When summer finally arrives, we Brits embrace warmer weather like no one else. So in preparation, here at Julian Charles we are giving our bedrooms a summertime spruce up to welcome in the sunshine. Whether you are looking to tweak a few small details or embark on a major bedroom overhaul, we have some top tips to help you create the perfect balance of textures and colours alongside a simple furniture rearrange for a truly charming new boudoir aura.
The summer season presents the perfect time to embrace fluttery fabrics in brighter colours. Light, natural materials like cotton and linens are the perfect place to start your summertime makeover. Percale tends to have a cool, crisp feel for any sleeper who overheats, or alternatively opt for high thread count cottons for that luxury hotel feel when you climb into bed. Our beautiful 180 thread count percale white flat sheets are the perfect essential to a silky smooth nights sleep, with a variety of pastel shades to suit all decor themes.
Vibrant splashes through soft furnishings like throws and scatter cushions, against a crisp white or neutral sheet backdrop lend an early summer burst of colour. Touches of blue hues provide a crisp accent to light bed linens for a look thats stylish, cool and inviting. Plus when your bedroom feels brighter, you feel happier and with that brings a renewed sense of energy. You could even try moving your bed next to the window to make everything feel lighter and open your room up! Our coastal inspired Newquay bedding in 100% beautifully breathable cotton is adorned with sea-foam greens and sky blues set delicately against a white backdrop.
Alternatively, keep things feeling fresh by mixing crisp white based bedding with rustic wood tones for a bit of charm and character to add that farmhouse feel. Our Toile blue and white luxury jacquard bedding set will give you room a bright refreshing quintessentially British feel for understated luxury in 200 cotton thread count.
It would be a shame not to make the most of natural light and enjoy the long summer evenings. Floaty fabrics are evocative of summer so dress your windows with fabrics that will flutter in the breeze for an airy lofty sense of space and calm throughout your room. Our Capri white voile curtains emulate a balmy summer feel letting the natural light through and opening up your bedroom with an effortless drape, in-keeping with any interior.
While lingering evening rays are always welcome, not everyone loves to wake up to sunlight streaming in. So if you’re awake at the first glimmer, blackout blinds or curtains are a great alternative. Opt for the right colour and style, and blackout curtains can be practical, stylish and complimentary to your room decor. Our Luna blackout curtains in a multitude of colours are heat regulating to keep your bedroom cool throughout the summer and work as a stunning focal point. We just love this soft duck egg colour for a subtle inject of neutral colour without looking dark or heavy!
A draped throw creates an inviting mood and sets the scene for relaxation. Linen or alpaca are perfect for a fresh summer look
A luxury quilted throw is a good idea if you come across a chilly night which, lets face it- in Britain the weather can be very prone to a change in temperature!
Our Essence throw is the perfect vibrant splash of colour needed in any minimalist neutral room to brighten everything up!
If introducing a new bold colour is too much of a commitment, pick up natural hues for an earthy coverlet or light quilt to keep the rest of the decor looking clean and simple. Using earthy colours against white bedding can be a more subtle way to add texture, layers and accent pieces. Our grey fine knitted throw in beautiful soft-touch cotton will add a relaxed, modern vibe to your bedroom.
Balance throughout your bedroom is key to keep a tranquil spacious feel , and this can all be down to the final accessorising. If your bedroom is mostly white based, adding woody tones throughout your soft and hard furnishings with characterful ornamental pieces will keep it from feeling sterile.
Lanterns work really well when wanting to incorporate a holiday feel, with novelty cushions and wicker storage baskets for a fresh coastal theme.
White painted floorboards are all the rage throughout summer interior design and can completely transform your room into a beautifully bright and fresh modern room, working as a great blank canvas for seasonal decorating.
Freshly cut flowers or plants bring sense of nature and colour, contrasting crisply against the white. Why not bring the fragrant and lush plants inside, like ferns, lemon, and jasmine to open up the aromas around your room.
After refreshing your bedroom, you'll be itching to renew more spaces around your home. Have a browse to see all of our other pieces that will help you to complete your summer makeover!