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26 Jul

5 Hacks to refresh your home décor this summer

Written by Holly Townsend (IALH Editor)

Image by Swarovski

At some point, you’ll look around and feel too familiar or a bit bored with your décor but you don’t have to chuck everything out and start from scratch if you want to give your home a refresh this summer. A few small changes or additions can really make your rooms feel like a new space.

We’re rounding up 5 of our easiest solutions to brighten and freshen up your home for the rest of the summer:

Banana Plant

Artificial Banana

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New plants

If you have an awkward space that needs filling, a potted plant will really bring that area of the room to life. Snake plants, Dracaenas, Jade plants and even an Aloe Vera plant are low-maintenance and hold up well in nearly all indoor environments. If you’re like us and you’re not so great at looking after plants, consider this artificial banana leaf plant that will bring the tropics to you!

Anthropoligie

Lara Decorative Bowl

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Use your food as décor

Decorate your home with the gorgeous produce that you’ll probably be buying more of this summer. Oranges, lemons, and limes create a vibrant colour palette and are a great way of introducing some new tones in your home as well as some good nutrients for your body! Store them in a decorative bowl to give that well-curated look.

Diptyque

Citronnoelle

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Find a new scent

Changing your diffusers and candles every season is a great way to change the whole feel of your home. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with a floral or fresh smell and Diptyque’s ‘Citronelle’ candle will transport you to the Mediterranean. It’s perfect for summer being scented with Lemongrass, Verbena, Neroli, and Orange Blossom.

Heal’s

Velvet Cushion Rust

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Swap out your throws and cushions

Try adding a bright,new colour throws to your bed or sofa. Along with some fresh cushions, your space will look completely different with just a few new items.

No painting or decorating involved!

Versace

Versace Giungla Palm Leaves Wallpaper

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Don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour or pattern

If you have a bit more time and want something a little more permanent, create an accent wall, using a textured or patterned wallpaper or bold or contrasting paint colour that will bring a new level of personality into your room of choice.

Bonus Hack! Move the furniture around

This hack is completely free, and simply rearranging the living room, bedroom or things in the kitchen can make your home feel totally different.

Also Read: How to Style Your Coffee Table