Updating your home for Summer

Posted on Sat, 16 Nov 2013 by midcenturyjo

The days are getting warmer and the holiday season is just about to hot up. It’s almost Summer in Australia and New Zealand! Is your home looking washed out after winter? Does it need a little zhush before family and friends get together? Have no idea where to start? Luckily I had the chance to ask Korryn Bentley, homewares buyer at Freedom to help with a few timely ideas.

What are your quick and easy tips for breathing fresh life into your home for Summer?

I’m a fan of overhauling my winter block out curtains with fresh white sheer curtains. It’s inexpensive, quick and easy and will make a striking impact to your room.

I’m also getting my green thumb on and doing a freshen up in the garden and repotting my planters with new colourful petunia’s. That burst of colour is the perfect ‘WELCOME HOME’ – and even if you’re just potting up some succulents, your pots can add the pop of colour – perfect for Summer.

What trends are strong this season?

All things oak! For so long oaks and lighter colour timbers have been dressing typically coastal looking homes – but the rules have changed and we’re seeing the soft tone of oak as a great anchor in home interiors for monochromatic colour palettes of black and white or fun combinations of bold statement colours. It’s new, it’s fresh and I love it.

It’s that time of the year with lots of financial strains. What’s the light on cash but big on style piece from Freedom? You know, that piece I will love, love, love but won’t feel guilty about buying.

The Trigon Floor Rug – at only $229 it’s a steal! Triangles are the new Chevron for Summer and we have the product that covers this off entirely – made of wool, it is easy to take care of and instantly brings bold style into the home – and it’s a bargain!

Speaking of love, what is your favourite piece from Freedom‘s Summer Collection?

Brunch in Zest – Summer to me is all about outdoor breakfast after a swim and this is perfect for that. With the sand still on my toes, I can hang out on my balcony with a good magazine, a fruit salad and I might as well be on holidays. I can feel it now!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Freedom.

Ivy Lane says:

Loving this post as we are heading for Winter here….. so much light…you can almost feel how warm it is!

Happy Holidays!


oregonbird says:

Sure, triangles — why not!? But not oak. Never oak. Nasty, cheap-looking stuff. Now, if you want to paint it, two-tone, shiny/matte, or in pastels — sure, that works.

Emmanuelle Jean says:

Love this feeling.
Please can someone tell me who manufactures that couch. I love it and want it bad!!!

Desire to Inspire says:

Freedom does Emmanuelle. Click on the links and go to the furniture section.

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