How to Refresh your Home

grey and white living room

August is an interesting time when it comes to style, whether it be clothing or homeware. You may still have an upcoming holiday with all thoughts firmly on swimwear and linen dresses, but the arrival of the new season collections are a quick reminder that autumn is officially just weeks away.

This changing of the season brings with it a chance to reinvigorate and refresh though, setting the tone for the final four months of the year – and updating your home is the perfect way to do it. After the bright colours of summer and the holiday season, now is the perfect time to pare back on your interior with neutral shades, minimalist details and natural elements, while adding a few rich textures to prepare for the colder months. Think of it as a palette cleanser.

gallery wall swedish living room

This living room in a Swedish apartment uses a mixture of warm, cosy textiles, clean colours and fresh plants, creating a space that bridges the gap between summer and the upcoming autumn months. The room features pale parquet flooring and off-white walls, offset by a soft grey sofa, dark simple furnishings and a gallery wall featuring black-and-white images. The use of plants, white cushions and blankets, meanwhile, add warmth and personality into the space, as well as creating refreshing elements in the home.

living room swedish apartment

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Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Stadshem

Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

Writer and expert