Design Digest: 5 Ways to Bring Summer Into Your Home

Summer brings adventure and cheer, so why not bring that happiness into your interiors? From bright pops of colour to fruity wallpapers, metallic elements, and more, there are many ways to dress up your home for the season.

Get an easy summertime living experience with the right decorating decisions. Here are some ways to incorporate a warm-weather vibe into your space.

Keep It Bright with White

This season brings longer and brighter days, so get the most out of it by letting in more sun into your home. In this kitchen by interior designer Laura Butler-Madden, stunning Georgian bay windows bathe the room with natural light with white cabinetry and window seats brightening the space even further. Dark kitchen cabinet handles like Armac Martin’s Jaspette Pull and Finger Pull in an antique brass lacquered finish provide contrast to the warm neutral palette.

Get Playful with Fruity Wallpaper

Wallpaper can instantly bring life to a space. To get that summer feel, opt for patterns inspired by fruit gardens, like these orange grove walls designer Emily Pueringer chose for her pantry. Luxurious creamy quartz countertops and brass hardware – the Queslett Cabinet Knob & Square Backsplash from Armac Martin – provide contrast to the patterned wallpaper.

Elevate Summer Decor with Wicker and Rattan

Keep your space fresh and inviting by incorporating wicker and rattan pieces, which easily add warmth and texture to any room. In this kitchen from Casa Salsone, white, wood, and wicker come together for that light, summer feel. Armac Martin’s Cotswold Cup Pull and Ball Knob in a burnished brass finish are the perfect accents that break the fairly monochromatic room.

A woven rug and basket also give off relaxing summer vibes. Paired with light wood on the custom cabinetry, these elements give this kitchen by Laura Olivia Design a natural feel. It softens the deeper hue of the kitchen island while brass hardware from Armac Martin – the Queslett Cup Pull, Cotswold Mushroom Knob, and 2174 Drawer Pull – add a touch of luxe and bring the room’s organic textures together.

Add a Pop of Pink

Dreamy pinks and whites set the mood for a romantic summer. The pop of colour is also refreshing, especially with a burst of florals. In this refined kitchen by Planet Furniture, the dusty pink cabinet creates a peaceful and feminine aesthetic, complemented by the Armac Martin Aberdovey Shell Cup Pull in an antique copper plate lacquered finish.

You can also go for a statement piece to brighten up a monochromatic room without overpowering the space. This scalloped bench seat by Laura Stephens is a beautiful piece and the shell inspired hardware is a thoughtful addition that gives this corner a continual look.

Go for a Nautical Touch

Pastel colours like seafoam green, sunny yellows, and sky blues are nautical hues that remind one of summer. Materials like jute, driftwood, and wood panelling also evoke that feeling of being on ships or living by the beach. 
In this home office by author and lifestyle blogger Monika Hibbs, wicker chairs and baskets and a custom desk with a hint of grey and green give off an understated summer vibe. Elegant materials like bronze and gold – Armac Martin’s Cotswold Bun Knob and Queslett Pull in a burnished brass finish – add an elevated dose of shimmer to the room.

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