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11 things your home craves this July!

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1.2m rustic sandstone firepit Rustic style garden by Lithic Fire Rustic
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If you think summer begins and ends with a little sunshine, you're wrong! With some thought, you could be transforming your home and garden into a warm weather-ready slice of private heaven.

You don't need to call in the interior designers to make sure you've captured the essence of summer in your home, as we have some great, easy to follow tips for you to try.

1. A fabulous fire pit will keep the temperature palatable into the early hours of the summer months

1.2m rustic sandstone firepit Rustic style garden by Lithic Fire Rustic Sandstone
Lithic Fire

1.2m rustic sandstone firepit

Lithic Fire

2. A simple bar with integral ice tray will keep cool refreshments on hand for lazy sunbathing days in the garden

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler: modern  by Garden Trading, Modern
Garden Trading

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler

Garden Trading

3. Bring a little of the outdoors inside with some fresh flowers in colourful vases. Summer in every room!

Ceramic Cactus Vases: eclectic  by rigby & mac, Eclectic
rigby & mac

Ceramic Cactus Vases

rigby & mac

4. Comfortable, weatherproof seating makes a little sun worshipping so simple

5. Freshly scented candles are a great way to bring some really relaxing, summer vibes into your home

Ivory floating candles and ball candles: modern  by The London Candle Company, Modern
The London Candle Company

Ivory floating candles and ball candles

The London Candle Company

6. Brightly-coloured table linen will make every meal taste a bit sunnier, whether you're indoors or out in the garden!

7. Grow some fresh herbs that you can chop up into delicious summer salads

GRPL [Grapple]: rustic  by TAPEgear, Rustic
TAPEgear

GRPL [Grapple]

TAPEgear

8. Summer colour sofa cushions will zing up a seasonal living room in no time. Opt for yellows and oranges

Decorative Animal Cushions and Wallpaper: scandinavian  by Helen Gordon, Scandinavian
Helen Gordon

Decorative Animal Cushions and Wallpaper

Helen Gordon

9. A hammock makes for a super cosy solo relaxation zone. They're also easy to pack away and store out of sight!

Cayo Lime Hanging Chair: scandinavian  by Emilyhannah Ltd, Scandinavian
Emilyhannah Ltd

Cayo Lime Hanging Chair

Emilyhannah Ltd

10. Cool, crisp bed linen will make your bedroom feel instantly more summery. Stick to pale colours for a little evening coolness

Quadria and Inkat Blue: modern  by Korla Home, Modern
Korla Home

Quadria and Inkat Blue

Korla Home

11. Whether you have a lawn, terrace or small balcony, invest in a colourful floor mat so you can turn any space into a sun trap to enjoy in your swimwear!

INDOOR/OUTDOOR, PLASTIC FUNZIE RUG: modern  by Green Decore, Modern Plastic
Green Decore

INDOOR/OUTDOOR, PLASTIC FUNZIE RUG

Green Decore

For more summer inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 15 Perfect Party Gardens For Summer Socialising.

Which of these summer ideas do you fancy trying?
Whitton Drive by GK Architects Ltd Modern

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