Simple and stylish pieces to refresh your home this summer

After weeks of being cooped up in lockdown, give your home a refreshing mini makeover for the summer months.

With a selection of simple and stylish pieces the rooms in your home can be quickly and easily brightened up, appealing to all the senses and creating an atmosphere of light, sanctuary and gentle optimism.

LIVING ROOM

CHEVRON RUG BY COX & COX

Quickly and easily freshen up flooring with a new rug. Individually handwoven from pure wool, with a contrasting grey and warm white chevron pattern this Scandi rug brings neutral calm into your living space. Lightweight and versatile, this Kelim style rug is reversible, giving it a long lifespan. It measures 200cmx300cm.

Price: was £375, now £300 from Joules.

 

 

WEAVER GREEN’S HAMMAMS BLANKET

Spruce up a sofa with a lightweight throw or blanket, which you can also snuggle into on cooler evenings. This blanket is incredibly soft and feels like a lightweight cotton – but is actually made from around 300 recycled plastic bottles. This makes it stain resistant, machine washable and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Quick-drying, mold-resistant, easy-clean and safe for those with allergies.

Price: £45 from Ren Skincare.

LINEN CUSHIONS

Another instant way to refresh the look of your sofa, bed and/or armchairs, cushions come in all colours, fabrics and sizes. Linens and Stripes has a wide range of quality European linen cushions in plain, colourblock or stripe patterns using fresh and contemporary colourways. The linen used is durable and eco friendly.

Price: from £30.20 from Linen and Stripes via Etsy.

 

KITCHEN

WHITE LINEN MEDITERRANEAN STYLE TABLECLOTH

Freshen up indoor or outdoor dining areas for a summery lunch or dinner with a crisp and clean tablecloth. In bright white linen, with royal blue tassels, this tablecloth will bring a touch of holiday charm and joy into your home.

Price: £16.90+ From CosyAurora via Etsy.

GREEN HAWTHORN MILK JUG

Serve fresh milk for breakfast, iced water for lunch or use this large ceramic jug as a vase with garden flowers. This fresh new design from Emma Bridgewater is a delight to brighten up any table at any time of day.

Price: £44.95 from Emma Bridgewater.

GRACE COLE HAND WASH WHITE ROSE & LOTUS FLOWER

Keep bathrooms and kitchens smelling fresh with scented soaps and hand washes. This hand wash has a richly foaming and sumptuously-scented formula. Other scents available, in a collection designed to celebrate time-honoured blossoms, loved the world over for their exquisite aromas.

Price: £5.90 from Life & Looks.

BEDROOM

VAANI HAND BLOCK PRINTED QUILTED THROW

This hand block printed quilted, reversible throw is the ideal way to mix up your bedroom decor. Rich navy on a fresh white background, printed with carved teak blocks to give it a rustic finish. Made with pure cotton voile fabric for outer layers and pure premium cotton batting which are stitched together by hand, so it is breathable and soft to touch. Perfect instead of a duvet on summer nights.

Price: £85 from Woven Riches via Etsy.

HAND-THROWN TABLE LAMP (MADE TO ORDER) BY FICH CERAMICS

Add some sparkle to living rooms and bedrooms with small lamps scattered amongst shelving displays. These contemporary and colourful table lamps are hand-thrown on the potter’s wheel and decorated in your choice of colour (from the selection) to blend in or contrast with your display as you choose!

Price: £63 from FICH Ceramics via Etsy.

 

BATHROOM

SCENARIO MAXI ORGANIC COTTON BATH TOWEL

New towels brighten up bathrooms instantly! Mix and match colours for a cheerful effect or go for calm and clean with bright white. La Redoute offers a range of towels including this Maxi bath towel in sponge cotton from organic farming: ultra soft and kind on the skin. Sized 100cm x 150cm, there are eight colours to choose from.

Price: £30 from La Redoute.

COWSHED RELAX CALMING ROOM CANDLE

Contains a blend of calming Lavender, English Chamomile and Eucalyptus essential oils to help you unwind after a tense day at home or work. Made in England from natural soy wax, the candles are environmentally-friendly and renewable, delivering a clean burn and a pure scent. Approximate burn time: 60 hours.

Price: £38 from Boots.

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