If you’re feeling like refreshing your home this summer, then we’ve got just the thing for you! Interior design is ever-changing and can be hard to keep up with, but this summer’s hottest interior design trends are embracing the art of minimalism. This makes them a lot easier to follow and much more kind on the purse strings. Find out how you can breathe new life into your home this summer with three interior design trends you won’t want to miss.
Go Scandi for Summer
Scandinavian Chic is in so expect to see a natural materials like leather, wood, and even hemp making a big comeback. Scandinavian design is characterised by simplicity and functionality meaning that there’s no need to invest in unnecessary accessories. In fact, you may want to consider a serious declutter if you’re thinking about incorporating Scandi vibes into your home this summer. We understand the idea of getting rid of your favourite home accessories for a summer trend might not appeal to everybody, but you don’t have to throw away those favourite pieces. Instead, why not put them into storage until you’re ready to change up your style again.
Once you’ve decluttered you can incorporate Scandinavian design into your home by sticking to a neutral colour palate; accessorising with warm textiles such as rugs or wall hangings; decorating with plants and fresh flowers; and combining materials such as wood and metal for a simple, rustic look.
Embrace the Sustainable Kitchen
Sustainability is becoming more and more popular in homes. You’ll notice many of your favourite celebrities investing in sustainable living and one of the best places to start a sustainable home in is the kitchen. The sustainable kitchen is uncluttered, full of plant life, and embraces recyclable materials such as wood. In addition, open pantries where dried goods are stored in mason jars and other decorative glass containers are becoming a focal point in any “zero waste” kitchen. The sustainable kitchen doesn’t have to look bare, however, with key pieces such as bold feature walls or brass taps/countertops making up for the minimalist approach to the space.
It can seem counter intuitive to throw away kitchen clutter when you’re focusing on sustainability. After all, it’s more sustainable to reuse items than send them away with landfill waste. That’s where we come in. Instead of throwing away those old cookbooks, your collection of mismatched mugs, and other unnecessary accessories, simply store them in one of our 24-hour accessible units until you need them.
Continuing with the “natural” material theme of 2019, raw and unfinished decor is making a splash in homes across the nation this summer. Classic designs are key, and many homes are choosing to use wooden shutters instead of curtains or blinds for a more “country” feel to the home. Wooden dining room tables and chairs are a summer staple this year as are hand-carved wooden accessories and decorations. Opt for well-made, long-lasting furniture and accessories that will stand the test of time rather than cheap, plastic, counterparts that may look good now but ultimately contribute to fast-fashion and throwaway culture.
Clearing out your home this summer? Contact us to find out the best storage options for your valuables.