Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate a new season and new year than by freshening up your space. So what comes to mind when you think about giving your home a lift? An introduction of colour, new entertaining opportunities, or maybe something to make your life a little more comfortable and fun.
According to Liz Hayward, interior decorator and stylist at Hayward & Co, this summer we are seeing a continuation of the trend that focuses on making your home functional.
"You can expect to see a lot of natural colours and textures in the home, with materials such as linen, natural stones and rattan," she says. "There is also a movement away from fast furniture and a lean in to recycled or vintage pieces, and investing in key pieces that will last a lifetime."
Recent research by Addicted to Audio revealed that spending on leisure, including homewares, has substantially grown this year.
With that in mind, here are Hayward's top picks if you are on the market for some new on-trend items (starting with the top left photo and working clockwise) .