Are you a little fed up with parts of your interior but haven’t got the time or money to do a complete overhaul just for summer? You may not be aware but there are certain aspects of your lounge, kitchen or outdoors that could be tweaked to make a huge overall difference in your home.

In this blog I will be looking at the three communal spaces that see most traffic and use over the summer months. Find tips and tricks on how to create a whole new feel, by just making minor changes to your décor and using some of Dulux Decorator Centres great paints and interior designs.

The barbeques are underway and the gatherings have begun, so take note and you’ll have your spaces refreshed in no time at all. You’ll be ready for your guests to come and enjoy it with you, sooner than you can say paint.

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The Kitchen

The kitchen can always be a tricky interior to handle, it’s often a battle between keeping it fairly neutral or knowing what colours to inject to add a bit more life and depth. Either way, if you have a brighter or more neutral colour scheme, when summer hits I often like to change it up anyway.

A really simple, easy and cost effective way of doing this can be achieved through adding a lick of paint to your boring old cupboards. Taking your neutral cupboards or an island and adding a deep grey or a cool blue can have a striking effect!

Dulux Decorator Centre provides a range of paints suitable for a variety of surfaces that would be great for this. Here are a couple of my favourite colour schemes for this look;

Living room

A little different to your kitchen décor you can achieve a fresh summer feel in your living room with lots of different features. By adding a feature wall in a bright, contrasting colour can then be emulated through certain objects or furniture.

I always associate the summer with a bright yellow, something striking and vibrant. So below is an example of how to use this bright yellow from Dulux Decorator Centre’s Pinterest board, which is really worth checking out for other interior ideas.

 Outdoor Spaces


And finally, of course a space that usually comes into most use during warmer nights. Whether you’re entertaining, having a barbeque, or simply enjoying the space for yourself, revamping your outdoor décor or furniture can really give this area a new lease of life.

Pallet outdoor furniture has really come in to its own recently and can be a really trendy and cheap way of creating the perfect outdoor space. So I suggest you get rummaging for some old pallets you never know who may have some. Next, you should look at Dulux’s exterior paint range suitable for almost any material, including wood, then get creative with colour and see what you can come up with.

So you see it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a lot of time and money, making little changes to all three of these spaces, or if you’re only aiming to do one, can produce extremely effective results, and will brighten up your home for summer.

For more paint collections, ideas or inspiration you should definitely head over to the Dulux Decorator Centre website, as well as their Pinterest boards to see what other tips you could take and put into practice in your own interiors.