After gloomy, drizzly days with the occasional glimpse of some sunshine over the past few weeks, it seems that the great British ‘summer’ is living up to its reputation. When you find yourself shivering on the sofa under a cosy throw (in June!), it’s a great reminder of how décor schemes that transcend seasons can often be overlooked.
Schemes which encompass natural elements and neutral colour palettes are the perfect way to seamlessly transition from season to season. Refreshing blue and cream hues accompanied by soft and tactile textures with a slightly coastal vibe are perfect for creating a living room which is cosy in winter yet provides a cool space when the temperature is reaching its summer peak.
How to Get the Look
The Galena Corner Group Sofa is a fantastic centrepiece to this space. Upholstered in a fabulous nautical navy, the soft linen fabric and 100% goose feather cushions make it a perfect sofa to sink into – whether you’re hiding from a chilly breeze or seeking respite from the midday sun.
All living spaces need somewhere to set down your coffee cup, and I think this Caspian Chill Side Table makes the perfect addition. I love the contrast between the textures of the sleek, stainless steel legs and glass top, and the natural and rough nature of the solid recycled wood. For me, it adds something a little unique to this room scheme – and emphasises the room’s fresh and luxurious feel.
Many of us strive for a minimalist look so it’s nice to have somewhere to hide away those little things we like to keep in the living space, such as board games. This Arizona Sideboard is great – it’s big enough to store the essential living room bits but not too big to distract from the room.
I would also introduce this Atlas Tripod Floor Lamp. Its arty legs and teakwood base make it an interesting and slightly different piece, and it’s ideal for creating a warm, subtle light when it’s grey and gloomy outside.
Adding tactile elements to the space like this contemporary Helix Rug will help to create a soft, intimate feeling within the room whatever the season.
Finally, this Round Cream Wall Clock is a fabulous way to finish off this look. It’s aged, vintage style and wood finish brings its own chic element to the room and would make a subtle yet interesting statement on any wall.
With most of us spending a bit more time indoors recently than we would have liked, it only serves to remind us that multifunctional, trans-seasonal décor is a brilliant way to design your home.