If your self-quarantine has been anything like ours, you’ve probably noticed home improvement opportunities that you may have previously overlooked. Is new furniture on your list of needed updates? Summer is the perfect time to exchange your outdated furniture for contemporary, trendy pieces — and we’ve got the inspiration you need. Keep scrolling to see five of our favorite design trends to incorporate into your home this summer.

#1 Navy Blue Accents

navy blue accents Inspired by the ocean itself, one of our favorite trends for summer is using pops of bold navy blue throughout your home. Navy blue naturally pairs with neutral colors like white and grey to create a sophisticated, summer look. Our blue Alida Sofa by Ion Design offers an easy way to introduce blue to your sitting room. If a blue sofa is too much for you, try adding a navy accent wall instead with light-colored furniture close by, such as the Tessa Chair by Universal.

#2 Contrasting Colors

in style contrasting colorsFor a while, we’ve seen a focus on “all white everything,” but this summer, we’re seeing a shift towards pops of color. Think fun summer hues like bright melon, yellow, and lime. Here at Smart Furniture, we love our neutrals, but we are inspired and challenged by this summery trend. Try pairing this funky Takisha Triangle Rug by nuLOOM with some fun Signal Square Pillows by Blue Dot in your sunroom to awake the space with eye-catching pops of color.

#3 Natural Textures

tahoe rug by suryaIntegrating natural textures into your home is a great way to soften your space. Natural textures like wood, wicker, and fabric pair beautifully with masculine touches such as metal, leather, and stone. One of our favorite combinations is pairing a modern couch like the Russell Reclining Black Leather Sofa by Moe’s with this hand-woven wool Tahoe Rug by Surya. We don’t know about you, but the sandy color tones and natural, woven texture is giving us major beach vibes.

#4 Rounded Decor

rounded decor This summer, right angles and clean lines are making their way out, while rounded, fat shapes are moving in. This bold trend may seem scary to some of you, but we think it’ll be fun to try! At Smart Furniture, we have a few curvy pieces that will transform any ordinary room into a work of art. 

Here are some of our favorites:

– Soren Sofa by Gus* Modern
– Prince AHA Stool by Kartell
– Nelson Marshmallow Sofa by Herman Miller
– Tulip Chair by Knoll
#5 Floral Wallpaper

floral wall paper in style this summerLast but not least, the fifth summer trend we’re absolutely loving is wallpaper! Wallpaper has come a long way since it was last popular — there are so many different patterns to complement your furniture. One of our favorite wallpaper patterns is floral. Floral wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for all of your summer brunches and cocktail hours. Consider pairing a Karina Chair by Ion Design and Lamb Fur Pillow by Moe’s with a bright, floral wallpaper to energize any room.

Have any questions about the products featured here? Our Furniture Geniuses can help! Contact us today.


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