The 9 Must-Have Blue Homewares That Will Be Everywhere This Summer
It's hard to believe—because July feels like literally last week—but summer is fast approaching, which means it's time to freshen things up at home to reflect that easygoing, vacation vibe that you'll be riding all summer long. It's the colour of the sea and radiates tranquillity, which makes blue the perfect hue for sunny homewares that'll impress your guests come barbecue season. Take a peek at the nine newest and greatest must-have blue homewares right now.
1. Striking lamps
The benefits of incorporating multiple sources of light when decorating are finally being realised, and lamps are high on the list of necessary homewares these days. Luckily, there are a number of sellers offering fresh designs that turn a seemingly mundane item into an awe-inspiring design feature that'll spark a conversation every time.
2. Resin bowls
Shooting to fame in thanks to designers like Dinosaur Designs, homewares made of resin have become highly sought after for their individual patterns and one-off shapes. In particular, serving bowls will make an appearance at every other barbecue this summer, with their lightweight material making them perfect for sharing amongst friends.
Right now in homewares, shells are the motif du jour. From jewellery boxes to lamps and even coffee tables, this seaside revival is just getting started. Popular vintage sellers such as En Gold are slinging both vintage and brand new pieces that are sure to satisfy your summer seashell desires.
4. Sculptural vessels
The rise of the perfect floral arrangement is upon us, and with that comes the search for the ideal vessel to display it in. Recently, homewares brands have been turning to more sculptural and geometric shapes that have replaced the plain glass vase and act as a piece of art when not in use.
5. Ceramic plates
You've no doubt seen the word 'ceramic' pop up throughout almost every design blog as of late, and we're here to say that the ceramic trend shows no sign of slowing down. Besides, what screams summer more than this beautiful Italian plate by Alex and Trahanas?
6. Line paintings
Simple yet ever-intriguing, line paintings could just be the most trendy homeware item of 2019. Unless you count the travertine coffee table craze. Anyway, a way to put a beautiful spin on this type of art is to incorporate deep blue tones to make the figures really pop. We think we'll be seeing these on your walls this summer for that breezy vibe everyone is looking for in the sunnier months.
We can't get enough of Italy and Greece right now (or ever). Short of booking ourselves on the next Airbus out of here, this summer homeware is sure to add a European flair to summer this year. Think prolific Greek and Roman gods and goddesses immortalised in striking blue shades.
8. 100% linen bedding
Flax linen fibres have a hollow core, which means that sheets made from this material are nice and breathable—perfect for summer. The last thing you want is to be kicking your sheets off you in the middle of the night, so invest in linen this sunny season for a cool, peaceful sleep every night. Browse our range of colours here.
9. Velvet sofa
Velvet, in all its luxurious glory, has been a mainstay in homewares for a few years now, first creeping its way in with plush cushions before exploding on to the scene with a bang, with armchairs and sofas becoming the latest items to benefit from the silky soft treatment. Move over grey sectional, it's time to amp things up for summer.
While we've got you, are you shopping for décor on Instagram yet?