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Finally, the summer is here! After our long, cold winter, we can enjoy some warm air, sunshine, and the colourful flowers that are re-emerging. 


At Smitty’s, we know that as the seasons change outside, homeowners also like to make changes inside. The summer season is an ideal time to refresh the look of your living spaces and bring some colour and nature inside.


Here are our top recommendations for incorporating summer interior design trends into your home:


Invite Colour Inside


(Decor-Rest Furniture)

Bring the warmth and energy of the summer into your home by adding colour to your space. This season, colourful palettes are definitely on-trend. 


Here are three key concepts to consider when adding colour to your home this summer:



Incorporate bright colours like pink, green, and yellow. Adding splashes of contrasting colour with throw pillows is an easy way to add a cheery tone to your living room or bedroom.

(Decor-Rest swivel chair)



Add solid colours in bold, rather than pastel tones. Consider deep purple, coral, and even a contrasting white to add dimension to your colour palette.

(Artage side table)



Accent your space with splashes of shine. This can be achieved with copper or chrome accents, or even with throw pillows covered in a metallic-looking fabric.


If you are looking to update your space with a new sofa, recliner, or accent chair, we recommend taking a look at Decor-Rest. Their collections are inspiring and provide a huge range of customization options to help you bring colour into your home. 


If you find something you like on their website, come and visit Smitty’s showroom and our interior decorators will help you select your options.


Incorporate Natural Materials


(Hooker Furniture Amani Rope and Glass Cocktail Table)


Adding natural fabrics and materials into your home never really goes out of style, and in the summer it is particularly nice to bring outdoor elements inside.


Bringing nature inside doesn’t mean that you have to have a green thumb — although adding plants, like succulents, are very much on-trend. You can incorporate natural elements by adding wood, linen, cotton, and other decorative items that feature natural materials or have floral or leaf patterns.


Here are two elements to consider when adding natural materials to your home this summer:




Wood is something that can work in any space. Stained or natural, live edge or smooth, wood can take on a variety of looks to suit your style. 


If you are looking to make a statement with wood furniture, consider Hooker Fine Furniture. They have a huge range of wood products that are both functional and stylish.


(Hooker Furniture Console)




Linen is a lovely natural fabric that works well for throw pillows. 


Typically found in natural tones like beige and cream, linen works well as a contrasting option amongst colourful accents or as part of a brighter colour palette. You can also find linen fabrics in leaf prints, for that added natural accent.


Accent Your Space

(Decor-Rest 2781 Chair with brass finish)


This year, a trend that we continue to see is the addition of copper and velvet into interior decorating as an accent colour. 


From lighting to cabinetry to decorative items, copper will definitely help to enhance the look of your space, and velvet is a luxurious fabric for accent chairs and throw pillows.


(Surya accent pillow)


In fact, when it comes to fabric, our team cannot think of anything more luxurious than velvet! Just imagine curling up in a plush velvet armchair. Decor-Rest’s Azure Accent chair is the perfect addition to any space.


If you aren’t sure how to best to update your home, come and visit our interior decorators at Smitty’s. We will help you transform your space.

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February 18, 2020
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