Summer living rooms – 5 of the best

It’s summer, believe it or not, which means it’s out with the heavy knits and in with the linens and French toile.

This is a great example of how keeping hard-furnishings neutral allows a room to be easily changed from winter to summer, by updating pillows throws and curtains with lighter materials. This also offers the perfect opportunity to dry-clean soft-furnishings and elongate their life by alternating them between seasons. Custom built-in storage is a space saver and for period properties with quirky proportions, it can offer a storage solution that wouldn’t be possible off-the-shelf. Custom made storage often isn’t as expensive as you would think and it can really tie a room together, all you need is a good quality carpenter.

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! You don’t get more summery (British summer) than nautical stripes and boats.

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Who needs a holiday when you have a room like this? Calm and relaxing, everything a living room should be – not a flat screen plasma in sight. This is another example where a room can move from season to season by switching out a few accessories, replace blues with deep reds and oranges during the winter months for a cosy feel.

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Spring and summer are perfect for pastels, they are all over the high street and it’s time they were all over your home.

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Add a ray of sunshine. Come the winter months this room will still be shining!

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If you’re fed up with the weather, bring the summer inside. A few coats of paint and your room will be brightened up, simply add some seasonal accessories and you will enjoy the summer months even if you don’t spend them outside.

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