Soft Furnishings: Cushions & Rugs For Summer

In the summer, floral interiors and refreshing botanicals are inviting decorations for the living room. Get inspired with Life & Style’s home design tips on how you can welcome the look and feel of summer, with soft furnishings and accessories for laidback vibes.


Light Up The Floors

An easy way to update your living room is to replace your heavy winter rugs with something a bit lighter for the summer. Cotton rugs in natural fibres provide a delicate feel which your feet will appreciate more than synthetic materials.

Choose mixed colours so that it can seamlessly blend in with the rest of your décor. Or make a statement with an all over flamingo pattern rug that will add a fun element to your home.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.


Decorative Cushions

Adding cushions to your decor is one of the easiest ways to refresh your home for summer. Bring a burst of botanical beauty to your seating ensemble with soft decorative cushions. Floral prints and leafy motifs are the perfect way to add colour to a contemporary space, making your living room more summer-friendly.

Inspire a fun feel in your colour scheme by opting for home accessories and textures with our bohemian brights collection. You can spread the trend throughout your home to create a timeless appeal for a cosy, lived-in feel.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.


Replace Heavy Curtains

A simple way to transform your living room into a summer space is to replace heavy curtains with voile panels or blinds. If you have white walls already, then it’s easier to experiment with shades and themes.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.

Filter natural lighting into your space with a sheer grey voile panel for an airy feel. Grey alongside botanical hues is reminiscent of the outdoors. While colourful soft furnishings like rugs and cushions make a great contrast that instantly lifts your room to feel summer-ready.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.

If you’d prefer a bit more privacy, choose a roller blind in neutral tones that will give your window a beautiful frame, without blocking out the light when it’s rolled up in the day. Add a touch of greenery close by placing a plant vase on a side table to add warmth to light tones.


Accessorise Your Space

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.

Make telling the time eye-catching with gorgeous vintage or contemporary styled clocks. Pick one that has rose and butterfly detailing which you can combine with photo frames patterned with butterflies too.

Touch up your home for the summer with colourful rugs, cushions and home accessories.

Not only will they add some traditional styling to your home, but they will also make a great statement when you keep themes consistent. With a touch of modern colours and soft furnishings, you can quickly switch up the feel to refresh your décor.


How will you be decorating your living room this summer? Head over to George for the latest home trends for your bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.