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Sun-soaked Summer Living Room Decor Ideas

We all know it’s a cliche that Brits can’t survive summer without constantly discussing the weather, but i’m convinced it’s because we have so much of it. Truly, there’s nothing as fickle as the British weather. And in the current world-situation, it looks like we could all be spending a little more time than expected at home this summer, so I’ve decided that 2020 is the year I make my own sun, and bring the summer inside. Guaranteed sunshine, whatever the weather.

If you’re feeling like your own living space could do with a splash of sunshine, here’s 9 sunny picks guaranteed to soak your space in the sensation of summer:

  1. Let the Sun (should we get any!) shine in! To make the most of the summer light, I’m finally investing in some frosted privacy film which means I can throw open the curtains without advertising my living room to every passer-by! 

  2. Add an instant summer injection to any empty wall with my sweet, sugary La Peche print.

  3. If I could be on holiday anywhere, anytime, I’d always pick Japan. I’ll be living vicariously through my wall art with this lovely Japanese Crane Giclee Print.

  4. Whisk yourself away to greece from the comfort of your own home with this amazing Terracotta column candle.

  5. This colourful pennant cushion is the dose of summer rainbow joy you need in your life.

  6. Perfect for small spaces or for an empty wall, these arc shelves are a sunshine-shaped dream. 

  7. In the market for a new coffee table? Add a breezy, beachy feel with this bamboo number.

  8. At the top of my wishlist - the perfect coffee table recipe book to inspire your summer bakes, whilst looking supremely stylish, too. Comes highly recommended by the lovely Liv Purvis.

  9. If the weather doesn’t quite live up to our expectations, at least you can take the chill off tucked up under this floral dream.