10 fun summer buys

Summer is often a time when we focus on our gardens rather than our homes, but a few fun summer buys can really make a difference to your home. Here are a few of my favourites this season.

A pretty light

Image: Pooky

This Pooky lamp, with a drum shade by Tamar Kalif in sage, will add a pop of colour and pattern on a desk or side table. Pooky are a brand to watch and their collaborations are always interesting. They’ve also really led the market in portable lamps, which are so useful!

A wallpapered wall 

Image: Bobbi Beck

If you don’t have time to wallpaper a whole room, a feature wall will make a statement in your space. Contrasting, bold colours feature heavily in this illustrated Protea wildflower wallpaper by sustainably-made paper makers Bobbi Beck.

A new coat of paint

Image: Coat Paint

Paint is the cheapest way to revamp a room. I love this ‘grubby’ pink colour, Ciao Sofia, from new paint brand, Coat. 

Some colourful tiles

Image: Bert & May

These handmade blue patchwork tiles from Bert & May can be used in small and large spaces. The mix of tiles creates a fantastic feature in traditional and modern spaces and the patchwork design makes every floor or wall unique. 

A new set of bedding

Image: Chalk Pink Linen Company

The quickest way to revamp a bedroom is with a new set of bed linen. Chalk Pink Linen Company have a lovely duvet set in Vintage Rose Pink that is reminiscent of the warm rock tones of Petra. It looks great paired with white sheets for a classic combination.

A colourful kilim rug

Image: Weaver Green

These brilliant kilim rugs offer the exact look and feel of traditional woollen flat-woven kilims but with all the benefits of being made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They come in a gorgeous collection of designs and a range of sizes from small kilim bath mats to extra-large rugs, perfect for bigger rooms.

A sharing platter

Image: The White Company

A beautiful large serving platter is ideal for placing down the centre of the dining table, piled high with antipasti or freshly baked bread to serve a communal starter. The Artisan Large Serving Platter is made from Portuguese clay for a rustic look.

A String Pocket shelf

Image: String

Designed by Nisse Strinning in 2005, one String® Pocket shelf consists of two wall-hung panels and three shelves in a variety of colour options from grey and mustard to combinations with shelves in walnut, ash, or oak. You will be able to fit a String® Pocket anywhere. Mount it in your bedroom and use it as your bedside table, place it above a cupboard in your hallway or living room or why not mount it in the kitchen for your cookbooks and spices. 

An occasional chair

Image: Cox & Cox

This Chevron Flat Rattan Occasional Chair from Cox & Cox has a simple chic chevron pattern throughout, a wide base, deep seat and convenient arm rests. Create a pared back, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic by pairing it with seat pads.

A cute colourful radio

Image: Roberts Radio

Listen to the sounds of summer on a Roberts Revival Petite – the newest member of the Revival family, which fits retro style and modern sound in the palm of your hand. Switch between DAB/DAB+/FM radio or connect via Bluetooth for simple streaming. I’d have one in every room if I could!

I hope I have given you some ideas for easy summer revamps for your home.