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Interior Design Trends of Summer 2021

Oliana Wood Panels & Floral from Belgravia Decor

It’s the season we have all been waiting for. Summer is finally here, as we welcome the sun, brighter days and the warmer evenings we have been dreaming of. We have collated this summer's 4 hottest trends for your home decor inspiration.

So let’s dive in…

Add a burst of colour




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We love the bold colours and tropical prints associated with summertime feeling, from warming rays of oranges to calming ocean blue hues there is something for everyone. Adding a burst of colour to your home decor can be as discreet or as much of a statement as you wish, decorating is an easy and effective way of welcoming summer into your home.

You could choose to include colourful accessories to your room such as; a scatter of bold cushions or a curated collection of new house plants. However, if you wanted to add a burst of colour and make a statement? Why not add a tropical wallpaper print to your room or even consider painting your ceiling and one wall in one of our summer paint shades?


Paint Mix Service - F&B Pitch Blue 220

The most popular colours for summer home decor are;

Yellow - We see a rise in this warm and welcoming colour, try out a more muted or toned down form and you’ll be surprised how livable it can be, easily use on all four walls.

Blue - It’s a classic, we're used to navy, dark blue and blue/blacks so for 2021 it's time to introduce some electric blues , sky blues and vivid cobalts to your home decor.

Green - Bringing the outside in is always helped with green, try forest green for a more formal space or cool sage greens in a more relaxed living area.

We have a whole array of paint colours which are perfect for adding that well-needed burst of colour to your home this summer. From Passion Pink and Maple Haze to Deep Amethyst and Natural Sage, you can find them all in-store today.

Deep Amethyst

Maple Haze

Passion Pink

Natural Sage

Coastal colours

Embracing elements of coastal destinations has always been a timeless aesthetic when it comes to interior design. Memories of sunshiny days spent at the seaside, playing in the dunes or walks along the shore can help us capture the warmth of summer within our homes all year-round.

From breezy blues to seaside stripes you’ll get that boardwalk vibe with these stunning wooden board wallcoverings and our pick of paints below.

If you prefer to paint rather than wallpaper, we also have a wide range of Johnstones high-quality paint available. We have hand-picked some coastal colours from this range for you to be able to achieve this look.

Ivory Spray | China Clay | Blue Horizon


Flowers and blooming wallpapers will always remain a popular choice for interior design, the fine detail in floral patterns adds a sense of colour, charm and character to every room. When choosing floral wallpaper for your room, you can transform a standard, perhaps plain room with little character into an uplifting, inviting and enjoyable room.

Additionally, with the events of 2020 we all may be craving the outdoors and a sense of freedom even more. By adding a floral pattern to your walls, you can bring the beauty of nature indoors and embrace this whenever you need it.

Giorgio XL Floral & Plain Texture

Pretty in pastel

Oliana Wood Panels & Floral from Belgravia Decor

The versatility and adaptability of pastel colours makes them a recurring theme for summer's hottest interior design trends. From soft pink to pastel green there is a fine balance when it comes to combining pastel colours, but once you get it right you will wonder why you didn’t decorate like this sooner!

From wallpaper to paint, whatever your preference you can always make your home look pretty in pastels. Mixing pink and green is a must this season, they sit opposite on the colour wheel and as such offer a beautiful contrast. Not a pastel fan? Try rich forest greens with hot pink for a real stunning space.

Pastel paints and accent colours

Rosebud | Frosted Silver Pair Pastel pinks with accent shades of grey, try Rosebud with Frosted Silver? You’ll be able to find your perfect pair by visiting your nearest store, come and mix and match using our painted colour boards, see the real colour and finish.

Lime Crush | Antique Cream Or if pink is not your thing, what about pairing a powerful green shade with a neutral beige colour? This powerful duo brings any room to life with a burst of colour - try Lime Crush & Antique Cream.

New Duck Egg | Ivory Spray Blue is a popular choice when it comes to summer paint trends, from coastal blue colours to more rich and vibrant shades, it works really well at creating a calming summer sanctuary vibe - try New Duck Egg & Ivory Spray.

Find your partnership with paint & wallpaper by visiting your nearest O’Neills Decorating centre. We have everything you need to stay on-trend this summer!


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