Guest Blogger Series: How to Update your Home With Summer Trends

In the final post on my mini guest blogger series this week, I’m thrilled to welcome Catherine from Hey Mama Blog, who has some lovely ideas on updating your home with summer trends. If you love plants you must check this out, and take a look at Catherine’s blog too. All details at the end of the post. Enjoy!

I can’t be the only one who, when spring and summer roll around, feels like updating their homes. I’m not sure whether it’s the sun giving me a ton of energy or just a feeling of restlessness, but the minute May hits I want to get my home “Summer Ready”.  Of course, it’d be wonderful if I could redecorate every three months, but my bank balance brings me back down to reality and I’ve got to be a bit more resourceful with how I update my home with some of the summer trends. Here’s some of my ideas!


Green is the Pantone colour of the year and also works together with the tropical palm leaf print that we’re seeing everywhere at the moment. Whilst I’d love to go big and bold with this and get my chairs reupholstered in a palm print material, for the meantime I’ve done it with plants. I’m a huge plant lover anyway, but when summer rolls around I can’t resist adding even more to my home. Replicate the palm leaf trend with something like a Monstera Deliciosa or Dracaena plant.

I also managed to find this sweet little candle from Matalan this week, which adds a nice bit of tropical brightness to my living room corner. It has the added bonus of having the most delicious scent – a win win!


Rattan, wicker and bamboo have been a huge trend this year, and it is the perfect summer material for me. I bought my vintage egg chair a couple years ago now and I still love it, so if you want a one of a kind piece, I’d go vintage. There are lots of great pieces on the high street too though, and if you don’t want something so big, there are some great planters and mirrors on offer too.

Geometric Prints

Geometric prints seem to have made a resurgence recently, and this one with little tassles (also from Matalan!) fits the bill perfectly. I got a monochrome one to go with the majority of my other décor, but a brightly coloured one would be perfect for the summer months. It might seem a little crazy but I do have seasonal coloured cushions – bright pinks come out in time for summer!


I like to spend as much time as possible out in the garden, although our typical British summer weather usually doesn’t allow me a lot. A great way to add some colour and bring the outside in is flowers – who’d have thought it! A bunch of flowers is a cheap way to add some pops of colour around the home, although I’m not sure it’d stay cheap if I bought as many bunches as I’d really like. I got made up this little fake bunch from Dunelm and its adding some lovely colour to my bedroom.





Tropical Cushion || Pouffe  || Geometric Cushion || Peony Stems || Four Cacti Pots || Bedding set || Green chair  || Bamboo mirror

What do you think of my picks? How do you update your home for summer?





Hello! I’m Catherine, and I write over at, a lifestyle and interiors blog.  I’m a Mama and business owner, with a huge love for Danish designs, with a bit of boho and vintage thrown in. Catch me on my blog, instagram and twitter 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Suze
    June 3, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    That Matalan candle is very chic and I love geometric prints too. As for the flowers, they’re so realistic, I’d never have realized they were fake. Thanks for these handy tips

  2. vicki
    June 6, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    lovely photography and I love the pops of green!

  3. Joyce
    June 18, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I’ve always been a fan of homes with lots of plants. I’m too lazy to actually look after them, so realistic flowers like these ones are amazing.

  4. Samantha Abbott
    July 16, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I came across this whilst looking for new ideas for my home, you have some fab ideas here. I particularly like the little table with a pop of colour from the faux flowers. I love Dinelm for that kind of thing and have some faux flowers which I bought there recently. Loved reading this and thanks for sharing !

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