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Summer Styling Tips

There’s something about the summer season that puts a natural pep in the step. Storefronts are adorned by colourful displays, people are dressed in upbeat patterns – even the drinks have got a bit of a spritzy hue to them! To help you echo this joyful disposition at home, we’ve pulled together some of our top summer styling tips, bursting with the colours of the season. With our summer offer in full swing, there’s no better time to give your home a boost. From 19th August to 12th September 2022, we’re giving you 15% off our entire range!* So, we hope you’ll find some inspiration to put those savings into action while they last.

Summer linens

The sartorially inclined will be intimately well-versed in the wonders of linen for summer. It’s a lightweight, natural material that not only performs well in the heat but looks good doing it! The same is true of a sleek sofa or stylish armchair upholstered in the timeless textile. Romo’s Linara fabric has got a laid-back look that works beautifully in an array of colours, from neutral Porridge to vibrant Begonia. Style it with our streamlined Noah sofa for a pared-back, modern look. Or dress a Grace armchair in linen for a soft, yet clean interior boost.

Plants galore

With the natural world busting into life outside, bringing a few plants home can be a lovely way to echo this energising air indoors. For a slightly wild and whimsical look, group various plants together, creating a symphony of green in an otherwise not-so-exhilarating corner of your home. Continue the horticultural motif with pops of green throughout the space, cropping up as cushions, throw blankets, or colourful candles. You can even go all-out with botanically themed upholstery like our Chintz in the Greenery colourway, reserving that verdant energy for cooler seasons.

Punchy Patterns & Colourful Accents

Zippy bursts of pattern help to raise spirits and add visual intrigue to a summery scheme. If you’re looking to keep your space versatile, opt for colourful accents that are easily switched out through the seasons. Go for cushions in upbeat fabrics like our Polka in Cobalt, for example. Our Basket Weave in Aquamarine is a colourful fabric with a raw texture that creates a pattern-like effect, with flecks of ivory white amidst a sea of blue tones. For a pattern that works year-round, leaning on tonal blacks and whites, consider a classic Gingham in Obsidian. This more versatile, subdued pattern will serve you well in larger, more permanent formats, bringing a bit of intrigue to a sofa or armchair. You can also opt for exposed wood furniture with vibrant accents, like our Anderson footstool with an eye-catching red frame.

If you’re not yet sold on making pattern a solid fixture in your home, start small with intricate art prints or even rugs. Our brand-new collection of rugs is inspired by the colours of nature, drawing from the vibrance of Derbyshire’s rolling hills. Arlo’s own Julie Smith has adapted these into beautiful weaves that read more as floor art than rugs. They are, however designed to hold up, with natural materials like wool, cotton, and particularly summery jute.

A Home for Hosting

Summer is the season of getting together. Gather friends and family and take in those drawn-out evenings as you kick back in an upbeat living space. Go the extra mile to make it welcoming with a sprawling sectional sofa that encourages convivial seating. Or consider peppering a few footstools around your space, which can double at compact seating that can be rearranged as needed. Ottomans can be a wonderful tool for entertaining as well. Pop a tray on yours to accommodate drinks and some decorative embellishments like candles and floral arrangements. Just like that, you’ve got a party-ready home perfectly primed to celebrate the joys of summer!

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