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Bedrooms | Summer Styling


The kids have just gone back to school for their final term of the year and I'm now starting to think seriously about summer - both holiday planning and seasonal styling updates at home. When it comes to bedrooms we often focus on making them cosy for the cooler months but spring and summer bedroom updates are equally important. In fact today's post came about while looking through my 'Summer Barn-House Inspiration' folder which I've mentioned several times over the past few years. The dream of building a simple barn-like structure next to the beach is never far from my mind, but it tends to come to the forefront at this time of the year. I've added some gorgeous bedrooms lately, all of which have a holiday-home kind of vibe. Most are white and bright paired with warm neutrals. There's a pop of colour here, a rustic vibe there. Quite frankly I'd be happy with a plywood box or shipping container next to the beach, so these are purely fantasy but one can dream, right?  

Caribbean style bedroom in a house in Stockholm by designer Richard Lindvall

Styling by Frans Uyterlinde and photography by Jansje Klazinga for vtwonen

Soft curtains or mosquito nets create a soft, billowy effect, while natural pottery, cane, cotton and crochet in tonal shades of white create a 'boutique hotel' vibe. Below Linen House creative director Michele Duncan says they have taken their cues from the stunning Australian coastline "to evoke a feeling of carefree summers spent by the beach". I love the addition of leather, concrete and black and white artworks. 

Styling by Vanessa Lane and photography by James Geer for Linen House via The Interiors Addict

Styling Marianne Luning and photography by Anna de Leeuw for vtwonen 

Lazing around reading books, sandals and a sunhat ready to grab on the way outside, the bedroom above is rustic perfection. I love the exposed bricks, simple bedding and natural cane Leaf Stool

Via Alvhem Makeri

The bedding above reminds me of the beautiful new Summer Cultiver Linen in Sage which I was lucky to get my hands on. Giving our bedroom a lovely lift, it's no secret I swear by linen, which is both warm in winter and cool in summer. In addition to changing the colour palette, I also like to switch the wool blankets for lighter cotton. This is also an area where you can bring some of the outdoors in by way of natural materials. Right now I'm loving rattan chairs and woven baskets. Our bedroom is small but if I had the space I'd love a big area rug in a natural weave and a bench seat or chair. Vintage or upcycled pieces would be more than welcome in my summer barn bedroom! I'd also add green plants or simple foraged branches from outside, and a seashell or two collected from the beach. 

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