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Summer Lovin’

Put on those shades & pour a drink. It’s summer; where every hour is happy hour!

Beach trips, pool parties, spontaneous bush walks & late nights on the porch with friends, the warmer seasons in Australia is where it’s at. Fellowship and hosting is at the heart of our culture, which makes our homes a hub for more than just our families big or small!

Looking around your home you can notice the spaces which are used the most when you’ve got people over. Whether it be the lounge room, the kitchen or your outdoor space, there are ways to spice up your home this summer to bring more light, colour and fun to what could otherwise be a dull or monotonous area.

This month we want to inspire you to enjoy your time while entertaining, cooking and exploring in what we think is the best time of the year!

Sink into bliss

In every house there’s the main couch that everyone retires to at the end of a big night. But what about those nice afternoons post-work when you’re keen to sit in the sun, or by the window at golden hour? The Tanah Daybed available at Pillow Talk is a great option for those times, with a comfortable setup that can be dressed up with a soft throw or a patterned cushion.

Dry off

In reality, all you need for the beach are some swimmers and a good towel. Maybe some awesome sunny weather too if you prefer it! Pillow Talk has a great selection of towels, and this Bahamas Beach Towel is a great pop of yellow to brighten your already shining summer days on the sand.

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Take a seat

This Java Bench from Provincial Home Living is such a beautiful shade of teak. Featuring natural wood either inside or outside of your home can make the connection of nature’s colour palette and manmade structure have more of a flow-on effect. Using a great bench like this for your dining table seating can also be a smart move if you’ve got kids galore. Just replace chairs with the bench, and it provides easy access to get up and down from the table for the little ones!

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Decor it up

Is there ever too much decor around the house? We’re all guilty of picking up some small decorative items every so often at the shops to add to the collection at home. This Home Republic Desert Rose Vase in Mustard is such a statement piece that will elevate your hallway table to an art space as soon as it’s put down! Add some dried greenery, or a fresh bunch of flowers and the look becomes a beautiful arrangement of colourful life.

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Dry off

In reality, all you need for the beach are some swimmers and a good towel. Maybe some awesome sunny weather too if you prefer it! Pillow Talk has a great selection of towels, and this Bahamas Beach Towel is a great pop of yellow to brighten your already shining summer days on the sand.

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Take a seat

This Java Bench from Provincial Home Living is such a beautiful shade of teak. Featuring natural wood either inside or outside of your home can make the connection of nature’s colour palette and manmade structure have more of a flow-on effect. Using a great bench like this for your dining table seating can also be a smart move if you’ve got kids galore. Just replace chairs with the bench, and it provides easy access to get up and down from the table for the little ones!

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Decor it up

Is there ever too much decor around the house? We’re all guilty of picking up some small decorative items every so often at the shops to add to the collection at home. This Home Republic Desert Rose Vase in Mustard is such a statement piece that will elevate your hallway table to an art space as soon as it’s put down! Add some dried greenery, or a fresh bunch of flowers and the look becomes a beautiful arrangement of colourful life.

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The right pops of colour

Every corner and aspect of the home has room for a little bit of colour. Here are our tips on how to integrate those points of interest in your own spaces.

1. Home Republic Feeling Fruity Neoprene Beach Bag $47.99 (full price $59.99) Adairs
– Instead of heading to the beach with that expensive designer tote bag, why not grab this beach bag from Adairs which will not only spice up your outfit but make you feel fun and fresh as you walk around!

2. Culinary Co Deco 16 Piece Cutlery Set Gold – Spotlight $21 (full price $30) Spotlight
– For outdoor dining during sunset, this cutlery set will surely elevate the experience, and make you and your guests feel all sorts of fancy!

3. Red Maple Artificial Tree $139 Fantastic Furniture
– Who said artificial plants always have to be green? This Red Maple Tree is so beautiful and would be such an instant and welcomed change to a rooms atmosphere!

4. Grace Round Velvet Floor Cushion $59.95 Pillow Talk
– If you’ve got too many people in your family to all fit on your couch, you can either invest in a bigger one… or stock up on these cute floor cushions that would make the feeling of your lounge room that much cosier!

5. Iluka Throw $89.95 Pillow Talk
– Because you can’t say no to a nice olive green throw to drape over your favourite armchair, foot of your bed or dining chair! With added woven tassel details, you really can’t say no.

Style Tip

These days, new house builds can sometimes lack colour in their design process. White walls, backsplashes, neutral brown flooring and cream curtains can make your furniture colour choices follow suit. Before you know it your home can become a neutral wonderland—which also isn’t a bad thing! Though, if you’re drowning in confusion of all the shades of white, search for a textured rug in a bold colour to put in the lounge room to start off. Next grab a bold art print for the walls, and then maybe paint a feature wall down the hallway for extra effect. The possibilities are endless!