art often ends up pretty low down on the list when it comes to furnishing a space, but it should be close to the top. Start by finding a piece you’re absolutely in love with and use this for inspiration. For a tropical vibe try a print of Palm Springs a palm or a green leaf or even the Beverly Hills Hotel rather than a cookie cutter print of the beach or a sunset.

Now that you’ve got your art you’ll be able to reference it’s colour palette and incorporate it into your decor. 

Pattern & Colour: Hands down the quickest and easiest way to inject a bit of summer inside is to add some colour and pattern. The easiest way to do this is through seasonal decor like cushions, a throw and other small decorative pieces. 

The fresh summer palette trending at the moment is a combo of pale coral, billiard table green, fuchsia pink and royal blue. Draw inspiration from La-Z-Boy’s Prague Modular Suite in Oregano, this is a colour that comes alive in a multitude of hues, with a real sense of being fresh and lively! 

 

Or add a sense of calm to any interior and pair with the milky white tones of La-Z-Boy’s Carlton Suite, accessorise with royal blue cushions and a throw, it absolutely screams tropical, you’ll instantly feel like you’re in an exotic paradise.

Plants: Are a great way to bring the outdoors in. Black thumb? No worries, there really is a plant to suit everyone and every space.

If you’ve got tall ceilings and don’t have the best track record with keeping plants alive then a Birds of Paradise plant is the plant for you. 

From aloe vera to potted cacti, succulents are the secret weapon when it comes to additional style and its popularity runs parallel to the rise in apartment living. Succulents are lush, delicate and very low maintenance, most only require watering once a week. 

Whether you choose to add a touch of summer to your living space through art, pattern, colour, plants or by treating yourself to a new La-Z-Boy lounge suite, the key is to start with a piece you absolutely love – now relax and enjoy that summer feeling! 

Moodboard credits:

Rattan Planter & Bone Inlay Trays : Fenton & Fenton / Galah Print : Middle of Nowhere / Jute Rug : Armadillo & Co / Green Carafe : Maison Balzac / Bar Cart : Temple & Webster / Cushions : Bonnie & Neill

*La-Z-Boy Carlton Suite in store November, 2018

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3 tips for using cushions to enhance your living room

Cushions are great way to bring personality to your room, giving warmth to your living space as well as adding extra support to you on your sofa. As cushions can be changed with ease, they are perfect for giving your space a mini makeover to reflect the upcoming seasons or trends.

Seasonal Decorating

Unless you live somewhere like California that’s a perfect 25 degrees all year round, chances are you’ve recently switched the fan for the heater, an iced latte for a hot chocolate and the swimming pool for a steamy bubble bath. We change a lot about our lives depending on the season so why shouldn’t our homes be included?