Life, inspired: Style your home for summer
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Style your home for summer

To celebrate the last of the dreamy summer days and balmy nights, we’ve rounded up the biggest interior trends of the season.

It comes as no surprise that extending your living area to the great outdoors features high on our list. Tap into this trend by creating an outdoor lounge in your patio area or backyard. Outdoor lounges have really taken off this season, and they are the perfect excuse to indulge in long, lazy days enjoying the summer.

We are also loving the affection for all things rural and rustic. This trend conjures up images of holidays in beautiful locations and the warmth and comfort of childhood memories. You can easily recreate the vibe with key furniture and accessories.

And, of course, we can’t fail to mention the colour of the season, representing the fresh vibe of summer. Green in all its shades is the perfect tone for summer, adding a cooling and uplifting touch to your interior style.

The outdoor lounge

Maximise your living space by incorporating an outdoor lounge. Make the central feature a set of comfy furniture, mixing in some accents and finishing touches. Beautiful and comfortable, the Florida 2.5 Seat Sofa from Provincial Home Living is perfect for curling up by yourself of sharing.

Florida 2.5 Seater Sofa, $1,599 from Provincial Home Living.

Throw some shade

An umbrella is a must for your outdoor lounge to provide protection from the summer sun, and one with a striking design will add flair. The Weston Outdoor Umbrella from Fantastic Furniture is an affordable way to keep your space cool in those scorching summer months. Weston 2.7m Outdoor Umbrella, $119 from Fantastic Furniture.

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A spectrum of colour

Make your outdoor lounge extra inviting by adding pillows and cushions in a variety of shapes and colours. Adairs have a beautiful collection of indoor and outdoor cushions in a range of colours so you can mix and match. Adairs Remi Eucalyptus Outdoor Cushion, from $59.99 at Adairs.

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Plant some drama

Now that you’ve got all the essential elements together, your outdoor lounge just needs some striking planters to provide the finishing touch. Add some drama with a pair of these gorgeous Terrain Tall Planters from Provincial Home Living. Terrain Tall Planter, $219.95 Provincial Home Living.

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Throw some shade

An umbrella is a must for your outdoor lounge to provide protection from the summer sun, and one with a striking design will add flair. The Weston Outdoor Umbrella from Fantastic Furniture is an affordable way to keep your space cool in those scorching summer months. Weston 2.7m Outdoor Umbrella, $119 from Fantastic Furniture.

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A spectrum of colour

Make your outdoor lounge extra inviting by adding pillows and cushions in a variety of shapes and colours. Adairs have a beautiful collection of indoor and outdoor cushions in a range of colours so you can mix and match. Adairs Remi Eucalyptus Outdoor Cushion, from $59.99 at Adairs.

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Plant some drama

Now that you’ve got all the essential elements together, your outdoor lounge just needs some striking planters to provide the finishing touch. Add some drama with a pair of these gorgeous Terrain Tall Planters from Provincial Home Living. Terrain Tall Planter, $219.95 Provincial Home Living.

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Rustic style rules

This summer, expect to see homeware inspired by rustic chic. Enjoy the feel of natural materials and pieces designed with a “lived in” look. The Provincial Oak Dining Table from Early Settler captures this look in a tribute to French farmhouse style. We loved the curved legs and distressed top.

Provincial Oak Dining Table 200cm White, $1399.99 from Early Settler

Go for green

Green is the colour for this summer. From pistachio through to emerald, adding a new piece in gorgeous green is a great way to revive your home’s style. Add a touch of luxe to your living room with our incredible Gatsby Sofa. Reminiscent of decades past, this stunning statement piece is a must-have.

Gatsby Forest Sofa, $1,099.95 from Pillow Talk

Bring the outdoors in

You no longer need a green thumb to enjoy the colour and ambiance of indoor plants. Selecting the right high-quality faux greenery can give you a lush look — without the watering or fuss. Various pots and plants from Adairs.

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Green for pure relaxation

Bring green into your bedroom for an atmosphere of pure relaxation. The Mirage Quilt Cover Set from Pillow Talk uses a rich shade of emerald green to depict tropical fauna and flora, elevating your bedroom into a haven of style. Mirage Quilt Cover Set, price varies, from Pillow Talk

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Bring the outdoors in

You no longer need a green thumb to enjoy the colour and ambiance of indoor plants. Selecting the right high-quality faux greenery can give you a lush look — without the watering or fuss. Various pots and plants from Adairs.

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Green for pure relaxation

Bring green into your bedroom for an atmosphere of pure relaxation. The Mirage Quilt Cover Set from Pillow Talk uses a rich shade of emerald green to depict tropical fauna and flora, elevating your bedroom into a haven of style. Mirage Quilt Cover Set, price varies, from Pillow Talk

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Soaking up Some Sun

Soak up some serious rays in comfort and style with with Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers from Fantastic Furniture. There are the perfect addition to an outdoor atmosphere set up for relaxing. Sunshine on our shoulders makes us happy, and so will lounging about in these! Set Of 2 Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers, $249 from Fantastic Furniture.

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Fabulous flooring

Beautiful rugs and flooring need not be something you enjoy only indoors. A stunning outdoor rug can bring life and colour to your outdoor oasis. Choose something that is easy clean and can be hosed down or wiped clean. Hammam Outdoor Mat, $39.95 from Pillow Talk.

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Life, inspired.

Need more inspiration?

Backyard Must-Haves for Summer

Be sure to enjoy every minute of summer with these backyard must-haves to create your ultimate outdoor summer space.

READ MORE

Soaking up Some Sun

Soak up some serious rays in comfort and style with with Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers from Fantastic Furniture. There are the perfect addition to an outdoor atmosphere set up for relaxing. Sunshine on our shoulders makes us happy, and so will lounging about in these! Set Of 2 Sandra Outdoor Sun Loungers, $249 from Fantastic Furniture.

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Fabulous flooring

Beautiful rugs and flooring need not be something you enjoy only indoors. A stunning outdoor rug can bring life and colour to your outdoor oasis. Choose something that is easy clean and can be hosed down or wiped clean. Hammam Outdoor Mat, $39.95 from Pillow Talk.

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