Posted: June 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm
Raymour & Flanigan and Hillsdale Furniture’s Shades of Summer
Summer is rolling in fast and it’s time to get ready for the season. The days are getting warmer and longer, so as you break out your summer wardrobe and prepare for beach getaways, you might also consider how refreshing your indoor space can help your home reflect a spirited summer atmosphere. Whether you’re doing a full home makeover or just sprucing up old decor, incorporating new color schemes in your home is sure to get you ready for the season!
We teamed up with Hillsdale Furniture retailer, Raymour & Flanigan to share our favorite seasonal color schemes. From sunny hues to natural notes, here’s our inspiration to bring the shades of summer into your home!
Calming Coastal Shades
Nothing says “summer” more than images of sunny beaches and blue shorelines. Even if you don’t live on the coast, summer is the perfect time to incorporate beach-inspired looks into your home.Relaxing shades of blue are essential for any coastal look, and work especially well to create a serene summertime bedroom.
Crisp white and neutral tones create the perfect canvas for coastal colors. Throw pillows and blankets in dreamy sky blues and classic navy create a pop on neutral bedspreads. Distressed pieces like the Bayshore End Table and Nightstand bring a relaxed seaside feel to the room, and pair perfectly with glass table lamps in bright aqua. Beachy elements like sea shells add interest as accent pieces or wall decor, and help complete a coastal feel in your bedroom.
Crisp White Palettes
Summertime is all about bright airy spaces. All-white color palettes help to open up your space, and create a refreshing feel in any room. We especially love the relaxed look of all-white palettes in dining spaces. White walls, tile and cabinetry create kitchen and dining spaces that are bright and summery, while also maintaining a clean and sophisticated look that works all year round. Tables and seating that incorporate natural materials and weathered finishes make a statement among a crisp white backdrop, and add a rustic outdoor element to a clean indoor space.
Big windows and lots of natural lighting make an all-white palette glow, and provide great views of summer sunrises and colorful sunsets. Even if you don’t have a great view in your dining space, keep your space bright and add interest with pendant lamps in natural fibers. Palms and other plants help to provide a relaxed look and add a natural and bright accent.
Earthy Tones and Natural Materials
Invite the outdoors inside with natural materials and serene earthy tones. This color scheme works well all around the house, but we especially love the comforting feeling of natural tones in the living room. Earthy browns, tans and grays create a cozy and balanced atmosphere against the often busy space, while shades of blue and green add a breezy outdoor feel. Comfy seating in crème and tan shades blend perfectly with muted green accent rugs, while natural wood pieces add interest and texture to your furniture.
Finish off your earthy living room with lots of plants and greenery for a bright and relaxing space that brings in elements of the outdoors.
Bright Colors and Bold Patterns
It wouldn’t be summer without lots of bright colors in your home. Outside, we see wildflowers in every shade and perfectly curated gardens displaying bright summer blooms. As the sun shines into your home, take advantage and bring those bright colors and statement patterns into your space!
Photo Credit: Diane Rath, www.therathproject.com via Houzz
Throw pillows in contrasting shades like orange and blue add a surprising and fun twist to a couch or loveseat. Patterned upholstery that combine bright, ice-cream pastels such as yellows and greens with cooler shades of navy and black let off a playful vibe. Top off the look with your favorite colorful canvas prints and interesting light fixtures to show your fun side this summer!
Once your home is styled for summer, you’ll be ready to focus on planning your next beach date, a fun patio party or just relaxing and enjoying the season! We hope these tips and trends inspire you to make your home into the summer paradise that you deserve.
About Raymour & Flanigan
Raymour & Flanigan is the sixth largest home furniture retailer in the U.S., with more than 110 locations and a team of more than 5,000 associates nationwide. Since 1942, satisfied customers have turned to Raymour & Flanigan for home furniture and decor to satisfy every budget and style. With furniture, mattresses and accent pieces available in stores and online, Raymour & Flanigan offers white-glove delivery to most zipcodes on the eastern seaboard, and shipping on many accent pieces and area rugs nationwide. For more information, see Raymour & Flanigan reviews and find us on Twitter and Pinterest.