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The top five summer interior trends for your home

Now that it is summer and the sun is shining, colours and textures are being brought out in the latest interior design trends. Winkworth bring you the top five summer interior trends to incorporate into your home.

Now that it is summer and the sun is shining, colours and textures are being brought out in the latest interior design trends. This season is definitely more interesting for those that enjoy bright colour schemes and eclectic wallpapers and prints. As some existing trends carry into this summer and others popularity has dipped, one thing is true; the bolder, the better. Marble finishes, industrial metallic finishes and soft textures are the design points to look after when making your property fit for summer living. Tropical prints and shades are also on the rise in 2018 for owners looking for a well-travelled feel.

Tropical Prints

Leaf and animal prints can give any room a 'worldly' feel. Commonly these are prints and pictures of exotic birds and safari wildlife, as well as palm leaves and ferns, all of which usually come in varying shades of green. The prints can come on anything from pillows to curtains and draperies. These prints are especially effective when paired with green marble finishes or actual plants as well.

Marble Finishes

Marble makes appearances in a lot of summer 2018 designs. These aren't just marble floors, but marble finishes on decor such as lamps and cushions. One of the most popular marble finishes comes in green, which you'll see a lot of designers use for bathrooms. For accessories, pale, more traditional marble is a go-to that fits in with a lot of lighter colour schemes.

Metallic Finishes

Metallic finishes are also prominent in summer interior designs this year. These finishes are specifically industrial shades such as brass, nickel and bronze. In terms of composition, the main idea is to just use all of these shades together to mix and match to give an organic feeling. Brass seems to be the most popular of these shades on things such as showerheads and taps in bathrooms.

Bold, Strong Shades and Colours

Common colour schemes this summer involve mixing bright colours and layering them together. These are colours that really pop, like eclectic shades of peacock blue, tomato red, and burnt orange. The goal of these colour schemes is to be modern, fun and vibrant.


For soft furnishings, velvet is the material of choice. The accents are soft and plush. Velvet has always been easy to stain or tarnish, but advances in fabric technology have allowed velvet to actually become easy-maintenance. You can add as much or as little velvet to your living rooms as you want and they won't get in the way of the style that you're going for.

Showcasing some of these enticing interior trends, these gorgeous properties are currently on the market…

Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, W8

Split-level apartment is on the top floor of a beautiful Victorian villa in Kensington

This split-level apartment is on the top floor of a beautiful Victorian villa in Kensington. The location offers inspiring views from a private balcony as well as every window from the bathroom to the bedroom. Each room has a warm colour scheme while retaining sophistication through its high ceilings and French windows.

Tasteful leaf prints give this interior trend a more sophisticated feel.

For more information please contact Winkworth Kensington or call 020 7727 1500.

Eccleston Street, SW1W

Eccleston Street, SW1W
Eccleston Street, SW1W

With sleek marble finishes in the kitchen and in the bathroom, this property certainly makes a statement. Metallic finishes on the overhanging lights make the living areas chic and modern. The neutral schemes of the property also allow any owner to incorporate their own creative visions.

For more information please contact Winkworth Pimlico and Westminster or call 020 7828 1786.

Prince Albert Road, St John’s Wood, NW8

Apartment with views towards Regent’s Park and spacious rooms for any setup
Apartment with views towards Regent’s Park and spacious rooms for any setup

This apartment has views towards Regent’s Park and spacious rooms for any setup. The warm lighting arrangements and soft furnishings in the living areas make this flat truly sought after. The contrasting whites and darks of the walls also make the property quite memorable to visitors and owners alike.

For more information please contact Winkworth St Johns Wood or call 020 7586 7001.

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