Our Summer Picks & Tips | Home decor for the summer season

Spring was all about tulips and blossom, and while these flowers work fine for summer too, you may be looking for a faux floral refresh to honour the new season. To help you out, we've put together our top picks for the summer, as well as some useful interior tips for refreshing your decor this season. 

Our top 5 picks for summer

  1. Add colour with our brand new White & Pink Faux Arrangement.
    pink faux flowers

  2. Add a classic mediterranean feel with our Faux Olive Tree. Also suitable for a sheltered, outdoor area. 

    faux olive tree

  3. Bring the sunshine inside with our Sunrise Hydrangea's or cheerful Yellow Kiku

    faux hydrangeas artificial hydrangea
    yellow faux flowers

  4. Nothing says quintessential British summer quite like sweet peas. Extend their flowering season by opting for faux. Available in white, blush and pink.

    faux sweet peas

  5. Bring the outdoors in with our Willow Eucalyptus. A touch of greenery that really has that soft summer vibe. 

    faux eucalyptus greenery

Summer Decor Tips 

Adding colour or switching up your florals isn't the only way to get your home ready for summer. We've got some interior tips and home design tricks that will give your home that refreshed, airy, summer feel in no time. 

  1. Let in the fresh, summer air

    Believe it or not, home decor isn't just about physical home decor. The way your home feels is just as important as how it looks. Both look and feel help to create the overall vibe that you want. So this summer, open up your home to the outdoors by letting in the fresh summer air. Whether that's through windows, bi-folds, french doors or patio doors. 

  2. Fragrance 

    Another way to give your home that summer feel is by selecting a summery fragrance. Think citrus, fresh linen or floral scents to uplift your home. You can choose from a range of products such as scented candles or room sprays, but we think essential oil diffusers work particularly well, filling your home with a fresh, natural fragrance of your choice. 

  3. Switch up those vases 

    Instead of switching up your florals, you can opt to switch out your vase instead. Swapping a black vase for a lighter colour can help to create a more summery feel without you having to change your favourite flowers (after all, our florals are designed to be timeless!) Check out our Pale Taupe Arlo Vase, shown below. 

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  4. Get the lighting right 

    Lighter evenings and longer days mean there is less use for harsh, overhead lights, but sometimes you still need a bit extra. Make use of soft lamps indoors and get creative with solar lights outdoors to make better use of your outdoor space. We love how solar string lights can transform a garden. 

  5. Create harmony with outdoor spaces 

    Last but not least, create harmony with your outdoor spaces. You can do this in several ways, for example by ensuring there is a good flow through your house right through to your garden, making the space easily accessible and visible from the inside. Alternatively, carry garden colours through into your home or ensure garden furniture and furnishings tie in with your home decor.

Summer is an exciting time with lots going on, and it's a season that we love here at Contempee. Our faux florals are fabulous for achieving that summer feel without the hassle or expense or fresh flowers.

We hope our top picks and tips have been useful for you. Shop our full range now to create the summer home of your dreams.