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  • 04 Jun 2019
  • DESIGN INSPIRATION

6 ways to update your home this summer

6 ways to update your home this summer

It’s no secret that we are big fans of seasonal home updates - tweaks here and there that hit refresh on your space and usher in a new season. With this in mind, we’ve compiled our six top tips for updating your home this summer. 

1. REFRESH YOUR PALETTE

A new season is the perfect time to rethink interior colours, and nothing heralds summer like bold, crisp tones. But, rather than hauling out the dust sheets and rollers, we prefer to fast-track a refresh by introducing print - woven patterns or resist-dyed fabrics are the perfect way to brighten big or small spaces. Spread a sumptuous throw over an armchair or bed for an instant update, and on the sunniest days it’ll double up as the perfect picnic rug.

Wicklewood's colourful throws and 100% cotton machine washable bed quilts for your home

 SHOP QUILTS AND THROWS

2. MAKE SEASONAL SWAPS

Approach your home like your wardrobe - when warm weather feels like it might be here to stay, lighten up your space - pack away heavier fabrics and dark colours in favour of breezy summer details and texture. Update your entire look in an instant with our reversible cushions, created to adapt to changes in season, mood, or house move, and now backed in Blithfield’s spotted and striped ‘Wicklewood’ fabric.

Wicklewood's reversible cushions now backed in Blithfield's spotted and striped Wicklewood fabric
SHOP REVERSIBLE CUSHIONS

3. ADD GLOBAL SPIRIT

The first sniff of summer has us planning our next escape. Wicklewood brings this itinerant spirit to your home without even getting on a plane - every piece in the collection is crafted by our specialist artisans all over the world. From our Guatemalan resist-dyed jaspe cushions to our block-printed Indian table linens, our collections are carefully selected to bring global charm to your home.

Wicklewood's reversible cushions now backed in Blithfield's spotted and striped Wicklewood fabric
SHOP TABLE-TOP

4. INTRODUCE TEXTURE

Natural weaves and rustic accents feel well-suited to this time of year. Interesting details - think scalloped edges and nuanced colour combinations - are any easy way to update your space. Mixed textures can be particularly striking - experiment, layering up different cushions, or adding a bold woven rug to bare floorboards.

Wicklewood patterned and colourful area rugs for your living room and bedroom
SHOP BOLD AREA RUGS

5. CONSIDER ETHICAL DESIGN

Think about the origin of the pieces you select - seek out design which celebrates craftsmanship and promotes ethical labour practices. Respecting traditional practices and celebrating heritage not only ensures pieces are unique, but that native industry is kept alive. We are passionate about supporting small businesses and local artisans, from South America to India, and creating true investment pieces that are designed to move with you; from room to room, or home to home.

Wicklewood's ethical decorative accents, from hand woven Guatemalan placemats to hand made Indian inlay boxes and trays
SHOP ETHICALLY SOURCED DECORATIVE ACCENTS

6. BRING SUMMER INSIDE

Stylish ceramics are the perfect way to add a design accent to your interior. Our pieces are handmade in South Africa and one of a kind, painted in striking blue and white motifs. Delightful as a standalone statement, our bowls make a perfect platter for just-ripe peaches or colourful summer salads, or, for added summer spirit, fill a vase with freshly picked peonies.

Wicklewood's hand thrown and hand painted blue and white ceramic vases and bowls
SHOP STYLISH CERAMICS

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