Summer Makeover

By July 5, 2017Features-Manchester New Icon pedal bin in Daisy Yellow

The summer months are here, so why not transform your home into a midsummer haven with these easy small interior decoration tips?

Bin in the Sunshine

It might seem like a strange idea to start with the less glamourous item of your house ¬– the bin – but even an everyday item such as this deserves a summer do-over. The New Icon pedal bin from not only looks super stylish, but also has 30 litre capacity, making it perfect for busy, family homes.

Combining style with eco credentials, the bin is made from 40% recycled materials. Available in clay pink, almond, moss green, platinum, and golden beach, we’ve gone for the daisy yellow to brighten up the summer kitchen.

Garden Furniture

The summer months are the perfect time to do some long delayed DIY, and upscaling old but much loved furniture is a fantastic way to enjoy the sun’s rays as well as experimenting with your creativity. Everlong Superior Finish Paint, the UK’s fastest growing chalk paint, offers a range of colours that can be applied to indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as children’s toys, without the need for sanding, priming or a wax finish.

This shade of Grecian blue comes in a one litre can and is available from a variety of stockists, including V Chic in Wetherby and Sherburn DIY in Sherburn in Elmet.

Relax into Summer
cocktail cushion
It is the small things that can brighten a room, and these plush soft velvet cushions from designer Andrew Martin are perfect for bringing in the delights of the garden into your home. Choose from either the Caipirinha Cocktail or the Magnolia designs and enjoy comfort as well as stunning summer style.

Havana Nights
The smells are of summer are impossible to resist, and Yankee Candle, the worldwide luxury candle company, has released a brand new collection of scents to infuse your home with the scents of the season in South America. Its new Havana range includes aromas such as Cuban Mojito, Tobacco Flower and Delicious Guava and promises to burn for up to 150 hours ¬¬– ideal for late evenings at dusk.

Free as a Bird
Audubon Birds of America coasters £12.00 - Natural History Museum Shop -
John James Audubon was a painter and naturalist who was best known for his pioneering colour-plate book, The Birds of America. This set of four coasters, inspired by the beautiful compositions in that collection, has been created by the Natural History Museum. Whether you’re in the garden with a refreshing glass of wine or cosying up indoors with a cup of a tea away from a predictable British summer shower, these cork-based coasters are a wonderful addition to the summer table.